Our little family is hoping to enjoy a boring week. Monday was boring and normal. Yay for normal and boring! Well, as normal and boring as life can be in the midst of Christmas and history defining events in your country and the world. But we did school, did work, and did normal stuff. That’s what we’re hoping for all week. Normal and boring.
There is still plenty happening and I’ll share a few bits today.
I shared two prayer requests a few weeks ago. I think one was resolved last week. I won’t know for sure for three to six months, but it is as resolved as it can be at the moment. The other prayer request is for someone else’s needs this week. Please pray for wisdom for everyone involved and a good outcome. Thank you.
A Quiet Simple Life Planner & Guidebook
David and I updated A Quiet Simple Life Planner & Guidebook and it is now in the shop. It has calendars for January 2021 through June 2022. It is filled with new patterns on many of the pages. If you already own this, you can log in to your account and download the new version since your purchase entitles you to all updates. Those of you who have The Lifetime Shopping Pass can also download this new version. If you purchased it when it was under the previous title (Creating Your Cozy Life Planner & Guidebook), you also have access to this. I sent an email to each person who did so they could upgrade for free. If you didn’t upgrade when I sent those instructions and want this one then you will need to contact me.
One important note! If you like some of the design patterns from the previous version, be sure to keep a copy of it. Don’t overwrite your old one with the new one. There are lots of changes and almost all of the old patterns are gone.
I didn’t add any new content. That will be coming as well. First we had to update all the calendars and give them a fresh new look. We kept one month the same (the October acorns because acorns!). I wanted to make the calendars available and not wait until I had time to add more new content. All of the content that coordinated with the calendars and many other things were also freshened up with the new looks.
Visiting Maramureș and a Romanian Village
In closing, I wanted to share this lovely video. I could have put it in my (neglected) forum, but wanted to share this here so people can enjoy it. (The video picture is really misleading. I don’t know why she chose that picture and wording other than for click bait.)
How much we have lost in this world when we abandoned the idea of belonging to a real community where you are known and valued. Whether it is where you live, where you worship, or where you work – we have lost so much in our movement to massive and basically anonymous organizations rather than true communities where we are each valuable, contributing individuals.
I wrote about this many years ago in The Loss of Real Communities.
This is one of the reasons I’ve always sought to develop a community with whatever I’ve done online. It’s not the same as real communities in real life, but it is one small thing I can do to make this huge world seem a little smaller and draw wonderful people together.
What is going on in your home this week? I hope you’ll leave a comment!
Artwork: “The Mirror” by Albert Chevalier Tayler