Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Today....

....is my sister's birthday!  Happy Birthday to you!

It is also the first day of a new month - April!  Rabbit, rabbit to you!

It is also Day #20 here for our self-imposed isolation.  We continue to have grocery delivery via Instacart, and we've been out five times to pick up something at curbside.

It is also a day I was to have lunch at Panera with a longtime friend.  We'll make up for this one day!

In lieu of that lunch, I made it to the kitchen for some cooking.

Shepherd's Pie!

I am imagining each one of you joining me! 

Take care!  Be safe!  Stay well!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29, 2020....

Especially during these troubled times, the work of the United Methodist Women continues.  The Mission Focus for today is Friendly Center in Toledo, Ohio.

Our self-imposed isolation is in its 17th day, and we are thankful we continue to be well.  What a blessing!  May this day hold hope, joy, love, and peace for you!

Take care! Be safe! Stay well!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

What are you doing?

As I post this, The Husband and I are on our 14th day of self-imposed isolation, one of our actions to avoid the Coronavirus that is causing such difficulties across our nation and the world.  We are grateful that we are feeling all right at this point, and I hope all is well with you.

Our grocery shopping decision is to go with Instacart.  While there is, of course, an extra expense to this option, it seems very worth it to us if we are able to stay healthy.  Once the order is delivered, then the disinfecting begins as we wipe everything that is coming into the house with a disinfecting wipe.  I just viewed a discussion on bringing food into the house from elsewhere, and we'll begin to add an extra step or two.

We have made no intentional plans to gather in small groups, even while practicing social distancing. Needless to say, life has changed a bit, not only for us, but for many!

Filling the time has never been a problem for me, and I recently took awhile to work on a different project.  I took pictures along the way, and I will share them with you.  I am posting this from the iPad, which sometimes works just fine, and sometimes it doesn't!  I won't be adding any more script to this under the pictures, so I'll leave you with this....take care, be safe, and stay well!






Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020....

In the midst of uncertainty as we face the reality that the Coronavirus is changing our lives as we know them for now, may you be able to find some hope, joy, love, and peace in this day!  Special blessings to all on this Third Sunday of Lent.

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is the Dumas Wesley Community Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Reading....

Many of you know that I have had a great love of books for my lifetime!  During this season, The Husband and I have been sharing in some special Lenten devotional reading.

Also, we're involved in reading portions of the gospels daily, then participating in a study with others from our church on Wednesday evenings.  Tonight, we're going to try to participate using Zoom.  Have any of you ever had experience with that app?

Are you staying well?  Have you adjusted your routine schedule for being out in public?  Be safe!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Gratitude....

In unsettling times, I find it helpful to focus on gratitude.

Despite my irregular posting on this blog in the past few years, there are still some of you who follow along.  For those of you who continue to check, I am grateful.  Other things on my gratitude list today are:
- the beautiful sky at sunrise
- the washer and dryer that greatly simplify the laundry chores that are childhood memories
- the love of family
- good health
- friends who care
- a good night's sleep
- energy to be about a rather active, demanding schedule today!

If I may send along a little advice....wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!  Oh, and stay home if you are ill!

Sending wishes for all good things to come your way today!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020....

The Mission Focus for the United Methodist Women is Della Lamb Community Services in Kansas City, Missouri.

On this Second Sunday of Lent, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace!  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunday, March 1, 2020....

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is the Dallas Bethlehem Center, Dallas, Texas.

On this First Sunday of Lent, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace!  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020....

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is the Crossroads Urban Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

On this Transfiguration Sunday, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace!  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020....

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is Community Development for All People, Columbus, Ohio.

On this Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace!  Special blessings to all on this day!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020....

On this Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, the United Methodist Women Mission Focus is Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock, Arkansas.

May you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace on this day!  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020....

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is the Bethlehem Community Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

May you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace on this Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020....

On this Third Sunday after the Epiphany, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace!  May your day be one of special blessings!

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is the Bethlehem Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Oops!

How is your day progressing?

When  it begins like this, it can only get better....right?

This was part of a college graduation gift from my sister in 1962!  There were other pieces that have gone on to that "broken dish home."  There are still a couple of pieces remaining....another dish like this one and a small oblong baking dish.  I'll save those for a later blog!

Wishing you a day of all good things!


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020....

Today is the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.  It is also Human Relations Day in our church.

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus today is the Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina.

May you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace on this Sunday!  Special blessings to all!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020....

This is the First Sunday after the Epiphany.  May this be a day in which hope, joy, love, and peace surround you!  Special blessings to all!

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is the Atlantic Street Center, Seattle, Washington.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020....

The United Methodist Women Mission Focus for today is the Alpine Community Center, Alpine, Texas.

On this Second Sunday after Christmas Day, may you be surrounded by hope, joy, love, and peace! Blessings to all on this day!