FOR TODAY, August 26th, 2014
Outside my window ...
I am late getting started this morning. It takes me longer and longer to go through my e-mails when I first get on the computer these mornings. I think I must be slowing down! It just went 6 a.m. It's getting light out now. The days are getting shorter.
I am thinking ...
"Poetry is the silence and speech
between a wet struggling root of a flower
and a sunlit blossom of that flower."
To see our lives as poetry. What a beautiful thought.
I am thankful ...
I am thankful for opening my eyes this morning and being able to walk down the stairs without any problems, or fear or help. ☺
In the kitchen ...
In the kitchen today there are some very delicious and scrumptious Grilled Cheese Sarnie Salad!
It's a different kind of salad. Love it!
On my "To Cook" list ...
These Lemon Blueberry Popover Pancakes look awfully good don't you think?
I love these crochet edging patterns. These types of things always come in handy. You can use them to edge pillow cases, hankies, blankets, etc. Found on Free Crochet Patterns. And there's a whole lot more as well!
Something I had never thought of doing myself, but Martha had! From Martha Stewart, microwave oven pressed flowers. Genius! I am so going to try this. (I'll have to hurry though, flower season is almost over!)
DIY Lemon Candles! Another great idea. This one is from Say Yes! The biggest problem in this house would be finding lemons with the skins intact. I generally use both all up, the skin and the juice!
Now this is interesting. Baking Soda Paint. What a unique method and result. I am going to try this out for sure. From Learn Play Imagine.
Decorated Jar Top Covers. I love Mod Podge. It's such a useful thing to have in the craft room. You can do sooooo much with it! From Design Sponge.
I am going ...
Not a lot on this week, which is nice. Mind you, I've become an old stick in the mud and haven't been going anywhere lately. I need to give myself a kick in the arse and get moving!
I am wondering ...
This is a view of our planet from outerspace. What a beautiful place it looks. And yet, in reality it is becoming somewhat of a horrible place with all of the greed and the wars and the hatred which abound. Heavenly Father must shed bucket loads of tears at what his children do to each other. He really must.
I am reading ...
Tapestry of Fortunes, by Elizabeth Berg
In this book four very different women delve into their pasts in order to share their futures, fates and fortunes.
Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker who encourages others to change their lives for the better. Why can’t she take her own advice? Still reeling from the death of her best friend, and freshly aware of the need to live more fully now, Cece realizes that she has to make a move—all the portentous signs seem to point in that direction. She downsizes her life, sells her suburban Minnesota home and lets go of many of her possessions. She moves into a beautiful old house in Saint Paul, complete with a garden, chef’s kitchen, and three housemates: Lise, the home’s owner and a divorced mother at odds with her twenty-year-old daughter; Joni, a top-notch sous chef at a first-rate restaurant with a grade A jerk of a boss; and Renie, the youngest and most mercurial of the group, who is trying to rectify a teenage mistake. These women embark on a journey together in an attempt to connect with parts of themselves long denied. For Cece, that means finding Dennis Halsinger. Despite being “the one who got away,” Dennis has never been far from Cece’s thoughts.
Still on this. Hope to finish it soon and begin something else!
I am hoping ...
I am hoping we get some nice weather soon so that Ariana doesn't think she has come to the worst climate in the world!
Makes me smile ...
Less than four months to go! Are you ready? If the next four months race by as fast as the last eight have, I fear not! Love me some Christmas. I can't wait!
To keep my opinions to myself. I get so angry at the way people behave sometimes, that I just have to bite my tongue. Pretty soon I won't have a tongue left to bite!
Around the house ...
Painted floors. I love them. Diamond Painted Floors from Giddy Giddy.
DIY Bedside Pom Pom Rug from Say Yes. Love it!
DIY Tassel Pillow from Make It Easy. Cute!
How to bring life back to an old table and make it really stand out. From Country Living. I love it!
Some super smart ways to organize underneath the kitchen sink! From Good Housekeeping.
I am pondering ...
What makes a person turn into someone who behaves with complete brutality and utter disregard for the life of others? I cannot comprehend such hatred. It is beyond my understanding I think.
A favourite quote for the day ...
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
~ James Allen
One of my favourite things ...
Gingerbread men. To eat. To sew. To draw and colour. To collect. I just love gingerbread anything! Seriously!
No surprise here . . . like John Lennon, I'm a dreamer. But then . . . I know all too well that dreams can come true. Just look at my life!
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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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