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The kitchen table is busy and crowded this morning as I type up the Yarn Along for November. The dogs are racing around, Mabel is talking non-stop, and I’m glad that I didn’t stay up too late last night. Job’s birthday is tomorrow. I have gifts to wrap, his day to plan, and I’m hoping to take him for a haircut today.
Last month I finished reading Sense and Sensibility, a book I read slowly, usually a chapter a night. My new fiction read is called So Brave, Young, and Handsome, a title that amuses my children. I checked it out from the library wanting to read something written by the author of Peace Like a River. You guys recommended that one years ago and I loved it.
The book that I read in recent weeks that had the biggest impact on me was Theology of Home. It’s a beautiful book featuring full-color photography throughout, but It’s also a quiet, thoughtful read that truly encouraged me in my vocation of wife, mother, and homemaker. I often struggle with all of these roles, particularly the homemaker part, preferring visible work that isn’t promptly undone before my eyes, rather than the neverending cycle of housework. This book was a gentle reminder that the most important work that I am doing is perhaps that very work that will be undone, unseen, ignored, or even destroyed. The collective efforts to care for my family and to keep home have a goal that is eternal. I tend to want to start making the house cozy in the fall as we begin to spend more time indoors, so this read was well-timed for me. A second volume was recently released, and I will wish for that one for my birthday next month!
I just hit publish on this post, and then realized I had forgotten to even mention my knitting! So, here I am editing to say that I am almost finished with my Baby Vertebrae, and I’ve been working on my Heartwood shawl. I am finding that the lace pattern is easy to remember so I can even work on it while I am homeschooling, not typically the case with lace!