Tuesday, 27 December 2016
The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .
FOR TODAY, December 27, 2016
Outside my window ...
It is cold and dark. Not raining however. That's always a bonus in the Winter.
I am thinking ...
This can't possibly be my last daybook entry for 2016, and yet it is. How did that happen? 2016 just whizzed by at the speed of light! Scary!
In the kitchen ...
Crispy Chicken Wings, light, crisp and healthier than most wing recipes as they are baked with no fat added. Just a crispy flour coating and a spritz with low fat cooking spray. New Years Eve finger food!
On my "To Cook" list ...
Slow Cooker Cuban Pork. I have wanted to try this for a while. From Belly Full.
Good to Know ...
I love painting my nails. I really do. I tend to stay away mostly from dark colours, but every once in a while I let loose and play the vamp!
I am creating ...
I recdently purchasd this pattern from Gingermelon. Fun fun! I love Gingermelon's patterns. They are cute and easy to do.
Cupcake coffee cup cosies. So cute. FromTwinkie Chan.
A Crochet Hook Storage Case. I love it. From Naztazia. There are actually a lot of free patterns there.
A Tri-fold Mini Album. From Authentique.
Junkaholics' Homemade Christmas Pressies. Lots of food for thought there.
I am reading ...
The Fairest Beauty, by Melanie Dickerson
Sophie has long wished to get away from her stepmother’s jealous anger, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be her chance at freedom—but can she trust another person to keep her safe?
Gabe knows he defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: the orphan girl has stolen his heart. Though romance is impossible—she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else—he promises to himself he will keep her safe, no matter what.
When the pair are forced to run to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help—but also find their feelings for each other have grown. Can they find a way to protect Sophie while also safeguarding their hearts?
A play on Snow White. A bit of fluff, but somethings you need a bit of fluff.
I am looking forward to ...
Getting stuck into the Book of Mormon again this year in Sunday School.
Dreaming About ...
NYC in winter . . .
Second star to the right, straight on til morning . . .
Vintage red . . .
A cosy chair to curl up in . . .
Flowers in her hair . . .
Something to watch ...
Harvey starring James Stewart. Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) and his best friend Harvey are inseparable. They go everywhere together, spreading warmth and kindness throughout all the bars in town. The only trouble is that Harvey is a 'Pooka' - a six foot-plus rabbit that only Elwood can see. When Elwood and Harvey embarass the former's social-climbing sister Veta Louise (an Oscar-winning Josephine Hull) once too often, she finally opts to get Elwood the treatment she thinks he needs, and arranges to have him installed in the local mental asylum. However, Harvey's unseen but ever-felt presence ensures that all does not go according to plan.
I love these old films.
A favourite quote for the day ...
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You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see,
but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.
Makes me smile ...
It took me all yesteray morning, but I got it done and it was fun! I am so glad that Santa brought me some Lego! It was challenging and it made me think. I loved it!
One of my favourite things ...
Listening to the Queen's Christmas message every Christmas Day. I have done this since I was a little girl. It is an essential part of Christmas for me. I love it. Her message this year . . . "WE can do small things with great love." I said to Todd, she's been reading my blog!
Corners of my Kingdom ...
The Old Bridge at Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides. Scotlan. The Isle of Skye is on my bucket list.
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!