These early summer days back at the Stone House have been nostalgic for me. I'd forgotten the sounds and sights, the feel, if you will, of the mature deciduous forest here. The trees are tall and massive with spacious understory. Here there has been some better forest management... So much better than massive poplar trees… Continue reading May Sunday
What I Meant To Say
I led the Sunday School discussion this morning and I trust that what was said by us all was food for goodness in our souls. But, again I became quite addled, forgetting to stick to my notes and hurrying along. I have to learn to slow down and simply follow the process of discussion and… Continue reading What I Meant To Say
Somehow May has plunged us into summer. All the things can happen now: garden planting, lawn mowing, tree planting, unpacking new inventory at work, and window washing. And I'm not getting to any of it. We're busy otherwise with more important events. We're headed off to Nebraska to the oldest granddaughters baptism this weekend. Today… Continue reading May Serendipity
Thrifting in May
I was planning to stay at home all day today. Instead, Elv wanted his new glasses and contacts to be picked up from the eye clinic. Rebellion subsided when the idea to look for the granddaughter's gift at the local used shops came to mind. Why not go alone, leisurely-like, to see what there is?… Continue reading Thrifting in May
When the snow melted this week, something inside me relaxed and breathed again. I was unaware of the clenched and gritted until the warm sunshine began to loosen winter's grimy grip. Suddenly there were pools of water and rippling sparkles of little rivulets instead of banks of old plowed piles. The detritus of forgotten tools… Continue reading Grace Notes
General Consensus is that normal life has been brought back with our moving into the Stone House. "Does it feel like coming home?" or "We are so happy for you to be moved back into the Stone House." Someone went so far as to say that "it seems so right." Thanks everyone, for caring about… Continue reading Monday
Eventually, I expect we'll have forgotten that we ever moved away for three years. For now, it feels new and different here at the Stone Horse. To settle our things into the comfortable to us places takes some time. Could a person decide now that this is it ... Next move is to heaven? Thank… Continue reading Done Moving
Sunday Catch You Up
It's back to the old heating stove soon. In fact we've been firing each day that we spend working on the rejuvenation of the Stone House. We plan to move in next Saturday. Everybody is helping, even the grandsons, which melts my heart ridiculously. Why shouldn't they learn on this old house? We're not aiming… Continue reading Sunday Catch You Up
Snow on Sunday, Too.
It's Sunday afternoon and I'm already raring to go on next week's projects toward moving. We went to Menards yesterday to gather supplies to finish up the new stairway. I spent three days at the Stone House painting and cleaning last week. So if you know my life you'll realize that I had no days… Continue reading Snow on Sunday, Too.
We're moving to our own house, the Stone House, soon. It'll be another few weeks but already we're beginning the process. Elv has collected the annual load of metal to take to recycling and I have a stack of boxes full of empty jars in the study. It's a start. I have a list of… Continue reading Countdown Days