Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This summer / fall learning a lot about home construction. Looking forward to a birthday weekend on the job site.
This year I have rode over 2200 miles on my bike.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Yesterday I was give the task of cutting out the window openings with this sawzall. My first sawzall experience. My first window installation. Even as 54 closes in I'm learning so much.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
To my own girl: You. Rock.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
There are three ladies in this picture. The two others staged this way to promote their influence in my life: my oldest daughter and a black Madonna. Love.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
This has been our first year belonging to a CSA, community supported agriculture, farm. We have worked in the fields and reaped its rewards physically, emotionally and spiritually. We have truly eaten our share. And as the year closes I wanted to show our appreciation to the farmers who have tirelessly worked the season.
And as I contemplated a gift for each of them, I knew it would have to be balanced against my daughter's college expenses. For I couldn't pay what I didn't have. So after weeks of thought, yesterday a value was settled upon, and the thank you cards written. Today, we pick up our last share of the year and we will say thank you.
But the story gets better. Last night when I was picking up my youngest from religious education I was handed a check. "What's this?"
"It's your refund for the mission trip to Oklahoma. Your part of the fundraising."
And the amount not only covers the gifts, but there is a little but extra.
As Saint Pius X said, "I give away one million dollars in the morning and two million walks through the door in the afternoon."
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Riding 45 miles offers plenty of time to think and ponder. Thought of today: I'm very strong for my size. Very strong.
I need to remember that.