Te Deum

Te Deum

Not because of victories 
I sing,
having none,
but for the common sunshine,
the breeze,
the largess of the spring.

Not for victory
but for the day's work done
as well as I was able;
not for a seat upon the dais
but at the common table. 

Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976) 

Thankful for my lovely daughters and daughter-in-law for a lovely birthday afternoon tea...

Grateful for fun in the sun

The pleasure of her first motor bike ride

Old school music

 Some new board games (see here for how Takenoko is played)

And a new card game - great for up to about 10 players

Playing with bunnies

Listening to podcasts for inspiration for the new year...

Looking forward to a new year and to the pleasure of connecting with my readers. I've enjoyed the rapport centred around books, ideas, and home education - feasting at the 'common table.' Thank you to all who have visited and commented or emailed me privately. It wouldn't be worth blogging if you didn't visit and talk to me! 

Linking up with Weekly Wrap-up and Finishing Strong


Happy birthday to you!!!

What a truly lovely day of celebration.
Melissa said…
Happy Birthday Carol...the spread looks fabulous!!
Brian Joseph said…
Happy Birthday Carol!

Those pictures are making me Hungry.

Happy reading in 2017!

Virginia Lee said…
Happy Birthday! What a blessing daughters are. Looking forward to 2017. =)
Carol said…
Thank you. It was pretty special :)
Carol said…
Thanks Melissa. We had enough leftovers to keep us going for a week.
Carol said…
Thanks Brian. May you have many happy hours of reading in 2017.
Carol said…
Yes, they certainly are. They inherited their Dad's organizing & over-catering skills. Have a wonderful 2017!
Joesette said…
Oh my! What a lovely birthday tea! It looks delish, and so very thoughtful!
Carol said…
It was, Joesette. I felt very blessed :)