FOR TODAY, November 11th, 2014
Outside my window ...
It's very dark and very cold. We are supposed to be in for some really lousy weather today, but mostly to the South of us. It still won't be nice here though.
I am thinking ...
Today I am thinking about those Fallen Soldiers who gave so much for us. For so many years as the wife of a soldier Remembrance Day was just about my husband coming home falling down drunk and causing trouble at home. I could never understand why Remembrance Day meant you had to get all crazy drunk. Anyways, for the last fifteen years I have been able to dwell on the true significance of it all.
I am thankful ...
For a good husband and the love we share. Today is our anniversary. Fourteen years. He as filled my life with joy. My only regret is that we did not meet each other in time to have a family together here on earth. I love him with all of my heart.
In the kitchen ...
S'mores Cupcakes! Very good. I have seen a lot of versions for these on the net. I made up my own using what I had in the kitchen.
On my "to cook" list ...
From BHG, Gooey Pumpkin Cake. This looks fabulous!
I am creating ...
I am in the process of making Miss Juniper Kitty as a companion to Miss Maggie Bunny. You can find the patterns on Rosie Loves Posie. They are adorable.
Glitter Clothespin Snowflakes from Eighteen 25. It is a complete tutorial. They are a very simple craft.
Something for the birds . . . again from Eighteen 25. Great page!
51 Christmas Gift in a Jar Ideas. Brilliant resource. From Craftaholics Anonymous. From the simple to the sublime. I love it! Some of these are really cute!!
A lighted Burlap Garland. A complete Tutorial on Create Craft Love.
I am going ...
I am going Visit Teaching on Thursday, but those are the only plans I have for this week. I will probably go grocery shopping at some point also.
I am reading ...
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg
Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future. Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.
I am quite enjoying this!
I am hoping ...
That the rumbling in my tummy doesn't mean my IBS is going to be acting up today . . . blah!
Makes me smile ...
The John Lewis Christmas Advert makes me smile. You just got to love Monty the Penguin. It's totally adorable. (Turn the music off up top first. Just click on the pause bars.)
I am learning ...
I work daily on improving things about myself that I don't like. So far so good . . . good days and bad days. I think we are all the same with that.
Around the house ...
I am on the quest to make our house more cottagey feeling. It will be a long running project as I have to work within a strict budget. But here are some ideas I am looking at!
First I want to paint the walls in the lounge just a shade or so lighter than this, leaving the woodwork white.
With the exception of the throw pillows, this is pretty much what our sofa and chair look like in the lounge. I want to update it with some pretty throw pillows and throws.
Nothing too outrageous. Just a bit of extra colour and texture.
I am looking for an old dresser which we could repurpose into a television console. We have a black glass one at the moment and I hate it. It looks dusty as soon as you dust it. It is a real nuisance and too modern looking. I would prefer something older looking.
There is wall to wall burgandy carpeting in the lounge and all through the house to the upstairs. I hate it. I want to change it to something less colourful. I kind of like this carpet here. Of course this is all only a dream. If I could afford it I would rip up the carpeting and replace it with wood flooring and just have carpets.
I will add colour through the drapes and accents. But it will only be a little bit at a time. Slowly, slowly. Of course this is only in the dreaming stage, and I may never get any further than that!
I am pondering ...
Not a heck of a lot this morning. I am in a bit of a slump this week. I tried to do some crafting yesterday afternoon and could not get motivated. We all have weeks like that I think.
A Favourite Quote for the day ...
The most beautiful people we have known are those
who have known defeat, known suffering,
known struggle, known loss,
and have found their way out of the depths.
~Elizabeth Kubler Ross
One of my favourite things ...
Wild flowers. They are free to just be. Nobody has to groom them, or prune them, or water them . . . they just pop up and bloom where they land, bringing beauty to wherever they are.
A peek into my day ...
Praying for, communicating with, loving, thinking about . . . my friends, both the visible and the invisible. My life is blessed by the love of friends and I appreciate each and every one of them and you, every single day of my life!
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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