St. Brigid of Kildare commemorated today, February 1st.
St. Brigid is the patroness of our farm and so today we celebrate. I first wanted to celebrate by butchering chickens, but alas the good deacon must work today and I can't do it alone. So we'll get some school done and then work in the gardens and farm yards trying to beautify. It is suppose to clear and be somewhat sunny today and 50 degrees.
Counting....counting to find the good and beautiful in every moment of every day. We need it. To look less at the ugly and focus on beauty.
"On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces..."(1 Corinthians 11:23-24). Jesus, on the night before the driving hammer and iron piercing through ligament and sinew, receives what God offers as grace (charis), the germ of His thanksgiving (eucharistia)? Oh. Facing the abandonment of God Himself (does it get any worse than this?), Jesus offers thanksgiving for even that which will break Him and crush Him and wound Him and yield a bounty of joy (chara). -Ann Voskamp One Thousand Gifts
45. Sheets hanging on the line in January
46. Sweet girl voices singing
47. 4-yr. old Isabelle saying, "I like math too. Will you buy me math?"
48. Bright sun on wet roads.
49. The warmth of a fire.
50. Freshly mopped floors. Thank you, Kelsey.
51. Finished garden gate, built from scratch and hanging straight (sort of)!
52. Fresh ideas for organization.
53. Fresh garlic oil ready to use.
54. Homemade sauerkraut
55. Les Mierables--CeeJay