Thursday, November 5, 2009

Night Light

Today I am naming November the Month of Night Light. The clocks fixed for daylight savings, evening comes early. Charming lamp posts adorn front yards.

The sweet moon shines on naked trees.

Clouds mixed with light grace the nighttime sky.

Wood waits for winter.

Can November have named weeks? Week 1: Evening Invitation
Week 2: Veteran's Tribute Week 3: Harvest Glory Week 4: Saying Grace
So, for Evening Invitation: Take a thoughtful, observant walk out the front door and into the neighborhood. Collect stuff and make a nature table.
For Veteran's Tribute: Thank a veteran and learn all the words to a patriotic song.
For Harvest Glory: Eat a new fruit or try a new squash.
For Saying Grace: Write a prayer of thanks and share it with the generous God of creation, and only Him.
Make some mittens. Share hot chocolate with a new friend. Hand sew a red, felt heart and pin it on your nightie. Give some sagging shoulders a loving massage. Write a real letter. Pop a HUGE bowl of popcorn and watch a beautiful movie like One True Thing. Share your feelings. Risk. Live out loud.
I'm happy. Samantha Rose is coming soon! Her mommy will have her on Nov. 23. In May, another baby arrives, and in July our seventh! We shall have seven grandchildren all born in the last three years. A gaggle of grands - a classroom full of wobbly eighth graders - a world full of heart beats. I am glad I'm a human.



What a wonderful, wonderful, cheerful, inspiring, happy, thoughtful, caring, loving, generous, grateful, giving post this is today Pom Pom. You have inspired me more than you will ever know. I love all your ideas for celebrating November, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. I want to write a proper letter, I love the idea or writing a prayer, knitting red mittens and drinking hot chocolate!

Oh woweeeeeeeeeee!

Thanks Pom Pom

Kerri said...

Oh I'm so excited for you with all those beautiful babies coming into your life!

SuKnitWitty said...

November has lots of events to be thankful for and I'm so glad you've organized each weeks activities in such a thoughtful and productive way! It's been all jumbled in my head, and now I'm all smoothed out and ready to take on each week and day. At SuKnitWitty, I'm taking care of the MittenKnittin and at CollectInTexas Gal, the TurkeyTalk is covering the rest including Veterans, Harvest and Blessings. Yep, I'm ready for if you could just SLOW it down a notch! I'm not ready for December and Christmas!

Deborah said...

What beautiful ideas for celebrating November! And an inspiration for me to get working on a few things to make the month more special!

You are a true blessing!

Have a wonderful weekend!

libbyquilter said...

a lovely post Pom Pom~!~ once again your love for life and family glows through and warms us all~!!~


Saleslady371 said...

I like your description of this month. To think of seven little ones...Wow...will everyone gather together for the holidays? How much fun would that be.

MamaF said...

Pom pom your posts are always so so joyful ! I love visiting here.
7 grandbabies, you're so blessed. You know my oldest doughter is only nine, but i already tell her i want a bunch of grandchildren when she is old enough :)

Have a blessed weekend !


scrappy quilter said...

What a beautiful post. I love the new look of your blog as well. Hugs..

Aisling said...

Great post. I love your list of things to do to celebrate life in November, and I love the movie One True Thing. Aside from the heartwrenching story, isn't the house in that movie wonderful?

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for the heartfelt comments! I am so blessed by all your words! Yes, Aisling! I LOVE the house in One True Thing. It cheers me over and over again!

Andrea said...

Good morning! I found your lovely comment on my blog, and I want to thank you for your thoughts. I completely concur. It's so hard to know what surrender looks like when too many of us Christians struggle with relinquishing ourselves.

I love your suggestions! November is one of my favorite months of the year. And, you are blessed, blessed, blessed by the Lord with three new grandbabies coming! Thrilling!

Have a beautiful weekend, my dear friend!


Gigi said...

Oooo, babies, babies and more babies -- love!
And love your pretty November evening photos. I never can get good photos at night?
Speaking of 8th graders, I have an interview next week re: Sp. Ed. position teaching 8th graders English/L.A. What to do, what to do? More money than my present part time home bound teaching job, but as you well know, more stress, more time, more exhausting! Guess we'll see which way the cat jumps?

Anonymous said...

Good Evening Pom Pom ~

What a lovely post filled with ideas for November!

What a blessed Grandma you are ~ how sweet to have all these little ones to love!!

Blessings to you,

Angela said...

thanks for the comment on my Remembrance blog. Check out my post from last year

for other ideas!

blessings xx

Kerri said...

Hi Pom Pom! I have finished your print and have been trying to email you a photo of it, but for some silly reason our internet is not uploading the photo properly at the moment so I can't send it. I shall continue trying though! I am going to try and get onto etsy tonight. I will let you know as soon as your print is in the shop.

Hope everything is good with you x x

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love the evening lights this time of year, too, and I love the light at Twilight.

I was thinking about One True Thing just the other day--this is a good time of year to watch.