Tuesday, 3 November 2015
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, November 3, 2015
Outside my window ...
It's dark, dark, dark, and cold too. I thought we were supposed to have a mild week this week. So much for the weather forcast!
I am thinking ...
I have let a very good friend down. I was trying to do something to help her out and it's all gone pear shaped, and I feel very bad about it. I don't know what to do . . .
I am thankful for ...
Some days you don't feel especially thankful. Today I am thankful for the scriptures and my faith, because they are what is going to get me through today. I hate it when you try to do the right thing and it all goes wrong.
In the kitchen ...
There is a trio of delicious fresh pastas and the sauces I made to enjoy with them. The sauces include a Browned Butter and Sage, a Spinach and Chive Pesto, and a Leek, Chili and Butter Sauce.
On my "To Cook" list ...
Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Casserole from Cosy Country Living. This looks really delicious.
I am creating ...
Cardboard Gingerbread Houses from Little Red Window. So cute!
Felt Mitten Garlands, from Nana Company.
Clay Floral Gift Tags . . . using Washi Tape. (I hope you can get Christmas Washi Tape) Found on Mahalolalena.
Free Printable Paper Ginger Bread Houses. Found on Mein Leila Park.
Putze Style Glitter houses from old Christmas Cards. I couldn't find a source for this one, but I did find an Etsy Shop where you can buy patterns for the houses, etc. The Antique Hare.
I am reading ...
Pretending to Dance, by Diane Chamberlain
When the pretending ends, the lying begins . . . Molly Arnette is good at keeping secrets. As she and her husband try to adopt a baby, she worries that the truth she's kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well. Molly ran away from her family twenty years ago after a shocking event left her devastated and distrustful of those she loved. Now, as she tries to find a way to make peace with her past and embrace a healthy future, she discovers that even she doesn't know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders. Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Silent Sister, is a fascinating and deftly-woven novel, that reveals the devastating power of secrets.
I love Diane Chamberlain's writing. I have read a lot of her books and this one is a cracker!
I am hoping ...
That I haven't ruined a friendship by trying to do too much and falling short.
Makes me smile ...
Vintage Fairy Illustrations by Hilda Cowham. This reminds of my childhood. I couldn't get enough fairy stories. I loved them.
I am learning ...
Low fat processed cheese tastes crappy in a Grilled Cheese. You might as well not bother. Seriously.
Dreaming about ...
Sleeping Moon Clocks Source
Liberty Fabric Pillows Source
His and Her Cups . . .
Enamel Milk Pans . . .
Vintage Dolls . . .
A Favourite Quote for the day ...
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We are given strength
to bear the burdens of each day,
Grace sufficient for the hour
and light to see the way.
Whether in the vale of shadows
or on heights sublime,
Live your life with hope and courage.
One day at a time.
One of my favourite things ...
Pink hair . . . I wish . . .
A peek into my day ...
Bird watching . . . or watching bird . . . it works both ways. This is a long tailed tit I believe.
And that's my daybook for this week!
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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small *´¯`.¸¸.☆
⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
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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!