Monday, December 26

Two Turtle Doves

...In the bat-black, snow-white belfries,tugged by bishops and storks.  And they rang their tidings over the bandaged town, over the frozen foam of the powder and ice-cream hills, over the crackling sea.  It seemed that all the churches boomed for joy under my window; and the weathercocks crew for Christmas, on our fence." 

Dylan Thomas


In the early morning today, I got myself all ready to do my first real photo shoot of the extended family of some of our parishioners.  It was very fun and a little stressful!  I hope that the photos come out well and that they are pleased with the results.

We ran an errand in after lunch and now we are enjoying a little visit from my father-in-law.  The Christmas dinner leftovers are nearly finished and there have been plenty of sweets eaten in the last two days.  Tomorrow will be our first big family breakfast since the beginning of November and I am really looking forward to it.  I think that we will make pancakes, eggs, and sausage with plenty of hot coffee for Grandfather Bear.

I was scrolling through Instagram with Sugar Plum today and she happened to spot an embroidery project that Ginny was working on.  I mentioned that we would have to see if we could get our hands on a copy of the latest issue of Taproot to get the pattern.  Without a word, she went off to her room and found a bit of leftover linen from the skirts that my sister sewed, some embroidery floss, a hoop, and a needle.  She's a little wonder, that girl of ours.

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