Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday spent in Silence and Solitude

Grandpa woke up with a headache and sore throat about 5:30.  He was concerned he had COVID again and was more worried than he had been when he actually HAD COVID.  Krista was drilling at JBER. Michael and Stacia headed to church. Nolan's schedule was such he was able to make it too.  Grandpa slept. 

I suddenly had a morning of silence and solitude. I sat in the nook, with tea and my Bible. I set the Bible down and simply sat, watching the mountain out my window and talking to Jesus. 

A few magical snow flakes began to fall. They weren't "falling,"  as much as floating in the air.  It reminded me of standing in the midst of swirling cherry blossoms in Hirosaki.  I told Jesus they were pretty amazing...

...and then we began to get a lot of flakes...swirling outside my window. I decided to simply sit with Jesus. 

Everyone got home about the time Grandpa was waking up and we moved into an afternoon of  being together.  Grandpa said he was fine when he woke up....

It's hard to believe it's the last day of February 2021.....

Way to Go, Nolan!

 What can this mean?????

Nolan has finished his first college course, "Fundamentals of Business" and tested for it. He passed with flying colors. He has earned his first 3 college credits in his first month of enrollment. 

 His new course (another 3 credits) is "Best Practices of Management." 

I like the premise of Western Governor's University. It's a good fit for Nolan. 

Random Shots and Thoughts

Rather than write a few more posts - here's one post with random shots collected this week, and the thoughts they prompt. 

Nolan is now working mostly closing shifts. This means he is home and up in the late morning, early afternoon. It has been nice to have him around to sit with Grandpa when we need to run an errand etc. It's also been great to have more time for conversations and to have him around when Arielle and the boys stop by. 

 Danny looks more and more like a little Scottish lad. He now has brows and lashes coming in - and they are ginger. 

I strained the broth and set it out to cool down so I could sim the fat...and when I got back out's frozen SOLID to the table. I guess it's fine there. 

This girl. She sets her alarm for 5:30 every morning and hits the school books. This allows her time to add things to her schedule that interest her and to work 2 days a week. She catches naps where she can. 

I believe this is  a bud on the lilac bush....

Alaskan forager....

Grandpa woke up with a headache and sore throat. I'm home with him while the others are at church. It's been nice to catch up on the let the new week begin.