creation bears His fingerprints, decorating and other disasters, faith, flotsam

Tending to the unseen (outside and in)

Beyond my fence, is a little strip of land that’s technically public property – there’s a sidewalk and guardrail and whatnot out there.

It’s not mine. Or if it is, being outside the fence, it’s not top of mind. I don’t see it, unless I want to. Continue reading “Tending to the unseen (outside and in)”

creation bears His fingerprints, faith

Shifting perspective

Written before the stay at home order here. I don’t know if that changes much of what I said, other than that it’s all just a bit more exhausting now that it’s not a choice.

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How quickly things change, from the days (just a few weeks ago) when I’d be angry when Amazon over-promised and (literally) under-delivered. If their site would say something is in stock and available for delivery tomorrow! and then multiple days later it was still “delayed.”

Then, I just felt lied to.

Don’t lie to us. The truth is always better than false hope.

That principle still stands, by the way. Hopeful but realistic expectations are more sustaining than happy falsehood.

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These days, I’m just so grateful if something is in stock, or even has an “expected available” date. Even if it’s delayed – Continue reading “Shifting perspective”

creation bears His fingerprints, flotsam

Red bird

As I type this, we don’t yet have a shelter-in-place order here — but I have been, since I came back from the office last week. (And basically for the week before, as well.)

For the foreseeable future.

Everyone else who’s self-isolated seems stir crazy with the sudden smallness of their world — but really, until I fling myself across the globe on a trip (no time soon, alas), this is my normal.

Continue reading “Red bird”

adventures abroad, creation bears His fingerprints, travel

Day 9: At Sea (Annular Solar Eclipse)

It’s an at sea day, and for the first half of it, everyone will be on the upper decks, staring at the skies.

Our gang, sans ND who is probably at the gym, all meet up for breakfast (T and I arriving first, since we live on that deck), then we all linger at the pool as the AM hours pass. Continue reading “Day 9: At Sea (Annular Solar Eclipse)”