38 years ago a woman who loves warm, rich earthy colors was born. Not only does she love earthy colors, but she’s learned to cherish the simple, sweet things about life. Where her heart lies is in family (my hubby and pups in particular), friends, yarn and food (not always in that order). Today is my birthday and I’ve been given the best life has to offer. I am peaceful, grateful and abundantly happy.
My mum dropped these off for me this morning with an awesome card singing The Banana Song (I think that’s the title, by Harry Belafonte). I love you parents.
A total stranger gave me these and though they are not related to this day at all I just had to post them because they gorgeous. My mum, sister and I were in Trader Joe, chatting and shopping and she (the store manager) over heard an exchange of good news and gave these to us. Can you say sweet? I think that’s why they look even more beautiful to me.
Last night, after coming home from a rather intense day/evening at work. Chris and the puppies met me at the door, with in a few minutes Chris had my favorite movie (How to Make An American Quilt) on TV (he saw that it was coming on while “channel surfing” and wanted to surprise me then watched it with me, that was the best part), and to relieve the remaining stress that this wonderful welcome home did not extinguish I baked.
When in doubt, bake.
When in need of comfort, bake.
When your knitting fails you, you just can’t focus and your soul craves nurturing, bake.
This is Fruit and Oat Bread from the book below. I’ve had this little gem of book for years and forgot about this recipe. It’s all dried fruit soaked in apple juice, then mixed with oats and wheat flour….YUM!!!!
What a perfect end to my 37th year and sweet start for my 38th.