I‘m up early this morning. Funny how when I can sleep in, the biological alarm kicks in and wakes me every time. But this way I do get to enjoy the peace and beauty of a calm sunny morning without the inevitable obligations of the day encroaching on this space.
Today is Leo’s birthday. Our spare beds are full of family up for the weekend – just what Leo wanted I think. And it seems that everyone is still sound asleep, even the baby. Later on there will be lots of activity.
A whole bunch of yard work is going to be going on around here this weekend as well as birthday celebrations. We need to take out a couple of dead trees, build a new section of fence and the back gate and put in some paving stone and maybe even my little pond that I’ve been hoping for. Other trees and shrubs need trimming and I need to get some things planted. It is still pretty cool at night but I think it might be safe to go ahead and plant.
So, here I am appreciating the quiet in preparation for a busy day ahead. May your long weekend be as blest as I’m sure mine is going to be.
Christ has risen. We spent the day celebrating from the sunrise service to church to home and a big family gathering.
Now I am sitting here listening to the kids banter about the Amazing Race in the living room while outside the grandboys and grandtomboy are playing in the yard. The baby is babbling away in her mom’s arms. The contented aftermath of a good Easter spent together, too much good food and good family times.
We had another guy join our table today too, Miquel from Columbia. He was invited to join us at church this morning by Yaounde and when he was about to protest that he couldn’t come and interrupt our family dinner, Massa told him that they wanted him to come, that we were his family and he wanted him to feel welcome. And we found that Miquel doesn’t have a lot of friends that he hangs out with. I’m glad he joined us. I do love having a full table.
And Christian made it home in time to eat leftovers. He spent the last day in Provost. If you look up the history of that place you may discover why it was less than a good time. I guess they had guys in white sheets not so far in the past in that town and he ran across some interesting comments that mostly made him confine his time to his room. They probably won’t play that town again.
But now I am rather tired. I’ve eaten enough that I should go for about a four hour walk but have no energy left.
Filed under Easter, Family
Today has been a busy day, full of good things and sad things and not much studying.
Since the midterm is done and I have almost caught up on my reading for the Old Testament class it feels as if I have gotten some of my life back this weekend. So today was filled instead with grandkids, some yard work, a memorial service, the never ending grocery shopping and a visit to my Aunt up at Mt. St. Joes.
Sara is home for the weekend too and I hear her down in the kitchen mixing up some carrot cake cupcakes. I will need to get the house organized for tomorrow’s Sunrise service on the river bank tonight too. The sun is up early – 6:30 am. I will get out of bed and make coffee and then the service will begin.
So, I suppose I should get a move on. Watched Julie and Julia last night. Better not let blogging take over although there is not much risk of this becoming a book.
Today was the day in between. Yesterday was the second birthday of a Lanoie princess.
Tomorrow – well I’m not sure what that makes me but for sure I’m no longer a princess. But the princess’ grandmother turns a year older too.
So we are having a little party. It should be nice enough to have do some burgers on the barbeque. Burgers and junk food. Cake and such.
It will be a good day to celebrate our lives and family.
Made it to Toronto last night about midnight their time. The flight was good – not full, so I shared a seat with myself. Every introverts dream seating.
I watched a good Canadian made movie about a single mom from Palestine moving to the US – the challenges of moving to a new place with racial and religious prejudice. That helped the 3 hours pass faster. I also read one of the books I need to be up on for my course.
And my book promised for delivery by Jan 8 did not arrive by Jan 8, so I am short on the required reading. The joys of living in the boonies.
But anyway, I am sitting here in Rachelle and Asen’s living room while Ronin watches his new DVD and plays with his cars. He’s a good kid – let me sleep in his room last night on his comfy bed. It is fun to see him and his mom and dad too. This afternoon I will let Rachelle do a pedicure and manicure and all sorts of esthetic wonders on me as I visit her at work.