Jenny Knipfer Author

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Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lam 3:21-23

The sun always makes me feel industrious, so on bright mornings I write or edit. My favorite spot to be on these cold wintry mornings is in my dining room which has both a south and east facing window. The south window hosts an arrangement of plants: various succulents, orchids, African violets, and a Christmas cactus. Something in that menagerie always seems to be blooming; right now, it is a butter colored phalaenopsis with red brushstrokes upon it’s petals. Several bright blooms cluster up a leggy stem and smile at me, like happy little faces.

I have my laptop set up nearby on my dining table, a hot drink of choice (tea or coffee depending on my mood) at hand, a prayer in my heart, and my reading glasses perched upon my nose as I tap my thoughts out while the sun arcs through the sky.

The sun slowly rose this morning accompanied by first a pastel tinge, then a hot color palette that faded once more to a baby blue winter sky. The sun shines against a background of cloudless sky now. More mornings than not have started this way so far this year, and I am grateful. I’ve gotten a lot done! Thankfully there have not been too many gloomy mornings. Although I hear we are headed for another snow storm this weekend that could add to our record breaking accumulation of crystals.

I have some quilting I need to do, but I’ve been procrastinating. I can’t seem to lock myself in my little craft room (which is on the north side of the house) on a sunny day, so I wait for gray or snowy ones. It is on those days that I feel the urge to sew. Maybe it’s the idea of making something cozy. I guess that makes sense – the idea of crafting something to cuddle up with on a cold day.

Do you have certain tasks that seem to associate themselves to the weather?

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