Outside my window... It's lovely outside. Low humidity, a bit cooler, almost autumn-ish. I hear the peaceful sounds of summer bugs singing their chorus. It reminds me of when I was a little girl or perhaps one freshman year of highschool in the marching band on a particularly delightful and enchanting autumn eve in the back of a pick-up truck with some unusually sweet young people, I remember savoring those moments, I knew it was special even then...
A favorite quote for today...
"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
I am thinking... about nothing serious really... just small people who do small things, saying small foolish things. Why should I care you may ask? Perhaps because it affects people I love and thus the entire family at different levels, a bit of an intrusion. It's sad to see people who never, never change, people who think they have others fooled, selfish people who should know better. It's also a glad thing to see those who are pure in heart and are blameless without manipulation. Thank God for those! Please oblige my ponderings! : )
I am thankful...For my sweet home, a refuge, it may not be decorated perfectly but it has a sweet spirit, we aim to keep it that way. Thankful for my mother who is so selfless with our girls, a sweet soul indeed. ..and a beautiful surprise apron a dear friend sent me!
In the kitchen...Nothing quite yet, but I have some cucuzza squash we grew and I will peel and slice later today, serving it in light pasta gravy over pasta. Best food in the world! My Italian grandparents always grew cucuzza and man oh man, it's soooo good!
I am wearing...A homemade cotton top with sweet tiny little leaves on it in green and cream, it is a longer top that ties in the back. I'm wearing it with feminine cream colored capris with ballet flats. I'm also wearing a cross necklace, I wear it whenever I go somewhere because I feel now days people need to know why we do what we do, and who we are. I am a follower of Christ.
I am creating...a skirt out of maroon and cream stripe print with dots, it's a retro print. I'll be experimenting a bit with this! I would like to make a full gathered below knee skirt but I'm not going to fool myself, those make me look huge so I'll stick with A-line Simplicity #4881 and perhaps put a flounce at the bottom, perhaps pairing the skirt with a 40s look peasants blouse, maybe I can pull off a tie belt over the elastic and complete a worthwhile retro outfit. We shall see what we shall see!
I am going...to Smalltown with Becs! Yay! I love going to Smalltown, we drive down the skinny road, through the lovely ranches and forests, no billboards, thanking God the entire way for placing us out here again.
I am wondering...what will happen to our country. (but trusting and praying to God for safety and protection, praying abortion would stop and people would see it for what it is, murder.) Murdering unborn babies does not not seem very progressive to me! Where is the baby's choice?
I am reading...the old book, 'Patch of Blue' by Grace Livingston Hill published in 1932. This isn't the same story as the 60s movie with Sidney Poitier. I'm just sooo enjoying this book, I liked it the minute I picked it up!
I am hoping...that more churches would be the Church and speak out more than worrying about blending in with the culture.
I am looking forward to...Going to Smalltown and enjoying this gorgeous weather!
Around the house...Towels are dried in the dryer, black items are sitting in the wash, I need to keep it moving. Becs is puttering around, doing some last minutes before we leave, library books to be gathered. Li-Li is puttering around as well checking with clients online here at home, her hair in pigtails. It makes me smile!
I am pondering...What a wonderful time Jem and I had celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary in the Hill Country. Sooo nice but now reality hits once again. But then again sooo thankful we live in a peaceful place.
One of my favorite things...Cucuzza!
A peek into recent days...
Here is an adorable retro song for you about cucuzza! : ) Enjoy!
Louis Prima - My Cucuzza
She's my pizza pie with lotsa mozzarella
I wanta be
'cause Cucuzza is so crazy over me
Cucuzza grows in Italy
They love it on the farm
It's something like zucchini
Flavoured with Italian charm
I hope you enjoyed my daybook! I am linking up with the Simple Woman's Daybook. I hope you will too, I think it would provide nice fellowship, a good chance to show ourselves friendly. : )