In our family there were originally 3 girls. Somehow we came up with a choosing system that we love.
When we get something special – like a bag of Gran’s old scarves we spread everything out and then we go around the circle picking one each until they are all shared.
I guess other people do a similar thing. But we don’t just like our system we like the sense of occasion it brings.
We watch what others pick. We talk.
Today Sister 1 was going through her jewellery and culling. (It comes from our Gran we are a bit magpie-ish). So, we used the system and here is my haul.
This was my first pick. Originally I thought it should say ‘I Love’ and then something. However, as I have thought about this I have decided ‘I Love’ is perfect for me. I do love and loving is what makes my life full of beauty and charm and delight. It is love that gives me joy and meaning. It is love that really matters – everything else is a bonus. Love started the universe and Love will bring us into eternity. Love is everything. ‘I Love’ and because ‘I LOVE’ I am me.
And this is the one Master 4 and I are sharing because he chose it and we both like it!
Make, Give, Contribute, Challenge. 1 year, 100 creative challenges. 11/100 complete.
Yesterday I listened to Handel’s Messiah whilst cleaning to make the classical music house-work challenge more accurately done.
Tonight it was ‘Ravioli with Roasted Pepper Stuffing’ p56. I didn’t make the ravioli because I couldn’t face the arm work out so I bought cannelloni shells instead and made the stuffing and piped it into them. The result was delicious. I had to add a bit of liquid when cooking so the shells weren’t hard but we all enjoyed the results. It is the first time I have roasted peppers and removed their skins. The texture of the stuffing was about the same as nice humus.
I have included a photo of the necklace I made as a gift the other day. Very simple but I like the aesthetic.
I have also cut out a top pattern and fabric so when I am feeling a bit less lazy I will whip that up too.
Music group (for under 5s) started today too. I am running this 2 days a week and Masters 3&1 are my greatest music and dance making little friends. They are so into making music and jumping about it is always a delight to watch them. Tonight Master 3 caught sight of a sparrow eating some bread we threw out onto the lawn. He was absolutely entranced and entertained by it dragging it about and pulling it off another sparrow who came for a look. He laughed and laughed at the event and it made me think sometimes it’s not just about ‘smelling the roses’ it is also about laughing at things that take your fancy and seeing humour in every day things.