Sunday, October 23, 2016

days got colder and still more to come

This isn't my sweater but the sweater days are here. My mind goes back to my childhood and sweaters. I loved wearing sweaters. ( New York)

More soon to catch up on books read, lessons taught, cookbooks, and then there is a season of prayer. 

BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.  

Friday, October 21, 2016

will catch up soon...

Needing some of this... but soon I will catch you up on my thoughts and days. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

working ...

Fall Break is over for me.... and my daughter. She is back at school and so am I. 
Here are a few things I ran into tonight while working on my next couple of days 
of teaching and some do not have anything to do with what I am doing but you know how that is when you see something so beautiful: It possesses you:

This Little Red Riding Hood

from the Morgan Library exhibit of the Brontes on Instagram and the illustrators site is here
Cheers to Samantha Dion Baker (@sdionbakerdesign)! This page from her sketchjournal is inspired by a recent visit to the exhibition "Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will." You can see more from#sdionbakersketchjournal by checking our her Instagram feed.

CHALLENGE: Post a drawing with #MorganLibrary for the chance to see your artwork featured here. Whether it's after a work from our collection, a special exhibition, or a part of the campus (interior or exterior) we can't wait to see what inspires you!
#MorganLibrary #Bronte200 #CharlotteBronte

well , there is more but I need to get some THINGS done for tomorrow. 
Just popped in to say HI and how's it going and isn't OCTOBER glorious now that 
that Matthew has gone and left so much rain!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

sabbath poem

Lord, make my heart a place where angels sing!
For surely thoughts low-breathed by Thee
Are angels gliding near on noiseless wings;
And where a home they see
Swept clean, and garnished with adoring joy,
They enter in and dwell,
And teach that heart to swell
With heavenly melody, their own untired employ.
John Keble (1792–1866)

( they have alot of sweeping to do in mine! )

Thursday, September 29, 2016

almost friday

and I finished Kate DiCamillo's new children's book which made me cry and laugh. I read it in two days although it has 51 chapters. Not sure what level this is for but I would start with adults and go down to maybe a 10 year old who has seen life , so to speak. 

I was right. It say this on her site: 

Flora & Ulysses
available April 12, 2016
read an excerpt
Candlewick Press, 2016
ages 10 and up
ISBN 978-0763681173

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

caring about words

I couldn't resist posting  this cute hare. Love the etymology. 


From the allusion that a harebrained person has the brain as small as a hare’s. From Old English hara (hare) + braegen (brain). Earliest documented use: 1548

mountain hare

“Hagrid had some harebrained scheme in hand, which might make him miss Sirius.”
JK Rowling; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Bloomsbury; 2000.Art: Louise BurstonPhoto: Karen van der Zijden