Mostly, I do small things. I work from the studio in our backyard, and when I finish, I head back inside to work on dinner and monitor homework. At the end of the day, if there is still time, I pick up a book and hope to find solace. We spend the weekends at home, the boys working on something they probably should have done during the week, and me keeping them on-task like a herding dog nipping at heels. This weekend we went to mass in person for the first time in a while. Our services are back outside, and for my parish, that means on our school grounds. We usually attend mass from home because to be on campus makes me think about weekday things on weekend days.
I am glad we went. The readings touched on everything I have been thinking about for months, including stewardship, faithfulness, industry, and purpose–especially purpose. I left feeling renewed and ready to take on another week at school and tackle a few back-end things on the blog. Blogging is so different since when I first started in 2007! I spend my mornings before class starts catching up on the changes and fixing what I can with a friend’s help. Deanna set up my email subscriptions, so if you want to get an email with a summary of recent posts, enter your email in one of the nineteen boxes that prompt you to sign up. The service might instruct you to confirm you really want to hear from me because of Europe’s GDPR requirements. Go with it.
Looking Forward to 2021
Despite the monotony of my days, they slip by quickly. The New Year is right around the corner, which has me so excited. I love taking on projects for the New Year, and this year is no different. The new year will be about sustainable living and my favorite William Morris quote.
I found a solid wood table/lamp combo at an estate sale with mahogany inlay and a lampshade of tattered champagne-pink silk. This week I will search for the perfect pleated lampshade before my classes start. I will finish a book and start another. Mostly, I do small things and that is fine. I believe they will add up to something big. Thank you for sticking with me.