Friday, September 05, 2014

Books, a funeral, cups of tea, a baby, a cold and a video that cheered me up

Basmati Rice.
So simple, so good and easy to reheat.
I was thinking the other day of how 
just ordinary life can be so beautiful.
Mr. Husband and I enjoyed rice for an early dinner today...
A man named George who I would visit
at times in the nursing home died.
He was a big flirt, very lovable, memorable and just lovely.
The last time I saw him he was declining and then we found out
he died recently, I had not been to see him in a little bit,
with summer and all it's fullness (moving, kids, family visiting, traveling...)
Mr. Husband taxied me personally to and from the funeral 
that was this morning.

It's always hard to say goodbye, no matter what age.
May George's memory be eternal! 

Yesterday I re-read the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Mr. Husband and I got a lovely set from early 1950s in PEI,
which I read from in our library/chapel.
I also finished knitting a small teddy bear sized scarf :) 

I was saddened to have three first edition Elizabeth Goudge's
with dust jackets mangled in the mail.
I am still working on seeing if there can be any recompense.
And I will have to make work of getting some 
archival tape and jackets to mend them...
one more thing for the ever mounting to-do-list....

I lit one of my two tallest monastery candles
last night when a dear Ottawa friend
quickly emailed to say they were going in for
her baby to be delivered.
Thank God baby and mother are doing just fine!
I was feeling quite miserable with my head cold 
yesterday when I came across this video 
that I just loved.
It reminds me of the midwest and is just cute, funny and cherry.
I don't know how to link to it outside of FB 
(if anyone does let me know)
but here's the link.
Apparently it's quite popular and has various renditions
I still have my cold but am a bit better than yesterday;
I hope to be strong enough on Sunday to do Sunday School...
but one thing at a time.
I am really blessed with all of you praying for me;
I thank God for each of my friends and family,
you are all very dear!
I hope this day has had some good things for you
and an awareness of God's mercy...


Matushka Anna said...

Memory eternal!

I'm so sorry you're sick. Feel better soon!

The toilet plunger part made me laugh out loud. :)

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Get well soon, dear friend!

I share your pain about seeing precious books damaged in transit through poor packaging skills by the sender - a totally unnecessary situation.

I love the teddy bear scarf - the colour is wonderful!

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

And Memory Eternal yo your friend.