Thursday, September 29, 2011

{my joys this week}

What I am loving about my week so far

some pretty new {old} books my daughter #1 found
my new 7 foot tall mirror
a sweet bunting my daughter #2 made me for my kitchen window
my cookie jar filled  to the brim with home-made ginger snaps made by daughter #3
thinking about tomorrow when I get to meet my sweet blogging friend Maaike
face to face for the very first time
my comfy worn out old flannel jammies......the first thing I put on when I get home from school even if it is only 4pm ....jammie love
happy it is almost the weekend and I am still healthy.......I have been dodging sick kids all week


A family is a unit composed not only of children,
 but of men,
 an occasional animal
 and the common cold
{Ogden Nash.......a 20th century poet}

hope you are all staying healthy 


Libbie said...

Oh had better dodge mine...all the kids have runny noses :)

That is TONS of joy around your house! I am thinking those ginger snaps would be very tasty right now :) Good thing I have at least one daughter :) I need some of that girly joy too!

Dagmar said...

How wonderful you get to meet Maaike..I have seen your comments on her blog and saw she was in Vancouver...I hope you have a wonderful time together..How very sweet this world of blogging is....

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my.. how lucky you are to have 3 daughters! I wish I'd had more, the only one I had moved 2000 miles away and took my 2 GDs and I'm not handling it well at all.
Hugs, Teresa

Unknown said...

I want a 7 foot mirror! Jealous:-) And excited for you!

debra@dustjacket said...

Oh that all sounds so lovely, things to be grateful great to be meeting a blog pal face to face, have fun!

Simple Home said...

Beautiful photo :) I hope you stay well. It's still too hot here for flannel. We're still in sandals and shorts :)
Enjoy your weekend!

tinajo said...

Sounds lovely - I hope you have fun tomorrow (I´m sure you will)! :-)

lilybets said...

I hope your next meeting with your blogging friend will be the start of a true and long frindship!Enjoy it !

Lisa Graham said...

How wonderful! Have fun meeting your fellow blogger!

Deborah said...

I love PJs too! can't wear them enough!! have a great weekend!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Mimi and Tilly said...

The weather here is beautiful, hot, balmy and sunny. I'm really loving that this week! Em x

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely things you are enjoying this week...daughters are wonderful! I love the quote, how true that is...sooo many colds and other bugs circulate around young children and spread into their families. Hope you stay cold free and have a lovely weekend.
Helen x

francis said...

Oh how wonderful you are to meet a dutch friend !
and how wonderful your daughter is doing those things with you for you .
Daughters are amazing !
Granddaughters too ....
Have a happy weekend dear friend

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my most precious Koralee,

Well, all I can say is that the magic you brought to me when WE MET is something I will never forget. Maaike will be just as enchanted as I was and still am.

YOU GOT A NEW MIRROR? Are you loving it? AND you are well equipped with ginger snaps for a cozy weekend and that darling tea pot cozy! Ooooooo how a trip to Canada is on my wishlist; I would run to see you and our Rosie girl, who I miss so much...and dearest, today is Friday, we survived...but I am having moments of awful stress and I need to control it. How another visit with you would shake away the stress!


Barbara said...

I love those little white pumpkins, Koralee. I have them all over my dining room table!
Have fun with your blogging friend!

Kathleen Grace said...

That is a lot to be thankful for! Keep dodging those germs:>)

Sewn With Grace said...

I'm loving what you are loving about your week! Stay clear of those pesky germs! :)

GwendolynKay said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous week! I could use some worn out flannel jammies and those ginger snaps! :)

Marilyn Miller said...

I hope you continue to be well and take note of all the little things around you. You inspire me to notice.

It's me said...

Hope you have a wonderful from

Madelief said...

Hi Koralee,

Your week sounds lovely! So exciting to meet Maaike tomorrow. I hope you will have a great time together!!

Lieve groetjes & a happy weekend

Madelief xox

Martina said...

Koralee, you always look at the bright side, this is what i so love about you! And - your daughter seems to be a real darling too, coming up with so much loveliness for the house. Have a relaxed and easy weekend! xox

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

What a great list. I like ginger snap cookies with a cup of tea.

:-} Lorraine

Anonymous said...

7ft mirror, wow that sounds amazing! I'm inclined to don my pj s a bit early, too. :)
Hope your family is all well very soon and have a great weekend!

à la parisienne said...

Oh, I hope that common cold doesn't get to your family!

I love to hear of all of the sweet creative things your daughters are doing~and I know that they've learned these special skills from their very talented Mommy!


emilyandtheyellowhouse said...

So far so good as far as sickness. It is beautiful here in Iowa right now. The leaves are turning and it is mild and sunny. I will have to get out for a walk! :)

Denise said...

Sweet joys for sure are on your list.Yesterday was a day filled with family rifts so I really need to hear sweet joys today. Since I've been a little down ,even though sorry was said all around.I need things light and breezy today-thank you for that-Denise

Unknown said... those ginger snap cookies - its the perfect time of the year :) Hope you have a lovely friend meeting tomorrow and enjoy your weekend!

Rebekka Seale said...

I LOVE the tights in the picture in your sidebar. I want some just like those!!!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
You always put a smile on my face whenever I visit here!
Isn't autumn weather perfect for getting cozy early?! I do love the seasons {although I would really love to put in a request for more sunshine}

Vintage books look great when they're together that way ~
The Happy Hollisters, story of a clipper ship captain in their family's past, reminds me of Chris' true family history! His great, great, great grandfather -Captain Hayes- was captain of the Rainbow clipper ship!

Tomorrow, we'll be helping for half a day with flood cleanup in a nearby community ~ then our own kitchen cleanup in the afternoon!
{I count my blessings just thinking about how opposite my morning and afternoon will be!}

I hope you are at the beginning of a lovely weekend! Happy Friday to you dear ♥

Sue said...

I am so envious of you having your girls around you. Happily, I'm off to visit mine in the morning...but a week a few times a year just isn't enough for me. Obviously, if I want more...eventually we will have to go where she is because Mickey Mouse has a tight hold on her.

If I put my jammies on at 4:00, I'd be sleeping by 5:00 and I'm a night owl. There is just something too cozy and warm, and then I'm done for the night!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Love all the joys you had this week, all sound like fun! You and your daughter are so very talented and enjoyed hearing what you are up to.
Stay healthy, dear friend and enjoy your weekend and meeting up with Maaike.


Kalyan Panja said...

Simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

Ohhhh, gingersnaps and pyjamas! That's my kind of winding down! What sweet daughters you have! I've been trying to leave you and my other blogging friends a message all week and have just figured out the problem. Thank you for your visit and kind words! They always encourage! Loved your post with the tea cozy. I, too, have met so many sweet friends through blogging! Hope you have a nice visit with Maaika! xoxo Jina

francis said...

How wonderful life is
So much can happen
So much to be thankful for .
So glad you are my friend !
Happy weekend for you .

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My darling friend,

Oh how we both need a break...but you will soon have one to enjoy THANKSGIVING! HOW MARVELOUS MY SWEET KORALEE! Being with mum and dad will be a blessing to your heart and how is everything at the new homestead? Did you put your little glitter bird somewhere so you could remember that I just admire you?

Sending YOU tons of blue love...let's hide under that blue pumpkin on my post and wish upon a star...Anita

malia said...

fabulous list... those books are gorgeous! you are inspiring me to go on a beautiful old book hunt ( -: xo malia