I know, that is a rather odd combination.
Sigh... tomorrow (Friday) is the day of my eye surgery and I do appreciate all prayers. It has been hovering in the back of my mind all of today. I've tried to prepare by making certain the laundry is caught up and the kitchen is clean for at least five minutes.
I didn't spend much time outside today although I should have been winterizing the garden. (What is it about outdoor chores that weigh on us when they are undone... or is it just me?) When I walked down the gravel lane to pick up our mail, I attempted to soak up all the golden sunshine and hold it within to remember in the Bleak Midwinter.
What is it about the golden light of autumn? I suppose there is a scientific reason behind it, having something to do with the position of the sun and prisms and such but I prefer to think of it as a magical treat (Narnia magic, of course) from Providence... the honey colored light shining upon the golds and reds and bronzes and lime green leaves... some still holding on to their life giving-branches and the others now muted and crunchy where they drifted on our lawn.
"I am the vine and you are the branches, without me you can do nothing."
All of the fifteenth chapter of St. John comes back to me in the seasons of planting and harvest. I look at the withering leaves on the gravel and tell them there are days I know just how they feel. :)
Another sigh... so, I hope to be back in person on Tuesday when there must be some writing about the subject of all things books or I will have to take out part of my title for false advertising.
I hope to finish the homeschooling post that has been simmering for awhile on the back burner of my thinking and write some of the couple dozen e-mails I have flagged.
In the meantime, I found a couple Oldies But Goodies from 2007 for Saturday and Sunday re-posts. What happens when you are in your seventh year of blogging? You forget your sixth anniversary of the first time you hit Publish Blog six years ago in August. :)