Lessons learned

Teresa loves these Crocs for comfort and support. She said her friend Anne got them for a trip to Europe–she wanted a comfortable shoe for lots of walking that could also be worn to Mass.
It’s really difficult to pray when worried/uncomfortable: it helps to pull an intention out of a bag and carry that intention in prayer for a bit.
Bash on a quick library run.
Your spirit animal may be a bit bedraggled, but it’s grace, family and friends that dry you out and warm you up! ….Let’s pray for poor China ❤️🙏
The beautiful paper whites from Betty. Aren’t they beautiful ❤️
A room with a view
Two left feet– surrounded by prayers and kindness. Anne stopped by and it was fun to see that she knew everyone! Thank you Anne ❤️. The nurses were so nice too they were terrific. The assisting doctor was very jolly and she said a uterus is so tiny that she calls it a cute-eris. She said it’s amazing they expand to hold a baby –or two babies as in Teresa’s case! God is amazing! Betty has brought a wonderful soup over…thank you! Mimi stopped in at 11pm post op and I think I scared her to death by asking “Who are you?” But the room was dark and she didn’t identify herself when she came in😂😂😂still laughing about that. Ken, my free Uber driver has been wonderful throughout. Thanks be to God for all these blessings! This experience has been so filled with nice people it might have been habit forming except I had only one cute-eris!

The world’s easiest casserole


First night instant pot meat of choice: chicken, beef, pork loin -add broth/wine for plenty of juice.


That’s the first meal.

We are

Leftover time: cooked rice, cheese, frozen chopped spinach, raisins, meat.


img_20190121_093924930342894692281544.jpgone layer each rice, shredded cheese, spinach (still frozen), cheese, meat, raisins, shredded cheese. Cover with foil. Bake.



Make one for later, too.


Super easy and quick, versatile and delish.




It was wonderful seeing Anne last week and getting to visit with her and Betty. 💞



Some sewing in process.



Tee and two.



This  ebook is free if you have Amazon prime.

I like Sterling Jaquith-good blog too-coffee and pearls.



At Meadowlark Gardens (the sleigh is no longer there I’m sure) but free admission through February.



The lighthouse came from the store and the little tray from Ikea for only $5.



So far no one has noticed the little sign.


The quote is from the last homily (fr. Arne) excellent book!


God bless you, gentle readers, all 3 of you!❤️


The concert of Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest was performed at briarwoods high school in Auburn–and it will be posted on their web site if you’d like to see it. It was sung in Latin. Hebrew/Aramaic, Chinese, Spanish, English and African. It was great: full orchestra and a chorus of 150! All praising God 🙂



Nonie’s book is wonderful! Great job, Nonie, we are so proud of you!



Brothers–texas on right



Maybe the wild eye is genetic!



Nonie and nano are giving each of the grands pajamas…the Hilleary’s on the feast of St Lucy.



Jeanne caught Ken yawning for this Christmas card. Fa la la la la, la la la la!