November 19, 2015

“November — the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate 
wind-songs in the pines. ~L.M. Montgomery (Anne of the Island Ch.25)
My favorite Christmas film is the animated classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss. I love the scene where everything has been stripped away from the whos--stolen by the Grinch--and the whos come out of their houses with joyful hearts, holding hands and singing.
Wanna see something pretty? My Christmas cactus has decided to be a Thanksgiving cactus this year. Once it gets going, it usually blooms for a few months, so it should still be going strong for Christmas.
Seth brought home our Thanksgiving turkey today. I told him to get the biggest one at the store, and he did. It weighs twenty-seven pounds! That's the biggest we've ever had. (I think last year's turkey was twenty-three pounds.)
I'm just finishing up a second pair of socks to send to Tracey for her socks for the homeless project. There's still time to send socks, as Tracey has extended the deadline to December 1st.  You don't have to be a knitter to help; dark colored, store bought socks are fine, too.
I really love this gathering-in time of year with frost covered mornings and candle-shine evenings. 
I still haven't turned the heat on yet! But, it has been a very warm autumn. Even with cold nights and frosty mornings, the days continue to be mild. Today it was 55° and tiny winter moths fluttered in the late afternoon twilight.
Beauty is healing. Cats are beautiful and very good company. I will always keep a cat.
Sometimes I think that life is too hard and I am too small. But, then I remember that God is big and I am His.