My sister has had a glorious January. She welcomed her first grandchild AND her youngest daughter got engaged (in Paris!) She will be the very sweetest and loving grandma. She has always been a kid whisperer. She has another baby boy coming in April! God is so good!
Jenny's family is at Disneyland, so I went to her house yesterday to give her kitties some human interaction.
On the way home I found a yarn store! Woo hoo! I bought needles and some lovely wool!
Here is the newest cherub again. My mama has 21 great grands now!
I read a wonderful book this week. The Sacred Journey by Frederick Buechner. Now I have to read more of his work. I love the way his words flow. Amazing.
My other sister is coming today! I'll pick her up at the airport this morning, we'll do the rounds visiting and then we'll head up to Boulder for lunch. Yay! Lots of gabbing!
Next week I am flying up to Washington to see my mom and brothers (my youngest sis, the new granny, will pick me up at the airport!)
Oh, real quick: I was reading one of my Christmas gift books (it was on my wish list, so I DID pick it apparently) about homemaking. I won't mention the title because that might be mean, but it is a compilation of blog posts from I blog I haven't read. Anyway, I found it so simplistic and a tad preachy regarding cleaning and keeping a home. Well, it helped me to appreciate the way I have come a long way from my early-wife days of reading home keeping books and trying so hard to be an amazing cleaner and housekeeper (and really NEVER achieving this). I'm glad I feel more compelled to tend to my soul now. I'm developmentally (😃) over that "task-y" tendency. YAY! Do you remember those days of piles of laundry, messy kitchens, towels on the bathroom floor, and overwhelming messes? If you are still in the middle of all that, take heart. It doesn't last forever.
I guess I don't need to read the home making helpful books anymore. I guess I grew. 😍