Tuesday, 17 May 2016
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, May 17, 2016
Outside my window ...
Shhh . . . the sun is shining for the umpteenth day in a row. Must not say that too loudly for fear it will soon disappear.
I am thinking ...
Brexit is very much on my mind these days. Will we stay in the EU or will we leave. Someone told me the other day that a vote to leave only means we have voted to leave the trade agreement but that the EU would still maintain its political hold over us and still be able to make our laws and govern us as they are now. There is so much rhetoric being bandied about. It is very confusing and difficult to know what is the right thing to do.
I am thankful for ...
My Father in heaven who knows the end of the story, and if we are believers we, too . . . know the end of the story. I put my trust in Him.
In the kitchen ...
Garlic Fried Rice. I do so love fried rice, don't you? Such a simple dish and so adaptable to what you have in the larder.
On my "To Cook" list ...
From Macheesmo, Homemade Veggie Nuggets. These look and sound delicious. I do love my veggies!
I am creating ...
A work in progress . . .
I love these pillow covers. The pin leads to a dead end. I would love to make them. Hoping I can figure it out.
Sweet embroidery . . . again, no source . . . just eye candy. Frustrating.
I found this on a what looks to be a Russian page. So sweet.
Carol Brungar, she gives classes. The road to my house. Motion stitching. A wall hanging.
How to paint an apple with watercolours. From eHow.
I am reading ...
I am on the last few pages of this and am already mourning its having to end . . . so good.
Free To Be Tegan, by Mary Grand (A debut novel)
Tegan, aged twenty seven, is cast out of the cult, rejected by her family and from the only life she has known. She is vulnerable and naïve but she also has courage and the will to survive. She travels to Wales, to previously unknown relations in the wild Cambrian Mountains.
This is the uplifting story of her journey from life in a cult to find herself and flourish in a world she has been taught to fear and abhor. Guilt and shadows from her past haunt her in flashbacks, panic attacks and a fear of the dark. However she also finds a world full of colour, love and happiness she has never known before. The wild beauty of the hills, the people she meets and the secrets slowly revealed by the cottage all provide an intriguing backdrop to Tegan’s drama. The novel is set in spring, a story of hope, new growth, of the discovery of self and the joy of living.
This is a cracking read!
I am looking forward to ...
Saturday. We have invited the whole district (Missionary) over for a BBQ. Nothing fancy, just hot dogs and burgers and salads. It will be fun.
I am learning ...
I thought about something last night that I had learned, but I have already forgotten what it was. Duh . . . Should I be worried?
Dreaming about ...
Shabby chic lighting . . .
Pocket bunnies . . .
Romantic pastels . . .
Arched doorways and secret gardens . . .
Alcove Cabinetry . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
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Creativity takes courage . . .
Makes me smile ...
Finding hearts wherever . . .
One of my favourite things ...
Seeing new photos of the grandchildren . . . Cameron, Mother's Day 2016 Its hard to believe he will be three in June, and I have still not met him.
Corners of my Kingdom ...
Peas and haricot beans planted up yesterday. All by myself. I hope that they grow. I put marigolds in the pots also, hoping that they will keep the slugs away . . .
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!!