Saturday, February 17, 2018

What's New?

Television news about another horrific school shooting has been depressing.
Once upon a time daily life was not full of reports about murders, rapes, and robberies. We are living in disturbing times. And yet there are so many acts of kindness. People helping people.



It has been quiet around here, and I guess that's a good thing. 



SIMPLE JOYS


 Valentine's Day is always one of the sweetest days of the month.
Sad that it's over... 
I had these figurines out on my desk for Valentine's Day.
They are stamped Lucy Rigg 1979 on the bottom. I bought the pair years ago in Dyersburg.





















I had planned to put this Eddie Bauer HOME pitcher in the booth to sell, but after turning it to the other side, I decided to keep it in the kitchen. I liked the way my green-handled silverware looked in it. Simple change. Refreshing change.





 Certainly enjoyed this book a friend loaned me. Molly and Vivian's stories are fascinating reading as the past and present are interwoven.

 How blessed I was to have loving parents and a happy childhood! 


After many idle weeks the paints came out.
Felt good to smear some paint around.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day Memories

When I was in grammar school Valentine's Day was such a big event. Usually a big decorated box in the front of the classroom held all the cards until time to pass them out.




When I first started teaching students would decorate individual boxes and place them on their desks to receive valentines. In later years we would make holders in class and attach them to lockers for decoration and for the big day.




This was a sweet student standing by my chalkboard message about valentines.
Oh, the many times I enjoyed Valentine's Day with my students!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Losing Track of Time

I guess I've been thinking about posting, but certainly haven't done it since my last entry date was in January. Gee, days pass, and I wonder what became of them. I have paid more attention to my handwritten journal than to this blog.


I shared this photo on Instagram with the following message.

I believe most of us tend to gather trinkets and treasures for different reasons.
Maybe that something special was a gift, a souvenir, or just a happy find. I came across a white pencil holder, and its one word decoration spoke to my collecting as well as writing soul.



Tonight my few words

 are to acknowledge my absence 
and my wish to get back on track.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

A Form of Relaxation

...or maybe therapy. Getting out scissors and glue is very relaxing even at my age. There's something to be said for simple journaling.




Treasure hunting is also a way to relax.
There's such a vast assortment of stuff to browse.
I made one small purchase of a doll furniture table for four dollars and
have no idea how I will use it. I just liked it!   


I'm staying in on this rainy Saturday. I look around and wish Chip and Joanna could transform this room for me. Oh well, it's home, and I'm thankful for it.




Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Strangeness

Well, another year is underway, and strange times seem to be the norm.
Places I used to visit are closed or torn down. People I once had regular 
contact with are gone. Sometimes I feel lost when I'm really not.

January is a moody month. Sometimes I'm happy for a new start, and at other times I'm sad about undeniable changes. I use tealights here and there to help lift my spirits. Little lights of comfort. 





January is the time to once again enjoy my Andrew Wyeth prints. They seem to convey the mood of this month.






Three small accomplishments helped my mood today. I finished a really good book, had my hair trimmed, and made spaghetti for three sweet boys. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Wintertime

With the recent sleet and light snow our roads have been treacherous. Church services were cancelled Sunday.



It's a blessing to be feeling better. With TV, iPad, and a new book I am content to be inside.







More snow is in the forecast for this evening. I don't want to wish days away, but springtime is definitely on my mind.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Little by Little

I am improving little by little, thanks to Robitussin 12 Hour Cough Relief. Sleeping better is helping me to get my strength back. Still loving my slipper socks. I'm modeling the other pair today. Had to show off their cute message.




I'm at the computer in the guest bedroom. 






Under the glass dome are two special books. My mother mentioned to me many times about her love of the book Lorna Doone. One of her teachers read it aloud in class. Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre were favorites of mine in high school. 


 Years ago after the births of my children I gave this paperback volume to my mother, and thankfully she filled out every page with her personal information and thoughts. 



It's a treasure to see her handwriting on every page.

  Stay warm and well.


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