Nine Ladies Dancing

2 January 2016

The Ninth Day of Christmas

The nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Galatians 5:22-23 

Our January 2nd commenced with some productivity! So, a few months ago, I got a hankering to recycle. I’ve heard that it’s not economical to recycle in Alaska because it takes more energy/money to transport the recyclables to recycling facilities, but there’s recycling bins in plenty of places around town, so I figured I could make this small change to make a small difference.

I thought there was also some personal progress goal connected to recycling, so that was motivating for me too. At church I work with the young women, and personal progress is a program for the girls to grow closer to Christ and become more Christlike. Our young women here are currently in a personal progress dead zone and not many girls work on it. But I want them too, because I know it can help them. So I’ve been trying to work on my personal progress to help motivate them. So far it’s not really working, but so far I haven’t done much personal progress either.

Anyway… here is a picture of my recycling efforts. For the past few months, I just toss the recyclables into this huge, growing pile. Today, Chris was ready to get rid of it and so we did! It was fun! Just kidding, it wasn’t very fun. It was kind of annoying. But it was funny, and it was good. I felt better about recycling my glass, plastic, tin, aluminum, cardboard, and some paper. Really what I need to do, is just use less, and reuse more. Reduce, reuse, recycle – I think that’s it. :)

Do YOU recycle? Yes, I do! :)

Other good news, my mama got home from California today! It’s not the same when she’s not around. Even if I don’t see her everyday, it’s so nice knowing she’s always just down the road. But I’m really glad she went to California and spent time with my brother and sister and fam.

After I picked her up from our little, friendly airport here in Homer, we caught this beautiful sunset. 

And then Chris made burgers and we ate them. I don’t like beef burgers though, unless it’s like, the family cow or something, or the wild moose or elk or whatever, but I made a falafel patty instead. It was tasty. And I still felt like I got to enjoy burgers with everyone because my sandwich looked the same. :)

And then I enjoyed my double chocolate gelato. And Chris played hours of Tomb Raider on xbox and it was surprisingly interesting to watch.

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