East and West

One of us is East and one of us is West. Soon we’ll be settled with all our stuff and ourselves facing the same direction.

My drive was very pleasant with clear skies and temps in the 70’s. Since I was doing a solo drive, leaving Dear in the west, I left later in the morning. Books on Cd are helpful to me on these long drives. This time I listened to a murder mystery by Anne Cleaves. She writes well and the miles go by quickly. I stopped here on my way this time because it was open and bought some whimsy for our new property. I’ll show you all later.

Happy Monday.

I read these words from C.H. Spurgeon this morning:

Lord Jesus, turn in with me and be my guest; and then walk out with me, and cause my heart to burn whilst thou speakest with me by the way.


About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “East and West

  1. I have been watching Shetland (based on books by Cleaves) and I really like it. That’s an awesome Spurgeon quote. I hope things are well in the East! Soon, you’ll be there to stay, all moved in and making it home sweet home! xo

  2. Glad you had a good trip and arrived safely. Those are beautiful horses in your photos. 🙂

    Oh…I love the quote by Spurgeon. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  3. I am counting down days with you…when you are able to settle down in your new home. Together! I’m sure the road trips from east to west will continue…just not quite os frequently! Glad you had a safe sol trip today.

  4. My daughter lives in Ritzville as you probably know since I write about here on and off. The rest of us live on the west side.
    I wanted to tell you about my late hubs side of the family—on his father’s side some came from Russia. They were German homesteaders asked by Catherine the great to come to Russia. I cannot find where they settled. Their name was /is Manti and they came to the US in the very late 1800s and settled in Kansas and some of the girls married the Schwartz boys. One of the Mantis has written a very nice book about the US but not the Russia part. They were Mennonites and my husbands grand parents moved to Washington and settled in Monroe where they attended the Mennonite Church . They are all gone now. Uncle Reuban was the last member to attend the Monroe church. I wish I had known more about them. Thanks for listening

    • Thanks for sharing your husbands family history. The Canadian Mennonites that “adopted” me for the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog have similar family history being drawn to Russia/Ukraine for homesteading and other business by Catherine the Great. Their groups immigrated mostly to Canada and some to South America. I didn’t realize there is/was a Mennonite church in Monroe. We see some Mennonites in Chewelah. There is a Mennonite Museum in Abbotsford, Canada with a lot of historical information and photos. Thanks again for your comment! I’ll be driving through Ritzville again on Wednesday…

  5. That is a great quote. I love that you listen to books while driving – such a great idea! Now – what could it be that you purchased for your yard – the yellow dragon??? Hmm – maybe a horse statue??? I am so happy that your house found you and you will be making it home very shortly. Hugs …

  6. Catching up with you today since I’m home and finally getting rested.
    I am enjoying your story of your family’s history!
    Hoping you all find just the right house and property to show off your whimsies.

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