|The county road as of yesterday. It will look very different soon!|
I haven't been on the computer much with the pesky back and all. However, I'm going to write a My World post to keep in touch. Not to mention, letting Victoria have her weekly moment in the sun.
Everything is running behind. All of the To Do list was thrown out the window while I needed to stay still. I have read, listened to radio programs, podcasts, and watched TV. While watching the season turning outside my window. But this will pass. I'm already feeling better than I was over the weekend as it no longer hurts just to move.
As I write this, the aroma of warm vanilla pecan granola has made its' way from the kitchen to the tiny home office. Once it has cooled, the very sad looking empty glass jar will once again be full. :)
So... other than just sitting... this is what has been going on in my world this week.
My very precious friend, Deanna Rabe (Creekside Cottage on the sidebar), sent me what she called a "belated birthday gift" of wonderful old books and new papercrafting items. LOVED IT! Stephanie thinks Deanna is really me pretending to be someone else. We are quite alike. ;)
She knew I loved The Heart of the Family by Elizabeth Goudge (so far I am the only person I know who loves it so much). She found this hard-to-locate book while thrifting. I told her in all the years I have looked for it at books sales and while thrifting, I had never even seen it! Now I can read it as a real book instead of on my Kindle (you know what I mean, of course... the look, feel, and aroma of real books).
I had already started The Dean's Watch by Goudge, re-reading a favorite story.
I ordered The Fairy Tale Girl* with Amazon credit and it was backordered even as a pre-order! But it finally came in and I started perusing it immediately. It is on the stack to give more attention to as I can.
It is a must read for Susan Branch fans but I liked A Fine Romance* better. It is one of my all time favorite books! Probably because it is about England and tea time and did I mention England and tea time?
But I do recommend The Fairy Tale Girl*. It is Susan's autobiography (in gorgeous Susan-style writing and illustrations) up to her move to Martha's Vineyard. She is my husband's age (he is seven years older than I am) so much of this book takes place in the 1960s and 1970s, with a little told here and there about her childhood. She has led a most interesting life and while not a person of faith (at times I wanted to shake her younger self and tell her to THINK), it is still a good story.
I watched the first episode of Masterpiece's Home Fires on PBS last weekend. I loved it so much that I messaged my daughter while viewing it to tell her she had to watch it when PBS's website made it available the next day! (Her TV is only used for viewing DVDs, streaming, etc.)
She loved it, too. I was excited to hear a second season has already been ordered. If you enjoy anything British but especially Great Britain in the WWII era... you will like this!
Bringing the Outside Inside
Morning in the Kitchen
The Forest in Early October
I tell you people, Bigfoot could be standing in that forest and not be able to see him! It is still very thick and dense! Not for long... more leaves fall each and every day.
Victoria loves her sunbeams. You can see the look of contentment here.
*A Fine Romance can be found... here*
*The Fairly Tale Girl can be found... here*
**Most links to Amazon.com are Associate Links. I thank you. :)