Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The perfect view


Todays card is made with the fabulous cdrom..The Janet Kruskamp Collection brought to us by Joanna Sheen. This cd has some amazing images and I just loved this peaceful view. I have mounted the backing paper,greeting and the image onto some gold mirri. The image has also been decoupaged. I thought this would make a lovely card for a get well soon or a just because. I like to send cards sometimes for no other reason than that person happened to pop into my mind and I realise that I haven't been in touch for a while.

Well I said that I would tell you whether or not the weatherman was right or not today with his predictions and I have to say that he was. When I got up this morning it was snowing. Sadly it didn't last long but it was a pleasure to see. Especially when you're inside all warm and cosy, with no need to go out...lol. It has stopped now and a lot of it has melted..but the weatherman has predicted more for tonight, so we will have to wait and see. I've got my socks and cardigan on, with a blanket over my legs...so I'm all ready for an afternoon of crafting. I had other plans for today but my legs have other ideas. For some reason they don't want to move today and when I've tried pushing them..the pain is a little too much. So rather than fight the pain and have a horrible day, I've decided to just carry on with my orders...that way I can at least say that I've been productive. I know that I've got some colouring in to do..so with a little music in the background..I will be really happy.

Last night when I was pottering round the kitchen, I was listening to some motown. I hadn't listened to any for an age and have forgotten just how much I love it. I was enjoying myself so much that I had made dinner before I'd realised..lol. We had a cheese onion and mushroom quiche which I made from scratch and we had that with chips. I only have chips once a week so it's always a treat. I also decided to make a pudding..we had pineapple almond crumble with ice cream. I'm happy to say that there is enough pudding to have the same tonight. As for dinner tonight we are having homemade chicken fried rice. It really is amazing just how much vegetables I can chop up small and get in the dish. I also had my Tesco delivery today and I have to admit to it being just vegetables and animal food. I have quite a bit of meat in the freezer, which I'm going to try to use up and then perhaps at the end of next month I will be able to stock up the freezers..this time with meal plans in place for the next couple of months. I am a little in love with the slow cooker at the moment and have a few dinners in mine and have been really pleased with the results. And of course I felt really virtuous because it cooked itself whilst I was crafting. I have to admit to being a little sad in the way that I love to chop vegetables..lol. For me there is nothing nicer than being sat at the kitchen table, listening to my music, preparing a mountain of veg. Most of the meals that I've cooked lately have been a 80/20 mix with vegetables being the 80..lol. I tend to do at least 3 meals a week that are meat free. I always have a laugh with people when they are eating dinner here..I always tell them to play spot the meat..lol. It's just so expensive. The supermarkets always blame the crops for the price of goods going up but you never hear it the other way round...you never hear them say..because we had really good crops this year we can put the price down. I know that I moan but butter has gone up to £1.70..what is that all about? So now all the time I'm looking for the best offers or the cheapest version. I think that's the way we all have to be. I wonder if the Prime Minister has to worry whether he can have butter on his toast..lol

Well the coffee is calling and the work needs to get done. I hope you all have a really good day...so until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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