FOR TODAY April 15th, 2014
Outside my window...
It's looking like it's going to be another fine day. Sun is shining. Now, if only we could get rid of that cold wind!
I am thinking...
`•.¸.•´¸¸.¸.☆¨"“Today's Complexity demands greater Simplicity."
~L. Tom Perry
Trying hard to simplify my life.
I am thankful...
I am thankful for my oldest son, whom I know that I can call on for support or help any time I need it. He never lets me down. Everyone needs an Anthony in their lives I think! ☺
In the kitchen...
Souvlaki in a Pita! A little taste of Greece without leaving the comforts of home.
On my "To Cook" list...
Parmesan Slider Buns from Confections of a Foodie Bride. These look sooooo tasty!
I am creating...
I have just finished my sixth Illustrated Cookbooklet. I only finished it yesterday. I'll be putting it up for sale later today at the same price as the others. This one has no less than a dozen pages that are suitable for printing and framing to place in the Kitchen as Wall Art Recipes, not to mention 35 pages of recipes that are not only fresh and new, but delicious too!
How to build a magazine rack from This Old House. This looks simple enough and is functionally decorative too!
Washi Tape wrapped pencils. Why didn't I think of that??? From Nyla's Crafty Teaching.
Cute, cute, CUTE bookmarks! Embroidered. Sweet! I am going to be making some of these for sure. From Heather Hales Designs.
Paper quilt from During Quiet Time. Isn't this pretty? Simple too.
I am going...
I have a Pot Luck Lunch to go to at a friend's house tomorrow. This one is including the husbands. Yay! I also am having my hair cut tomorrow morning, plus on Thursday I have the dreaded Pap Smear. (Have always hated those things. They are necessary evils however.) That's pretty much the set in stone plans for my week.
I am wondering...
Not an awful lot at the moment. I am sure I will have something to wonder about soon though. My brain never stays quiet for long!
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! Amost finished this one and looking for a new read. Any suggestions?
I am hoping...
Week two without sugar, coca cola and chocolate. I am hoping I can keep this up. I did have a terrible headache for most of last week. But this week thankfully it's gone away for the most part.
Makes me Smile...
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
I am learning...
That just because someone has given me something that doesn't mean I have to keep it. Getting rid of some tat and simplifying.
Around the House ...
I love the cushions on this sofa and the Ottoman. Our sofa is this colour. I need to go through my fabric stash and make some pillows like this. Pillow Cover tutorials from the Crafty Teacher Lady.
No source, but I love the bright colours and cosy cottage look of this spot. Perfectly delightful.
I am pondering...
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I have learned now that while those who speak about ones miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence . . . hurt more."
Trying to share more of my hearts hurts openly.
A favorite quote for today...
"Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life."
One of my favorite things...
Yes, I freely admit. I love Cheetos. Can't get them over here. More's the pity. I will have to wait until I go to Canada again to indulge, which is probably not an altogether bad thing.
I've always wanted to ...
I've always wanted to walk on the Great Wall of China. I don't know why and I probably never will, but it's just always been something I've fancied doing.
You couldn't pay me enough to ...
Not in a million years!!
A peek into my day...
I am awake so early in the morning that by the time evening around, this is what I look like. I never remember any of what we watch on the telly after 8 o'clock at night. I spend the whole time nodding off. I wish I could find it in myself to stay in bed longer, but it's just not in me!!
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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!
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