FOR TODAY, November 4th, 2014
Outside my window ...
It's dark . . . very, very dark. It's also getting to be dark around 5 pm these days. I hate the shorter days, but I do love watching the sun rise!
I am thinking ...
About the lovely time we had last night with friends at the theatre. The production was called The Flint Street Nativity and it was simply brilliant. It was done from the take of the children (adults playing children) in a school Nativity play. We laughed til our sides ached. It was really well done and we all enjoyed this night out very much! It was nice spending time with friends too!
I am thankful ...
For the love and company of much beloved friends. It's nice to have like minded people to do things with from time to time.
In the kitchen ...
I don't know why it's called a French Dip, I only know it's delicious. French Dip Au Jus. Done in the slow cooker, it was fabulous after church fare!
On my "To Cook" list ...
These Mini Cheese Ball Bites, look fabulously delish. From Five Heart Home. These would be a wonderful appie for over the holidays!
I am Creating . . .
I really like this crochet scarf from Elk Studio. A free pattern.
These simple Christmas Tree Ornaments from Star Inspirations look really simple to make and are so cute. I love them!
There is a really cute assortment of easy felt ornaments to make on Fab Art DIY. I love them. They're so cute!!
No source, but this is so cute! I love this little felt angel. I don't think it would be very difficult to figure out how to make her.
Love, LOVE the button snowman! From Crafts For All Seasons.
I am going ...
WE are going to the Temple on Thursday with friends. I am really looking forward to it. We haven't been to the temple in a while now. We would like to go more often, but the cost of petrol is so expensive.
I am reading ...
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg
Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future. Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.
I started reading this on the recommendation of a friend. I have never read any of Fannie Flagg's novels and I have to say I am quite enjoying it! Thanks "the other Marie!"
I am hoping ...
That I can get everything done on my "to do" list today!
Makes me smile ...
These girls always make me smile. That's Sister Wagner from Idaho and Sister Harp from Missouri! Such lovely young ladies. Always happy and ready to lend a hand. These two carry a special spirit with them wherever they go!
I am learning ...
That I don't have to be the "best" at everything I do, I only have to try my best. It's okay to come second.
Around the house ...
How to make the perfect bed by Pottery Barn. Love it! I love my bedroom. I love going to bed. And it's so much nicer when the bed is comfortably decked out!
Now, this is just plain gorgeous. I love the colours.
Sigh . . . .
Double sigh . . . love the wooden valence over the sink. It reminds me of the last home I shared with my ex. It had a wooden valence like that over the sink and little shelves like that as well.
Oh my . . .
I am pondering ...
How I could make my terraced council type of house look like a cottage . . . is it possible?? I know I could not do it on the outside, but what about the inside? Food for thought.
A favourite quote for the day ...
Always pray to have eyes that
see the best in people,
a heart that forgives the worst,
a mind that forgets the bad,
and a soul that never
loses faith in God.
One of my favourite things ...
I love the Temple. I love all of the Temples. If money was no object I would try to visit every single one in the World, which would be a lot of travelling because there are now 143 operating temples in the world, with another 15 under construction, and 12 announced but not yet under contruction. (from wikipedia) If you ever have the opportunity to go to an open house, take it. You will be amazed. They are some of the most beautiful buildings on earth.
A peek into my day ...
Tis my recipe for a happy life.
And that's my day book for this week!
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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small*´¯`.¸¸.☆
⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
Wherever you go and whatever you do I hope there's a wonderful day planned for you!
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