"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Sunday, July 15, 2012

More Reasons For Me to Be Cheerful :)

My week started out cheerily when my youngest daughter surprised me by bringing me a bouquet of purple Freesia from Trader Joe's. The fragrance is so wonderful I wish I could share it with you through cyberspace!
We have been enjoying beautiful warm weather just right for young friends to visit, run through the sprinkler and swing on the swings...
I had some tense hours wrestling with my computer this week, but was so glad to
have a spur of the moment lunch with my blogging friend
and mentor, Teresa Kasner on Saturday. In the midst
of lots of good conversation she gave me wise counsel, and encouragement.
Following are some of the reasons I found to be cheerful and recorded in my journal this week.

How was your week?

Hugs to you
From Gracie <3


  1. Hi Gracie, my friend! I enjoyed our lunch immensely, like I say, no one understands us bloggers like we do! :-) I'm looking forward to our next lunch. I did some research on the MacBooks.. you should go to the Apple.com website and do some research. I watched the Keynote speech where you can learn a lot. Want to go with me to MacPac and look at them? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. I will go look at Apple.com and yes, I want to go look at MacPac with you :)

  3. Hi, Gracie!
    OM! You are coming to Northern California???
    I live in Chico, so if you come anywhere near here, I would love to meet with you for a chat!
    I especially love your little illustration of the word of God open to your Psalm. Thanks for sharing that one.
    Thanks for sharing your cheerful pages with us!

    1. I am not going via Chico this time, Shelly :)

  4. Hi Gracie...so happy that you and Teresa were able to get together for lunch..how sweet..I am so loving your reasons to be cheerful book...Great idea! I really need to start my own!
    Shari :)

  5. wow - your going to California! I loved it there. We went for three weeks. My favourite was San Fransico and Yeosemite!

    Kate xxxx

    1. So glad you got to enjoy CA, Kate! My husband got to camp at Yosemite every summer as a child, and I have fond memories of camping there, too!

  6. Once again, another blog post about being cheerful that made me smile :) I love that you are cheered with the seemingly simple things that make life worthwhile...I hope you have a lovely holiday x x

  7. How lovely that you met up for lunch with Teresa! I love the idea of your reasons to be cheerful book, and you are certainly filling it up too, Gracie! Have a lovely holiday.
    Helen x

  8. I love the little drawings you do in your "cheerful" journal. :)


  9. I love your journal! I have kept them forever. I have a birding journal with photos too!
    Glad you and Teresa got to have lunch! I just love her!!!

  10. I've just nominated you on my post for an award xx

  11. What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing your journal with us. I love your drawings.

  12. The Olive Garden brings back USA memories for me.


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