outside my window . . . it's a lovely, lovely day. Clear and crisp and about 70 degrees or so. Great day for a walk.
picture thought . . . speaking of walking . . . we adopted a dog. Here's my lovely Callie-girl, the wonderdog:
She's mostly Border Collie, and even though she looks a bit shy in that picture, she's actually incredibly bouncy, smart, and good with the kids. She was fostered by one of the shelter employees when she was young, and so she comes to us pretty well-trained and very housebroken. And we've found her very easy to teach. I am LOVING having a dog.
Our cat, on the other hand, still hasn't forgiven us.
I am listening to . . . Grey Havens, some more. And they have a Kickstarter! for a full album! I liked their last, mini-album so much that this has become the first Kickstarter I've ever contributed to.
I am wearing . . . still in shorts and a tank top. This is the time of year when all of us Angelenos are repaid for suffering through the sweltering summer months. We do have the most lovely autumn weather.
I am reading . . . just picked up Robin McKinley's new book, Shadows. I've heard good things about it, so I'm excited.
from the kitchen . . . planning on using the last of the summer tomatoes and basil to make Pasta Margherita. Sniff! I'll miss you, summer food!
the church year in our home . . . it feels like all my celebration of the church year this year has been wrapped around my new job as head of our church's Altar Guild. It's still the first year of our church plant, and so everything's still new, but it'll be really interesting to see how our celebration of the church year changes next year, as the routines at the church plant become more familiar.
But right now? I'm celebrating the church year by researching prices for seasonal altar hangings. :)
pondering . . . Elena's beautiful sonnet about Rachel mourning her children.
creating . . . a book, a book, a book! :D Let Us Keep the Feast: Advent and Christmas" is now available for pre-order. It releases a month from today, so if you order it now, you'll have your copy well in time for the start of Advent. Check it out!
Peace of Christ to you,