Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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I am a few years behind in reading the hottest books. I finally found a hard copy 1st edition at a really reasonable price.

I just want to say, if you have not read this need too. It truly is worthy of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction 2014.

I understand that there is a movie in the works, however, read the book!

Read This Book!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Uke Song - Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Let Me Call You Sweetheart Sheet Music Cover

Ukulele Chords

Let Me Call You Sweetheart Ukulele Chord Chart

A      D        A
Let me call you sweetheart,
Bm7 A  D    F#7  B7
I'm in love with you
E7     Bm7      E7
Let me hear you whisper
A        Edim     E7
That you love me, too
A        D         A
Keep the lovelight glowing
Bm7 A    D    F#7 B7
In  your eyes so  true;
D      Cdim7     A
Let me call you 'Sweetheart',
Bm7 D  E7        A

I'm in love with you.

I must work out the chords into something a bit easier. It is a cute, old fashioned song and I want to add it to my personal song book. It is so perfect for the ukulele. I am certain that there are more verses also.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Be Kind To Yourself

Your daily truth from Brave Living...
Dear Merciful Girl,

Be kind to your dear, beautiful self. Tell her the things that matter. Tell her that it’s going to be okay. Tell her that you are proud of her for how hard she works every day at making it through the craziness that is life. Let her rest when she is tired. Encourage her when she is discouraged. Lift her up when she is beat down.

And for the sake of all that is good and her some good times. Take her out to play. Let her see beautiful new things and experience exciting new things. Take good care of her...for she is so very beloved and so very important.

You deserve this kind of treatment, wonderful you. You are with yourself more than you are with any other make sure the relationship is a good and healthy and merciful one.

Walk as if you are beloved...behave as if you are beloved...because the truth is that you absolutely are.

Today is the day for more kindness and more gentleness.

You are so very loved.

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Garden Surprise - Romanesco Broccoflower

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Last fall I did not do a through clean-up of the garden. I went into the garden today, and I was completely surprised. I have 3 harvest sized Romanesco Broccoflower. I love this vegetable, it is so good.

I am a long time gardener and I have never had this happen. This winter in the Pacific NW has been very mild. There have been few days with cold weather, and no snowfall that lasted more than a few days. Many plants that are normally killed are still alive.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wise Women

This quote is so true for me. A wise woman learns as she ages. I enjoy visiting my Aunt Glenda, she is very wise. We get on very well, and I understand the quality of her knowledge...that she has acquired in almost 90 years.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Junking Score - A Vintage Fiesta Coffeepot

Today I went on one of my junking trips, and oh did I score! A vintage original green Fiesta Coffeepot. I made a place for it in my collection, this is the tallest pottery item in my collection. I found this at a thrift store.

"Circa 1936-1951: Standing nearly 10 1/2" high and second in height to only the 12" vintage Fiesta vase, the original vintage Fiesta coffeepot makes a spectacular statement on the festive table. This example in the original green is a wonderful example of the most classic of all vintage fiesta glazes— the original green."

from - Vintage American Pottery