FOR TODAY, September 23, 2014
Outside my window ...
It's six am and it is dark, dark, dark. Cool, but dry. Clear skies. Autumn is here.
I am thinking ...
How following the ten commandments is a natural thing. Natural laws. Things that have always been, are and always will be immutably wrong. When you look at these and study these . . . wrong will never be right.
I am thankful ...
I was brought up by
In the kitchen ...
Delicious Beef and Broccoli. There's a story behind it. This is very good.
On my "To Cook" list ...
I got to watch Jamie's Comfort Food last night when Todd was picking up Ariana from work and he cooked this. Shepherds Pie, using slow roasted lamb. The mash was a crust which encased everything. It looked really good. So did his Chicken Kiev.
I am creating ...
I love this cute little felt needlebook I found on Generation Q. I love needlebooks. I love white and red polka dotted toadstools. The two together? Just wonderful!
From The Gilded Hare. A sewing machine pin cushion. Absolutely brilliant!
Love, LOVE these pot holders and tea towels. Found on Making It Up As I Go Along. Some people are just so very talented.
I think this basket is just the cutest thing going. You can buy the pattern for it as a PDF from Sunday Girl Designs on Etsy.
These bibs are adorable! They look pretty simple to make too. Of course the fabric choices make them all the cuter. From The Piper's Girls.
I am going ...
Due to financial constraints, we are not going anywhere or doing anything this week. Hoping next week will be better.
I am wondering ...
I was in bed last night by 8:30 and felt ill most of the night. I am wondering if I picked up a bug of some sorts.
I am reading ...
DAUGHTER, by Jane Shemilt
This is a Richard and Judy Book Club title. When a teenage girl goes missing her mother discovers she doesn't know her daughter as well as she thought in Jane Shemilt's haunting debut novel, Daughter. The night of the disappearance. She used to tell me everything. They have a picture. It'll help. But it doesn't show the way her hair shines so brightly it looks like sheets of gold. She has a tiny mole, just beneath her left eyebrow. She smells very faintly of lemons. She bites her nails. She never cries. She loves autumn, I wanted to tell them. She collects leaves, like a child does. She is just a child. Find her. One year later. Naomi is still missing. Jenny is a mother on the brink of obsession. The Malcolm family is in pieces. Is finding the truth about Naomi the only way to put them back together? Or is the truth the thing that will finally tear them apart? Daughter by Jane Shemilt is an emotional and compelling story about how well you really know those you love most.
I am enjoying it very much so far.
I am hoping ...
Hoping my ticky tummy sorts itself out soon!
Makes me Smile ...
Anything from Brambley Hedge. We have some of the videos. We bought them at a charity shop when we thought the grandkiddies were coming over. They didn't, but we still kept the videos because you just never know. These children's characters are just so adorable.
I am learning ...
Gratitude in all things. It is an ongoing process. It's not always easy to feel grateful when you are going through rough times, admittedly. But hoping one day I will conquer that too!
Around the house ...
This is absolutely brilliant. I wish I coul dhave something like this in my house. Just look at all that lovely storage space! Inspired by a Japanese Tansu Chest, from Dorset Custom Furniture.
I just adore this look. The openness of it all, the haphazardness of colour and style . . . the wood floors, the light. It's all good.
This is beautiful too. No source, but I love the simplicity of it. The table covering. The pillow covering. The pale green walls. It's all just lovely.
I am pondering ...
Why do we let the opinions of others matter so much?
A favourite quote for the day ...
"Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you,
for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most
of the moment you are in right now."
One of my favourite things ...
Penmanship. I work on mine all the time. I love beautiful hand-writing We are losing our ability to write by hand. We mostly type or keyboard these days.
A peek into my day ...
Time is always spent feasting on the word of God. I wouldn't have it any other way.
And that's my day book for this week!
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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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