I bought my school shoes. I ordered blue first, but the right shoe was very tight. I thought it was MY foot, so I looked at them for a while. I kept trying them on. Finally, Kelli tried them on and confirmed that one was just right, one VERY tight. Back they went to the local store and because they didn't have blue in my size . . . GREEN. I love green this year so I'm happy to wear parrot colored shoes instead.
Last night, Bill and Jeff went to the ape movie. I stayed home to sew pockets. In the second edition of Mollie Makes, there are pocket patterns. I love the pockets! The skirt I am sewing is already too small. I'll finish it and save it for leaner days! When Jeff saw the skirt, his eyebrows rose. "It looks a bit Pom Pom-ish?" His reply, "Yes, VERY Pom Pom-ish." Oh well, the pockets are a bit clownish and I do gravitate toward clown apparel.
Yesterday, whilst on my walk (yes, I waited until the last week before school starts to begin my long walks) I walked by one of my favorite houses. Isn't it bold to build a log cabin in the middle of a bunch of fancy-shmancy homes? I love this cozy abode. Really, it's in one of the expensive neighborhoods and it's such a breath of fresh air.
Susan Branch did a post on dishtowels and she said something very interesting. She said, "so the minute I figured out what things made me happiest . . . " I truly believe that God is pleased when we find our own beauty. Whether it is clowny pockets, a big bowl of gummy worms, a stack of favorite books, baskets overflowing with yarn, cupcakes, or green shoes, He isn't absent from the details. What makes you happiest? In a small detail-y sense, I mean.
One day, quite some time ago, I created a lovely little lunch for myself. I can't find this scone mix anymore and I'm taking a small break from baked goods, but isn't this happy?
This is a breakfast I had in Sydney, down by the harbor, over a year ago when we were blessed to visit Australia. Oh, it was delicious. Do you love all that whipped cream?
I am off to visit my classroom this morning and survey all the unpacking I must do. After that, I am going over to the Princess House and taking Birdie to our house so Kelli can nap while Miss Bug and Millie Rose nap. Then Birdie will have dinner with us, play, and we'll go back to her house for a slumber party. We were going to slumber here but Jeff has two house guests arriving tonight. So, I shall sleep in the trundle bed and Bill says I am like Granny Wendy and I should make a night time fort to read stories in before we sleep. We'll see how old Granny Wendy's joints feel when bedtime rolls around.
I'm sad about going back to school. I'm sure when the kids are in the classroom, with their nervous little faces and their new school supplies, I'll feel joyful. Right now I want to sit in a teepee and knit or read. I think I will feel better if I make Finn's birthday cupcakes, don't you?