FOR TODAY, August 8, 2017
Outside my window ...
It looks as if it will be a clear day. The days are starting to get noticeably shorter. Where we were going to bed in the light what seems like a few days ago, we are now having to turn on the lights when we do so, and the sun is up that little bit later in the morning . . .
I am thinking ...
Going to a funeral today of a man we both loved very much. Its going to be a hard day, but not as hard as it will be for his family. 😢
In the kitchen ...
On my "To Cook" list ...
Birthday Cake Bread with Crumb Topping. From Well Floured. It looks good and is pretty. It sounds very tasty.
Good to know ...
From Aimee Today on Etsy.
I am creating ...
Midwestern Moms. Crochet Ripple dishcloth. Love this. Another one for my stash!
From Northern Cottage, a ruffled apron tutorial. Love it! One of the first things we sewed in Home Ec was an apron, but just a simple one. This one is very pretty.
Downloadable PDF tutorial/pattern for a Laundry Hamper Liner, from Perfect Pie Lady on Etsy. Love this too!
Joann, a wooden snowman necklace for kids. Cute!
Its a Heart Heart Season, with downloadable papers to make double sided origami stars.
I am reading ...
Before The Storm, by Diane Chamberlain
Others notice the way he blurts out anything that comes into his mind, how he cannot foresee consequences, that he's more child than teenager. But his mother sees a boy with a heart as open and wide as the ocean.
Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she's succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent—maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social—a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives…and remarkably, saves other children from the flames. Laurel watches as Andy basks in the role of unlikely hero and the world finally sees her Andy, the sweet boy she knows as well as her own heart.
But when the suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son…and how far she'll go to keep her promise to protect him forever.
I just started this last night, so it is early days, but I have loved every Diane Chamberlain book I have read.
I am looking forward to ...
Getting today over with and hopefully having some nicer weather so that Todd and I can actually go somewhere and do something.
Dreaming about ...
Vintage tins . . . love them . . .
Vintage stoves . . . especially blue ones . . .
Frills beneath the sink . . .
A breakfast nook . . .
The country life . . .
Something to watch ...
A Quote for the day ...
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Strength doesn't come from what you can do,
It comes from overcoming the things
you once thought you couldn't.
~Rikki Rogers •~♥♥♥~•. ~ ღϠ₡ღ¸. ✻´´¯`✻.¸¸.Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ.
Makes me smile ...
Amanda, Cam and Maryn. They are happy. As a parent, when your children are happy, you are happy.
Corners of my kingdom ...
Entrance to Christ Church churchyard, Port Sunlight. Port Sunlight is a village purpose-built by William Hesketh Lever of Lever Brothers fame, for his soap factory workers. Its a beautiful spot to visit.
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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!!