Thursday, July 12, 2012

Getting Hold of Contentment

Sometimes it's not easy.  But for me, if I ignore myself for a little while and keep living my life instead of sulking on the sofa, things improve.  How nice to be old enough not to get lost in a wallow!  I mean, there are problems in my life, but this is just a bad mood, friends.  So here is a collection of contentment for Leila and Rosie's Thursday tradition.

Pretty:  a little birdhouse Genevieve painted at a birthday party.  Her daddy hung it up for her as soon as it was dry.  I love this spot of whimsy and I often glance at it while I deal with the laundry.

Happy as they wait for the Fourth of July parade to start.  It was fun to be with friends in the beloved neighborhood where I grew up.

My boy gives me flowers wherever we go, wherever he finds them. 

Funny photos I'm taking these days.  I'm learning to use the manual setting on my camera, thanks to my friend S who loaned me her little book.  I printed out my camera manual which didn't help a lot.  I got several books from the library which helped a little, but finally, finally, I think I'm cracking the code of aperture and shutter speed.

These could be artsy photos, except that's not the look I was aiming for.

Finally, the real part of my contentment is this blueberry pie.  It was not as good as I thought it would be, but that didn't detract from sharing it with dear friends.  I had some Cool Whip in the freezer (I know, I know) and it did taste of chemicals.  I used this recipe, substituting some pineapple juice for part of the water.


Lisa said...

Pineapple juice with blueberries - now, that sounds good!
Hope things improve for you.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Loved your post.. Such an every day life for all of us.. The kids are beautiful and photograph so well.. Enjoy seeing the photos.
Chereish the things they do and make, they grow up sooooo fast!!
THe pie looks yummy. I love blueberries.. Such yummy deserts.
Have a great weekend.