Church in the Home
We're starting to gear up for the March for Life next Friday! We'll be joining our fellow Orthodox Christians for Life on the National Mall in Washington D.C. I hope to see you there!
My brother-in-law is a huge Star Wars fan and so we decided to go on a double date with him and his wife as his birthday gift. It was good (and this is from someone who really dislikes futuristic/sci-fy books and movies)! I have a feeling that Star Wars will probably be something that our children will be interested in the the coming years, so I better get with the program!
On My Beside Table
I borrowed The Light Between Oceans from the library on Thursday afternoon and enjoyed reading it. It's the tragic tale of a lighthouse keeper and his wife living on an isolated island. Tom and Isabel suffer two miscarriages and a stillbirth in the first years of their marriages, and while still grieving, she hears a baby's cry. They end up finding a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a living baby. It was quite a gripping tale.
In the Knitting Basket
It was very exciting to finish up my Palmyre Shawl last week. I wanted to complete it before we returned to school and it turned out that with our lessons came cold weather and gales this week. A warm shawl has certainly come in handy! Now that that is off my needles, I have cast on to a little scarf for my middle son. He has wanted one for awhile and with two skeins of Great Gray Owl yarn on my shelves, it seemed like a good time to work on one. He wanted something plain and so I looked through masculine patterns and selected a few that I would be willing to knit. He chose The Men's Basic Hat and Scarf Pattern and I am about half way through. It is a very easy knit and is nice to work on when my mind is on other things... like lessons! I will probably cast on for another for our littlest fellow next!
I forget what rabbit hole lead me to the blog, In the Fields, but it is now a firm favorite. I love Catherine's decorating aesthetic and have enjoyed looking back into the archives. My favorite posts were the ones on how she spruced up their rental home inexpensively to reflect her style.