I took a much needed trip to the grocery store yesterday and just could not resist picking up a weekend treat – more flowers.
And this week’s choice is roses – deep pink – beautiful!
And here I sit in front of my fire on a cozy Sunday afternoon …..
Yesterday I was convinced Spring was on the way – the rain had melted the snow and although a grey and wet day somehow the promise of a change of season came with the rain – but this morning I woke up to this ……
And so I am quite pleased that I brought a little colour and life into the house yesterday with the purchase of my $20 beautiful deep pink roses.
The colour is rich and deep – it reminds me of the colour of a chair that my mother had for years in our home growing up – it was a deep rose velvet side chair with a tufted back and beautiful wooden arms and legs. My sister Carol has that chair and the fabric is faded and needs to be replaced – but still beautiful. I found a piece of the original velvet and have it now – I took a picture below -I want to make cushions – it will be a special reminder of our growing up days.
I have to tell you that on those rare days when I can stay home and enjoy being “in” I love to light a fragrant candle and I do have my favourites – today it is “Cinnamon and Clove Buds” – love the smell of cinnamon! And yes I will burn these candles just for me – why not? I recommend this particular brand – buy it at Bath and Body Works – it burns so well – and an amazing fragrance!
And so I curl up and put the fire on and light a candle and read a good book – reading is one of my favourite things to do – you can get lost in another world when you read a good book – not to mention what you might be able to learn. In all truth – lately I have found it difficult to concentrate on reading – I have a hard time focusing my mind as there is so much going on in life right now – but my hope and belief is that my attempts to balance life will bring back my focus – and then I will be able to reread two wonderful books that I highly recommend – “Blink” and “Outliers” both by Malcolm Gladwell. “Blink” is about the power of thinking without thinking – it is about trusting instincts and intuition. It is a fascinating read. And “Outliers” by the same author is a study on success – and what successful people have in common – also very fascinating.
And so I enjoy my day in …….and by the way, the hand painted fine china dish was a find at a garage sale many years ago – and I love it!
And guess what – my driveway and walk are not shovelled yet – I keep thinking it will warm up and melt – enough of the shovelling! I’m going to stay in this afternoon and enjoy the sun and the day – just as I should – after all – it is Sunday!
Happy Sunday everyone!