The happiest of evenings to you, kind reader.
Tonight I was so blessed and encouraged as I listened to Daddy as he told us stories of the mercies of the Lord in our lives...How good and gracious God has been to us, all the days of our lives! And to give us such amazing parents, too...It makes me dance with joy!
The lightening tonight was breathtakingly beautiful.
And Mama Dear made us Chicken Divan. She is wonderful.
Then I sorted pictures and looked through New Year's and remembered a wonderful, happy weekend. I'm so looking forward to posting that deluge...they made me laugh and smile! (Hey, y'all! Miss all of you... ;D )
Oh, and it rained tonight, mon cheri!! Glorious rain. I can still hear the drops falling from the sky, down, down, down to make a tiny splashing sound as they hit the puddles outside the window in the dark! I love rain. It smells so fragrant and fresh outside. This is the most wonderfully warm January I've ever enjoyed. Bliss!
Here's Mummy Love a few days ago, hanging out linens with...Martha!
There are few things as wonderful as burying your face in a sheet right off the line...My dearest sista!See, this is the mouse trap I made recently!
We were having this insane mouse problem (they were having ruckus parties at night that were keeping the neighbors up) hence, we had to do something more drastic then your classic mouse trap, as they refused them and our various other methods of enticement we attempted-so I looked this baby up online, tried to decipher the instructions, and voila!
It didn't work.
Don't try this. I know you were thinking you would, but don't.
It was a complete waste of board, bucket and bait, but made a lovely conversational icebreaker when people dropped in......"Oh, that's just the mouse trap! Ooops, watch your step, honey..." ;)
We finally purchased some other traps from wally world and are now rid of the pesky rodents and this handmade trap for an unknown and blissful time!
Tomorrow I get to go to Church meeting and see (some of) our precious, precious people and worship our Lord together! So looking forward to the fellowship and encouragement tomorrow!!
Dance practice a few Sunday afternoons ago...it was a blast messing up together. ;P Heheh..."Other way, Mr. Collins!"
Oh, gracious, y'all-something else...lately I've just been feasting on the color green. The Lord is so loving to make such wealths of color for us to live amongst...driving in south Georgia in the winter is breathtaking...huge fields of bright green wheat grass, with cows here and there munching, old fences, weathered rustic barns, huge old camellia bushes dripping with dense, snow white blossoms...The rich green of a soft sweater or the camellia leaf, or a blade of grass coming up out of moist, dark brown earth...sometimes you just stop and stare, and are amazed by the very green-ness of green......it's one of the most beautiful and greatest gifts in the whole world!
And pictures of Ireland are so filled with it.
Ireland! *sigh* (Did you know that's where my great-great grandfather came from?)
And wouldn't it be fun to have a whole closet in green!? Like this dress. Lime Green. Airy simplicity. Such lacy, feminine perfection.And clover-green, lush clover....Another edible specimen for your wardrobe!
This simply cannot be improved upon.And these bea-u-ties!Also a monogramed clutch caught my eye. So very elegant, in green, of course.
....and....saving the near bestest for near-lastest...a furry, olive green creation from Louis Green.
Alas, for unlimited credit at this shop...would that she gave me free reign on her merchandise! Her hats are sincerely drool worthy.And....a clover green bit of lusciousness from this season at Talbots that I saved for very last!!!
Do you ever see a piece that is so perfect it begins to pull at yon raiment heart strings? This was the coat.
Here-cover up those tacky plastic bracelets with your finger...there we go, now, think pearls...huge bright yellow velvet flower on the shoulder...cream cardigan underneath...camel colored wool skirt...there. Perfect. Beautiful!!
Ah. So, kind reader, thank you for loving shades of clover and all these precious people I love and the beautiful places with me for a minute!
And now, mon cheir, I bid thee goodnight, and adieu
The Damsel Above
Oh yes. One last thing to show you. Look at this lace. Peachy dreams it doth inspire!!
OK. I'm gone...this time for real. Goodnight!