Friday, April 18, 2014

Day 39 of 40

Lent's almost over. Hard for me to believe in some ways. Good Friday normally means the hard spiritual work of a midday tennebrae service. Not this year, our worship will be shared with another congregation. New things to experience, new ways to walk into that Saturday vigil. I don't want to rush, but part of me can taste that Sunday sunrise already.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 37/38 of 40

I'd hoped to finish strong in Lent but it appears I am actually finishing weak.

We had hot cross muffins for breakfast.

I hear that they taste like buns but obviously don't have the same texture. It feels like a defeat, but I'm glad I hot crossed something! We have a busy few days ahead. I'm hoping to be prepared for them by the time I need to be. With God all things are possible.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 36 of 40

It's tax day! We celebrated by having beans and rice for dinner. Mainly because it's the day of the year that the government not only wants us to square up last year's taxes, but also to start making payments on this year's. Kind of a tough day for many folks financially. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 35 of 40

It's a stormy day here. After a week of open windows, there's snow predicted. Spring is such a fickle season.

It's also the start of Holy Week. Starting with Maundy Thursday, we have lots of emotions to go through. I'm trying to prep myself now. I'm looking forward to the Easter sunrise service. But the celebration of a meal together on Thursday and the cross on Friday are two things I don't want to pass over.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Day 32/33/34 of 40

Life has been very beautiful the last couple of days. Our sister left this morning. We already miss her, scheming of how to see her again soon. 
sometimes I wish that we could just go ahead and invent that transporter business from Star Trek.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day 31 of 40

I think it was the end of 2012 when I agreed to knit a hat for someone. I probably cast on that very same day. I did not get far. It was a yarn I had used before, a simple pattern I've made a couple times, my favorite needles. It should have knit up pretty quick. Instead it just sat. I'm going to blame the yarn. It just wasn't meant to be a hat. I finally went and bought some new yarn yesterday and within hours, I was further along in the project than I had made it in over a year. 
Sometimes, when WIPs stall out, it's time to rethink the why, the what, the how, the everything. Sometimes I just let someone else have my half finished project, sometimes I deconstruct and repurpose, sometimes I push through and get it done. It's important for me to remember that a stall isn't always a definitive no, sometimes it's just a not now.

Here's my latest wip, in case you were curious.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 30 of 40

Yesterday, we went shopping for shoes. Somehow, Hannah has outgrown just about everything she owns in the last three months. The first one was her snow pants. Then her pants, her summer shoes, and finally her jeans. She's down to four pair of pants, which I'm happy with. They fit and are comfortable. But because it's hopefully almost the end of winter, I don't want to buy her anymore. I have a feeling she's got some more growing in her before winter returns. 
It's kind of odd though when your kid just wakes up one morning officially too big for kids size clothing (even the plus size line from Lands End). But in some ways, I'm thankful. It's work, but you can find modest adult size clothing on the rack. That's not necessarily as easy to do for tween size clothing. Not that it's not there, but you have to wade through so many other cute clothes to get to them. I find it easier to say "That's too old for you" in the adult clothing than "You look a little revealing in that" in the kids section. Because those clothes are supposedly for someone her age! Why would you want to be sexy as a kid? Why not be funny, cute, eccentric, or playful? I just don't understand it. So I guess I'm thankful that she's outgrown almost all her clothes, because it means no more temptation to grow up too fast.