Sunday, January 24, 2010


"I am very sorry to hear, Miss Fairfax, of your being out this morning in the rain. Young ladies should take care of themselves. Young ladies are delicate plants. They should take care of their health and their complexion. My dear, did you change your stockings?"

All this concerned solicitude from an older gentleman, Mr. Woodhouse, in Jane Austen's Emma. I could not but help feel ambivalent and mildly amused upon reading this recently in the book, yet I love what it says! Enough to share it with you anyway. The 2009 version of Emma broadcasts in our area beginning tonight. Rose and I have waited with great anticipation to see this newest version since Ribbons of Light first posted of it coming to television last fall.

So I will keep my mind on tonight's study from the book of Colossians while at church. But upon arrival at home we will all get snugly and comfortable in our nightwear, pop a large skillet of popcorn and situate ourselves in front of the television. Even if it is a school night( another wonderful benefit of homeschooling).

Two posts in a row...and I use a form of snug in both of them! It must be this cool rainy weather.

november as it looks now

"After the leaves come down, the countryside has an open look. New vistas appear, hills unseen when summer's wealth of green is spr...