FOR TODAY, January 17, 2017
Outside my window ...
its dark and wet and cold. That's winter in the UK folks!
I am thinking ...
some low life stole the bicycle of a friend of ours who had it chained to a drainage pipe on his house. Broke the drainage pipe to get it. This is our friends only means of transport back and forth to work. His work is caring for the elderly. You could not meet a nicer, more caring kind person. I suppose the thief didn't think about that however. They just saw a chance and took it. Now not only does he have to find the money to get himself a new bicycle, but he also has to repair the pipe on his house. Despicable.
In the Kitchen ...
Stove Top Spaghetti. A most delicious use of leftovers. Yum!
On my "To Cook" list ...
Teriyaki Salmon Bowl. From Eating Bird Food. This looks mighty tasty! I love vegetables and I adore avocado. Salmon is okay, this looks good however with it's teriyaki glaze!
Good to know ...
Every little helps!
I am creating ...
I really love this album created using the Graphics 45 Home Sweet Home Papers. You all know how much I love them. From Annes Paper Creations.
I love, LOVE the color combinations in this afghan. It is from Etsy, but I had to show it to you anyways. Its a pattern download. Don't you just love the colours?
From Mollie Makes, a DIY Felt iPad Cover.
Miniature Handbag. Janet Granger. They are kits you buy. There are oodles of them.
Forest Blooms Bag from the Sewing Directory. Complete instructions. So beautiful! Our friend Tracy used to make beautiful bags. I have quite a few of them.
Double Scoop Snuggle Sack. From Cool Creativities. Cute!
I am reading ...
Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star
After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.
When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles’ carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. Upon the death of Glory, the family’s colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha’s Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore. Along with Ginger’s newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter.
At turns heartbreaking, humorous, and hopeful, Sisters One, Two, Three explores not only the consequences of secrets—even secrets kept out of love—but also the courage it takes to speak the truth, to forgive, and to let go.
I am looking forward to ...
Its my father's birthday today. He is 84. I am going to try to facetime him a bit later on to wish him a Happy Birthday. My sister had him over for supper last night and was making him a Salmon Pie (his favorite). I love my dad. I am looking forward to hopefully talking to him a bit later on!
Dreaming about ...
Garden gates made from old screen doors . . .
Shepherds huts . . .
Hollyhocks . . .
Visiting Martha's Vineyard . . . one day . . .
A gingerbread-house to call my own . . .
Something to watch ...
Endeavor. Inspector Morse as a young man. We both really enjoy this series.
A favourite quote for the day ...
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Worrying means you suffer twice.
Makes me smile ...
The love of a mother . . .
One of my favourite things ...
Lemon Puff biscuits . . . . love, LOVE them.
Corners of my Kingdom ...
Haworth, the Pennine village where the Brontës lived and wrote.
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!