Well, so -- much of the reason I have been away from blogging this fall has been that I have been spending a lot of time with my mother-in-law. She has been battling illness, so has needed some extra help. This is lucky for me, because I love her so much -- and always enjoy the time I get to spend with her.
Take Tuesday night, for example -- she and I had a fabulous dinner together: pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes, sauteed snow peas, and sliced tomatoes. And we split a bottle of wine while she told me hilarious stories about the husband's childhood.
It was a great date!
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Today's book selection for Advent is lovely to look at -- and has a lovely story to go with it as well. Christmas Tapestry, by Patricia Polacco, is about a pastor's family who move to a new town and a new church community. After the church is damaged in a storm, Jonathan and his father worry that Christmas Eve services will have to be ruined. Luckily they find a beautiful old tapestry that will cover the damage perfectly. Then the miracle part happens!
Such a great story -- and so gorgeous, too!