Monday, February 24, 2020


La Familia Goulet~María, Catherine and Mom

cared for

with a labor of love~

As melting ice gives way to spring, 
the river inspires
Canciones de la Primavera
Catherine learns to write icons from her instructor, a Secular Carmelite.
~Mom shares music and stories at senior luncheon~ 

~love books too~
~ and a call to our local professional 
home maintenance crew...who saved the day~


Sunday, February 02, 2020

Simmering Soup

 I have been blessed with many beautiful family memories like this one, which happened a few years ago.
     Curiosity about the dazzling beauty of the ice drizzling upon the evergreens turned into caution as I heard the sharp splitting sound of falling branches and crackling icicles. I quickly returned home from my walk. Well, my steps were not as rapid as I would have liked because my feet were sinking through the crusty layer of ice into the snow. The tips of many of the towering pines had snapped altering the usual appearance of the otherwise majestic trees.
    Our family enjoyed a cozy, quiet evening at home, baking pumpkin chocolate chip cookies while our latest impromptu vegetable soup was simmering in the oven. Our little artificial Christmas tree needed a few more adornments and an unexpected day off from work gave us a much needed rest. We are so grateful for the blessings showered upon us every day. By the mercy of Jesus and the intercession of Mary, our lives are filled to overflowing with the joy of simplicity.
"Better is a little with fear of the Lord 
than great treasures without content."
Proverbs 15:16
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible