It’s Friday, the last Friday of the month of July already! Time flies, and some of those good moments in our lives are sometimes so easily forgotten, because … We don’t dwell on them like we tend to do with the bad things that happen in this world. Or to us. Since I started documenting my daily life with pictures - and blog about it - I began to realize how beautiful my life is. And most of the time, it’s the “ordinary” stuff that makes my day. And on Friday, we share the things that made us smile through this meme. I’m sure Susanne won’t mind me including the following message.
After all, isn’t that what this Fave Five is all about?
Today, 31 of July 2009 is Positive Day in this blogosphere. It’s the wish of a twelve year old girl, who wants us to think and blog in an uplifting way.
“ Then on July 31, share the things in your life that are positive. Count your blessings. Tell us why you are thankful.
CHOOSE to "accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative."
If we all did that just a little bit more than we do now, the world would be a better place. If we all chose to remember the positive, if we could smile instead of being grumpy, if we could sing and splash around in the rain, like they do in the movies…
People might say we’re crazy, but hey? Who cares?
It might be catchy?
So what if it is?
Let’s spread this epidemic!
Write a nice post, follow the link, get over there and tell her you’re in!
1. Last Sunday was a beautiful day, so we took our camera’s and visited Bokrijk Museum Park again. We have a season ticket so why not use it? I always enjoy going there, the park shows life as it was a hundred years ago. Old houses, farm animals, wildflowers, bees and butterflies, actors … Hundreds of photo opportunities. And I had a blast!
No less than a thousand and eight pictures in one day! WOOT!
2. I finally
found made time to work on my lace project again. I challenged myself to pick this old skill up again after at least twelve years of non practice when I promised to create something for my friends in a Pay it Forward give away. It took some time and a lot of study to get the hang of it again. I think I have good reason to be proud of myself because I found out I can still do it! But when Spring came I got busy doing other stuff and it was put aside again. But that does not mean I intend to break my promise. To those of you who signed up for this, I’m working on it, and it’s coming along just fine. Stay tuned. Oh and click the pink links to see what I’m talking about.
3. Like I said, Spring and Summer came along and other “stuff” keeps me busy sometimes. My potted garden on the patio is one of the things I enjoy so much.
To spend some time outside taking care of my plants is one of the joys of Summer.
The Sweet Peas my father gave me years ago always make me smile. He gave me two little sprigs, and now they’re everywhere! The Pansies and the Primula’s are even blooming for the second time. The garden hose sprinkler system my husband installed seems to give them a real boost. That purple clematis is one I got from a friend when I spent some days in a hospital. It has not bloomed in years, I even thought it was dead, and there she is, in all her glory! Oh and last but not least, look at that gorgeous blue sky we had here. Beautiful eh?
4. When we were in France my husband bought me this cute garden decoration with the swallows. I put it between the plants until I got inspired by Wanda’s bird feeders last week, and I tied a string of nuts and birdseeds to it, and filled the other bird feeder with peanuts again. It did not take long before the sparrows and the tits came back to feast on their treats. I could watch them for hours, and my camera is never far …
5. THIS recipe I found at Kim’s blog, my dear blogger friend in Tasmania. It’s an Osso Bucco recipe from Kim’s Mom’s Italian recipe book. Kim has recently lost her dear Mom, and when I saw the recipe, I thought it would be a nice way to commemorate her. After all, what better way is there to remember a mother by but her very own recipes of the glorious food she made? I went straight to the supermarket to get the necessary ingredients and made it so we could eat it the next day. It was delicious.
The weather was nice, so we could eat outside, and that’s when I photographed that beautiful blue sky in the third collage. I think I might make this my new header for a while.
As you can tell, another glorious week. Life is good.
Quote of the Day:
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.