Tuesday, 13 October 2015
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, October 13th, 2015
Outside my window ...
It's very dark. Only the barest ligth appearing in the sky to the front of me. The days are getting really short now. I hate the shorter days and longer nights, or it would probably be better to say, I hate being out and about on the longer nights. Travel in the dark is not my favourite thing.
I am thinking ...
I am dizzy almost constantly. I am wondering why and thinking that I don't really like it very much. I felt better before they told me I was diabetic and put me on the medication. It makes me very afraid to go very far from the house. I should have gone to a meeting in Manchester yesterday, but was afraid to go because I wouldn't be able to get home if I took a spell . . .
I am thankful for ...
A son who messages me frequently on the iPad and who facetimes me often. It helps me to stay connected to my family in Canada. I miss them very much even though I don't often speak of it. His thoughtfulness means the world to me.
In the kitchen ...
A Peat Sandwich. Pancetta, Egg, Avocado and Tomato on a seeded whole grain bread, open faced and quite healthy. (Believe it or not!) This was fabulous.
On my "To Cook" list ...
These Spiced Pumpkin Whoopie Pies look pretty good. Found on The Chunky Chef.
I am creating ...
I've been making felt Christmas Ornaments for my family. It's fun. I really enjoy it and think they are turning out really nice.
This is exciting! How to make fairy wings with a hangers and tights. From Handmade Happy Hour.
A Pom Pom Fairy Garland from Raising Up Rubies.
Ribbon and Flower Crowns. A complete tutorial on Aesthetic Nest.
Crafty Gift Wrap for all Occasions, from the people at BHG.
I am reading ...
The Fairy Tale Girl, by Susan Branch
In 1977, the year I turned 30, three life-changing things happened. I got married. I got a kitty. And I painted my first picture. All of it went into the diaries I've been keeping since I was in my 20s, because, most of the time, my life has felt like a miracle and I didn't want to forget any of it. And that's what THE FAIRY TALE GIRL is about. It's an illustrated memoir, watercolored and hand-lettered, taken from my diaries and photo albums; a story of growing up in the lovely 1950s as the oldest of eight children, coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s and discovering art, cooking, feminism, rock and roll, and love. When my heart was broken into a thousand pieces, and the grief was so terrible I was inspired to run away from home in the naive hope of escaping the pain, I never gave up believing in and searching for my childhood dreams of happily ever after. If you like time travel, you've come to the right place. With Love, Susan Branch
Every bit as delightful as you would expect a book by Susan Branch to be. I am totally devouring it. I can't put it down, a real page turner . . . and am already chaffing at the bit for part two to be published, Martha's Vineyard, Isle of Dreams. (Not until next May! Sigh . . . ) The artwork is just wonderful as always. It's entertaining and wonderfully written. Loving the ribbon bookmark and just everything about it. You need to treat yourself and buy this book even if it's the only book you buy this year. It's a treasure that is destined to become a collectable. I am trying to savor it and make it last as long as I can. It's that good.
I am hoping ...
I baked chocolate chip cookies to take to the Missionary District Meeting today. I hope they like them.
Makes me smile ...
These youngsters always make me smile. I love them to bits. They come and they go, and when they do they always take a piece of my heart with them. I love knowing that I have little pieces of my heart all over the world.
I am learning ...
A whole new way of eating and cooking. It's not easy to change the habits of a lifetime.
Dreaming about ...
Cherries in Kent . . .
Character Dolls . . .
Vintage Fashion . . .
Polka Dot Cups and Saucers
Canopy Beds . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
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Each faith filled step will be met
with help from heaven . . .
~Randall K Bennett
One of my favourite things ...
I just adore brooches and vintage looking jewelry. I have a few pins, but would love to have more. They can be quite expensive however. Charity shops are great places to buy them.
A peek into my day ...
I am mindful of and count my blessings each and every day of my life. An attitude of gratitude is where it's at.
And that's my daybook for this week.
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Wherever you go and whatever you do, I hope there's a great day ahead of you! Don't forget!
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And I do too!