Thursday, April 10, 2014


  • res·pite [ réspit ]
  1. brief interval of rest: a brief period of rest and recovery between periods of exertion or after something disagreeable


Facebook tells me it is National Siblings Day. I don’t really need an excuse to celebrate my sisters, but I figured this would be a good time to share the photo of my sisters and me (and Mom and Ilex and Rilla) on our girls’ day out that we spent together the day before my birthday.

And any day is a good day for Jane Austen.

“Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply...” ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Speaking of much-needed respite, my dear friend Cheris offered to watch my kids for a few hours this afternoon after our Memory Master director proofs (congratulations to her daughter Chloe for passing her MM proof just before us!).

Russ has been in Washington D.C. the past few days, so I really appreciated the time alone. Like, really appreciated it.

(No, my choice of respite food was not healthy. But it was delicious.)

Speaking of respite (how many times can I write the word “respite” in this post?), Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World is 200 pages of delightful, delicious respite. I’ll share a few quotes in my upcoming “What We’re Reading” post.


Rebecca said...

Ahhh, you've discovered the Wilsons! Congrats! ;-)

Great picture and nice time alone. Love the quote. I'll be memorizing that one to recite every time my children bicker with one another. ;-)

KellyinPA said...

Ah! That pizza looks so good! That is my idea of a perfect afternoon, so glad you were able to get a few moments away:)