Friday, September 25, 2015

Another Sweet Birthday - MINE!

 Hooray!  I'm 57 years old today!  When I woke up this morning I remembered a birthday long ago.  I was turning 5 or 6 and my mama gave me a little doll crib with a pretty little doll and she placed it by my bedside so when I woke up I saw it.  The doll had a knob on its back, like a music box.  I named her Twinkly. I STILL love dolls and stuffed toys!  Anyway, do you like my new slippers?  I bought them for myself (smile).  It's finally cool enough in the mornings to tuck into all that sheepish wool!  It feels VERY good!  
 Today I shall do what I often do!  Drink tea.  Click, click, click with lovely wool and listen to nun music.  I'm reading Rumer Godden books again (along with a confusing amount of other books) and that makes me think about nuns.  
 A good day always contains doodle time with a great variety of pens and pencils.  GLEE!

 Remember Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman by Anne Ortlund? It's another one of my standout life books.  Yesterday Jenny and I were browsing at Target and I found the right size notebook.  My tabs won't be the same as Anne's, but you can tab as you please, she said.  
 My sections:  calendar, order (as opposed to disorder! lol!) and a little journaling and my verses, prayers for family, prayers for others, scripture and art.  I like it!
 I think you should stop by this morning before the cake is all gone.
 Who cares about other people's slippers?  Really!  Blog readers do.  So nice.  Here's today's view.  Aren't they fuzzy?
 Last night we had our family/girls/Jesus time. We ate cake (yum), and we read John 15 together.  We read our Bibles and wrote down attributes of Jesus that resonate with us, we wrote letters to people who have encouraged us or maybe someone we wanted to encourage, and we prayed.  We shared.  Delicious moments that I am ever so thankful for.  Now you know why the pens and markers are still on the dining room table.
 And Bill. He is so loving, so honoring of little old me.  
Have you watched the movie "One True Thing" a million times like I have?  Meryl Steep's character (Kate) says so many things I love, but one thing I'm thinking of right now is when she stops Ellen (her daughter) and says something like, "Listen to Langford (the college town where they live).  It hums." I am hearing my little spot of earth hum right now.  It hums a song of contentment.  Deep happiness.  Blessed.

Finally, I want to share one of Ellen's (Mennonite Girls Can Cook) recipes I made last night.  Mexican Corn Soup.  It was scrumptious!  


Debi said...

Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day full of celebrations of you! Love your slippers!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope you have the best day.
I will be right over for a slice of cake, and then
we can spend some time knitting and talking. :)

Attic Clutter said...

love the cute slippers up post :)

Attic Clutter said...

love the cute slippers up post :)

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...


And I do mean the caps! :-)


Betty Wood Fairy said...

Happy Birthday and many blessings - I do hope your birthday will be filled with family and childrens' laughter and that you will feel blessed and loved more than ever. I like your slippers - warm and snug.

Come Away With Me said...

Happy, Happy, Karen! LOVE the slippers! Yes to Rumor Godden - did you know "This House of Brede" was also made into a movie? Yes also to Anne Ortlund's "Disciplines..." book - I used to read that yearly way back when. Have a lovely, lovely day as you celebrate being alive and all the wonderful gifts God has showered upon you.

Elizabethd said...

Very happy birthday Pom Pom! With many more to come.

Anonymous said...

Ahh Happy Birthday to you, youngster! I love your new slippers that you bought for yourself! I have read Ann Ortlund's book...way back when. I hope your day is filled with many blessings and hums from the Spirit! I'm very happy that you enjoyed that soup! Thanks for the shout out.

Kezzie said...

Happy birthday!!!! I'm glad you had a lovely day! Those slippers are amaaaazing!!! I adore sheepskin and that is the proper thing!!! Your Jesus time sounds wonderful and your card from your husband is beautiful!!Xx

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Happy birthday, dear Pom! I love your slippers!

I finally bought a copy of One True Thing, a movie I have indeed watched it a million times. I'm not surprised it's one of your favorites, too!


Aisling said...

Happy Birthday, dear friend! Love the slippers and the story about your childhood birthday. Hope this is the start of a truly beautiful year!

TexWisGirl said...

your cheeriness is infectious. :) love your new slippers. a blessed and happy new birthday year ahead of you, dear!

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday! I hope that you had a wonderful day! Here's to many more great birthdays to come! xx

a8383 said...

Why yes we care about your lovely new slippers! Nun music? Sound of music is all that comes to mind. What is your favorite R. Godden book? I have only read Five for Sorrow, Ten for Joy and Kingfishers Catch Fire. And many happy returns of the day to you. Angela

Farm Girl said...

Your day sounds divine. I am so glad you find so many ways to express yourself. I also like you are reading dear Rumer again. I think in the fall she is just so readable.
I love your sweet slippers. They are so pretty.
Have a lovely rest of the day.

Happyone said...

Happy Birthday. : )
Love those cozy slippers. I wish I could really stop by and have a piece of cake with you. : )

Lisa Richards said...

Joyful natal day, my friend! :)
Thanks for reminding me that it's time to go shopping for fuzzy slippers. Last year's are pretty worn out!
Your days are filled with good things. Blessings!

Granny Marigold said...

How lovely to have a birthday exactly 3 months before Christmas!! I hope you had a wonderful day. Your slippers are so cozy looking.

I looked at the recipe for Mexican Corn soup but haven`t tried it ( yet).

Gumbo Lily said...

Happy, happy, happy 57th birthday Miss Pom Pom! Love your cozy, woolly slippers. I'll bet the cake is all gone by now. XOXO

Amanda said...

Happy birthday - and YES! Blog readers DO care about slippers. I need some good ones myself. I want a pair that gives me good padding but can't have a real sole because then I will traipse outside with them and that defeats the purpose.

Angela said...

Happy birthday.i bought myself new slippers yesterday, and have been skipping around like a four year old. Hope you are skipping too. Blessings, dear friend x x

Nancy McCarroll said...

And a Happy Birthday, sweet PomPom!! Looked like it was a good one!

Fat Dormouse said...

Happy, happy birthday PomPom. My favourite nun music is Hildegard von Bingen. I love its mysteriousness. Here's a link for you if you don't know her music

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Pom..
oh yes the brides dress was interesting :)
have a great day..

Lisa Richards said...

Happy belated birthday, Pom! I thought I left a comment yesterday, but I was scampering to so many places! (Probably left it on Facebook?) I remember saying something about going shopping for slippers.

Oh well, the bloggy universe is complicated with all of the places we meet and greet each other. :)

Thanks for the movie suggestion. I may check it out tonight. Need a good movie to go with my corned beef hash. (Comfort food!)

Love and hugs!

Aida said...

Happy Birthday Pompom! I love your story about Twinkly, so sweet that you still remember that day. You are an incredible Person and a God-loving lady. You inspire me and make me smile every time I come and visit your blog. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.
Oh and I love the slippers and the birthday cake looks delish.


Jeannette said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy enjoy and enjoy!

Heather LeFebvre said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!!! It looks like you had a very special celebration and lovely presents!!! What a nice time of year for a birthday!

M.K. said...

How did I get so behind in reading your blog???? Sorry. I've never watched One True Thing -- just watched a couple of clips on youtube. Looks good! Your slippers are lovely. I like the blue paisley esp. It's hardly ever cold enough here to need the fuzzy insides. They make my feet sweat :) I wear light socks, which is enough here. Oh, happy birthday to you, dear Pom. Sounds like your wonderful, close family made it a very special beautiful day. Love you!