Monday 5 December 2022

Small and Wonderful Things . . .



"The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But who gets excited by a mere penny? It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted with pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. what you see is what you get." ~Anne Dillard 

 A few of the small and wonderful things which bring untold joy into my life. It's the small things in life which truly mean the most. Simple abundance . . . it's the best. 

I had Cindy and Dan over for dinner last night.  Dad was going for Chinese food with one of his friends. Cindy is always cooking for other people, and she has us all there for dinner every Sunday. I was wanting to cook a ham for the blog, and I thought it would be nice to give her a night off.  It was so wonderful to have them both here.  The ham turned out really nice. I cooked it in the Instapot. 18 minutes. Unbelievable!  

We all enjoyed it, but best of all we enjoyed spending the time together.  The kitkats enjoyed the company also. I am sure they get bored with just me being here all the time.

Dan was able to jimmy my toilet on Saturday so at least I could use it for the weekend. I will call my landlord today and hopefully they will come and sort it out permanently. It works great now, but the handle thingie is not the right one for this toilet and who knows how long it will keep. I am so grateful that I have family here that I can count on to help me out in times like this. What a great blessing that is to me. Love them so much and not just because they do things like fix my toilet.  I would love them even if they did nothing for me. And that's the truth!

This is the hair salon that I went to with my sister last Thursday to have our hair trimmed.  (Obviously a springtime photo.) What a luxury and blessing it was to be able to have our hair done together like that. I don't think that has ever happened! They did a lovely job on both of our hair. I loved the scent of the shampoo they used. It was gorgeous.  The two hair stylists we had were great. Very friendly and welcoming, as well as being very attentive. I have always loved the feeling of having my hair washed. You always feel like a Queen after you have had your hair done, eh? Well, I do anyways.  It's a real luxury feeling for me. My hair feels nice now, all trimmed.  I had not been for a hair trim since before Covid.

Last evening was my church's annual Christmas Devotional.  I watched it on YouTube.  This is something I look forward to every year.  Listening to the Tabernacle Choir sing the Christmas songs and listening to the special talks which are given.  This a great way to interject the true reason for the season into my Christmas. We are surrounded by such commercialism.  It's just really nice to stop for a while and listen to something Spiritually constructive.

With the exception of the Sacrament hymn we sing the hymns of Christmas, Christmas Carols all the month of December at church.  I love this aspect of Christmas. I have been enjoying the Christmas Carols all of my life and have so many lovely memories attached to them. They remind me of going to church with my father on Christmas Eve. I am grateful for those memories. There would be just him and myself. Mom would stay at home with my sister and my brother. It was a special time for me, and the music was all a part of it. Love my father so much. He will be 89 in January.  Who knows how much longer we will have him with us.  I am so thankful for the special memories like Christmas Eves spent at church with him that I get to enjoy.  And I am thankful for the special hymns of Christmas.

These two kitkats that keep me company and fill my days with joy. they are so precious to me.


Grateful for the Christmas cards which have started to arrive.  I need to finish doing mine today and get them in the post.  I love Christmas cards. Many people no longer send them I know. I do enjoy sending them myself.  It's a nice little way to let people know that you think of them in a special way and remember them at this time of year.

To each of you. You have remained faithful through these many years.  Through the ups and the downs. The exciting times and the boring times.  I want you to know that I appreciate you each and every one.

Thank you!

A thought to carry with you . . . 

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In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Maple Oatmeal Bread.  A bread machine recipe.  This is the tastiest loaf I have baked so far. It makes brilliant toast also!

I hope your week ahead is filled to overflowing with an abundance of things which bring you joy. Along the way don't forget! 

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And I do too!  


  1. Delicious looking meal with fantastic company. Instapot sure is quick. Hope the toilet issue gets resolved and so good that Dan did a quick fix for you. Enjoy the new week,

    1. Thanks very much Linda! I am enjoying getting to know these newer appliances for sure! Dan is a nice guy to have around! xoxo


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