Thursday, November 19, 2015

A simple curry meal!

Above curry sauce,
50 grams worth of red curry sauce that is,
chopped up mushrooms and a red pepper.
Two cans of coconut milk.
Sauteed in coconut oil.
Plated over rice noodles... 
Cashews on top.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Many Beautiful Things to be Thankful For!

wonderful dinners, 
daily walks, 
hot tea in mugs,
Mornings and Evenings with lampadas lit!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Yellow Leaf

I so loved seeing this yellow leafed tree on my daily walks in the park,
during late October, early November!
The leaves are falling now, Thanksgiving is just a week and a bit away 
and then Christmas will be around the corner! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

All things pile up

Stack of wash clothes knitted over the last months

Growing amount of squares for my many coloured blanket 

My treasure trunk is bursting with them...

I've been reading a lot:
Jan Karon books
I've also re-read and read
I've had a lot pile up on me, so much
that I did not even realize that it was a week since I blogged here.
I've not been able to keep up with my blog reading,
so sorry about that.
Just busy, I've been still feeling a bit under the weather, but
I've been taking walks almost daily,
am back to sewing and am trying to focus on this beautiful simple verse:
in everything give thanks.
What are you reading and creating?
Yarn Along with us!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Beauty in Squares and Papa's Wife

I am still stitching away at wash clothes 
and also making more squares for my second 

I savoured my first reading of 
such a lovely book about a family
with a deep Christian family
and many adventures,
and a very spunky wife and a very strong loving Papa!
I also recently read 
another fun family book,
What are you reading and creating?
Yarn Along with us!

Monday, November 02, 2015

Books from the sale in Princeton...

Books that we got at the book sale,
including the last which is a first edition.
I actually realized, when reading the plot online, that this late L'Engle book is not one
I have read yet and I can see that it is more in line with L'Engle's 'adult fiction' with
betrayal, drama and such things.
It's one that my husband read years ago and by the end of it,
he felt that L'Engle as a Christian was being put to the test in it,
to paraphrase him.
Well, someday I will read it and have more to think on.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Many beautiful things

A dear friend mailed me this book!
I cannot wait to read it!

Chai tea is always a welcomed treat, with chocolate almonds, of course!

I watched the movie Miss Potter.
It's beautiful of course, very well done.
But I struggled with the mother/daughter friction part, 
I did not have this with my Mother, who is not like the Mother portrayed,
but I was uncomfortable with how Beatrix did not consider her parent's wishes.
It's not that she did not have a reason, perhaps even good, yet, as much as
I enjoyed the movie, I found this to be more tricky than what was portrayed.
I think it's important to have a parent's blessing on things.
I am just not sure what all of this means or the right and wrong of it,
but it disturbed my sense of peace.
The death of her finance left me deeply saddened and shocked,
as I was not expecting it. 
So it was not the movie I was hoping it would be, though of course
much of it was beautiful and the clothes they wore,
if only such class was still with us!

Some fun autumnal meals have been enjoyed!

I was surprised to see roses still in bloom!
We've done our share of walking around
and of having enjoyable meals and cozy times.
I am so thankful for these days.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Some lovely things

The beautiful roses my husband got for us
A wonderful takeout meal the day we made applesauce.
Cleo is proud of our applesauce making!