Thursday, October 14, 2021

A Sweet Day

 If you've never watched Stitched by Mrs. D on YouTube, you might want to! She is a maker from Norfolk England and right now she's posting a video almost every day (Vlogtober they call it).  Anyway, last year when she did daily Christmas posts during December she showed this cute jam Advent calendar so I ordered one this year.  Each day in December you open a new little jam.  Isn't it cute?  I love Advent and I'm already excited about it!  
Our weather is going to get cold tonight so I harvested tiny zucchinis today.  I'm sad that my zinnias may be completely withered in the morning. Oh well.  Fall and crisp weather are lovely.  The yellow trees are incredible this year. 
Here is the last of the rhubarb!  I added strawberries and I ate it for breakfast the day I baked it.  Thankfully, Bill ate the rest.  He loves rhubarb now!  Yahoo!  A convert!
One of my good friends and I were texting back and forth about the Eloise Wilkin books.  I gathered mine (on the ironing board) and sent her this picture.  I realized I didn't have We Help Mommy and We Help Daddy (I'm sure our children wore them out) so I ordered them.  My friend Kristi ordered We Help Mommy.  I tried to read We Help Daddy to the two and three year olds yesterday at Bible study, but they were distracted and basically not interested😂.  We decided that we love the houses, the rooms, in the stories and we'd like our houses to look exactly like Mrs. Wilkin's  illustrations.  What do you think?  I remember enjoying the pages just as much as my copies of Country Living when I read them to our kids. 
It's cozy around here this morning.  I made a coffee cake.  Right now Timothy is downstairs on the spare bed, sleeping on top of a big pile of comforters and quilts.  The heat is on so he'll stay down there under the ceiling vent. He'll sleep there for hours.  I would like to stay home all day.  I'll go for a walk and listen to Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher.  I'm just about finished (I've read it several times).  I resisted Audible for the longest time, but I am enjoying it so much.  Yay!
I'm making a red sock.  I am knitting so many things.  I love knitting so many things☺️at once. 
I just might move some furniture around today.  We moved our bed from under the window to beside the window.  I get to sleep near the window and I LOVE cold air coming in and I love seeing the moon.  Anyway, I must shift my night table/cabinet now.  It's going in the living room, so our old scruffy wing chairs will probably be relocated.  Isn't that always the way?  In order to move one thing, another thing must be moved and then all the floors must be swept and mopped, and this takes lots of time and that's when I want to take a nap.
When I don't know what to do first, I iron.  That's what I'm going to do now.  Bye bye, sweet reader!
Oh!  Jolly landed in Ireland.  He's going to take it slow there.  You may not hear of his doings for a while, but rest assured . . . he's in the hands of wonderful Mags.  She's got to be one of the friendliest people on planet Earth.  Remember how it took me about two years to launch the Jolly Postman?  Yeah, so he is not on a time schedule at all.  Wouldn't it be great to travel around knowing that if you wanted to pause your trip, you could?  Jolly told me that he wanted to stay longer at each stop.  I wonder if he's still texting Annie in Scotland.  He really likes her. ❤️
I am going to read We Help Mommy and We Help Daddy before I go to the ironing board.  When Bill leaves for his lunch meeting, I am going to sing from my hymn book.  Then I want to open my Bible and pray prayers from the Psalms. I'm going to have a sweet day.  I hope you do, too.  (BIG HUG!)