Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quiet time

My Bible Study group is doing a short study on quiet time - keeping our appointments with God.  I'm always incredibly busy and then totally exhausted at the end of the day, so I confess that I often whisper a hurried prayer before drifting off to sleep.  I know that the devil wants to keep us busy and distracted and exhausted so that we don't spend time with God.  This study has made me slow down a bit and make time to spend in God's word.  I'm really enjoying my new Life Application Study Bible - I should have got one long ago.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The ripple blanket

The ripple blanket is progressing beautifully.  I love this ripple stitch.  This is a little knee blanket that I started in November.  Just a few more rows to go, then many many loose threads to stitch in, and a few pompoms on each corner and I'm done.  In my busy world, that's another few months to go...

Monday, February 20, 2017

Walking with Elephants

My friend Bridget treated me to a walk with elephants as my birthday gift - totally fabulous!  She fetched me early on a Sunday morning and we went out to the Magaliesburg for the elephant encounter.  There are 3 elephants, a mom and daughter, and then an orphan who is now part of the group.
Bridget, her daughter Boo and I on the game vehicle,
driving out to meet the elephants.

As I stood with my hand up against the elephants, my heart broke for the many elephants who are killed by poachers for their tusks.  We heard their low rumble a few times during the encounter - it was magnificent.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The sweetest little cat and a total hooligan

After 6 weeks in her new home with Ruby and I, little Malaika is settling in well.  We had a few health challenges in the first 3 weeks but she's now a healthy little girl who loves nothing better than chasing and harassing her big sister.

She is both the sweetest little cat and a total hooligan.  My beloved Ruby wants to lick her and snuggle, but Malaika prefers to jump, play and bite poor Ruby.  I usually let them sort out their own arguments, but occasionally have to stop Malaika from harassing Ruby.