FOR TODAY, February 28, 2017
Outside my window ...
The days are lengthening. When I got up this morning I could already hear the morning chorus and see light showing on the horizon. The bulbs are up, the camelia bush is blooming . . . spring is getting ready to spring.
I am thinking ...
Todd begins his radio-therapy today. What changes will the next month bring? Will it be successful? Will they be able to erradicate the cancer? Here's hoping and praying that they will! We will go through whatever we have to go through to that end.
In the Kitchen ...
Flaky Pizza Scrolls with homemade pizza sauce for dipping.
On my "To Cook" list ...
From Garden and Gun, DIY Moon Pies. These look good. Todd would love these.
Good to know ...
5 tips for decorating around a television. From Home Stories A to Z.
I am creating ...
My sewing box so far. There is a Scottie Dog needle case, ladybird scissors, button cards, button bottle, some pretty ribbon on a peg, two small tin holders (One with straight pins in it, and the other with safety pins) a stitch ripper, thimble and a measuring tape, plus thread cards still to fill. I also made a wooden spool pin cushion which looks like a Scottish Tam. All tucked up in a Scottie Dog Shortbread Tin.
Saint Patrick's Day Joke Teller. A free printable for kids from Bren Did.
Quirky Sleep Masks to Crochet. From Top Crochet Patterns.
Knitted kitchen Towel holder. Becoming Crafty. I like this. A great way to use scrap yarn.
I am reading ...
Abide With Me, by Elizabeth Strout.
Katherine is only five-years-old. Struck dumb with grief at her mother's death, it is down to her father, the heartbroken minister Tyler Caskey, to bring his daughter out of silence she has observed in the wake of the family's tragedy.
But Tyler Caskey is barely surviving himself. His cold, church-assigned home is colder still since Lauren's death, and he struggles to find the right words for his sermons; struggles to be a leader to his congregation when he himself is lost.
When Katherine's schoolteacher calls to discuss his daughter's anti-social behaviour, it sparks a chain of events that begins to tear down Tyler's defences. The small-town rumour-mill has much to make of Katherine's odd behaviour, and even more to say about Tyler's relationship with his housekeeper, Connie Hatch. And in Tyler's darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his congregation's humanity - and his own will to endure the kinds of trials that sooner or later test us all.
From the Orange Prize-shortlisted author of Amy & Isabelle, this is a startlingly beautiful novel about love and abandonment, faith and hypocrisy; and the peril of family secrets…
This is very good!
I am looking forward to ...
The end of March. Not that I am wishing my life away or anything.
Dreaming about ...
Cutwork plates . . .
Pretty cups . . .
Blue and White . . .
Wildflower bouquets . . .
Mail . . .
Something to watch ...
The remake of Roots. Unsantized and graphic, but it is very well done and more realistic than the original. We have watched episode one. Very good.
A favourite quote for the day ...
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Happiness is a state of mind . . .
Its all in the way you look at things.
Makes me Smile ...
Vintage Illustration . . . television, films, etc. It was a nicer place . . .
One of my favourite things ...
I love the Whitman's Sampler chocolate box. I used to pick up one of these, or maybe even two every time we went to the US. Even the tiny ones are cute.
Corners of my kingdom ...
A bluebell wood . . . it won't be long now . . .
And that's my daybook for this week!
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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!