Monday, February 21, 2011
Honestly I was quite content living here in our "House of Happiness" (as my niece calls it), until this weekend when a charming house close to the farm became available. I've often driven past the home and thought, "what a beautiful set-up!" They have the prettiest barn, sweetest house, and loveliest pasture... and a towering lazy tree that turns bright crimson and flaming orange in the Fall. There's enough space in the house for us to house some guests, and enough land for us to keep our chickens and a cow on our own property. The owners (I found out after I'd been admiring it for a while) are actually friends of my husband's family and long-time parishioners at our church. Sadly, their reasonable asking price is pretty far out of our reach.
This weekend... I became a godmother! "Tim" and "Meg" of Our Love Story fame, asked my husband and I to be godparents to their charming baby daughter.
Some plans for the week ahead: Figure out how we can afford to buy a house. And pray some novenas to that effect, as well.
If I find some time for myself, I want to... work on getting our garden area ready. It's almost time to plant peas!
Prayer intentions for this week: for a dear friend who is grieving, and another who is expecting. For Suzanne's baby and pregnancy. For Amy Caroline's daughter. And for the asking price to come way down.
Something that makes me smile: Surprise calls from my husband in the middle of the day.