We've finally got back online after a near 3 day Travel Black Out. I'm only writing until the Stand Firm Life Broadcast this evening. This is the first day we've gotten to catch up a little on the news, having only survived with very brief phone updates from Matt.
This morning we worshiped at St. James, Newport Beach. I MEANT to post and say that was where we were going, but the computer could not be had. We will probably be back in two Sundays. Next Sunday we will go to my grandparent's church and then hopefully the week after back to St. James.
We are about an hour and a half south from Anahiem in Murrieta. It is VERY hot but we are settled in the cool beauty of my grandparent's house. They have all the things I have remembered as a child. Having themselves lived all over the world, their house is full of lovely and carefully chosen things. The children are wilting in the heat, after a long cold winter and a fairly cool summer, they are amazed that the mountains are so brown and dry and that they can't really go out in the middle of the day.
Tomorrow is Elphine's 7th Birthday. We will be having fancy tea and a fancy time, being ready to put childish things away. I, having thought long and hard for about a month, still have no idea what I am going to give her on this important occasion. She likes, she says, 'to read books, play with dolls a little, and that's about all.
Meanwhile, we all miss Matt very much but are so grateful that he is covering the news. Me myself, I am watching with morbid facination the devestation of this once fine Episcopal Organization. And, may God be ever praised, I'm so grateful to be watching this time from the outside.
The broadcast is about to begin, so I will resume this at a later time.