A couple weeks ago I awoke early and happened to see two deer on the trail across the road. They were looking around and daintily nibbling branches. Eventually they jumped back into the brush. Watching them I noticed the way the light was shining on our hill. I grabbed a beach towel, the Bible, a notebook and pen, a thermos of coffee, a bowl of oatmeal and my camera. I had to make two trips, but it was worth it to sit on the hill, with the sun shining on my face.
Archives for July 2008
On the 4th of July our little town has a parade and afterwards a fair. In the past, we’ve made the mistake of going immediately after the parade with all the crowds. This is fine if you like standing in long lines under a noon sun. I do not and so we finally smartened up and this year, immediately after the parade we drove home. The girls swam while David, Christopher and I went to a book sale at the local library. Standing under a noon day sun perusing used books I can stand. When we returned Torey, Paul and I loaded up the four bigger kids and took them over to the fair.
Well Eden’s 1/2 birthday or “fake birthday” as Torey called it is almost over. She had a wonderful party. Normally Paul and I double team for parties, but he wasn’t able to come home and I hadn’t expected him to, but he was missed. Torey was here, but she was busy with Willa Z. who was refusing a nap.