This is what the Lord says - your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go."
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley. ~Robert Burns, To a Mouse
Welcome back, my friends!
I'd love to be able to say that my hiatus from regular blogging for the reasons stated here have moved me closer to realizing more sequels to my two novel series, The Glade Series and Adventures in The Glade. As I write this, I've only begun rereading the last book in Adventures, Revelation. But you know what? That's absolutely okay, because the amazing events which have transpired these past weeks have truly required my undivided attention.
It all starts when my mother receives an invitation to the 60th wedding anniversary celebration for two of her oldest and dearest friends. My brother, Bill, and I have such fond memories of growing up with these folks and their children; so when Mom mentions how much she'd love to attend, but doesn't feel capable of driving herself, Bill and I decide to spend the weekend with her so we can take her. What a marvelous and joyful reunion it is for all of us!
Next up, it's my husband, Danny's, retirement party! Hooray!!! His co-workers plan a 70s theme celebration for him, no doubt inspired by this photo:
It is quite dim in the room where we gathered, so snapping usable photos is a challenge for me.
Here is a great, campy one taken in proper lighting:
I love it! But what I love even more is having Danny home every day. And no, before you ask, retirement is anything but boring for him, but that's a blog for another time.
And now that we have converted Giovanni's old room into a guest room, we can have our oldest granddaughter, Virginia Rose, over to spend the night.
However, this is what it transforms into when we're anticipating her arrival:
Virginia spends two weekends with us during September. What fantastic fun we have!
Of course, we get together with Virginia's parents and her sisters, Savannah Jane and Alexandra Nancy, too. Here are cute photos from their recent lunch visit with us.
So although I intended this break in blogging for a totally different reason, God most definitely had other plans. Yes, I will finish the rereading soon. No, there is not yet a clear path as to how another novel will play out.
But I'm not worried.
While the best laid plans of mice and men may go awry, God's never do.