Currently: October 2016

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

October 5, 2016
I had planned to take a picture of the leaves or the garden or something outside to head up this post, but this morning, as I sat surrounded by notes and books I knew this is the best picture of life right now. I got asked to write a little something on Lady Jane Grey for my church's Reformation celebration coming up at the end of the month, so I'm kind of obsessing over all things Tudor History right now. The main source I used was Faith Cook's book, but as I always do, I went digging and found some fantastic letters as well. This is a period of history that I know so little about. I think I'll be hooked on it long after this writing project is finished.

Aside from that, it's October. The week has been rainy, our front lawn is COVERED in leaves of all shapes and shades, and dinner is my version of my favorite beef roast recipe happening in the crock pot.  Every evening has SOMETHING in it. We continue meeting up with friends to visit and eat and play as often as we can.

Be praying for my Grandma, if you would. She had surgery last week and it hasn't been easy on her! Also, be praying for everyone in Charleston (and other hurricane areas). Matthew chased the slew of cousins that I have in Charleston out of town, but a few of them haven't left yet. Also, Amy has a call to make and a house that needs God's protection.  That storm is in His hands! As for me, I'm currently...

Cheers-ing: My newest historical hero, Lady Jane and my God whose grace led her and sustained her allll the way. Seriously, you guys, her story is not for the faint of heart. It will inspire you and bolster your hope and make you super grateful for those whose lives and labors were used to pave the way for our Christianity.

The cars, my notes, and that Lady Jane writing project. I reallly need to do a full detail on the cars. Organizing notes is something I've adored ever since my elementary school days. And reworking a paper never gets old.

Quiet dreams. It's the time of year when doing "my jobs" is easiest for me. Keeping house is a big job and sometimes I get down on myself about that being "what I do". So, I do the work my hands find to do and I quietly ponder what might be around the bend. It might be more of the same and that's fine by me. It might be something difficult and while that scares me, well, that's why the dreams are QUIET.

Less produce. More junk food. EEEK. I need to learn more about fall produce. I'm excited that sweet potatoes are coming back down! What else should I look for?

This morning, it was my Claude Debussy station on Pandora. It's as close "classical" as I'll probably ever get. I've also had my rainy day playlist on repeat.

And that's that. Happy Wednesday to you all! I'm linking up with Anne and Jacqui.

What are YOU up to?


  1. I loved studying that time period in history. I had a great world history teacher in high school who knew so many fascinating facts because she loved what she did. Nothing like a great teacher to inspire you to learn more. I'd love to see it when you're done. Detailing cars...I just need to vacuum mine to get the driveway dirt out of it! Try different squashes like acorn, spaghetti and other varieties. I have a long rainy day list, but they all involve rain. Rainy Days and Mondays, Rainy Day Bells, I Wish It Would Rain, etc, etc. I guess I should listen to Walking on Sunshine or Sunshine Day or Here Comes the Sun, but I just can't. ;)

    It looks like the storm may not be as bad as they were expecting. Praying it is so. We're making ready for lots of rain and wind. I hope your family will be safe.

  2. Have you read The Quotidian Mysteries? Your "dreaming" response makes me think of this - you might appreciate the meditations on daily life and tasks. And lately in fall produce we've been loving delicata squash. I cut them into french fry shape and roast them and we all think they're delicious, including the picky toddler! :)

  3. Spaghetti squash is awesome especially in the fall! Also butternut squash. So delicious!


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