Saturday, 24 May 2014

Sometimes . . . .

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Sometimes when I am out in the rain, I tilt my head up to the sky and open my mouth so that I can taste it.   It always tastes metallic.  It has ever been so, since I was a child.  It's nice to sometimes just stand in the rain and drink it all in, instead of trying to get out of it as quickly as you can . . .

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Sometimes when Mitzie is laying on the sofa being all cute and cuddly I cannot resist laying down next to her and snuffling her.   Her paws smell like popcorn and her belly is all soft and warm.  Puppy dog cuddles are the best.

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Sometimes all we have for supper is bread and jam, and we eat it and enjoy it every bit as much as we would if we were having a nice steak with all the trimmings.  In fact we may even enjoy it more.   Sticky fingers to lick and bread crumbs on the plate to pick up one by one with a damp peter pointer.  Feasting on bread and jam . . .

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Sometimes I feel a bit selfish when I feed the birds because I don't do it so much because I know they are hungry and need to eat, but I do it because of all the things that they bring to me . . .  their beauty and their song and the way they dance upon the rose arbour  and flit along the top of the grass.   Seeing their little heads popping out of the hedge each morning to greet the morning sunrise . . .  makes my heart swell so that I think it might burst with joy . . .

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Sometimes I crouch down really low and count the drops of dew upon the blades of grass in the garden, and when I do I feel as if I am in a magical kingdom that is preserved for only I, and I am the Queen of it and the dew drops are singing . . .

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Sometimes Todd gets annoyed with me because I take too long grocery shopping . . . because I have to smell each tomato and enjoy that green smell, or because I have to thunk the melons and smell them too . . .  or because I am breathing in the apples or weighing each lemon in my hand to find the one which is heaviest . . .

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Sometimes I look at this man God gave me and my heart aches because it is so filled with love for him . . .  so much so that it cannot contain it all, and I wonder what I ever did to get so lucky . . . and feel so blessed.

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Sometimes when I look at the light which filters through our bedroom curtains, I feel as if I am about to go to a magical place and my heart gets all "oh my giddy aunt" . . . life is just so good.

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Sometimes I count petals and see the face of God in each and every one . . .  and I rejoice in His presence., and I am grateful for the eyes of my heart . . .

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And the gift of being able to see with them . . .

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Yesterday I got some painting time in and this is what I came up with.   Todd thinks I am getting better with each picture that I do.  I only know that when I am closeted in my craft room and faced with a blank page . . .  I never know what it going to come out, but am always delighted when I see what appears . . .

A thought to carry with you through today . . . .


If you've never been thrilled to the very edges
of your soul by a flower in spring bloom,
⋱¸¸.·´¯`♥ maybe your soul has never been in bloom.
 ~ Audra Foveo¸.✿´´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ.  

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Baking in The English Kitchen today  . . . .  Squidgy Gingerbread Cake . . .  seriously good.

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Have a wonderful Saturday! 


  1. Oh my Marie, you do write such beautiful words,,,you are truly so many ways...looks like it'g going to be a wet day down here, very grey and misty at the moment. hope it is nicer with you...Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. I love all your sometime thoughts today. I hope you do have a super Saturday!

  3. Beautiful!
    It's funny Marie I thought of you yesterday..every time I am in line at a cash..if the person in back of me has less I always say oh go ahead:)

    Most of the time they do sometimes not..My husband does it too now..I love that..Yesterday I was at the $ store..with one item..

    One cash open..the lady in front of me had cartfull.. many things..
    She never said boo..
    Proceeeded to start emptying every single item..

    another cash opened and they asked me to go forward.
    Jacques was waiting.

  4. It's very grey, misty and drizzly here too Sybil. Of course it's the long weekend, so it's almost a given! lol

    You have a super Saturday too Pam!

    Monique, two birds of a feather are we! O always let the person behind me go first if they only have one or two items. It's not so much of a problem to me to wait a few minutes longer. Sometimes they protest, but I insist and they are always grateful. I like to make a difference in someone's day even if its only by doing something small like this!

  5. A lovely post Marie. I don't know about feasting on bread and jam though. ..scones, jam and clotted cream, now you're talking! ! Did you get to see a photo of Eileen with the duchess of Cornwall? Much love xxx

  6. Marie, a little butter as well for me. Then my bread , butter and jam would be all I need. I love it that you love your Todd so. And the Toddster is right-- your drawings are sweeter than ever.

  7. No Kate, there were no photographs unfortunately. Love scones with clotted cream and jam too! Xxoo

    Butter for me too Anna! Thanks so much for your lovely comment re my art! Xxoo


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