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?

* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED

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Glimpses from November

 Our days have been very full here, and promise to increase rather than decrease in the direction.  Many things fill the hours of my day, and I haven't been posting as much as I would wish.  I do enjoy it when I have time to upload pictures and write a few words, so I will be making a point to do it more often.  Meanwhile, on this first day of December I am sharing here a few snapshots of our busy November.  The first Sunday of Advent has come and gone, and this is the time for joyful anticipation among our many duties.  Have a blessed Advent, friends, and I hope to post pictures soon of decorating and card-making!
 warm Amish-bread, fresh from the oven
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 Mama was taking pictures of me while I made window-stars.
 It was a cold day, and I was wearing sweaters and an extra-long skirt

 ...and this is what I was making!


 ~: My bedroom :~



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 the reflection in a freshly washed window...
 first snow to stick-
~a blurry reflection of us having a ridiculous amount of fun at Subway~