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Monday, 19 March 2018

Sati -mindfulness

morning practice

joy comes with the morning



Open my eyes and I shall fix my gaze 
on the wonders of your law

~ ~ ~ 

Open my lips, O Lord 
and my mouth shall declare your praise

To everything there is a season

and a time for every purpose under heaven

~ ~ ~

My planner is before me at my desk.

I map out my day

as I sip my tea.

I begin my day with devotions.

With mindfulness I do my morning chores.

I water the plants, feed the cat, do each day's housekeeping.

Each day has an pattern of its own,

a chore, a scent, a colour, a food to prepare and eat.

Monday: clean bedroom, make soup
Tuesday: clean kitchen, make a casserole
Wednesday: clean bathroom, make seafood or a veggie dish
Thursday: clean living room, make something in the crockpot
Friday, catch up, make seafood or veggies
Saturday: vacuum, market, laundry, leftovers or date nigth
Sunday: rest

I light a candle for the day.

Morning sunlight fills our home, 

it fills the fields across the way,

it glistens on the mighty Atlantic,

it glistens on the tea in my cup.

~ ~ ~

let the heavens be glad, 
and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest 
sing for joy before the Lord

I shower, and dress, I brush my teeth.

I make our bed and pick up errant clothing.

I put my breakfast dishes in the sink

and sweep the crumbs off the soapstone table.

I gather the things I will need for the day.

I blow a kiss to the cat

as I close the door.


Terce will find me at work

 well into my day of teaching toddlers...

laughter and tears and hugging,

 sweet little eyes that look to me 

to help them find the way.

for you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills
before you shall break forth into singing,
and all of the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

~ ~ ~

Saturday, 17 March 2018

seeking Sabbath

~ ~ ~


You are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do people light a lamp 
and put it under a basket, but on a stand,
and it gives light to all in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others,
so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father
who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

~ ~ ~

Friday, 16 March 2018

16 March

We got a chance to bring Joey to his hockey game on Sunday morning.

It's always fun to watch him play even though it's freezing cold!

Tuesday we had another nor'easter come through...

this one brought about 18 inches of snow!

In March!

I stayed home from work and made corned beef and cabbage 

with Irish tea.

Joe and I absolutely love this jam. 

We spread it on nice crusty toast or we pour some over vanilla ice cream.

So yummy.

I've been able to get to church for 2 weeks in a row now.

I had to go to a 7:30 service on Sunday morning

because Joey's game was at 9:30.

I will be going on again this Sunday as well!

It feels nice to be back at church.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back. 
May the sun shine warm upon your face; 
the rains fall soft upon your fields 
and until we meet again, 
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Thursday, 15 March 2018


We had another nor'easter on Tuesday....

and Wednesday.

Corned beef dinner boiled on the back of the stove 

while the snow raged against the windows outside.

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