Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Gifting Giggles

How many times can the same little girl receive the exact same present - before Christmas???

Is it possible to knit like the wind finish one project and complete two that haven't been started when you can't comfortably bring your arms into your sides and won't be able to for probably a month?

Can husbands continue to change and evolve and surprise their wives, mostly good, with their Christmas spirit?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hello Again

Many, many things have changed since I last blogged, and I'm thinking I should get back to blogging on a regular basis - it seems to help ground and center me, to have to corral all the thoughts buzzing around my head into a hopefully cohesive grouping that I send off to the unseen, ever-present World Wide Web. A New Goal: to blog responsibly, regularly, and faithfully.

Dad passed away March 29th, and while I know without a doubt that he is with God... I still miss him. I'm glad I miss him, because that shows our relationship had healed a great deal from The Past.

Life has continued to happen - children grow, spouses change, heat and blizzards and storms and beautiful moonlit nights pass - and through it all I am reminded that God is my Refuge, my Rock, and my Heart.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life changes - I'm confused

So Dad is in the hospital and it really looks like some things are going to be changing - not sure if he'll be able to go home or have to go to a home - and I've got so many things swirling around in my head it's hard to focus for an extended time on just one thing, and those close to me have started saying things like, "That's ok, you'll remember" or "Don't worry about it" when I give them a blank look when they ask me a question. I have no concerns about my father's relationship with Christ, and the time with him is a blessing ... so why do I have these butterflies in my stomach? Because of the life changes that are occurring, duh.

I told you I was confused.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Breaking, Explosions, and The Learning Curve

As the title of this posting suggests, I've been learning a great deal about what not to do with my clay & my kiln & my wheel... not to mention slab & hand-building projects I've undertaken. I have sooooo much respect for potters - even making a "simple" bowl is quite an accomplishment.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"In the beginning, the universe was created, and many people thought this was a bad thing."

If you recognize the above quote, we've already got something in common. I do have to say I don't share Douglas Adams' rather pessimistic view of Life, the Universe, and Everything, but much else of what he wrote about I do enjoy.

The purpose of my blog is to chronicle my journey from where I am to where I'm going... which only God knows and reveals as suits His purpose. I'm mostly ok with this (like I have a choice???) but I'm still working on learning patience. 

Hope to see you soon - Betsy