My Journal Of This Week So Far…
Slightly More Than The Usual Entry
Just For Practice
I woke before dawn. I could see the stars out my window even without my glasses. The feather tick had slipped again and I was cold. I tugged and got some back. Elv threw his covers back in the startling cold and tramped downstairs to stash wood in that old barrel stove. It was important to stave off some of that
The chill was off the house by eight or so and Elv fried eggs for our breakfast. We settled in our chairs in the living room with our Bibles for a couple hours. I was looking for a phrase we had been hearing lately. The search led me in a rather thorough perusal of the four Gospels. If you sit and read every word of Jesus in one setting, it helps to see Who He IS a new way. Do it sometime.
By or so Elv and I dressed in our warmest winter togs and headed down the trail away from the cabin to visit our friends the Lattins. Herb has been sick for three weeks with dizziness pinning him to his bed and chair, so we were there to give them a Sunday fellowship. The trail was a foot path broken through two feet of snow. The trees were sugar coated with snow, and the sun gave color and depth to every animal track and over every surface flat or drifted. As we walked away from the cabin we both turned and looked back to see what our current shelter looked like in winter against the spruces and snow. Lovely! …
As was the day with Herb and Susan. We had a long afternoon of visiting. The temperature was around zero as we left the house to head back to our cabin. The snow crunched underfoot while our flashlight made a moving pool of light just ahead of our feet on the whiteness. There’s nothing quite like walking through the starry darkness through the woods in winter.
Elv and Lance went to the regular Monday evening firemen’s meeting. Elv came home solving…again. He woke at again, tossing and still solving. So he got up to “sit by the fire and study awhile”. I went back to sleep with a whole warm bed to myself and slept…till morning, decently. Elv was long gone off to work when I got up.
Frank’s friend Charity arrived at our house before supper. She is home for Christmas break from her job as nanny in
Elv had a meeting with LaMar. He slept better for a change. I’m glad.
The day turned into a day for others, pretty well, what with Evangeline’s children here and running errands. There was no time to write, read, and work on the puzzle that lives on the coffee table. Since I had two extra boys at my disposal I made a deal with Lance that we’d go scrape the snow off the rink if he would flood it. He is on the fire department and has the use of a tanker to haul the water for that job. So I took three boys over to plow. We have two new barn scrapers that work perfectly for getting rid of a couple inches of snow. It just takes some time. But I had Jaden, The Innovator with me so he rigged up a way to plow with the homemade goalie box. That took two boys to push,(Brad, The Dreamer and Jaden) which left me and George, The Persevere-er to each use a scraper. It takes all kinds to make a world, they say. When we got home I had a few minutes to sit with the two little girls and scrapbook before Evangeline showed up to take them home again. It was a good day. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that Brad’s helicopter came today. We ordered it for him for his 12th birthday. It has the most amazing propensity to fly smack into ankles and around corners behind the wood stove almost out of reach.
This evening Elv and I are planning to go down to
Always more later.