What a beautiful night!

Have you been outside to see the gorgeous supermoon?  It is spectacularly clear here and the moon is so amazing I hope you get a chance to see it!


It turns out that it isn’t as easy to quit Facebook cold turkey as I thought.  I deleted the app from my phone, then added it back two days later.  But this time I put it on the last page of phone icons so I never see it when I turn on the phone.  But I miss the small bits of their lives through the day.  So now I only go to FB when I feel like I have the strength to cope with whatever I see there.  And it’s getting better, I’m not feeling as consumed with dread.  Maybe I will come back soon, but for tonight I am not missing the near constant available distraction of looking at my FB feed.  I’ve made a lovely Sunday night dinner of pork roast, roasted sweet potatoes, and green beans.  And I’ve got my fuzzy slippers on drinking a nice cup of my favorite Oolong and enjoying watching some relaxing TV after doing a bit of sewing.  Maybe more of that later.


4 thoughts on “What a beautiful night!

  1. Amazing moon! It went with me as I was walking home from a meeting this evening. The meeting was about working to end homelessness here in Mpls. Boyd, what is keeping me sane and hopeful in this awful time is looking for ways I can impact my own small world right here: using my Spanish to interpret for attorney conferences for detainees fighting deportation; singing in a choir that is largely made up of folks who either are homeless or have experienced it at some point (& are in transitional housing) right here in my local neighborhood; helping a friend gather coats for her adult refugee/immigrant students (mostly Somali) who are facing their first winter here. This horrible election has reinforced for me that the place we can make a difference is right here. Local work, local change. I think you, also, would feel more hopeful & not so powerless; would feel less dread, as you so accurately call it, if you can find a place to do good in the face of this awfulness.

    I hope this doesn’t sound like sermonizing; all I mean is to share what has helped me 🙂

  2. Yes! A divided America can heal. God can use difficult times for good. Have faith!
    The moon is spectacular in our Lutsen sky. Also the last few nights as we have enjoyed watching as it becomes full. The stars have given a full view. ……..more than we can count! 38 degrees now—-what a November! Jim and I were able to get some brush hauled to the pile for burning after we get snow. Good exercise!
    Thanksgiving just around the corner—-you all have a great time together.
    Love to all. Jim & Joan

  3. I’m bummed that you didn’t stop in Lake City. Would have loved to see you. Just remember to post pictures of Juliette–one of my favorite things on FB.

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