Simple Things

For today, March 20th, 2015 I am thinking about the simple things in life that make me happy.  I am inspired by The Simple Woman’s blog.  So here goes.

Outside my window:  the sun is shining.  It has been very nice all day and some of my kids are outside playing.

I am thinking about:

Part of my garden.

Part of my garden.

My garden and how much joy it brings me.  There is a table out there and I love to come home after the school run and sit for a moment.

Empty Bed

Empty Bed

Tomorrow I shall fill this empty planter box with strawberries.  It is so fun to see the kids go out there first thing in the morning to check to see if there are any ripe strawberries – they eat them right away!

I am thankful for:

The 17 year old and the 15 year old.

The 17 year old and the 15 year old.

My family.  These are two of our five children – two others are outside playing and the oldest is away at college.  Hubby will be home soon and we will all have dinner together.  Simple pleasures.

I am wearing:  Capri jeans, 3/4 sleeve yellow t-shirt, sandals and a vest.

I am creating:

Sophie's Universe

Sophie’s Universe

I joined the Sophie’s Universe CALl and am loving every minute of it.  I have fallen dreadfully behind, but it doesn’t seem to be bothering me.  I am just enjoying what I can do when I can do it.

I am going to:

New book!

New book!

be making some samples out of this book for my class.  I teach children ages 8yrs to 15 yrs to sew, weave, knit, crochet, and make jewelry.  It’s the most fun I’ve had working ever.

I am wondering:  What to make for dinner :o)

I am reading:

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.

I read The Maze Runner and couldn’t put it down.  Now I am about 1/4 of the way through this book and am finding it quite the page turner.

I am hoping:

Fabrics for class.

Fabrics for class.

to organize all my fabrics before class next week.

I am learning (or trying to learn): to listen to my body when it tells me to go to sleep.

I am pondering:  new elements to add to my jewelry making camp this summer.

A favorite quote for today:

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Martha Washington

A peek into one of my days:  Family Time

Running with Kate the dog.

Running with Kate the dog.

One of my favorite things:

Salad, artisian bread with and without olives and carrot soup.

Salad, artisian bread with and without olives and carrot soup.

Making and sharing meals with the family.

It truly is the simple things in life that make me the most happy.

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2 thoughts on “Simple Things

  1. I enjoyed your post, and the photos! Isn’t it nice that thinking about things that make us happy does do a lot to make the sad things go away.

  2. I love your daybook entry. Have a great weekend!

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