Tuesday, 5 July 2016
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, July 5th 2016
Outside my window ...
Its dull and overcast. And . . . cold. Where is my summer?
I am thinking ...
My youngest son gets married on Saturday. I can't be there. I am quite sad over that, but there is nothing I can do about it. My heart will be there. I had thought maybe someone could facetime the wedding for me, but apparently the photographer has requested no iPhones or cameras at the wedding. I hope that at least I get a photograph.
I am thankful for ...
This too shall pass.
In the kitchen ...
Nectarine Salad with a Strawberry Balsamic Dressing. Summer in a bowl.
On my "To Cook" list ...
We are going to have lots of pears this year. This Pear and Vanilla Jam is in my future. From Flour on my Face. It looks and sounds delicious.
I am creating ...
Working on a new picture, but nothing to show you yet . . .
Handmade Zippered Pouch. Complete tutorial on Handmadiya.
How to make a Batman Bookmark. For the little superheros in your life. Amanda Lonergan.
Granny Square Scarf. I love, LOVE this! From Felisimo. Japanese, but how hard could this be to copy.
From Premeditated Leftovers. A tic tac toe bag and buttons to play with.
From The Nerds Wife. Road Trip Activity Bag ideas.
I am reading ...
In The Unlikely Event, by Judy Bloom
This is a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.
In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life.
Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume imagines and weaves together a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by these disasters. She paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place — Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.
In the Unlikely Event is a gripping novel with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume's unparalleled storytelling.
I have only just started this. The first few chapters are a bit confusing as she puts all the characters into place, but once you get past that, it all begins to fall into place. I am really enjoying it.
I am looking forward to ...
Summer when and if it arrives, lol
I am learning to ...
Accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mr In-between.
Now you will be singing that the rest of the day in your head. You're welcome.
Dreaming about ...
A cosy sitting room in neutral colours . . .
I also like this one . . .
Toast and strawberry jam . . . with really crunchy toast . . .
A trip to the seaside and weather pleasant enough to enjoy it . . .
Taking a Yoga class . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
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Define yourself as radically loved by God,
this is your true self,
everything else is an illusion . . .
Makes me smile ...
I truly am . . .
One of my favourite things ...
Fresh hot chips with ketchup to dip them in. So naughty, but so nice . . .
Corners of my kingdom ...
Stuff grows everywhere in this country. It amazes me . . .
Tenacity and determination despite the odds. That is so British . . . ☺
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!!