Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!
Today was a lovely day. First there was church then lunch with my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. There was also a lovely card. When I got home there was a lovely card and gift from my son and daughter-in-law and grandson and granddaughter. I love them all so much, they are so special to me. All I ever wanted to do in life was be a wife and mother and I was so fortunate to be able to do both. I am blessed.
After a brief rest and a cuppa we set out to visit Trader Joe's. It isn't in our neighborhood but it isn't far. However, I am going to be bold and just say it -- I don't like Trader Joe's. It is too crowded and, until today, too cold. We bought some bread that was good and the yogurt was fine but there is just something I don't care for about it. However, I have learned to love Sprouts and that is the store I will be frequenting. They have hummus to die for.
After our return home and a dinner of yogurt and toast I have settled down to watch a movie -- "Letters to Juliet".
So far it is good. The scenery is gorgeous, the story line is cute and I am enjoying it.
It seems I have been a few days away from my blog home. What was I doing? If you recall, I had made mention of my very brown family room and how I wanted to do something to change it. Well, I have. I haven't made it less brown and in some ways I made it more brown but it is different. I am not sure I was distressed over the color or the starkness of it. So, I set about layering and texturizing and moving some furniture.
I did a bit of sewing, bought a pillow cover off Etsy and am figuring out a couple of more pillows. All in all I think it is an improvement. All I wanted was a little warmth and softness and I think I have accomplished that. Yes, I know, I could move the books off the end table. That would help, too. I have learned that clutter doesn't equal "cozy and lived in" -- it just equals mess.
I have also been reading. I am currently reading "The Master Quilter" by Jennifer Chiaverini.
So, that is what the week has held for me. This week -- who knows? For some reason I have been very thoughtful lately. I have no idea why but I get this way from time to time. I don't know if it is sadness or a slight bit of depression but I prefer to think of it as thoughtful. There are so many things I have been interested in over my life time that I have always put on the back burner. For some reason, now, I have the urge to do them. I want to draw, I want to write, I want to sew, I want to read -- there are not enough hours in the day but I am trying.
Maybe this week I will be able to sandwich in a bit more blogging!
Oh, BTW, the movie was great! A chick flick for sure but even for us old chicks. I recommend!