Picnic Tradition…
Picnic Tradition…
/ June 29, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Continuing the McNeny Picnic Tradition we met the perfect little family outside in a deserted park in Farmersville for a quasi-socially-distant birthday celebration. We spread a quilt under a tree, ladened it with charcuterie, salad, homemade bread, a selection of pickles and olives, chutneys and jams, sparkling water and bubbly, and settled in. We talked…

Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks…
Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks…
/ June 23, 2020 0 COMMENTS

On reading these verses, written by St. Paul, I am struck by the sense that they were written specifically for today.  That’s one of the most amazing features of the Bible, its applicability. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16)…

New Normal…
New Normal…
/ June 16, 2020 0 COMMENTS

The phrase ‘New Normal’ has been adopted to remind us that after the pandemic, when a vaccination is available, our lives will not go back to the way they were. This has been frightening and unwelcome news for some who are entrenched in their ‘now’ lives. I think about those born-againers (including St. Paul) who,…

Sleeping & Netflicking Our Days Away…
Sleeping & Netflicking Our Days Away…
/ June 12, 2020 1 COMMENTS

I’m a list maker… I love seeing the things I’ve done marked through with a pen. I manipulate my list so that I’m not left at the end of the day or week staring glumly at my un-marked list suggesting I’d just couch potato’d my day or week away. Lists often lead to other, remotely…

Nothing Steady and Predictable About Our Day-to-Day…
Nothing Steady and Predictable About Our Day-to-Day…
/ May 27, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Hubs and I have led atypical lives together. 9-5 was not the norm for us. There was nothing steady and predictable about our day-to-day. Jobs and financial security weren’t the norm either. There are times when we worry about our children who are apparently following in our footsteps by shirking steady, predictable lives, “You encouraged…

Sunset in the East…
Sunset in the East…
/ May 22, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Footlights faces West. In the summer I’ll see an orangecrush-float sky foaming over the barn and the back fairway first thing in the morning, and a blushing pink candy floss sunset in the front forty fifteen hours later. I’ve been trying to get the perfect pictures, just two of them, to be painted and hung…

Harbour-at-Home…
Harbour-at-Home…
/ May 15, 2020 0 COMMENTS

A harbour is a shelter for boats and ships to anchor, for safe-keeping, or for when there’s a storm. God is my shelter during the pandemic; In these tempestuous times… “…(He is) our harbor and our strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 Let’s remember this and perhaps we can take some comfort…

Sparrow…
Sparrow…
/ May 11, 2020 1 COMMENTS

These are odd times. Our lives have changed and will probably never be the same again.  A new normal is replacing the old. At Footlights Hubs and I keep ourselves busy to keep our minds off what we are missing. Trust me there are no shortages of ‘honey do’s’ around here. Both Hubs and I…

Social Distancing…
Social Distancing…
/ May 7, 2020 0 COMMENTS

Our cats appear to be oblivious to social distancing… but then they do live in the same house, and haven’t been near anyone who’s tested positive, they wash their paws thoroughly, and sneeze into their elbows (I made that part up) and the only other animals who visited were wearing masks… or a very fancy…

Back-Patio-Office…
Back-Patio-Office…
/ May 4, 2020 1 COMMENTS

This year, the expanded and screened in back patio that we completed last summer has come into its own, It faces east so catches the sun as soon as it comes up, it’s quiet, and very beautiful. As you can see I have panoramic views of the back fairway, I can watch the comings and…