The theme of "sacrifice/suffering" fits well this week, the week to do the Big Shopping. The Mom insists that she can count it for her walk, since the only way she could keep going was to pretend that she was on the treadmill.
One more disjointed thought to join the others:
"We are most ourselves when we are closest to the One in whose image we are made."
You know, a stable can be a lot of work!
Walk to Rivendell: We camp by a stream.