|Tweaking the top of the buffet with autumnal teacups.|
I really must get the garden ready for its' winter rest but a flu-bug of some kind has been holding on. Nothing horrible, just enough to make one feel icky and yucky and without energy at all.
I'm posting a My World this Week while I have the computer and a little more energy! As anyone who works with and around chronic illness knows, you take advantage of those times. ;)
Now... this is what has been happening in my world this past week-ish:
The cookbooks were all found while thrifting! All are wonderful additions to my cookbook library. That one on the bottom... the title that is hard to read from the glare... it is a lovely cookbook called Dining in the Smoky Mountain Mist (info... here*). We spent the first part of our honeymoon in the Smoky Mountains and I have always had a fondness for those mountains.
Not feeling well at all, the only place I could think of spending time was with Henrietta, Grandfather, and the wonderful folks in A City of Bells. It may be my favorite Elizabeth Goudge book if I had to choose but one.
David Wilkerson is a review book that just arrived. I am very excited about reading the long awaited biography written by his son, Gary. I will write about it in the end of the week but further information can be found... here.*
Last Week's Books
I was asked by a few people just what those favorite books in the small bookshelf are. They are my small collection of Elizabeth Goudge and D. E. Stevenson!
My husband went over to Mr. & Mrs. Christopher's home to do a little work recently, so I baked some mini muffins for him to take to them, keeping a few for us to have with coffee.
The recipe is... here. I kept them as mini muffins instead of shaping into donut holes, which is an option. Quite yummy! I had just a little more dough left from filling the mini muffin tin so I baked the rest of them in my small heart shaped mini muffin tin. Yes, there are a couple little hearts peeking out!
Many years ago two things happened at once. I realized I was missing spoons (the culprits either my young son or forgetful husband who took them in his lunch at work) and I saw a photo in the old Victoria magazine of a spoon collection.
So I started purchasing spoons at Goodwill one or two at a time, in the style that I liked. The collection now resides next to the larger coffeepot. Inexpensive. Practical. Beautiful.
A thank you card for my daughter for the amazingly wonderful week she brought together for my birthday. It is also decorated on the inside but it had a personal message that was, well... kinda' personal. ;)
The photo was taken in Saugatuck, the day Hubby and I returned home. But I am so glad my daughter, daughter-in-law, and oldest granddaughter and I made a quick trip to one of my very favorite towns. This photo was just printed out in the printer!
|It all started when my husband asked if I wanted this desk chair from our home office.|
|So my desk chair went into the Family Room and yes, that is a vacuum cleaner tucked aside ready to use.|
|So the rocking chair from the Family Room came to live in the Study. I rather like it there.|
|I like pretty, even by taping favorite cards to a folder in my files to view all day.|
|The current scene from one of the Study windows.|
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