A happy day to you! Don't you love this trade card that I found in an old book? It's entitled "Strength and Beauty," and says "You surely cannot attain physical beauty without vital strength, and vital strength depends upon nourishment."
Last Sunday, we discovered a pretty little calico kitten that had been hiding under a bush. She quickly adopted us, and of course, she and Bilbo are getting along like cats and dogs! Bilbo wants her to play like a dog, and can't understand why he keeps getting slapped in the face! It's so nice to be "in a feline way" again.
Our family had the opportunity of participating in a cultural event that our church put on last Saturday, which was lots of fun. Mister Graham and Tasha played British pioneers coming to America, and Audrey and AnnaMarie learned the Russian dance "Kalinka," and loved getting to wear such pretty costumes. They loved the "Kalinka" so much, in fact, that we decided that would be a great name for our new cat!
We're hoping that we can go and harvest some elderberries soon, and have been having fun playing with pokeberry "ink" from the plants in our backyard. We've discovered a new kind of mushroom that is edible, called the "Ash Tree Bolete," and learned that it may be edible, but it sure ain't tasty! :)
May you be blessed today in all you do.