Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weekending . . . . .

Saturday morning soccer game - Joe's team is playing on the 'big field' now. We got to see his new sliding kick that scored a goal last week.  Go Joe Go !!

The jelly-roll racing continues - with Stantas, reindeer, angels, and lots of stars.  Must stop this obsession and get on with the other sewing projects in my to-do basket.  But, I'm having so much fun 'racing' !!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rosy start to the day . . . . .

The early morning skies have had a rosy tint to them this week - with just enough clouds to reflect that beautiful tint upward.  Something about a sunrise against the dark landscape that always touches my heart and lifts my soul. 

And, for those of  you who aren't a 'morning person' like me - - -  our sunsets this week have just as colorful !

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

At the push of a button . . . .

I'm a huge fan of the book  'The Passage' -- and, I've waited patiently for the 2nd book in this series - I needed to know the rest of the story - to find out 'what happened'.   Because the first book left you gasping for breath and hanging on a thread.

This morning (the day it was released), I pushed a button and through the magic of technology -- 'The Twelve' is mine.  No driving to my local Barnes & Noble and standing in line - no pre-ordering and waiting for the package to arrive. In a instant, I downloaded my own copy, and today on my lunch hour, I'll open the leather case of my Kindle to read and savor each and every word. 

And for those of you who say that reading from a e-Reader is just not the same as reading a 'real' book' - all I can say is the written word will always be the same - the delivery or format may change - but the words still have the power to engage and entertain us.  And, isn't that really matters in the end ?

(Thank you Kyle, Jessika, Joe & Laney for this gift of  magic in the form of an e-Reader this past Christmas - one of the best gifts I've ever received.  It's truly the gift that keeps on giving!)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Autumn Benediction

As the trees release their leaves so we let go of those things we need carry no longer. 
Go in peace - - - into the green and gold, ochre and amber,
and crunch of leaves under foot, your journey bright and pure. 
 May you find grace in the love of friends, family,  and community,
surprises in the midst of the commonplace and songs of thanks to fill your heart. 
This day and always

Yesterday's benediction at New Hope UMC made me smile !

Friday, October 5, 2012

Off the wagon . . . . .

I didn't really mean to fall totally off the wagon -
but, before I knew it my car was turning into our local Panera. 
And, once inside - this little beauty called my name.

Eggs, cream and 3 cheeses -- all wrapped in a buttery layers of pastry. 
A new route to work must be mapped out before Monday or I am doomed !!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October moon . . . .

I drove home last night as an almost full moon was rising above the trees to the East. A brilliant gold at first glance -- changing to pale yellow, then it's usual creamy white by the time I pulled into our driveway. 

Would have loved a picture of that October moon to post today -- but I'm sorry to say that a moving vehicle and a cell phone camera are no match for beauty of Mother Nature. 

And, even though I couldn't capture that beautiful October Moon -- I can post one of my favorite poems of Autumn, by Garrison Keillor instead.    


Here on an autumn night in the sweet orchard smell,
Sitting in a pile of leaves under the starry sky,
Oh what stories we could tell
With this starlight to tell them by.

October night, and you, and paradise,
So lovely and so full of grace,
Above your head, the universe has hung its lights,
And I reach out my hand to touch your face.

I believe in impulse, in all that is green,
Believe in the foolish vision that comes true,
Believe that all that is essential is unseen,
And for this lifetime I believe in you.

All of the lovers and the love they made:
Nothing that was between them was a mistake.
All that we did for love's sake,
Is not wasted and will never fade.

All who have loved shall be forever young
And walk in grandeur on a cool fall night
Along the avenue,
They live in every song that is ever sung,
In every painting of pure light,
In every pas de deux.

Oh love that shines in every star
And love reflected in the silver moon.
It is not here, but it's not far.
Not yet, but it will be here soon.

--Garrison Keillor
(c) 1998 by Garrison Keillor