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The following was written for a devotional booklet compiled by my church last summer. Based on I Corinthians 13:5, "[Love] . . . is not self-seeking . . . "

Anything You Need, You Got It )
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Fandom )

Went to a jewelry party last night. This is not your average home party plan jewelry party. This jewelry is all unique and handmade by my former boss's best friend. No two pieces are alike. I bought a garnet piece several years ago, and it's one of my go-to pieces that I absolutely love. Last night I bought a strand of multi-colored pearls and an "energy" piece (for lack of a better name), pearl with a swirling ceramic pendant.

I'm hoping that the next time Former Boss has such a party, that there will be a piece such that I described to Jewelry Maker.

Favorite color )

It's a gorgeous day today. And here it is, 2:00pm, and I've frittered away so much of the day that I'm still in my pj's.

Oy.
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Hail, hail! The Word made flesh.
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
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Took these when I woke up on Wednesday.

Misty Morning )
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Well, as I've been talking about, I directed (and performed in) my church's Good Friday play this year. I've directed it before, about 15 years ago. It's one of my favorites. It's called "Mountaintop," by Bob Hughes, if you're interested in looking it up.

Church plays are always an interesting experience )
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A Happy Resurrection Sunday to those who celebrate!

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

“Woman,” he said, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.


~John 20:1-18 (NIV)

He is risen.

He is risen, indeed.
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As promised, some of my favorite pics from Sundance.

Cut for graphic intensity to save f-list space )
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Or rather, Happy Winter Solstice Plus Bonus Full Lunar Eclipse.

Did anyone else get up to see the eclipse last night? Lunar eclipse on the Solstice hasn't happened since 1683.

It was pretty amazing. The full moon was so bright when we went to bed, then when we got up around 3:00am, things were so dark. We had a little bit of cloud cover, but we did get to see the full eclipse. The moon turns red (Geo calls it blood red), and it's pretty wild to see. Very cool. He got a couple good pics with his new camera, but my little camera couldn't pick it up. (I really do need to print out and read the user's manual.)

Geo commented that it's no wonder people used to freak out over something like this. The night gets dark, and the moon gets blotted out and turns (blood) red. Yikes!

Once in a lifetime thing, the timing of this eclipse. Glad we got to see it.
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Burgers and corn-on-the-cob on the grill.

The first pumpkin pie of the season.

Nomnomnom.

And later, new epi.

Life is pretty good.
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As I write this, we are packing up the last of everything.

Yesterday (Friday) consisted of shopping in Duck in the morning (including Scarborough Faire and Scarborough Lane), the ocean (and a nap on the beach) in the afternoon (MiL successfully got her jellyfish kite in the air), and cleaning up the house and one last night time dip in the hot tub.

NieceB and Hubby left around 9:30 - 10:00 pm. Geo's Sister1 and fam (including Nephews & NA's GF) left around 2:00 am (at least, that was their plan. I told them goodbye before I went to bed).

It will be good to get back home, but I don't want to leave. This has been great, and I'm going to miss the ocean quite a lot. It's nice to disconnect from everything except what's going on in your immediate environment, to be aware, but not to be stressed. To spend time together with family, who like each other and have fun together.

Geo and I got up early and went out to wade in the ocean one more time. The sunrise was beautiful, with the sun coming up from behind some clouds, the red-pink peeking through and rays rising from behind. Lovely.

Must go help with the final clean-up of the house and shut down the 'puter. Will be back on-line when we're back in Virginia.
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The azalea bushes have exploded. The lilac bushes in the neighborhood are amazing. The weather is gorgeous.

One of the ladies at church complimented me on my performance last week. She said I made her cry and that she was surprised I didn't go into acting as a profession. Just . . . wow.

Geo is coming home this evening. I pick him up at the train depot tonight. He hasn't seen SPN yet.
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The snow continues to come down. I've squeed with glee more than once this morning.

Why, yes. We do live in Narnia. Why do you ask? )
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It's light outside, and I've seen one snowplow (actually, more like a piece of farm equipment with a blade on the front--maybe some of our snowplows are subcontracted?) and one person out and about in their SUV.

It's so beautiful, and standing here at my bay window, watching the birds enjoy the seed I tossed out a little while ago, reminds me of my Michigan Aunt (Aunt J2). She loved sitting by her picture window, sipping her coffee, watching the birds in the snow. I miss you, Aunt J.

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