Happy Friday! Rich arrived home early today and I’m sitting at the table while he reads his Lincoln book, which he bought in Washington D.C., right next to me.
I have a chicken simmering on the stove with onion, two bay leaves, & salt and pepper in chicken stock. Soon I will make chicken and homemade biscuits.
If Josephina sees this post, yes I’m blogging the photos I just texted you.
It’s been a nice day despite the darkness and rainstorms.
I went for a walk before the rains began. I listened to a podcast while soaking in everything around me, including this bright pink seed…….so pretty. It’s still in my coat pocket waiting to be glued into my nature journal.
early morning face happy to be outside in the fresh air
This is what a pinecone looks like after it has been in the road and frequently ran over with many tires. The children’s art teacher used them (representing Christmas trees) to glue on her homemade Christmas cards one year, and even decorated them with tiny sequins and glitter. So I always think of her when I see them. This is in my pocket, still, too.
I went and had my hair done with Amy today and took an “after” photo right before driving to Barnes and Noble……….
……where I saw this big book of inspiration (did not purchase because I already have three FLOW books for Paper Lovers which will take me at least 25 years to use up, so I took a picture of this because they are copying Flow’s idea and just had to show Jo……..I looked through it and it’s almost exactly the same concept.
“……Henry David Thoreau recognized the redemptive value of exposing oneself to harsh winter: ‘Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.”
Reading this almost had me going BACK outside for a walk this afternoon in the rain (I mean, I would have taken an umbrella……..)
Journal Prompts from a magazine
I left the bookstore with a coffee, a piece of quiche and a new paperback. I drove to home sweet home in the rain.
Whilst listening to uplifting Christian music on K-Love.
Cozied up with my new book (number 2 in the series)……
…..and a pretty kitty.
But, as luck would have it, and moms everywhere can relate, as soon as my eyes got tired and I started to think about taking a little nap, son Caleb called. “Mom, are you at home? Could you please bring me my hoodie and my white football jersey?”
Yes, son, and I’ll bring you a bag of food, too.
All of these things kept my spirits up.
Now, off to make chicken and biscuits for my family….it’s gonna be a good dinner…stop on by!
You are loved.