Monday, January 14, 2019

A discipline for 2019....

Making resolutions for the new year hasn't ever been a real practice here.  This year, however, I have decided to discipline myself to do some journal writing daily.

I participate in an online book club on Twitter, and our most recent read was "Grateful" by Diana Butler Bass.  When I happened upon the "Gratitude Journal for Women" on a sale rack, then spied the lone dish towel amongst others with a Valentine theme, it seemed as though I was being nudged toward considering gratitude at this point in time.  Now, to discipline myself to take about five minutes a day to write in that journal!

As I have been considering gratefulness, it seems to me to be slightly different from thankfulness, but it's difficult for me to elaborate on the difference.  What about you?  Do you relate thankfulness and gratefulness to be the same....or different?

Friday, January 11, 2019


After the red and green of the Christmas season, I like to use a favorite color combination of mine - blue and white.

The table is set and ready to welcome guests! Incidentally, I managed to smooth out those rumples that show in the photograph. China is Blue Garland by Johann Havilland, Bavaria backstamp. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

A favorite...

Did you know that today is National Spaghetti Day?  We’ve never needed a special day to enjoy spaghetti, though it is good to have an excuse for this one.😋😊

Meatballs will be delicious, don’t you think?

Thursday, January 3, 2019


While all the other Christmas decorations have been stored away for the next eleven months, this remains on display until Epiphany.

We have had this Nativity scene for a number of years.  It remains my favorite of Christmas displays.