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Starting on the border

I'm crocheting the base for my border. And my brain is abuzz with so many things...

I worry about a friend whom I may have let down... You know who you are, and I know you will read this. Honey, I wish I had been right next to you to hold whoever made you mad so you could hit them. Seriously. Or better yet, I'd hit them. Hard. I'd put those boxing lessons from a decade ago to good use, I'd use every dirty trick I know and I'd go ballistic. If you knew me in college, you'd know I'd seriously do it. Just promise you'll pay my bail. Which brings me to the next item...

I try to plan a way to get out of debt... Ugh. Do you know anyone who is willing to donate $10 k to a third world mom so she can get out of the sinkhole? Oh, didn't think so, never mind...

At the same time, I'm considering how happy I feel about the way the choir has grown and thinking of stepping down as their director, because they need someone more capable and better prepared than yours truly. It's been a good two years. Yep. It has.

And I have the craziest feeling I'm at a major turning point in my life. Too bad these "bends in the road" - you darling Anne Shirley! - sometimes are freaking scary.

So I stop to say a prayer, then I sit down, thank my husband for reading my mood perfectly and putting the girls to bed after pouring me a beer, and in the quiet, I grab my hook and start doing something I CAN control... Sort of.

I'm winding down.

And I add everything up and you know what? My life is good. Really good. Thank God for it, and for all of you reading this, and for all the ones around me.

Life's really good. Even when it's not. Except if there's a zombie Apocalypse. Then it will suck unless Milla comes and kicks everyone's green decaying tushie and saves our hides.

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WIP progress

I'm almost done with this, one more side to go and then only the crochet border to go. Can you see the light drizzle of rain out the door? My favorite kind of day

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On the hoop!

How do you do? Thanks for all your kind comments! The family I made the cake for was delighted and the girl loved all the flowers.

I have several WIPs and this one had my attention this weekend. It needs two leaves and a forget-me-not blue detail and then I'll crochet a lacy border to go all around. :D

What are you up to?

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Cake, detail

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Cake for a First Communion

The request? Lots of flowers... I think that should be enough!

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If I could bottle this scent!

I bet I'd make millions! Wish you could smell it! It's homey and warm and it reminds me so much of Christmas!

And it's a looker too! Can hardly wait to serve it tonight!

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Early Father's Day celebration

Our family is getting together tonight for an early Father's day celebration. I am bringing this "cobbler" to the party: it has peach, plums, apples and cranberries, and I kind of cheated because the batter is pancake flour (aunt jemima) with extra eggs, vanilla and butter. Right now it's about to go into the oven!

Doesn't it look good? Do you take other shortcuts when making dishes like this?

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Care to guess what will this become? I'm happy as a kid designing these motifs!

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Hello friends! I'm back for a book review... I've been reading a lot of books, and I'm about five reviews behind, so here goes the first...

The Skin Map

by Stephen R. Lawhead

Have you ever taken up a book that later you couldn’t put down? a  book with a story so strong it pulled you immediately and with characters so well developed you could really believe they were real?

Well, that is The Skin Map. It tells the story of Kit Livingstone, who lives an absolutely humdrum life. Even his relationship with his girlfriend Wilhelmina is dull. Then everything around his life gives a somersault and he is immersed in an incredible alternate reality that has him gasping and doubting. 

The Skin Map has a Sci-Fi /Fantasy feeling that feels like it’s tethering on steampunk but isn’t. I enjoyed all the details the author went into so much that I almost  didn’t write this review, just so I did not ruin the surprises in it for you.  

I almost cried out loud when it ended because I really wanted to keep on reading the story, to know what happens next (and having read it in my Kindle and paying no attention to the percentage of the book that had elapsed the ending came as quite a surprise) and it’s written as the first book of a series. I really want to read book number  two! Where will the twists take our heroes – and our villains? 

* A copy of this book was submited to me by Booksneeze for reviewing purposes only. The opinions here expressed are my own and not influenced in any way

Jasmine in my patio

I have only potted plants, and this jasmine is one of the first we got when we got married almost 6 years ago. This year it's blooming like crazy, the little thing!

Good morning everyone! Hope your day is full of good things and love!

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Chocolate cranberry cookies

From cake mix! I really love my Taste of Home Cookie Book! It has lots of ideas and wonderful recipes, and right now my house smells heavenly of these warm, gooey chocolate cookies!

Now I need a cup of coffee.

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