Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Life Goes On

We are all doing fine at our place. Trinity seems to have adjusted well, and we are having fun being greeted gleefully each morning. She's graduated to willingly(most of the time) sharing kisses with her Papa and Grandma, and she doesn't mind too much if Mommy and Daddy are gone for a while. Rex the Big Dog is mellowing nicely too, and the visiting cats, Flower and Blossom, are their usual selves. The only member of the household who is unhappy is Princess Patches the Cat, who is mostly spending her days in hiding, both from the visiting felines and the visiting toddler.

I am working on a book of devotions for Advent (and the week beyond). Since our church's mission is encapsulated in the acrostic "OASIS," this year's theme is "Christmas at the OASIS. The cover of the booklet is a cute palm tree decorated for Christmas. Kris is writing some of the devotions too, and we are excited about how it is turning out. I'll post the devotions here, beginning November 30 at about 5:30 a.m. so you can use them too if you would like.

A few chapters of two different books are also slowly but surely coming together. Cold has arrived for good, it seems. Mittens and hats are in order. We will be taking a short vacation in December. Not too many deep thoughts in my head at the moment.

That's it. As Trinity says, several times a day, "Ta Daaa!"


Jeni said...

Don't you just love it though as the words begin to come to a toddler? It's such a thrill. With Maya, once she started talking -doing that thing we'd waited so long for, I was so excited as were her parents and we were constantly after her to repeat this, that, other things. Now, at age five and with a pretty high vocabulary, there are days when I wish I could muzzle her -just for a wee bit of peace. But now, along comes Kurtis -who at 2 1/2 now is just beginning to form sounds into words we can decipher and oh, what a thrill it is all over again! Last Saturday, shortly after his mother left for work, he came over to me, put his hands on my knees to get my attention and when I spoke to him, asking what he wanted, he extended his little arms to me and spoke "Up! Up!" and I was euphoric! His mother on the other hand was slightly peeved that she missed this big event. Today, as I went to feed him breakfast, he surprised me with a new word! The word for today is "Cereal." Not all that plain but plain enough that he got his point across. How long now before I begin to wish for a muzzle to use on him once in a while I wonder though! Still and all, it does excite me to finally hear their voices.

chartreuseova said...

Oh poor Princess Patches! My Maya says, "Hi!" Glad to hear everyone else is adjusting well.

Iris Godfrey said...

I look forward to reading and using the devotionals. I plan to print your posts on marriage so I can spend some time studying them. I have enjoyed the ones I have been able to read. Thank you for writing them. I look forward to the study.
I read of all you have "cooking," and then I realize -- "and I thought I was busy." You go Girl!

Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

The devotions are pretty simple. I'm thinking maybe they would be nice to read at the dinner table.

Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

Jeni, I am so happy to read of Kurtis progress! :-D

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the combined household is doing well--hope the cat adjusts, too.