I have been slowly reading through a book on
and am really enjoying it.
A book read slowly and savoured;
it is always so good to read of Saints, of God's
mercy and love
and of holy places of quiet.
Work continues to be very busy.
I ruined one of my two pairs of work pants
when I fell the other week
which means I have been carefully
going between 1 skirt and 1 pair of pants
Which requires a bit more frequent washing and
matching with various work clothes.
So finally I decided on a skirt that I bought online;
it will come in a few weeks -
it is ankle length, deep brown and I got a
long sleeved 'tee-shirt' to match
which with my other work clothes will be
And 1 lovely scarf was ordered too...
It's been a while since I have dressed professionally
since I was working from home
and before that looking for work
and it is nice to wear my work clothes
but a bit distracting too.
I am glad that God is patient.
Just making the purchase decisions for this
feels like a relief,
after emailing two close friends about them
for a bit
and having some online / phone conversations.
You would think it would be simple,
but after being unemployed for a while,
buying new things is, well, a bit new again...
other than books and icons which I always managed
to get a bit of even in the midst of my trials.
I am hosting a dinner party this Friday
and a small Thanksgiving dinner on Monday.
I am looking forward to both.
I find making beautiful meals and moments with friends
to be something that really motivates me;
beauty and creating it in many ways
is something I've realized is important to me
in my daily life.
Thank God for the deep beauty of icons
which not only gives light to the eyes
but can quiet the soul.