Tuesday, 12 April 2016
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, April 12, 2014
Outside my window ...
The sun is fully up. I was up about an hour later this morning and missed the sun rise. Sigh . . . musta needed the extra sleep!
I am thinking ...
Sometimes I just have to wonder why people feel the need to pop someone else's balloon. Why not just live and let live. Why can't people be happy that others are . . . well . . . happy? The things I enjoy in life might not be your cup of tea . . . but why try to take that away from me? I might not like some of the things that make you happy, but I'm just happy that you're happy! That is as it should be.
I am thankful for ...
I went with another Sister yesterday to visit a member of our church Ward who is not very well at all. The sister I went with is one who is also not a well woman, but I have never seen a lady do so much for others as this very special woman does. She is such a fine example to me and always has been. I've known her for sixteen years, and we've been friends for that long as well. I have served in callings with her, been her VT partner and all sorts. I am thankful that she is my friend and for this opportunity I had to serve another with her yesterday.
In the kitchen ...
Small Batch Coffeecake Muffins. It only makes four muffins and they are fabulous!
On my "To cook" list ...
From BBC Good Food, Italian Broccoli and Salmon Bake. I love salmon and broccoli together. This recipe also includes capers and sun dried tomatoes.
I am creating ...
I think a few of these knitted hand dryer towels are going to be one of my next knitting projects. From Ravelry.
I love this counted cross stitch window embroidery pattern. Found on Postila ru. It in a foreign language. I love to embroider. This is so sweet.
A sewing machine pin cushion. What a fab idea! From I Can Find The Time.
Six things you can make from an old pair of jeans. Mother Nature Network.
These crochet circle placemats are a great beginners project. Found on Free Patterns.
You could make you rown colour scheme and what a great way to use up small bits of yarn!
I am reading ...
It's here! It's here! It's here! It came in the post yesterday! This might not be exciting to some, but it is all that and more to me!
Martha's Vinyard Isle of Dreams, by Susan Branch
The much anticipated sequel to The Fairy Tale Girl. In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heart-broken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard.
It was meant to be temporary, a three-month time-out from the daily grind of being broken up and miserable, but within days of her arrival, alone and not quite in her right mind, Susan "accidentally" bought a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the woods. And that is how she discovered she was moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she had known and loved.
I could not wait to crack it open and read and finally got my chance last night after we went to bed. I did not want to put it down. It's all I hoped for and more. Entertaining. Inviting. Charming. A real page turner! A feast for all the senses. Beautiful paper that feels special beneath your fingertips. Lovely colours. Beautifully illustrated. And it came with a matching bookmark and has a ribbon bookmark built right into it.
I am looking forward to ...
We didn't get to the Temple last week because of rain, but we hope to go this week. I love to see the Temple. It is a great place to just put aside the cares of the World and be at peace . . .
I am learning ...
To let it go . . . let it go . . . this is an ongoing process. One day I will crack it.
Dreaming about ...
Fields of wild daisies . . .
Cornwall . . . can't wait!
Summer picnics . . .
Windows filled with plants and herbs . . .
Laundry hanging out days . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
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Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
Makes me smile ...
Make a wish . . .
One of my favourite things ...
Bratwurst and sauerkraut . . . with boiled potatoes and mustard.
A peek into my day ...
I made a pie for us for our dinner last night . . . beef pot pie. It was good.
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!!