Buttons and Thoughts
I'm happy to announce that the sun is shining brilliantly today. Sure it's cold out but those glorious rays uplift my spirits. This morning I have a few chores to do and then I'm off to the gym. Once I'm back home I will be working on some watercolor practicing and some knitting.
I'm stunned that next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and Lent begins. Doesn't it seem like we just celebrated Christmas? I rarely give up a food like I used to when I was a kid. I remember one Lent my mother gave up smoking (and she was an avid smoker back in the day). For four days or so the whole family was tortured by her and her unhappiness. If I'm remembering correctly she went back to smoking and gave up sweets instead, we were all relieved.
I used to give up candy but what's funny we didn't have candy in the house, so how was that a sacrifice?
Have you noticed the earlier mornings and the later days? I have and my oh my spring is slowly approaching. Even Holly (the cat) is watching the windows for signs of life. I didn't know I was missing birdsong until I hear it return.
Yesterday I was searching for just the right buttons for my brown sweater. After an hour or so of going through three containers of buttons I realized I would have to buy some. Next time I'm with my sister I need to stock up on one inch buttons. Apparently I collect small buttons! I ordered some online yesterday and they should be here soon.
My grandmother had two big tins of buttons that I would play with as a child. I would dump them all out on the floor and sort them by color or size. This would entertain me for hours on end. Oh how I wish I had those buttons, they're vintage now.
|I found this card and gave it to my husband from Holly|
Now that I'm feeling better, I'm back to my gym routine and healthy eating habits. I've been striving for a salad a day during lunch. Menu planning has gone out the window since my husband is working crazy hours lately. We just eat leftovers from when I do cook once or twice a week.
I hope where you are you have sunshine as well!