Three necessary things

A simple list of comforting things for this dark, rainy morning:

  1. coffee
  2. A bit of knitting
  3. Soup for lunch

The weekend is in sight!


Three on Thursday

1. Thank you for your kind words. I am not feeling poorly but my eye is still quite red and messy so I am home another day.

2. Tea – I am loving tea these days. In my cuppa this morning is this one which is a very mild taste.

3. Yellow – this color makes me almost as happy as orange. On my side table today I have my Tumeric journal where I am hoping to record the #tinytinymoments from all my TODAYs this year and my grellow Birkin which should grow a bit as I lay low today.

Off to visit Carole for her weekly link up.

Three on Thursday

I just love orange so here are three lovely orangish things:

My younger daughter gifted me a beautiful bible for Christmas;

My older daughter signed me up for a tea of the month subscription that started with a lovely chai tea blend;

And I gifted myself a folio subscription and the first notebook arrived yesterday. It will be perfect fo my scripture study notes in 2018.

I have been playing with ideas for my 2018 one little word.  I wasn’t going to do an album but as I was doing some decluttering, I find that I still have quite a few pages for a 6×8 album so maybe.  My word is TODAY.  What word will you choose?


Three on Thursday

Today is Worldwide Knit for Peace day so Three knitting things are on my list:

1. Get the sleeves for my Ready for Fall sweater on the needles (taking advantage of the promised sunshine),

2. Cast on the neck band for this lovely sweater,

3. Find a hat pattern for a skein of Ginger Twist that I bought in Scotland last summer.

The dark part of our days are already so long that I don’t think I will notice a change today but I am happy that we can begin to inch toward more daylight.

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Three Things – healthy choices

1. I cut way back on my coffee consumption this fall, down to just on small cup a day. This tea with steamed almond milk has been my go to and since it is caffeine free, I can drink it all day.

2. My Fitbit froze in the middle of an update this week and I feel a bit lost without it. I put a new one on my wishlist. I am considering this a challenge. And now I have more Pilates options thanks to this (which btw closes tomorrow).

3. This new to me recipe and blog is a keeper. I think many of her recipes will make it into my meal planning in the next month.

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3 important things..

Over the last year, life has been quite the roller coaster ride. Each time we think that we are coming to a resting place, another crazy curve comes to sweep us up. I have learned some important life lessons. Here are three that are on my heart today.

  1. Important has a new meaning. Things that used to sit at the top of my list are falling to the bottom, right where they should be.
  2. I have an amazing husband, two fantastic daughters who married wonderful men, and a super sweet baby boy – enough said.
  3. Good friends are few and far between, I mean really good friends, the kind who listen with their hearts. I have a few and that also is enough.

This month and into the year ahead, I want most of all to be rooted in gratitude and love.

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Three on Thursday – quotes

Well, we made it – 30 days of posting. It was great fun. Here are 3 quotes that I have scribbled in my journal this month.

“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” – Gabriel García Márquez

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” ― Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

“What you and I need is usually not a brand-new teaching. Brand-new truths are probably not truths. What we need are reminders about the greatness of the old truths. We need someone to say an old truth in a fresh way. Or sometimes, just to say it.” ― John Piper, The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent

Be sure to visit Carole for more Three Things posts. Goodbye November!