FOR TODAY April 7th, 2014
Outside my window...
It's overcast, but we really have had some lovely days. The wind still has a real nip to it though. The sun is feeling a lot warmer. If we could just get rid of the wind, but then again it is helping to dry things up!
I am thinking...
`•.¸.•´¸¸.¸.☆¨"“Pure Christlike love flowing from righteousness can change the world.
~Jeffrey R Holland
Never underestimate the power of love.
I am thankful...
I am thankful for having been able to listen to our leaders speak to us this past weekend via our bi-annual church General conference. My spirit has been well and truly fed.
In the kitchen...
A delicious Roasted Asparagus Salad with Parmesan and a Lemon Vinaigrette. Delicious and quite healthy and very Spring-like!
On my "To Cook" list...
Avocado, Strawberry and Spinach Salad with a Poppyseed Dressing from Gimme Some Oven. Just waiting for Strawberry Season to arrive! I can only imagine how delicious this will be with fresh berries from our own garden!
I am creating...
This sweet mouse pattern is a freebie from Little Muggles! Isn't it sweet? I think it is just adorable.
No source to be found, but they look simple enough to replicate. High heel cupcakes! Regular iced cupcakes for the toes, a biscuit for the body of the shoe and a cigarello for the heel. A bit of sprinkles, etc. and some icing trim around the body of the shoe and Bob's Your Uncle! You got really pretty shoe cupcakes for the gals!
Little button pouches made from the recycled pockets from Men's shirts on Upcycle. Love, LOVE!
Bunny Sachets for Easter from Craft Passion. There is a free tutorial. Aren't they adorable and there are lots of uses suggested for them as well. Looks like a great way to use up some scraps and make something useful at the same time!
I am going...
There is an Additional Meeting for the gals in my Ward at the church on Thursday evening, and we are going to a concert at a church in Port Sunlight with some good friends on Friday Evening.
I am wondering...
Todd bought a couple of new gold fish at the weekend. He is acclimatizing them now to the pond. They are fantails. I am wondering if they will be okay.
I am reading...
The Midwife's Confession, by Diane Chamberlain
I finished Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain and I enjoyed it so very much I looked for another one of her books to read. I settled on this one. I downloaded a try me first section and I was hooked and so I had to go for the whole book. It's very, very good.
What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry-
The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle - her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family - described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn't know. With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives - and the life of a desperate stranger - with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.
This is a nail biter for sure! Another can't put me down book! So happy to have discovered this author!
I am hoping...Starting the Food Doctor Diet again (for the umpteenth time) this week. I am just going to do it to kick start some weight loss and get myself off Diet Coke and sugar, and then I will see where I go from there. I really want to get rid of my sweet tooth.
Makes me Smile...
A group of seniors were sitting around talking about their ailments.
"My arms have gotten so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee," said one.
"Yes, I know," said another. "My cataracts are so bad; I can't even see my coffee."
"I couldn't even mark an "X" at election time, my hands are so crippled," volunteered a third.
"What?? Speak up! I can't hear you!"
"I can't turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck," said a fourth to which several nodded weakly in agreement.
"My blood pressure pills make me so dizzy!" exclaimed another.
"I forget where I am, and where I'm going," said another.
"I guess that's the price we pay for getting old," winced an old man as he slowly shook his head.
The other's nodded in agreement.
"Well, count your blessings," said a woman cheerfully . . . "Thankfully we can all still drive."
I am learning...
I am learning to be more gentle with myself. Why do we always judge ourselves in ways and to standards we would never apply to another?
Around the House ...
They don't really do decks here in the UK, not that I have seen any ways. They do patios. If I ever had a deck I would love for it to be just like this one. I love the colour, and of course the shrubs around it. We had a house with a deck once, in New Brunswick. It was impossible to use it however because the mosquitoes were so bad you couldn't be outside for five minutes without getting eaten alive!
Live Creatively Inspired. Ten ways to add farmhouse style. There are some really great ideas here. I love the bead board cupboards and the wooden counters.
Again, no source, but I do love the colours of the gingham pillow case and that bright and cosy looking afghan. They look really warm and cosy. Homey.
I am pondering...
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Being a Disciple of Christ is not an effort of once a week, or once a day, it's an effort of once and for all. ~President Dieter F Uchtdorf.
How can I apply this to my life. Where there is a will, there is a way.
A favorite quote for today...
IF we follow up, the Lord will not let us down.
~Elder M Russell Ballard
One of my favorite things...
Salted and Roasted Pistachio Nuts. I could eat them until they come out my ears. I especially LOVE the salt and black pepper ones. Nice!
A few plans for the rest of the week...
Once again not a lot in my date book.
A peek into my day...
Every day, without fail. I fall asleep reading.
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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small*´¯`.¸¸.☆
⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
Wherever you go and whatever you do I hope there's a wonderful day planned for you!