|My Study is very granny chic. ;)|
I'm finally feeling a little better. Christopher called this morning to ask if I wanted to go out to breakfast with him (Hubby being away from home until late afternoon). For the first time in about six weeks, I could say YES! He had wrapped up a meeting which started very early in the morning and was taking a late breakfast-early lunch.
Since his office is only a few miles (less as the crow flies) from our home, he picked me up and we went to a favorite restaurant. The same one where we often went out for breakfast when we lived in the bigger house "in town".
It felt good to get out and chat, I love conversations with my children. We talked about everything from allergies, to Socrates, to how the Romans built a wall between England and Scotland, and the crisis in the Middle East... to who his dad had picked in his Fantasy Football draft. :)
So... what has been going on in my world this week? This and that...
Re-reading The Bird in the Tree and Pilgrim's Inn by Elizabeth Goudge. Beautiful writing...
Pilgrim's Inn was my first Goudge book read and still among my favorites. My copy is very old and stained and the pages are not the same size! I love it.
Did you know some Elizabeth Goudge books are now available for the Kindle... like here?
This is a beautiful cookbook from a family of Mennonite women who love to cook and who have lived all over the world. There is a mother, five daughters, and one daughter-in-law (all the Graber women are artists in one way or another, the daughter-in-law the exception who is a nurse).
The pictures are beautiful and the recipes include everything from Midwest country to a lot of ethnic food from the countries in which they have lived. I highly recommend it whether you purchase or see if your library has it.
Information can be found... here. I've added it to my Amazon Favorites widget. Lovely and yummy! (All links are associate links.)
Watching Pure Country on the CMT channel for like the twentieth time.
What can I say, the ring tone on my first cell phone was Amarillo By Morning, which my son said had to be the most depressing song every written. ;)
Decorating by Tweaking
|Corner of family room...|
|Corner of my study...|
I switched the artwork that used to be in the living room to the family room and the needlework and such from the family room to my study... during all the artwork-picture switching around these past few weeks.
Wonder if that is a sign of cabin fever?
Here's the little bookshelf my husband found while dumpster diving.
Actually, there are times of the year you can find good stuff sitting out because some students leaving the University don't always want to move their apartment furniture with them when they graduate.
That's how Mr. & Mrs. Christopher found a sofa for their apartment at Married Student Housing on campus. They just gave it away when they moved out.
I think this was during the PBS special about Birds of Paradise.