In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?



'Come walk with us'. . .
I am very much enjoying our morning readings in 'Peril and Peace'. I love learning about our Fathers in the Faith. 'Peril and Peace' is about the ancient church, dealing with our first martyrs: Ignatius, Polycarp, Cyprian, Justin, as well as some of my other favorites: Augustine and St. Patrick. This last chapter was about Patrick's early slavery in Ireland, and then his resolve to return there to spread the gospel of Christ.
~sweet iced tea with lunch preparation

The turquise turtle knot, courtesy of a recent library book. :) I am rather fond of learning about knots and sailing ships and how they work, so Dad brought home a sizable stack of books on sailing for both our benefit and enjoyment. Also in his stack of library books were several on the Declaration of Independence and Benjamin Franklin, which supplement very well my current interest in American history. I have been reading Paul Johnson's 'A History of the American People' like a novel these past few weeks. The section on Revolutionary America is exceedingly interesting, and I am learning new details about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin (did you know he discovered the Gulf Stream?)and gaining a much deeper
knowledge of all our early history. I love all the things there are to learn! Especially history. . .
~My favorite current piano piece--fast, complicated, and really fun!
. . . And a sort of shelf in my room--I think you can enlarge it--of all the things I love best.

~and this is my outfit--the different blues were making me happy :)


. . .Okay, does anyone else think that Hogan's Heroes is a really cozy thing to watch?
I think so--especially on a rainy afternoon. World War II resistance is one of my favorite things to play with my brother Ben. Or detectives. We have a lot of fun, making up separate identities for our imaginary lives in the 1940's.
Thanks for putting up with my ramblings. . .


Katya said...

I love your blog, Olivia, and I love the title! I am so pleased to have you as a blog-neighbor. Keep posting :)--I love what you write.♥

Anonymous said...


I look forward to more 'ramblings'. Your posts are restful, like the music one wants to listen to at the end of a busy day.


Sue said...

Welcome to the blog world! I also enjoy your sisters and mom's blogs. Funny as it's raining here today and I was just about to put Hogan's Heroes on and watch with my younger kiddoes while folding laundry!