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(more) Swimming & Sewing

Actually, this week's blog will be similar to last week's...Swimming & Sewing.  I think that summer has actually sunk into my psyche.  I did manage to slow things down a bit last week.  Then the heat hit and slowed me down even more.  Yep, I could get used to taking things slow.  I should be sitting on my new porch swing mouth breathing by mid July--when I'll have to come out of my Summer Stupor in order to start traveling again.

...in the meantime...

Last week friends from church came over for an Origami Night.  Kazumi, our sister of Japanese descent and resident origami expert, endeavored :) to teach us one of the most basic shapes.  Unfortunately, I didn't manage to take any group pics, but here's a few of the products of our hard labors.  Mine is the big orange one with, um, personality.  This is not my medium.  --but we had a lot of fun!  I wish I would have captured all of them on film before they started flying home :) There was quite a flock!

Then, there…

Pursuing Peace

Life here in the US can be so...distracting!  There are so many cool things to do and see and pursue and acquire and...it can leave me tired, frazzled and wondering where my peace is hiding out--and PEACE is my word-for-the-year!  God has been reminding me of that.  He's like that.  Scripture commands us to "seek peace and pursue it( 1 Peter 3:11 )--not run the other way.  Admittedly, scripture also makes a distinction between times when we are called to run and when we are to walk (Is 40:31 for one) --balanced with times of being still and resting by those still waters.  The last few days I have heard the Lord distinctly instructing me to "Stop, already!"  There are several decisions I have to make and I so need His wisdom--and to receive that I must take the time to hear His heart.  In addition, several ministry opportunities of an international nature have come up and it would be so easy to just say "yes!" as these really get me excited.   The stark rea…

Weekender

I am aiming to blog at the end of each week--with no guilt attached if I don't, of course--life's too precious for that ;)  ....but it is a goal.  I thought of naming it something to do with Friday--but too much pressure, there; after all, the weekend can be 3-4 days!  I am still fighting the Mac/Picasa-PC thing.  Ideally, I should be able to upload (or is it download...hmm...) pics from iPhoto to Picasa Web albums which are so much more blogger-friendly.  Alas, all tips and guides online have not worked out.  I guess a trip to see my peeps at the Apple store is in my near future.  Anyway, without further ado, here's a bit (the fun bits) of my week in review:

Books that have blessed:
I have been in group studies twice for this one and have re-read on my own twice--Excellent!
Thank you, Marni, for this treat.  Been through it twice as well.

















Thanks to Laurie S. for gifting me with this great devotional.

...and just for the fun of reading, I am currently into a trilogy of this my…

Quiet But Not Idle

I haven't blogged in a bit--not because I haven't wanted to--I'm going to blame it on this new beauty:




Yep.  I crossed over to Mac Land and am really enjoying it.  For the most part, the transition has been painless.  Except for the photo thing--which is a big thing for me.  So, from Picasa to iPhoto and flikr.  Challenging, but I'm determined!

Aside from Mac classes, I've been busy with lots of other stuff, too!

....like the Munchkins...





...and gardening (even my new herb garden is thriving!

oh, and we got new carpet--!  This after the floors were sanded to look like new.  Beautiful and worth all the upheaval.  











...and then there's the Some Assembly Required Projects.  Not so fun, but worth the effort.

...then I've tried to spend lots of time in my tree top sewing loft :D  This project was for Julia, who just turned 4.  I forgot to take a picture of all the little clothes I attached to fusible fleece; then  Randy & I cut out heaps of little hats, dress…