I’m going to call today White Friday instead of black. I am not going to set foot into any retail establishment today, nor will I purchase anything online. I do not have to! Or as my mother used to say, “if everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you just follow them?” I’m not jumping off this cliff Mom.
We had a glorious Thanksgiving. My son’s in-laws are so normal and nice. The dinner was so unaffected. A fried turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, apple pie, pumpkin pie. Ice cream. And whipping cream whipped to perfection in daughter-in-law’s new fancy-schmancy mixer. None of them had ever seen someone make whipped cream out of real cream before. I hope to God it tasted better than cool whip to them! It was such a nice day. We took a walk after dinner, so nice to have so many people making sure the little one is good, the dog is happy and well-behaved, and all adults are acting like adults. Nice, nice, nice.
Today I will likely start a blog for my icons. I need a step-by-step guide and I cannot find one. I will make one! Thanks to my penchant for taking photos of all things, I have pictures of my last completed icon, at every step through the 21 step process. This blog will have nothing to do with this blog, and will not be a personal journal (I hope), but a blog about writing icons.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a lovely weekend.
If you go into the desert merely to get away from people you dislike, you will find neither peace nor solitude; you will only isolate yourself with a tribe of devils. — Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation, p. 52