Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring


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that sweet tea towel is a gift from rebecca 
she also made me a red one
i really don't know where i would be without her friendship
{especially these last few months}
`
i finished "the goldfinch" book
no
thumbs down
not the book for me
i won't say more
i respect the many readers who love this book
`
i bought the reading chair
brown
leather
roomy
oh
it fits in our bedroom perfectly
{with a quilt draped over the arm of course}
`
now to find a new book to sink my teeth into
suggestions
?
how about the orchardist
?
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wtsb 
is back
!
love love being a part of that group
`
thank you for the kind words about our girl getting into university
we are all over the place
where to go
?
which to choose
?
a fun but stressful time the same
`
 my work was chosen for the cover
here at our collective

that makes me proud
i'm kind of beaming
!
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these plums are going to be roasted with a chicken
yummy
!
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Spring is here with it's ups and downs
cold
warmer
windy
sun
rain
i will take it all
`
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x.

Monday, March 24, 2014

moving along


`
goodness
i can't put the book down 
it's so good
but
must
+
the book is a hefty one
where will i find the time to fall into these pages
?
{sigh}

`
just like that
!
last Sunday to be exact
{"You're In!"}
that's what the letter read
her first college acceptance letter
we burst into happy dances 
all around the kitchen
tears 
clapping
phone calls 
i am so proud of our girl
{smh}
it's too soon
she will be moving away
i miss her already
+
my homeschooling days are coming to an end
a retirement of sorts
{sad face- happy face}
all the emotions

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`
we ate this pretzel for breakfast on Sunday
+
we all voted it be a tradition on Sunday morning
like pancakes
or 
french toast
swoon
!

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i went looking for a reading chair
i think i found one
{leather}
{brown}
needs a good breaking in
and
a warm corner 
next to a reading lamp...
i only left the store with these sweet place mats
another look at the chair tonight
{perhaps}
life is moving along at a rapid pace
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palms clasped
God is good
`
x.

Monday, March 10, 2014

these things


sleeping better
reading the goldfinch
{oh you warned me, i can barely put it down}
eating popcorn for dinner
moving forward
`
making chocolate chip cookies
creating a to do list for spring
{that includes another color of peonies}
+
`
using my big camera
{while}
shooting my girls senior photos
`
writing a letter with a magenta colored pen
finding frankie magazine
choosing peace
{it's the small things...}
`
i'm hoping you are all well

Thursday, March 06, 2014

dreams

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i haven't been able to sleep well at night
some sort of wonky neck and shoulder type of strain
it hurts like hell
so
i am gathering a few essentials for tonight
journals
ink
the movie
"singing in the rain"
+
a few books by my bedside
hopefully i won't need any of it
and
i will snore a coat off paint of the wall
lol
`
there's been so much inspiration online lately
so many recipes 
+
stories of winter
+
lent
+
the hope of Springs arrival
`
although i don't watch the oscars
or much tv for that matter
i couldn't help falling in love with these words

"no matter where you're from, your dreams are valid."
lupita nyong'o
`
x

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

of visiting




`
it's been a bit crazy here
it seems so much is going on
{especially}
"hi mom there is someone very special to me that i want you to meet"
{Sigh}
that special someone would travel 20 hours to visit our son
and 
meet the family
{i kept reminding myself he's growing up}
{so}
the house was cleaned
poppies were ordered
french soap was placed in the bath
{oiu}
this chicken piccata was made 
{and loved}
good times were had
+
i must admit 
i kind of fell in love in with our visitor
{she is the bees knees}
many tears were shed when these sweet days of visiting came to an end
`
then it was on to the ice for our daughter
a new broom was ordered
drives were made
bonspiels were attended
rocks were thrown
the seniors felt it 
 the last speil as high school students
{time flew}
`
i welcome the stillness that has found me
a bit of hibernating is in order
since the snow is falling once again
`
this book was ordered
along with 
this one
`
life is good
`
xo

Sunday, February 23, 2014

home


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i loved reading this...

"I let it go. 

It’s like swimming against the current. 

It exhausts you. 

After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home."

joanne harris