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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category


Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.


The Snow Ball

Monday, January 29th, 2018

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On the ‘warmest’ day of January we held our Snow Ball. The lovely Brambly Hedge Winter Story gave me the idea to celebrate Winter in the dead of Winter. We had a fancy meal, played a game and held a dance of course.

On the Menu:

Donut Snowmen
“Cold Cuts”
milk and water aka melted snow
Cheese stck snowmen
Ice cream
Hot chocolate
Snowmen carrot noses
Boiled egg snow balls.


Snow Fun

Monday, January 15th, 2018

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So far this Winter has not been the play out in the snow kind of Winter. If there has been a decent amount of snow it’s been brutally cold outside or windy or both. We have had only a few days of outside time, so last weekend whent the temps soared into the 40s I ordered the babies outside as quickly as they could go to enjoy the snow and the warmth while it lasted!


At The Parsonage – Spring is Here

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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So it’s Spring. Which because we’ve had such an incredibly warm Winter, I have to say, is kind of like “oh yeah, it’s official now.” I have come to appreciate this season more, living where Winter is actually hard, harsh and long. Spring is welcomed and long for in the way I long for Fall after a hot Summer. In Texas Winter is cool then suddenly it’s hot and that’s Spring. I always thought this one just blended into Summer, like you have really warm Sp-ummer then third level of hades hot Summer.

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Anyway, you’re welcome for all that. It’s Spring here. It made me happy when I opened the Easter box my mom sends every year filled with Springy things and those beautiful WHITE Easter dresses and handsome new spiffs for the boys.

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I’ve even taken a few minutes to pretty the house for Spring. Aren’t tulips lovely?

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The kids home in the morning have been wanting  to do more crafts lately. I dug up some for Spring. Brown chicks because I couldn’t find the yellow paint.

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Perfectly Spring.

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Esther saw the Robin foot print one and has been begging to do this for a week now. The thought of painting feet gave me serious pause but I relented and was organized enough for it to go quickly and easily enough.

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So far, Spring here has been cool and rainy with the occasional warm and sunny day. Nice but keeps you on your toes. Don’t put the coats away just yet kiddies!