Sunday, May 11, 2014

 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.


 It is the sixth book in the Elm Creek Quilts series.  It is different than the others I have read so far in that each character has a story and they all come together at one moment in time.  I have read about these characters through five other books and I have gotten to "know" them.  I am worried about Bonnie - she is having such a struggle with her ogre of a husband.  Judy is struggling with a job change and Diane is going to be facing a job loss as well as learning that her son is teetering on the edge of criminal activity.  Gwen is getting over the disappointment of being passed over for a job she wanted and deserved.  These characters have become real to me and I can't wait to see how it all works out for them.  I am almost finished with this episode and I am hating to see it end.

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!