I can’t be sure, but it seems that cabin fever may have set in here at the Norris household. Arapahoe and Xian have been begging their Mom and Papa to take them for walks … whether the wind is blowing from the north or the south. Arapahoe, especially, will push her nose underneath your hand or arm to get your attention … as if to say, Mom, quit doing what you’re doing and pay attention to me!
Mr. Pat has been trying new soup recipes, and we have found some new favorites. He has also been checking out the seed catalogs, and just yesterday placed an order for all new garden seeds. Some are new varieties. Some are the old, tried and true. No doubt, he’ll have his best garden ever! Seed catalogs and cookbooks can help the winter days go faster.
Speaking of books, with the deadline looming for year-end statistical tables, I am three books behind in reading for the seventh session of Two-Year Academy which begins this week. Ugh.
And apparently today I have writer’s block because I’ve been at this for over an hour. And today … It is Just. So. Difficult.
Some days are like that. Is it cabin fever? Is it boredom? Or something else? Seems like a good time to quit what I am doing. And don my hiking boots. And go with Arapahoe and Xian and their Papa for a walk on the prairie. And pay attention to the wind.
Soul Whisperer, may we hear you and feel you in the wind. Help us to pay attention to the nudges and noses in our lives. Amen.
Grace and peace … --Pastor Pat
Pastor Pat Norris
Something to Ponder is by Pastor Pat and is printed on the back of the bulletin each week.