We're unpacking here so all reading and crafting is slower. The unpacking and setting up house is going well, and I am so thankful for my husband's tireless driving and hauling that has made this all so smooth.
The lace blanket is still going. In the car ride up here, I got one moon and one star sewed onto the curtains. They look more cheerful already and I am very much looking forward to sewing the rest on!
Since I finished reading all of Cather's novels, I am honored to have my thoughts on her writing published at Carrots for Michaelmas.
I have only read a few pages more in the Little Oratory in the last few weeks, but they were well worth the read. Her comments about the home as a school of virtue and the domestic church have helped me significantly in my interactions with my children. The book is so well written, just overflowing with love, and perfect encouragement for a mother.
"The Home you might say, ought to be an Eden on earth; or better, because we are now redeemed, a little bit of heaven. It's truly, as John Paul [II] points out, the one place where everyone is accepted for who he is rather than for what he does or what he contributes, and that alone makes is very restful. At the same time, the family is quniqely suited tot he development of the human person. A person develops his potential by means of the nourishment of love." - The Little Oratory, p.14