Friday, January 13, 2012

Canary Yellow

 January days need sweaters, canary yellow sweaters, in fact.  I found the heart pin at the grocery store.  
 Do you like yellow?  I like a little blue with my yellow.
 When this book came in the mail, I flipped through it and thought, "Hmmm.  I'm not sure I like this."  I have changed my mind.  It's full of scribbles and color.

 Aisling over at Whatever the Weather (see my blog links below) reminded me of this book.  It's a beautiful story of healing.  There is NOTHING like a story about a family and a house.  I've been carrying it around, poking my nose in it whenever I can grab a quick read.
 Have you started a new journal for 2012?
 Elsa's toadstool-hatted children are wonderful, so I ordered this little book, too.
 The EZ book above is new and crisp, full of all kinds of friendly knitting advice.

 Here's my indoor flora.

And here is our first born son who turned 31 years old today.  My oh my, THAT was a miraculous day.  I remember how his little baby head smelled, covered with black downy hair.  Now he's a daddy himself with his and April's fourth baby due any day.  He's a pastor, a scholar, crazy over The Wind in the Willows, too!  I sometimes call him Ratty.  I have been a mother for 31 years.  I feel like a mother in every fiber of my being.  Tomorrow, I'll see my mother!  I can't wait to fly to sunny Arizona and sit in the company of my parents and my big sister.  Hooray!
I'll be back very soon, Winter People!  (BIG HUGE HUG AND A SMOOCH ON THE CHEEK!)


The Provincial Homemaker said...

Happy 31 years of motherhood! I love your book choice - Elsa Beskow is one of my favourites. Oh, and what a sunny yellow cardigan that is. It sure would brighten a winter's day.

Farm Girl said...

Have fun in the sun. It looks very nice. I love Miracles on Maple Hill.
Tell us all about your trip when you get back.
Bye bye

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love Danny Gregory! He always inspires me to draw and pay more attention to the world.

Happy birthday to your boy! I bet he thinks you're the best mom in the world (and I bet you are).

Have a great weekend! xofrances

ann said...

Happy birthday to your son. You are very proud of him and rightfully so. I saw the primrose at King Soopers yesterday and resisted bringing them home. I should have. They are cheerful. Enjoy the AZ warm.

alexlynnsmith said...

Bless you for your January sunny-spots!

Angela said...

Happy 31 yaers [I hit 30 years in May]
Sitting here in a Saturday Teeshirt with a huge yellow Pudsey Teddy Bear on the front, and yellow earrings. Just made a quiche with wonderful yellow eggy filling.
Winter sunshine and warm blessings to you and yours x

M.K. said...

Have safe travels, Pom! I may need to read that Maple Hill book. I love books about houses too. Stay warm!

Gumbo Lily said...

I love yellow! I have sunflowers in my eyes (I do!) so I have to love yellow. The Illustrated Life book looks wonderful!

I am a big Elsa Beskow fan too. I have a few of her beautiful books with mushroom capped and berry-topped children.

Happy BIRTHday to YOU! My eldest just had his birthday this week (28 years old). What fine mothering careers we've had, eh?


wayside wanderer said...

God speed, Pom Pom! Have a wonderful sunshinny visit. (I like a little blue with my yellow, too.)

Bonnie said...

Have a great trip. Happy Birthday to your son. Enjoy the SUN,.

libbyquilter said...

the indoor flowers are such a bright happiness when the outdoors is deep into the winter resting.


Lisa Richards said...

I especially love a soft buttery yellow set off by bright blue (like your pic) or bright green.

I've always thought "An Illustrated Life" looked like a fascinating book. Hope you enjoy it!

Have a great time with your mom!

Susan B said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to your son! I love your heart shaped's so sweet. I hope you enjoy the time with your family. :)

The dB family said...

I love blue and yellow! I have started two new journals, in fact. I love that photo of your son. What a beautiful smile on his face! Have a wonderful time in AZ!

Blessings and hugs to you!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

Love your cheerful yellow cardigan! I'm going through a cardigan phase right now.

Happy Birthday to Fisherman Ratty!

Hope you have a wonderful trip and bask in that Arizona sunshine all you can!

Fat Dormouse said...

Have a lovely visit! And your canary yellow and blue cheered me up and made me think of spring on a very chilly (but sunny) Winter day.

no spring chicken said...

Oh you mother you! every good thing you share comes straight from the heart of a mother (artist, teacher)!

Have a sunny (bright yellow with a bit of blue) day!!

Blessings, Debbie

Sara said...

I do love your little red heart! Hope you are enjoying Arizona and that it is being warm and sunny for you.

A garden just outside Venice said...

Happy belated Birthday to your 1st born!!!
Hi PomPom and happy New Year!
You know, I'd never wear yellow in January with pale skin..roll on next Summer! :-)

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Happy 31 years of mothering!!

I LOVE your toadstool lamp background - I have that exact same one in Miss Bok's room and a smaller green one in MAster Bok's room :)

Aisling said...

I love your canary yellow sweater with the red heart pin. So cheery! Perfect, perfect for January!

I really appreciate how you summed up Miracles on Maple Hill as "There is NOTHING like a story about a family and a house." Exactly!!!

no spring chicken said...

Hey friend! I'm sending you a link because I enjoyed it and thought of you. Let me know what you think?

Blessings, Debbie

Attic Clutter said...

Love your cute blue eyes banner Pom and your son is great..Happy Birthday to him.. late~
Thanks on my sheep pic too (:) hugs,Patty