Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Counting Blessings #239-261

 239) SNOW! :)
240) sun shining on snow, glittering like billions of icy diamonds
241) recovery and good health
242) Sunday rest
243) family and home
244) grandparents
245) seed catalogs
246) animals to care for that get me out of the house; I'm always glad I did!
247) making snow angels
248) the smell of fresh baked bread
249) wool yarn
250) sheep that grow wool
251) woodstoves
252) good books
253) aphghans
254) board games
255) children
256) hot cocoa
257) popcorn
258) butter
259) soup (I'm really NOT hungry :)
260) sweaters
261) Steger Mukluks

Saturday, January 26, 2013

What's Going On

I am still alive, thankfully!  My family has spent this month surviving the influenza.  It was truly awful, and I'm glad it's over.
I have been busy making lots of stuff, most of which isn't quite ready for pictures yet.  Here's one though!


I've been crocheting mittens, among other things.

I wish I had time for a proper post right now, but instead, I'm going to link to my farm blog, so you can read about what's taking up some of my time right now.  I'm going to take the luxury or reading your blogs over a nice cup of coffee tomorrow, and hopefully even write a Counting Blessings post! :)