Tuesday, 26 April 2016
The Simple Woman's Daybook
FOR TODAY, April 26th, 2016
Outside my window ...
The sun is up and it looks like it is going to be a clear day. However it is quite cool.
I am thinking ...
We have to drive to Crewe on Thursday for a Zone Meeting. I am not happy about any lengthy journey, but especially not happy about journies I have never been on before. I have never been to Crewe other than by train. I will miss my traveling companion, Sister Johansen. We used to just sit in the back seat together and talk and not pay any attention to what was going on outside the windows of the car.
I am thankful for ...
We will be taking the Missionary Sisters in all liklihood, so hopefully they will be a great distraction.
In the Kitchen ...
Mushroom Sauced Turkey Tenderloins. A Whole 30 recipe. It was quite delicious despite being grain. gluten and dairy free!
On my "To Cook" list ...
From Jay's Baking Me Crazy, Cauliflower Fried "Rice."
I am creating ...
I love this crochet shoulder wrap from Drops Design. I think it looks quite elegant.
Curtain tiebacks made from old silver forks. Blissful Blooms. But I love the curtains even more than the tiebacks. They're so sweet!
Recycled T-shirt Rug Tutorial by Miaou. I love these types of small rugs.
Inhabitat. Tutorial for making your own Vintage Teacup Candles.
25 Newspaper Crafts. From Red Ted's Art Blog.
I am reading ...
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 am about halfway through this now and savoring every page. It's filled with small delights and whimsical artwork. My kind of book/journal!
I am looking forward to ...
We have decided not to go to the trip to Cornwall. We don't really have the money to do it, even if we aren't paying for the petrol or the cottage. Sad but true. Instead we are saving up to do a small holiday when our mission is done. Ireland and Scotland are both on our wish lists.
I am learning ...
I am enjoying re-acquainting myself with how to knit. I am working on a bunny dress at the moment.
Dreaming about ...
Cherry season . . .
Line dryed laundry . . . come on sunshine!
Home baked bread.
Having a small holding . . .
Making my own jams and pickles once more . . .
A favourite quote for the day . . .
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Everytime you are tempted to react in the same old way,
ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past
or a pioneer of the future . . .
Makes me smile ...
One of my favourite things ...
I love, LOVE this film. I don't know how many times I have seen it, countless. Classic Meg and Billie.
A peek into my day ...
It's how I live my life . . .
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!!