I had another quiet day at home yesterday which was much needed! In fact this week looks to be one that I can get a lot of chores accomplished if I will just hop to it! Yesterday, I took my camera and walked around the house, snapping some pictures of things I have done and will do this week.
Some happies are ready to go to friends....I love to come bearing gifts! Usually it is not much but we all like to get an unexpected gift. Marvin buys his coffee at Starbucks so I save these nice bags and recycle them. I found some pretty green and red plaid tissue paper that matches the green on the bags. The Marie Claire magazine is one that I signed up for with the kiddos school magazine drive. I glance at it to see the "trends" then pass it on to Amelia, who is much more stylish than her mom!!
A project that I need to finish up! Sandy at I Majored in Home Economics, shared the new system she came up with for storing her DMC thread. A Sandwich bag, an index card and a sharpie area all you need to keep those threads organized and ready to use. Previously my floss was stuffed in a container that used less space but was very hard to keep organized. I liked Sandy's idea and I know it will work better for me. Those pretty blue shoe boxes will look nice in my craft room as well.
I am making progress on my Christmas sampler. I am off today to pick up my Thanksgiving sampler at the framers.
MOPs starts this week and I have been looking over our books for this year. The theme is A Fierce Flourishing. I have the devotion on Friday so I was looking for ideas to go along with our theme. The little purple book you see in the photo is similar to one that all the moms will receive on Friday. We are focusing on Gratitude and this year we hope to spend some time each week writing down things we are grateful for in our lives. And the fan....I got that fan several years ago on a vacation to St Louis. It was very hot and McDonalds was giving out fans in the park. Being at the stage of life that includes hot flashes...this little fan is a life saver!!
I just finished this book by Bill and Jen, stars of The Little Couple on tv. It is a reality show that I enjoy very much. Their book is a collaboration of what it was like growing up as a little person and how they met, married and became parents. I admire them for all they have accomplished and the physical hurdles that they deal with on a daily basis.
I just started this book. I saw Mr Hill on a documentary about the Kennedy assassination and I found him very interesting. When I saw that he had written a book about his time as Jackie Kennedy's Secret Service Agent, I put it on my To Be Read List. Our Priceville library had it on the shelf last week to my surprise!
So that is what is happening at Nana's house this week. And I have to add, I just stepped outside to get the newspaper and it is 62 degrees this morning. I may have to get a long sleeved shirt for my walk. Fall is on the way!