Tuesday, 29 November 2016
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, November 29, 2016
Outside My Window ...
Its dark and cold. -3 to be exact. I am not sure what that is in farenheight, but its below zero here! Brrrr.... winter has arrived.
I am thinking ...
How did we get to the end of November? This year has whizzed by far too quickly!
In the Kitchen ...
A Traditional Toad in the Hole. For two people. Crispy bacon wrapped sausages baked in a yorkshire pudding and served with gravy, mash and veg. Comfort food.
On my "To Cook" list ...
Sunday Chocolate Cake. From Cookies and Cups. This looks like a good Chocolate Cake. Mind ... any chocolate cake looks good to me!
Good to know ...
Seven Stir Fry Sauces from Sweet Peas and Saffron. These could come in really handy.
I am creating ...
From Planet June. A free pattern for a crochet mini wreath Christmas tree ornament.
I love, LOVE everything about this knit ribbed cardigan. From Red Heart UK. I love the 3/4 length sleeves, the assymetrical front, the big buttons. Its a winner all round! Free pattern. Love the collar also.
I would love to knit this for Todd. He gets so cold in the Winter and we have discovered that somehow he has lost his winter dress coat for Church. I suspect he left it at church and it has been thrown away when they had the Spring Clear out. 😭 Pattern is from Annies, but not available, so I will keep searching for one that is. Darn, darn, darn . . .
A mini Suitcase from Helene Dalmar miniatures. A complete Tutorial. My Beacon Hill.
Crochet Santa Hat Decorations. These would be great covers for Ferraro Rocher Chocolates. Yum! Cute! Again, I can't find the pattern. Sigh . . .
Fab and Free, free printable Recipe Binder in three colour options.
I am reading ...
A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler
This novel is a portrait of the Whitshank family across several generations. Denny, 19 when the story starts, something of a prodigal son, is reminiscent in his charming, maddening, potentially delinquent way – balanced bewilderingly yet convincingly between helpfulness and fecklessness – of Jack, the returning bad lot in Marilynne Robinson’s Home. Tyler is in the top rank of American writers, and moments in this novel have an affinity with Canada’s Alice Munro too. But what she has that neither Robinson nor Munro possess to the same degree is an irrepressible sense of the comedy beneath even the most melancholy surface – or sometimes peeking just above it – in human affairs.
Just beginning and not sure if I like it or not yet.
I am looking forward to ...
We are having the last set of Elders for supper on Thursday. Looking forward to that. They are not as long appointments as they used to be however. The Mission President has said that they are to be from 5 pm to 6 pm and that they need to be out and working by 6 pm on the dot. This means they are not getting a lot of tea appointments at present because most people are just getting home from work at 6. Sad but true.
Dreaming about ...
Advent Candles . . . has been many a year since I have done them . . .
Pretty and loose braids/plaits . . . with I could see to the back of my head, but alas, I cannot . . .
Toasty Toes . . .
Apple Pies . . . pretty as a picture . . .
Frosty rose-hips . . .
Something to watch ...
A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Bishops Wife, Miracle on 34th Street, Its a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, The Santa Claus . . . The Family Man. I love Christmas films . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
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Never dim anyone's light so you can shine . . .
Just shine . . .
Makes me smile ...
Oh, I would love a kitten . . .
One of my favourite things ...
I wish you could actually look in here and see your reflection because its YOU! yep!
Corners of My Kingdom ...
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall . . . on my bucket-list for sure ...
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!