Thursday, August 11, 2022

13,081 Steps

And one ice cream 🍦 

NYC was good today. 

I had a fabulous salad...

And got anew Agatha Christie book to read 📚 from the library 🥰

I am all tuckered out now 😴 so I best get to bed.

God have mercy on us and save us 🙏 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Memory Eternal

To the sweet kind man and dear friend Peter ❤️ 🙏🕯☦️🕯❤️

Monday, August 08, 2022

More Beauty & Comments may work now

We went to church tonight; it was beautiful; for St Herman.  

People locally and also others I know are all sick, many with The Virus sadly.  It seems to be on the rise here, though I don't see it in the news much.  Yet I know various ones in different States, countries, cities who all have had it.  Thank God none that I knew were so bad as to need hospitalisation. 

So I've been in tears a bit off and on lately.  My friend with the Saint's name Peter is in his last day or hours.  I wrote over a year ago how he has ALS.  His wife, son and daughter are going to really miss him, to say the least.  They go to my Ottawa (Canada) church, where I lived before I married my beloved Husband nearly 10 years ago... 

I thought I would share more pretty pictures from our dinner; that was such a blessing. 

I worked on my writing project some more.  It's such a big project. I love it and just keep chipping away at it. 

Do you ever just want to give the whole world a hug? That's what I feel like sometimes, just saying 'Oh Honey' to everyone and giving a hug.  With proper boundries of course, but the idea of comfort, is what I am getting at here.  Don't worry, I don't really hug strangers :) ... but the world is hurting and I just wish I could bring comfort, at least to those who want it! 

SO: I finally looked up comments (see last picture above) and it seems that it got switched to 'google only' comments and I have moved it back.  So if you had tried to comment and it was not working, can you try again?  Sorry I did not look into this sooner, it's just been rather hectic and I did not realize it could be such an easy fix.  Let's hope it was that!  don't know why it got changed! 

Well, I pray you all are well; or; I pray that you all are comforted; I pray that God saves us and has mercy on us; I pray that we are able to find Christ and the repentance that gives life, true freedom, hope and that gives astonish beauty to our lives, our world, restoring what was broken and giving hope, beautiful, sunshine-filled, hope. 

Sunday, August 07, 2022

a beautiful dinner

A beautiful dinner with newer friends 💕

Lamb lentil and rice 
Plum torte and ice cream 

So very thankful 💕🕯🙏

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

progress of sorts

No pictures today!

Progress: we found a great handiman and now our livingroom and bedroom have nice white wide blade ceiling fans. They look great and provide a lot of air movement.  Great for when it's in the middle of a heatwave.  We have central air (love it) but keep it at 78F. 

Also progress: I did more research for my writing project. I may go to NYC tomorrow 🤔 if I sleep well I will probably go! It's been a busy week...

I did 12 laps (there and back being 1 lap) in our pool today! 

Well if I am going to NYC I need to prepare tonight for it so God bless and keep each of you 🙏 

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Many steps in Manhattan

10,777 steps. I went to the dentist (routine all is fine).

I had plans to go to McNultys for tea but they are closed on Tuesday! So I went to one of my favourites Harney and Sons. 

I met my Husband for dinner. 

I had a huge salad. Later a bowl of cereal! 🙃

I did a lot of walking this afternoon... I didn't leave our home until about 1:40 in the afternoon.... I worked on my writing project in the morning! And got our groceries delivered. 

And later tonight I worked on my writing project again!

Tomorrow I am going to try to rest up a bit. Thursday I hope to go to NYC again for a research day.

I get to ponder a lot of things. 

May God have mercy on us. 

Monday, August 01, 2022

"This is the life"

My Ottawa Ukrainian Mother would say this about struggles: this is the life, as in this is how it is. 
Yesterday we took our new godson out to lunch after church. Then we visited our Candle Desk Man who is in a nursing home. 

It's so hard for him. He's lost his independence, the place is understaffed and he has physical suffering that he has is increasing. 

He told us he is learning to wait.

He also told us how years ago the Sisterhood would clean the chandeliers. Later he and the choir director cleaned it, bringing it down with a winch till it was maybe 5 feet from the ground....

Now it is a lost art....

And that he was the "dough boy" when the Sisterhood made perogies as a fundraiser....

Today I had lunch with a friend who is visiting and has a very difficult job. We too talked about patience and seeking to trust God.

I see so much suffering. 

My God save us in it and console us....

Saturday, July 30, 2022

another beautiful moment

really like this


Almost a week ago! Such a beautiful wedding 💒

I am working on a possible dinner party for the first half August!

I made my favourite muffins again!

I am so glad for the weekend! We are staying local for the next 2 weekends and I am looking forward to this! 

May God bless and protect us 🙏 

Friday, July 29, 2022

little by little

Old picture still great.... 😁

Ok so here's today's list 

1. I got my haircut today!💇‍♀️🎊🎉
2. I ordered swimming 🏊‍♀️ googles 🥸 prescription ones because I have terrible vision and swim usually with glasses on. I can't tell you how thankful I am to have insurance. Earlier in my life I didn't. That's why I am able to get this. Have wanted them for years.
3. A dear friend of mine has THE VIRUS and is quite ill. Please pray for her. 
4. I called my Husband post haircut and he agreed that we could have takeout for dinner. I took a train back home (above ground) wore a mask 😷 because I am law abiding most of the time (jaywalking a bad habit however) and I felt so needing water. ... once I was off the train and then home eating I revived. I was SO GLAD to have food at the ready. I don't take this blessing for granted. 🍽
5. I actually on the train wore TWO masks 😷 😷.... I understand it may be excessive but I know a lot of people here and abroad who all have THE VIRUS in the last 2 weeks. So.... I choose to feel unwell for 10 minutes (second 😷 on after train got full) ....
6. I am scheduled to go to NYC Tuesday so carefulness is advisable. 
7. I can't get the house tidy. It's like a constant battle. 
8. I worked on my writing project today. It was overwhelming me (well plus other things) so this was a real 'win' for me. 
9. It's time to wind down and get to bed.🛌😊

God have mercy on us and save us 🙏 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

A Simple Meal

I made my favourite lamb lentil and rice dish! See HERE for recipe!

We enjoyed strawberries with French vanilla ice cream and a dusting of cocoa...

I rested today as I have been a bit over tired....but I have managed to take an early morning nap....

That's all for now. 

May God bless us and save us 🙏 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

feels like a new beginning

Old phone lock screen ... my niece thought this picture was "so cool" 🙃😎

New phone 

I looked and looked. Found in the earliest photo in my old phone my lock screen picture. 

Here is another older picture of when it was dark and all the lights are on.

I managed to get my Instagram account switched over. So I didn't lose it completely. But I still feel that I need to go away from it. 

I am grieving it to be honest. 

But I need something different right now. 

It will take time. 

May the Lord have mercy on us. 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

How fast it goes

Beautiful wedding today!

We became godparents to a 16 year old yesterday afternoon! He is a great delight to us.

We had a simple dinner tonight. 

It's very hot these days here. I am quite tired but grateful. 

May God bless us and save us....