Learning How To Live Well In A Wilderness

The sage in my front garden is impressively hardy. This morning there were ice crystals coating the leaves from yesterday’s rain. I think it’s wonderful how God gives us beauty even in harsh conditions. I think sometimes the harsh conditions make things even more beautiful.

We made it home from our cruise early this week! It was fun, but it’s nice to be home. It’s surprising how much work there is to catch up on in a home after a trip.

Laundry. Very much that. I still am working on it, actually.

Refill the fridge. It always surprises me how much I depend on leftovers in the fridge. One of the first things I did was cook a pot of rice just so there would be food in there.

Grocery shop. Technically a part of the the refill the fridge task. It’s hard to cook without fresh ingredients in the fridge.

AND THEN… Mr. Hot Stuff came down with the flu. 🤒🤢 I’m hoping I don’t get it also. I just got well, but I was on a steroid that lowers your immune response, and today I have a sore throat. I’m taking gobs of vitamin C and other things to try to minimize it, but if you read this and feel to say a prayer for me, I appreciate it.

I have actually been working on my scripture journaling, but it’s going more slowly than I’d like. And I just haven’t taken the time to organize my thoughts for a blog post, with all the other things I’ve been doing. This is real life. We all just do what we can, one step at a time.

Here are a few photos of my journaling. I’ll keep working as I’m able – hopefully a sore throat is as bad as things get for me. That’s the miracle I’m praying for, but if I don’t get it, I’ll just do what I can, when I’m able.