As I write this post I am trying to recall the highlights of the month...
and it doesn't seem like there were too many.
But this I know...
we had a lot of rainbows this month.
Rainbows are a symbol of hope...
and we need that these days.
We were back under strict pandemic restrictions for most of the month...
so haven't strayed too far from home or spent much time with friends or family.
Three grandchildren celebrated birthdays this month.
We dropped off gifts, goodies and good wishes.
Emme and Spencer are nineteen now...
two lovely young ladies that are best of friends.
Micah is eleven.
We took advantage of any fair-weather days to get outside and enjoy beauty close to home.
The trail along the river is always a favorite place to walk.
My mother and mother-in-law both passed away twenty years ago..
within a few months of each other.
Both of them kept our family supplied with 'grandma slippers'.
That supply has long since run out and those slippers are still a favorite.
So I am crocheting slippers in the evening...
while 'watching' TV.
We'll see if they will do the trick!
Simple pleasures are life's treasures.
There were many simple pleasures this month.
Like seeing new growth on my cactus cuttings.
My dad had a cactus which was six feet tall and decades old...
and he really wanted us all to have a piece of it.
He started some cuttings just weeks before he passed away...
and I started some more in hopes that we would each get a plant.
Now if I can only keep them growing!
Simple pleasures like...
watching this pair of doves that hang out in my back yard.
Or the woodpecker that feasts outside my kitchen window.
Simple pleasures like a cozy home decked out for Christmas in November...
...or listening to Christmas music by a talented young gal who is near and dear to me.
I took this photo yesterday...
the first Sunday of Advent.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.