|Graham with a bit of ice cream!|
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
like mother, like daughter for another pretty,happy,funny,real post!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
small things for a yarn along this week. I have not participated for a few weeks, because I have had no time to knit. I am stuck on my sweater (how DO you bind off for the sleeves???) and needed a new project. A friend gave me this fun yarn, so I am making a little shawl for my daughter Estelle. She is thrilled, and checks my progress hourly. As you can see, I am only getting started, and the yarn is thin. It might take a while. My mother started knitting me a shawl when I was six, and it is still not done, 36 years later. I hope history does not repeat itself! My current books are Heavy Weather by P.G. Wodehouse and Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson. My father loved Wodehouse, and so I started reading them when I was about 12. I go through and re-read them every few years or so, and Heavy Weather has always been a favorite. And, I am loving the cook book Super Natural Every Day. Full of good recipes, great advice, and beautiful pictures. I made the roasted chick peas to go with our curry for dinner tonight, and they were delicious. I am planning on making her baked oatmeal for breakfast in the morning. Highly recommend this one!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I wish you could see her. She wanders around the church during Mass, up and down the sides of the church, carrying her plastic bags. She always wears a grubby stocking hat pulled low over her ears, obscuring most of her scraggly, dirty gray hair. She peers around her through very thick, oily glasses, which are not big enough to obscure her eyebrows, darkened with black eyeliner by a very inexpert and lavish hand. She smiles at people as she wanders, showing a mouthful of decaying, crooked, unbrushed teeth. If she stops you after Mass to talk, you very quickly affirm you suspicion that she is crazy as a bat. Not very lovely. And yet, she did something this morning that made me weep. I could not stop crying, and made a pretty hurried exit because I had tears streaming down my face. You see, I realized that Geraldine gets something that I do not. She has something that I, with my happy family, sound mind, and wonderful life, sorely lack. On the outside, she is ugly, but her actions this morning made her the most beautiful person I saw at Mass this morning. Here is what happened. We had just gone forward to receive communion, and the very last person in the church had just received and the priest was turning around to go back to the altar. One person was still handing out communion to the last person in line. All of a sudden, I hear the frantic footsteps, the rustling of plastic bags, and a worried muttering. As I watched, Geraldine broke in to a run, desperate to get to the front and receive while she still could. She wanted Jesus. Was running, all crazy and frantic, to receive him. She, poor befuddled Geraldine, understands that only God can satisfy, that if we do not have him we will surely wither our souls and not know love. She wanted God in a way I never have. Rushing forward to receive him, anxious that she will miss him, a clear thought in her mind, a longing. She has something I have not. The realization made me weep.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Like Mother, Like Daughter, in a blog hop about things in our life that are pretty, happy, funny, and real. I love this idea, and look forward to participating each Thursday. Maybe by next Thursday, I will have figured out how to add her button-there is always hope. I also hope to figure out how to put text under each picture! So! For pretty, we have my lovely vase of flowers. I have had them for almost a week, and I love having fresh flowers in the house again! Only two more months until my roses are in bloom. The next two pictures are my happy pictures-my favorite Fisher Price Little People and my favorite cook books. The Little People make me happy every time I see them, they are just so cute. I don't have a funny picture to share, so we move on to the last picture which is real. Yes, the reality is that I have two opened jars of the EXACT same thing in my refrigerator at the same time. Now, I am not a huge salsa eater, and I know the person in my home who is responsible for this, but to protect the innocent, we will just leave it at that-sometimes, my fridge has ridiculous things in it! That is all for this week!<center><a title="Like Mother, Like Daughter" href="http://www.ourmothersdaughters.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5308/5609751923_b38935def8_m.jpg" width="200" height="200" alt="IMG_8896-3" /></a></center>