Monday, July 29, 2019

Let's start with a coffee...

It's a very good place to start...
 and a browse through the latest Grass Roots mag, who, after years of black and white internal photo content, have gone colour)

Still working on these projects...
Only a few edging rows to go on the crocheted blanket. 
 The 25 blue/green squares are done, just have to sew them up.  
The bright multi coloured squares are for a charity blanket (still about 8 to go on that)

And see this shawl...
 An Instagram page I follow: Making Stories, who design knit patterns, recently asked for submissions for a name for their latest shawl pattern.  I suggested...and they chose my suggestion!


So I win a free copy of the pattern :)

I'm going to make it (even though I have a mental block re circular needles) with the lovely wool yarn Natasha sent me recently from their visit to Quebec City.  But more about that later...

Watching and reading...
Working my way through Unit One, a Danish crime series.

Re-reading The Millennium series.  I read the Larsson books a few years ago, but want to reacquaint myself with the characters and plot so I can read the sequels by David Lagercrantz

And a pic of the Canberra family that couldn't make the recent visit, but maybe at Christmas :)
Jefferson holding Jaya, and Anushka with Rafe

What post would be complete without a river shot...
taken on my walk this morning around 7am

I hope all is well in your world!


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Weekend Words

When We Need Him the Most - Joyce Meyer

Proverbs 3:5-6 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

Many times we say that we trust God, but inside we still have deeply embedded fears that He won't really come through for us when we need Him the most.  So we falsely assume that if we keep thinking about the problem and worrying about it enough, then somehow we can take care of it on our own - just in case God doesn't show up and do something according to our timetable.

The problem with this attitude is that it brings us closer to our problems, not closer to God.  However, when we choose to believe that God is in control and that He is going to handle whatever situation we are in, we move closer to God and our problems don't seem so worrisome after all.

Trusting God will keep you from reasoning and trying to figure out the things you don't have answers for yet.  When you are faced with an overwhelming situation, don't listen to that nagging voice inside, asking, What are you gonna do? What are you gonna do?  Just remind yourself,  I'm going to trust God, and He will show me what to do...if I need to do anything.

Hold your peace, remain at rest, and God will fight for you.


Interestingly, when I read the words "God will fight for you", I had the thought (a God prompt perhaps?) that maybe there was a song with those words.  So after a bit of a YouTube search, I found this...



Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The invigoration of quiet

It’s Not That

It’s not that I don’t like people
It’s just that I also like solitude.

There is no loneliness in solitude,
But the company of self,
And peace, and calm.

The quieting of the mind,
The stilling of the thoughts.

Then awareness.

The ticking of the clock,
The sound of distant traffic,
The awakening of the senses.

And the eyes see.
Shadows, movement.

Or nothing.

And then...

Hello world,
Here I come.

(LHK - June 2019)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Resuming normal transmission


Remember me?

The whirlwind family visit is over and I am recovering :)

It was lovely to see them all.  Busy and hectic, and hard to spend quality time with so many,  but the children and grandchildren seemed to really enjoy all the outings and activities.  I accompanied them on some, but also needed some 'time out' :)

Unfortunately Marnie had the flu for much of the visit, but was able to join in for the later part.  And Patrick was here only for the first week and then had to return to the US for work.

Here are a few random photos (in no particular order) from the time...

Cousins at Cradle Mountain...
Dylan, Oli, Zak, Denver

The Avelange family at Cradle Mountain...
Oli, Dylan, Zak, Patrick, Natasha

The gang's (almost) all here...
afternoon tea in downtown Deloraine

Natasha and Marnie

Who are these crazy people...
Natasha (and Oli), Dylan (and Zak), Hayley (and (Hazel)

Game Boys...
Denver, Oli, Dylan, Ben, Zak

Cousins at Tasmazia...
Dylan, Denver, Hazel(showing a bit of leg), Oli, Zak

Discussing tactics for the game of tag in the maze at Tasmazia...

A walk in the Wildwood...
 me, Natasha, Ben

At The Great Lake...
Hayley, Ben, Hazel (it was cold!!)

And I'm sure you are well and truly over family pics by now!  But I guess it makes a change from my usual river photos :))

Back on track...