It’s Saturday morning, and I am not sure what happened to the week. It went by in a blur.
Monday we unloaded the last load of wood from our van, Aunt Dolly Llama. I did the last of our laundry. I went to the store for bottled water and a few groceries. I got everything extra done so that Tuesday afternoon I could study Hebrew with my friend via Google+. We are now able to read and translate more complex sentences. Hebrew is an awesome language. Every Hebrew word has a three letter root word. Vowel marks, prefixes, and suffixes are added to the root word to change its meaning. So, for example, king, kings, ruled/reigned, kingdom all come from the same three letter root of מלכ (M-L-K) meaning “rule/reign.” It’s all very fascinating.
Wednesday…I can’t remember Wednesday, but I know it was busy because I was looking forward to relaxing on Thursday…but Thursday ended up being busier than Wednesday. Wednesday might have been the day I moved furniture around in the living room. We have to move chairs away from the woodstove in the winter, and sometimes it takes creativeness to find a configuration that works. Oh, and Wednesday I went to the library to print off version #7 of my letter to my Mom, but the library’s printer was out of ink (like, they had to order more), so I wasn’t able to print it. I figured that I ought to just send #6 because I wasn’t going to be able to write a perfect letter, and I could spend the rest of my life trying to perfect it. So I addressed the envelope and mailed it on Thursday. My Mom either got it yesterday or will get it today. I pray that somehow God will use my inadequate attempts to accomplish His purposes.
On Thursday I taught school in the morning, as usual. When I was done, I made homemade chicken potpie in my new used oven, as well as an apple crisp and an apple pie. EJ brought home a lot of apples from work, and I am trying to use them up. It is REALLY nice having an oven again. EJ is now trying to find a used gas stackable washer/dryer. There are a lot of electric ones out there, but not gas ones. EJ might eventually end up getting an electric one, but he has not given up on the gas one yet. A gas one is cheaper to run, and he is trying to reduce energy costs.
In the afternoon, I cleaned the house, walked my dog, and got JJ to help me put a tarp over the woodpile. Then I studied Hebrew with my friend again. We could only study for 1 1/2 hours instead of our usual 2 or 2 1/2 hours because, as I found out the evening before, JJ was going to attend his first monthly Boy Scout Order of the Arrow meeting at a church about 45 minutes away. His scoutmaster has leader meetings at the same time and place so he offered to take us, which is wonderful because I am severely directionally challenged and can get lost anywhere. Since it is against the rules for a Boy Scout to be alone with a leader (it protects them both), I had to go along. I was VERY tired by evening, and had really wanted just a quiet evening at home, but actually it wasn’t that bad. The church where the Scouts met was big, and I found an alcove in a hallway off the main entrance. There were a few tables and chairs next to a pop machine, and I bought a bottle of water and sat at the table and studied Hebrew vocabulary for the 1 1/2 hours that the scouts were in their meetings.
Friday was my quietest day of the week. I picked JJ’s friend up from school and they hung out for awhile in the afternoon.
For about a week we have had blue skies, sunshine, temps in the 80’s. Thursday the weather turned rainy, windy, and colder. I don’t mind. I like the colder weather as much as the warmer weather. It’s nice to wear sweatshirts and jackets, and cuddle in quilts. The clouds have been beautifully dramatic. Yesterday I took a picture of the clouds with my phone as I was out walking Danny on our usual route. Aren’t they beautiful?
Isn’t it beautiful? I love the world God made.