Friday, November 19, 2010

Small things......

I just looked at the moon. These photos were taken less than 5 minutes ago. The moon has the most amazing ring around it, and the fog is starting to roll in.Beautiful, isn't it?
The sky is clear - no clouds. It is freezing out, and set to be 0C or below tonight. I just thought it was lovely.
Moving on then.....Hello all....

Little piles of stars waiting to be strung into a garland.....

And snow flakes ready to be hung up.....

A small woollen blanket in soft colours.....

And a lovely bright ripple blanket to snuggle under on cold evenings.....

And more to the point, all finished! So why doesn't my basket look any emptier? Sigh. One thing at a time. It all takes me so much longer now because I can't sit for long etc etc blah blah blah. SO frustrating.

Today has been a particularly uncomfortable day, and I will not be at this computer long. Some days are ok. Some are not so ok. And then some are like today. Beam me up, Scottie. or hand me that axe.

I am so ladylike and refined. I just looked at what I wrote and sort of spluttered coffee over the keyboard. Genteel.

19. Ready-made meals.


There are just some nights when cooking is not an option. This is one of them. Thank heavens for wonderful little dishes of food which just have to be nuked for a few minutes and for the microwaves too. Fresh macaroni cheese is on the menu for supper. With salad. I try not to use ready-made stuff, because it it pricey and I like cooking from scratch. But not tonight. And I am particularly partial to the Co-op's macaroni cheese. I am thankful the store is just down the road.

When I started this thankful month, I did say that I would be focusing on the small things, because, like all of you, the big things are a given. It is also a way of demonstrating how simple it is to a few people who have asked how I come up with 5 new things every morning. Don't I run out of things to be thankful for? Well, the answer to that one is a resounding NO. Every day is new, you see, and different. The clouds in the sky today are not the same ones as yesterday. The dreams are never the same. The coffee is different. The friends take their turn. The linen can change, as can the music.

If you really stop, and look at the space around you, and notice the pattern on the mug, the scent in the air, the sounds you hear, it will all be constantly changing. And yet, if we notice it all, then so does God. And it is good to say "Thanks". Everyone likes to be appreciated.

So no, I don't have a problem finding things to be thankful for. It is sometimes more of a challenge to come up with just one for the blog. The sound of laughter. The smell of bacon cooking. The joy of opening the first page of a new book. The delight of sinking into a hot bath. The softness of the towel. The fluffy pink dressing gown. Butter melting into hot toast. The last roses opening their buds. The smell of freshly mown grass. That moon at the top of the page here.

How can anyone NOT find a reason to be thankful?

6 comments:

Mary said...

:o)..lovely post !

Fran said...

Love the look of the stripey blanket. Just right for eating hot toast under!

Dragonfly Dreams said...

I'm thankful for you and your wonderful spin on life :-)

Becky said...

All of your projects are sooooo pretty, Linds. I really enjoy seeing what you make.

And the moon photos? Wow!

Vee said...

I don't know how you did it, but I'm thankful that you were able to post tHiS post. And I do hope that you were able to sink into a lovely hot bath at the end of a rough day. You accomplish so much, Linds! I've done nothing for so long.

Edith said...

Enjoyed your post. Loved the projects...the ripple blanket is so cheerful. How do you do the stars?