"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Friday, November 29, 2013


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Although no official holiday here where I live, we have always tried to do a family dinner to celebrate, usually on the following Saturday. This year on the Monday I decided to make a dinner for the regular lunch hour on the day, Thursday, and those of the family who could make it would come. (nearly all those who live here in town made it!).

We also had the presence of my Norinha³ and our/The Grandson. As she is working in another state and comes back and forth, not always do we have the happiness of having them for a celebration.

I am working on giving daily, several-times-a-daily, thanks for all the blessings we have.
Also for my "homework", working on my surrendering to God...
I do so want to micro-manage the Universe! 
And know the outcomes!
Getting through this difficult time is really testing my faith.

So, although really frazzled, I did want to celebrate a happy family moment and give thanks — and which all came together to happen.

Thanksgiving 2013 4 generations
Nana (Great Gran), Grammie (Gran), Herr Baby (New!)
Four generations were at the table — Blessing!

Friday, November 01, 2013

Tous les Soleils

Last week saw the film Tous Les Soleils... nice and light, with lovely music.