Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thankful Thursday

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I am so thankful for my sweet, smart, super-duper grandson, Verne. 

I cannot believe how quickly the past two years have flown by!

Please feel free to share something you are thankful for.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

thankful Thursday

Thankful for my family today. 

I think they are pretty great!

Please share a post sharing what you are thankful for.

Monday, September 24, 2018

a day in the life

24 September, 2018

The wind is howling outside my windows.

I can hear things blowing around out there but it's still dark...

not quite dawn. We live in the middle of a 3 pronged fork in the road

on a rather tiny island which is connected to the mainland

by a 2 mile causeway and we have the Atlantic on

either side of us. So...things can get pretty windy here.

I am wearing a pair of Levi jeans and a white peasant blouse

from J.Jill. I have a scarf with autumn coloured flowers on as well.

I haven't really been putting chores off...

I just can't seem to catch up. I cleaned the bedroom

and went through the autumn clothing and it all looked great.

Somehow, I ended up with lots of blankets on the floor though.

All folded and piled up and waiting for the first

cold night to be tossed onto the beds.

Storage is tight here but I will have to find a place for them. 

I had some leftover chili in the fridge. I tossed it yesterday.

I think it's time for me to stop making chili

as we don't really like it. 

I haven't been reading much of anything except

my daily bible reading. 

Fill us at daybreak with your kindness.

Is here a prayer request you'd like to share?

Please pray for my husband who is recovering from

his second thyroid surgery in 2 months.

What special dish or baked item are you planning for this week?

I am going to be making puy lentils with bacon this week.

I haven't made in since last year...I hope it tastes as good as it did then. 

A photo you'd like to share?

I picked up a basket at a local church bizarre

and hung it on the back door with some gourds inside.

Any parting thoughts?

Let's all try to bear fruit this week

and to bear one another's burdens where we are able. 

Autumnal Equinox

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Autumn is my very favorite season.

I think there is no place prettier than Autumn in New England.

I've spruced up the door to our flat a bit. 

I went to a church bazaar Saturday.

I picked up a little square chalk board and an old wicker basket

and I hung them both up on the door.

In the spring I painted the door a cheery Marblehead gold

and the colours of the Autumn gourds look so pretty against it.

 Truth to tell, the stairway up to our second floor flat isn't very pretty.

The walls are covered in a really old and ugly wall paper 

and everything else is in pretty rough shape as well.

Last spring I painted our door a sweet shade of

Marblehead gold, by Ben Moore.

The door to our place is welcoming.

Once inside the flat is old but beautiful - vintage and comfortable

and the views of the Atlantic are absolutely amazing.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Family Friday

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My mum and I went to visit my grandson.

My daughter and son-in-law have just moved into a new place.

All of the grandchildren call my mum Reetsy 

and Verne (her only great-grandchild) is no exception.

He asked her to come down and play block with him.

She is 84 and had a hip replacement last year 

so she asked him if he would help her back up.

He said, "No, I won't."

He won't be 2 till the middle of October

but in the end he did offer her what help he could.

He and I played in the yard with a little yellow dump truck 

a bunch of sticks and a broken shell.

Last night was curriculum night at the family care center where I work.

In past years it's been a pretty low turn out

but this year we did things a little differently and the turn out was much better.

I teach toddlers and don't always get a chance to really connect

with the parents so it was nice to be able to talk to them all

and go over what we do in class each day.

I know that they won't remember me

but my goal is to inspire a sense of wonder, caring, and curiosity in them.

Tomorrow is the Autumnal equinox.

The weather has been cooling off! 

Autumn is my favorite season and I'm loving it!


Only a few more week till Verne turns 2!

I can't believe how fast he's growing.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thankful Thursday

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I am thankful for all the seasons and stories of my life.

Please feel free to add a thankful post to my Thankful Thursday link-up.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

the dump truck

My grandson has a little dump truck.

We loaded it with sea shells, sticks, and small stones

and made a pile across the yard under the apple tree.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

17 September

The date today:  17 September, 2018

How's the weather? It is cooling off a bit lately but still rather humid.

What are you wearing? It's early morning...not quite 7 and I am in an

 turquoise blouse that I use to sleep in and a pair of pajama/beach pants. 

What chore around the house have you been putting off?

Cleaning off the extra beds. I have the summer beach towels on the and I

need to put them into the closet and pull out the hats and mittens while 

I'm in there. The closet is in an awkward place and it's hard to get in and

 out of. 

Is there anything in your fridge you need to throw out?

Last week's chili. I don't know why I keep making it, neither my husband 

nor myself are big fans. 

What are you reading?

trashy novels

A scripture verse you'd like to share.

Yours is the day, O God, yours also the night; :you established the moon and the sun.
You fixed all the boundaries of the earth;
You made both summer and winter.
Psalm 74:15-16

Is here a prayer request you'd like to share?

Please pray for my sister who is taking chemo pills every other week for at least a year. She has colon cancer which spread to her sacrum.

How about a creative project you are working on?
I am creating a diversity tapestry at work with the toddlers. 

What special dish or baked item are you planning for this week?
Puy lentils with bacon

Your latest acquisition?
I have a few things on a list of things we need but I haven't purchased anything as of yet. 

A photo you'd like to share? 
My grandson and I on the old fashioned swing in his yard.