This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Children’s Book Monday

The Summerfolk written and illustrated by Doris Burn
Sometimes books stick with you. Sometimes books for whatever reason make an impression on you and over thirty years later you have a desire for your children to know them. One book that stuck with me is The Summerfolk by Doris Burn.

“Thick as sand fleas and twice as pesky.” That is what Willy Potts’ father Joes says. He’s talking about the summerfolk. The vacationers that come to the beach where Willy and Joe live year round. The beach from where Joe makes his living as a fisherman. Willy and Joe have no use for the silly summerfolk.

Willy and Joe each have their own boat. One summer day, the longest day of the year, Joe sets out for work and Willy sets out for the swamp. Willy meets some summerfolk like he’s never met before. He meets Fedderly, Rosebud, Cork and Spinner, and Twyla Loo, they form a flotilla and have some adventure.

Does Willy change his mind about summerfolk?

This book seems to be out of print, although I’ve seen some copies for sale on the internet. It is an engaging book, giving the reader just enough information to let their imagination go. Ms. Burns black and white drawings are superb. Worth a look around for. Check libraries. This book has survived since my first encounter in first grade. I think it stuck with me.

Menu Plan Monday

Another week ready to fly by. Waiting to be able to have the windows open all day. In theory we could, but the air flow in this house is almost non-existant. Especially if one is cooking. But most of this week's menu is stove-top, crockpot or grilled. Eats for the week include:

Monday—Taco Mac, raw veggies, fruit
Tuesday— Grilled chicken, artichokes, rice and bread
Wednesday—chili & cornbread—didn’t get made last week. This is our really late night and the crockpot will keep everything in good shape.
Thursday—frozen pizza w/added turkey sausage & extra cheese & salad
Friday— spaghetti & garlic bread

Menu Plan Monday is hosted by Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

What's up for dinner at your house??

Grains of Gratitude

For forgiveness, grace, mercy compassion, patience, from My Father, my husband, my children and my friends I am grateful beyond words.

If I owe you a phone call, a card, an e-mail, or a response of some sort, thank you for bearing with me. For some reason this week I could write a post about coffee, chocolate & pumpkin but not an e-mail. I could write about apple peelers, books and menus but not about what’s going on. And there is a lot going on. Maybe I can get that out this week, it’s like it is all stuffed in a closet—that door is going to get opened and all the junk is going to tumble out. So once stuff starts falling—look out!!

Please be in prayer for sweet Ashley, little Lindley, Kelli, Heather, my forum friends B, S & T who are on my heart with various needs.

I’m grateful I started this blog and joined this meme. I am grateful for Christine at Brady’s Bunch who came up with the idea to start the week with Grains of Gratitude.

With heartfelt prayers that YOUR week will be full of abundant blessings.

Always In Him,

Julie