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I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.

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Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like
stitch at a time taken patiently.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Pondering what brings you simple joys?

Greetings from NE Ohio,
We're snow covered this morning, and much to displeasure of my son, school was not cancelled due to weather. As I drove him to school ( ahem )  we talked about why school was not cancelled today.  As I often do,  I harken back to days of my own youth, and what we did back in the day. What else do I have to draw from?  Life experience 1st hand. It is not received well from my almost 16 year old, who is a  captive audience in the car as we travel through the snow.

It seems to me that the winters I experienced as a youngster were quite substantial, the winters were long, and snow deep, for long periods of time. But back then, we actually played outside, built snow forts, and snowmen, shoveled the driveway ( with a shovel) no less, sled riding and snowball fights. All lost on today's youths.  It wasn't 55 degrees one day and 22 the next, winter was winter. The weatherman "predicted" the weather,  and didn't cry wolf every time, it's winter you  prepared yourself for it.

I'm glad I grew up when I did. I've often said I came in wrong time zone. But, the older I get the more I appreciate when I did grow, I was able to be a kid, and to grow in a natural sort of way. There was no 24 anything except the hospital. No fast food or pharmacy on every corner. I can remember when the stores were closed on Sunday. 

Where are those times.?  They are locked into each one of us who grew up in those times. As I work hard to simplify my life now at age 60, I only have to  took back and see how things were done. I am not geared to be 24 anything. I'd like the latter part of my life, to match the first half, detached and carefree, enjoying the simple joy filled things.

Every day , I make a concerted effort to do that.....finding joy, and enjoy the simple 
This is a tree in our front yard, from farther this nest looks heart shaped.

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