its so nice
on the sliding ice
to sip hot chicken soup
with rice. Maurice Sendak
So far in this month of newness, we have had deep freezing temperatures suited for ice skating, snow to make us stay at home, and now…..rain.
January is a time to rest after the holidays, and a time to talk about the weather.
Sarah herself says that today is a fine day and I quite agree. When we went out to the chicken coop we were quite happy to get rained upon. It was ridiculous and made us laugh. Rain in January?
In other news, we have orchids blooming in my bathroom. Rich bought me these last year and I am just thrilled that they grew new branches and blossomed. There are five big magenta blooms and it amazed me to see them uncurl from their buds. Imagine trying to fold them back in? God is truly a master designer, my son David works so hard to make an origami masterpiece out of a flat sheet of paper…..God takes a seed, which grows into a green leaf and stalk, and a bud, and the flower UNFOLDS ITSELF from it just perfectly! And that’s just the basic explanation, there is much more to it as we all learned so well, in science class.
Yesterday morning’s frosty ice.
“Hast thou entered into the treasure of the snow?” book of Job
It was so beautiful by the stream, doesn’t this look like melting candles flowing into a wax puddle? or a cow udder?
I saw this beautiful bare foot sight this weekend….Grace was playing songs for the little ones on the computer, songs from the movie “Frozen” that Rich and I took the girls to see.
Sarah’s been wearing her fanciest dresses at home and I say, “yes”, because life is short and tiny girls grow out of little fancy dresses eventually.
I love feathering my nest……
I found this tea towel yesterday. It’s just right.
My ring came back today!!!!!!! ( from Rich for Christmas, I had to get a smaller size)
“You overflow my cup.” lyric from a worship song by Audrey Assad.
My darlings painted the most beautiful pictures this morning.
Sarah played on my bed with the new bunnies.
She wanted to keep them but I said these bunnies live on mommy’s bed, this is their country, but you can visit them.
Hot chicken and noodles, a wonderful dinner for a January evening.
I absolutely positively cannot believe it’s raining today!
Quote from today: “Seth I just burped, did you hear that Seth, I burped.” ~Sarah, who thought he would be proud.