Category: Holidays and Festivals

The First of December

EJ left on Friday morning to hunt in the 100-acre woods on the other side of the state. Sadly, he didn’t get a deer (I actually saw more at our Enchanted Forest than he did) but he got a chance to enjoy quiet beauty…

Tradition

I know the holidays can be difficult for many people, for a variety of reasons, but I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. Or survived. EJ’s first attempt at making homemade bread a week or so ago turned out wonderfully so he tried again…

Thanksgiving

To all my USA readers HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  

Thanksgiving Prep

We continue to have warmer weather–in the 40s. It’s almost more “jacket” weather than “winter coat” weather. Our snow has all melted and the chickens are enjoying wander through the garden. When it’s too cold or snowy, they prefer to stay inside the coop….

Celebrations

Friday, as usual, was our errand day. We were planning to buy some straw bales for the chicken coop. I called a farm store and a hardware store where we have bought bales in previous years, but EJ said they were much too expensive….

Berries

It’s feeling more and more like autumn, which isn’t really surprising since autumn is getting closer and closer every day. This summer has felt cooler and drier than usual and autumn seemed to arrive early, but I think autumn always feels like it comes…

Michaels

I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day. In the USA, that is. EJ and I didn’t participate in any holiday activities. When we were younger, we went to parades and fireworks, but now that it’s just EJ and me at home, we enjoy…

Passover

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter/Passover! EJ took last Friday off work. Actually, his regular 40-hour work week is ten hours Monday through Thursday, but the company allows–encourages, actually–employees to work additional days as well so EJ usually works eight hours on…

Forest Bathing

I’m several days late, but I hope everyone in the USA had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! I hope everyone else had wonderful days as well. EJ looks forward to deer hunting season all year long. He always goes hunting at a beautiful 100-acre woods…

EJ’s Mother’s Day Gift (And Mine)

I didn’t get around to posting yesterday, but I hope that the mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I am aware that Mother’s Day is very difficult for many women, so I especially want them to know that I was thinking of them yesterday….

Last Week

Last week was very difficult, but I am not free to write about most of it. I would appreciate prayers as we deal with difficult situations. A few weeks ago Kate, my occupational therapist, mentioned that she loved classic jelly beans, so I finally…

Hannah Joy Learns Hebrew

Happy 2018! EJ and I didn’t stay up to see the old year turn into the new one. I think we went to bed at 10:30 or 11 pm. We becoming old geezers. Oh, well. As soon as I got out of bed this…

Winter Bubbles

Happy New Year’s! It’s hard to believe that it’s already (almost) 2018. I remember when we were kids, my siblings and I would calculate how completely ancient we would be in the year 2000. I remember all the hoopla as 2000 arrived–what with the…

Snowy Days

I hope everyone had a tremendous Christmas! After we moved to Northern Michigan, we started a new tradition of going to the theater to watch the latest Star Wars movie on Christmas day. We were all set to do it again this year, but…

Grandma’s Feather Bed (And Darth Luke)

I hope each of you have a restful, peaceful, and delightful Christmas Day! Last night when EJ and I got into bed, Hannah Joy jumped into bed between us. Ah, well, we let her. I’m not sure we could have prevented her, but we…

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