Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.
This morning, my family and I ate breakfast at one of our favorite local restaurants. While enjoying the conversation at our table, my husband doodled on his placemat. This is what came out of his pen. I thought it was cute. Not a masterpiece, by any means, but fun nonetheless. Since the doodle seemed so happy, I thought I would share him with all of you.