Today, for me, was a bit of a whirlwind.
I baked so much last week,
my house was in a bit of shambles.
I don't regret the work I did, and it was a
lot of work... it was a blessing to do...
but it meant that my Christmas ornaments were in boxes
but not yet in closet and my kitchen was a bit upended, with so many
platters, tart + spring form pans, 9x13 cake pans, all needed to be
washed and put away...
I reorganized part of our walk-in closet, everything is much saner now,
laundry is almost caught up.
And I got my Lenten icons out and put the Christmas icons away.
I did a new arrangement of icons on the second buffet we have, and I am
really pleased with them...
warm and comfort, as if standing by this makes me feel like
the dearest of friends who protect are right there by me...
I am really hoping to get back in a better reading-prayer schedule again.
It's been pretty impossible to do, with Mr Husband and I's illness,
helping Mr Husband for 5 weeks, then +Patrick's quick decline and
falling asleep in the Lord.
It was so quick; we are still reeling from it; my Husband is one of
the main people to help in the aftermath of Patrick's passing,
we are thinking of him a lot and praying...
It's funny, I did not feel ready to give up meat for Lent yet,
yesterday but now it seems OK and I feel more ready.
Easing into it with this being Butterweek...
one more week of milk in my tea!
I am hoping that this Lent will at least be one of physical health
and that I can work on regaining what I had lost...
Well, one day at a time.
And as the Lord's Prayer/Our Father says:
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
We may never know how times of sickness and trial are
putting into us not only a grain of spiritual health but the ability to
handle life that will be ours to live through later.
Lord have mercy on us!