Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday findings...

Today is a Jane day!  I have a day at home to do whatever I want.  It's been a while.  I've been extending myself a bit of late. Plus I always seem to be on the other end of the leash, keeping Miss Dusty exercised and happy.  I do hasten to add though, although I have only been to the gym twice in the last few months, I'm feeling great from all the walking.  We tend to walk her early in the morning and to step out in the fresh morning air and say g'day to the many other dedicated dog owners does set you on a happy path for the day.  Anyway, no walkies today.  Dusty has a 'bucket' on her head and stitches in her little belly from her little girl operation yesterday.  She's curled up on her 'mat' beside me as I type.

As I was browsing a few blogs this morning I came across this quote on Mandy's blog at Pearl Maple

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." Brian Tracy

So, what to do today.  Apart from the general housework catchup for the week, I am really excited to be committing some time for me. 

Etsy shopping....  I've just ordered my copy of All I did was Listen by Rachel Awes, an inspiring artist and rich souled woman!  Go Rachel.

Reading... Vertigo by Amanda Lohrey.  and just collected from my wonderful local library yesterday, A Story of Seven Summers by Hilary Burden.  I read a review of this one in the October issue of Australian Country Style, so am really looking forward to delving into it.

Sewing.... bunting for a special girls bedroom, and some starry christmas garlands.
My lovely Janome packed it in a few weeks ago, but $200 later (eek!), it's back in action.  I think the fact that in the 15years I've owned it, it's never been serviced had something to do with it breaking down.  Hmm.  Where did the last fifteen years go?  Well, that's a whole other post isn't it! 

Baking...  current favourite is the good old cinnamon teacake.  Also popular here are my Melting Moments, although a bit too crumbly for lunchboxes.  My inner 'domestic goddess' loves it when my homebake is devoured in no time.

The air-conditioner....  will probably go on at about lunchtime today.  Summer is barging it's way into south-east Queensland this week!

What are you up to today? 

Jane x