Monday, March 6, 2017

Happy Things and "Nannie"

Cartwheels!  Somersaults!  High fives!  A tiny pansy is growing in the front garden! 

This morning I opened a new can of Folger's (I've been buying the beans and grinding them myself at the grocery store lately but decided to go back to the red tub) and it smelled so yummy!  I pulled a scoop out of the drawer and then noticed how tarnished it was so I polished it with silver polish.  It's still a bit pitted but I thought it posed well for the photo.  Ha!

The Easter candy has appeared at the grocery store!  (Do I mention the grocery store a little too much?)

 Here's the cuddle bug!  His hair is mussed from so much petting.  Poor dear. 


Crazy hair day today!  Good job, Mommy!

It is FREEZING here.  The wind was biting everyone.  It'll warm up soon, I know.
I hope you will have a happy and peaceful week.
At church the pastor said that Lent isn't just about giving stuff up. It's about getting rid of whatever big thing keeps us from God, standing in the way of sweet relationship with Him.  I like that perspective, do you?

Thank you for stopping in!
Oh, real quick - I read a delicious book titled Tea by the Nursery Fire by Noel Streatfeild (love her).  I think it is based on her father's experience with his childhood nanny.  It was only $2.99 on Amazon Kindle.  Yesterday afternoon I started Elizabeth Goudge's Smoky House and found this dedication.  Nannie!  It is definitely a lovely topic to consider.  Enjoy! 




27 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love that poem. You are right- I know grinding the beans give you fresher coffee but I LOVE opening the can and smelling the coffee all ground and waiting for me as it assaults me with it's aroma.
Good post! xo Diana

Debi said...

I have a dear friend who loves pansies. I've given her a few pansy related gifts over the years. My favorite Easter candy is the little Cadbury eggs... but they are addicting!

Happy@Home said...

The smell of a brand new can of coffee is a wonderful thing, isn't it? I was taking note of the Easter candy at Target on Saturday. I'm a sucker for pastels. Pairing chocolate with pastels spells trouble for me. Ha!

Farm Girl said...

What a nice dedication. Its was really cold here today too.
I love all of your pictures. I have never heard of that book before.
I wish I looked that cute on a bad hair day. I love seeing Timothy mussed up.
Have a lovely evening and a great Tuesday morning.

Julie said...

Hello Pom Pom ... loved the verse about Nannie. Love Timothy sleeping so peacefully. Happy week dear friend x x x

happywonderer.com said...

Oh how I love pansies. They really can pop up in the toughest spots. How wonderful to have a good Nannie. I haven't heard of that Goudge book. Have a wonderful week!

Wood Fairy said...

lovely little poem. I like the thought that we can give up the big problems that keep us from our Maker.. I'm a worrier, it's a really bad habit I know. Pansies are such smiley flowers and so resilient. Betty

Elizabethd said...

Noel Streatfield and Elizabeth Goudge....two of my favourite authors.

Kim said...

It's almost as if that poem was written just for you. =) I always love crazy hair days...I just seem to have bad hair days. Pansies....yay....Spring can't be too far off.

Lynn said...

Have added the book to my list of "must reads". I love the nannie dedication ~ have bookmarked that too!
L.x.

Julia said...

A lovely short post today but packed with all good things, even the cute bad hair day girl. She radiate of joy and pure beauty. Bless that little pansy heralding Spring.
Hugs,
Julia

Cat Lover said...

So nice to see a pansy blooming! Wonderful photos today. Tim sure is cute!
Have a great week too!

happyone said...

Oh how nice to spot that pansy there.
Hoping no Easter candy makes it into this house!! : )

Gumbo Lily said...

A pansy! O joy! Love the Nanny dedication. I do hope it warms up soon, but it looks like more cold is coming to us for a while. So much WIND today! Sheesh!

Henny Penny said...

Oh, that one sweet little pansy! You always have the sweetest posts. As I read the poem, I was thinking, this sounds like you, Pom Pom, with your grandchildren.

GretchenJoanna said...

I agree with Jody! You must be "the sum of all that makes up warmth and tenderness."

SpicingUpIdaho said...

We like the ease of Folgers too... and the spoon looks lovely all gussied up! Sweet Timothy, what a precious guy! I'm sure he'd take mussed fur all day, to be petted :) It has been snowing here - we got 3" last night, and another storm coming tonight. Winter is just plain persistent this year!

Lisa Richards said...

I do like your pastor's perspective on Lent. Something to remember all year long. I love the nanny poem! We've been getting a drop in temps here as well. Winter's trying to hang on a little longer. I do expect to enjoy my week! You too! :)

Helen Philipps said...

Loved the Nannie poem....such a pleasure to read. How sweet the little pansy is popping up there unexpectedly. Have a happy weekend!
Helen xox

Marcie said...

Crazy hair day is fun. Sometimes I wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and think, "I guess I'm celebrating Crazy Hair Day today." ;)


Hope your week has been wonderful, and that the weekend is even more so!

ann said...

My favorite dollhouse store will close the 15th, so I won't have reason to travel to your side of the city, and yes we should plan a trip the the DBG. Pick a date. Enjoying the rain this morning. Did you get snow?

Kezzie said...

The book sounds lovely.
What you say about Lent is very true!
Your granddaughter is so pretty and I love her mad hair.
Mmm, the candy looks really tasty!xxx

Kezzie said...

And yes, your spoon posed very nicely!!x

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

That little pansy looks so beautiful!!! Love all your very nice pictures!!! Thanks for sharing:)
Jessi

Attic Clutter said...

HI POM..
well the pansy pic is soooo cute..
all alone ..popping out
...a little brae pansy (:)
love the shinny coffee scooper..
hugs,Patty

Come Away With Me said...

"Nannie and the love of nursery days".....it must have been nice to have such memories to look back on, such a warm start to one's life. Smoky House is a delightful little tale. I enjoyed it and hope you do too. If my memory serves me (I posted a blog about it somewhere in the past) there really is a Smoky House Inn still there that EG used in her story. I just love England and all that history mixing with the present day. Here's hoping for some warmer weather for you soon. Spring is arriving everywhere across the globe, or the northern half anyway ;-) these days. Have a lovely week Pom Pom.

M.K. said...

A few women have the gift of a Nannie personality. It is a rare thing. I do think almost all children long for that in someone, a grandma perhaps. I need to work on that :) Your books do sound good!

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