I had a lovely visit with my son and his family this week. Wednesday was a perfect autumn day with 70 degree temperatures, but with the winds felt cooler yet still comfortable. I loaded my oldest son’s vehicle up with the furniture I had restored and was saving to take down. I decided it would be good to take one of the older children down to visit as well. Since my grandson has been unable to join us several times I decided to take him. We took a care package of Halloween gifts to the little one. This included a small book, a page from a coloring book her older cousin colored for her, a wand the older cousin decided she didn’t need any more, two handmade cards from the older cousins, and because the weather is turning cold so early I included the hat I crocheted for her. She loved them all.
Category Archives: givng back
It’s been another busy week with the time flying by at record speed. Is it just me or do the years really seem to advance at record speed as we get older? I collected more free stuff this week, at least it was set out with a free sign and not tossed in the trash.
With my granddaughter moving from the family bed to her own room the one problem she has been experiencing is a fear of the dark. I knew instantly the one lamp would be perfect next to her bed where she could turn it on without getting out of bed. The cheap plastic gold color just didn’t work for her so we gave it a new look.
While visiting she also spotted the food I purchased at the farmers market and insisted we make a pot of soup. First we had to collect anything from our garden that could be added, then we worked together to wash and chop. Since we were experiencing a cold day the soup hit the spot.
I know you didn’t stop by today to read about my latest finds or what I ate. It’s Friday so on to my Favorites of the week.
This is one week I didn’t want to see Friday come, not that I don’t have plenty to share with you, but winter returned. After having a taste of working outside it’s sad to need to close the door and stay huddled up inside.
If you too have returned to winter conditions and want a reason to stay indoors with your favorite quilt and hot cup–of anything. Here’s my weekly Friday Favorites to keep you busy.
Welcome back to Friday Favorites. I was pleasantly surprised today to learn I had connected one of my readers to a new friend met through my Friday Favorite posts, nothing could have made me happier.
March is whizzing along at record speed. There are so many things to celebrate this month, so far we’ve had a little one’s second birthday, St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and Easter will close out the month. Today I get to share in the celebration of my daughter-in-law’s 23rd birthday. Hubby will be taking her out to lunch and she has a tattoo planned as well. The children were very upset to learn mommy wasn’t going to have a party, so my grandson helped to pick out a cake and they will be stopping over here to celebrate sometime before dinner. The kids also choose the meal. They have decided on spaghetti followed by a chocolate cake. Not exactly two things that go together in my mind, but it’s something they can help make.
I have been learning just how wonderful so many of you are out there in the blogging world. This week I received a wonderful gift from Katerine at Pillows a la mode. She had shown her beautiful bracelets and how she stores them. She had 3 which were too small for her wrist and sent them to me. They are absolutely gorgeous and actually fit me well, which is not an every day occurrence for me as I usually need to buy children’s jewelry to fit my wrist.
I have something I have been wanting to offer for my first give away, but it is currently a hundred miles away at my son’s house as he has unfortunately forgotten to bring it with him.
When I started my blog I had two things in mind. The first was to find like-minded people as I felt as if I were the only one who ever drastically downsized, or cared deeply about the planet and the air we breathe. I have frequently been the black sheep in my family and among my friends. I wanted to live my way which was contrary to the norm, but I didn’t want to be like everyone else. Of course I hadn’t thought about being this different. Of course there was one other reason for starting my blog.
It was our belief that love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. Its appeal is to the material part, and if allowed its way, it will in time disturb one’s spiritual balance. Therefore, children must learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving. —
Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman) Santee Sioux Writer and Elder (from Native Wisdom for White Minds)
When we hear about someone giving back to the community it’s usually a business or someone who can afford to part with large sums of money. Yet it’s the individual person who giving back, unknown to the media, tends to make the biggest change in the lives of those around them.