Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ramblings of Mischief and Preferences

I know I've been away for a bit and I've been thinking of all sorts of wonderful posts while I was gone that will come soon, but right now, I just feel like giving you a life update!  Not sure why, but answering a bunch of made-up questions sounded like fun to me tonight.  I hope you don't mind!

(Isn't this sweet? I wonder what they could be saying...)

My current mood:

Contented.  I'm not feeling happy or unhappy, really, just a comfortable, contented sort of gratitude for life.

What I'm thinking about:

Lot's of things are going through my busy mind right now, but my favorite recurring thought is that in just a few months I will be an auntie!  

Projects I'm working on:
(Or rather, "Projects on which I am working" ;)

Regardless, my biggest project this/last month was organizing a baby shower for my sister, but that's more or less under control now.  My next project will be all of the girly, ruffly little trifles I get to make for my impending niece!

(I mean, c'mon, aren't these two just undeniably cute?)

Things I've been watching lately:

Oh, that dreadfully wonderful BBC!!!  Isn't it just the greatest most terrible thing, my dears?  Ugh.  But I love it!  

I've recently finished watching Dickens' "Little Dorrit".  To those of you who've seen it, isn't it awesome?!?  I know it was long (14 episooooodes!) but it was great!  A tad dark at times, I had no idea how dark Charles Dickens could be, yikes!  Still one of my new favorites, though!

To whoever made this, this is gorgeous

And just this weekend I watched the 2004 BBC version of Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South".   I thought it was lovley!  Granted, not the "cute" romance like Little Dorrit, but the story was pretty intense at times, which I thought was quite well done, even though I'm still not over the shock that Richard Armitage is Thorin Oakenshield.

Books I've been reading (or pretending to):

Ooh, ooh!  That one! ^ ^ ^  It is so good!  I thought Saint Catherine was a pretty interesting saint when I began this book (part of the reason for my picking it up), but it is turning out to be an even better read than I expected!  I'm a third of the way through and I can say right now I'd already recommend it.

I'm also reading "The Fellowship of the Ring" to Matthew, and "Flee to the Fields: The faith and works of the Catholic land movement", compiled by nine different men whom I don't have the patience to name.  The preface is written by Hilaire Belloc, if that rings a bell!

What I'm writing:

A short story I thought up, not sure where it'll go, but we'll see.

Listening to:

At this precise moment I have Pandora set to my "Humble and Kind" station playing "Middle Of A Memory" by Cole Swindell.  It's kind of sad, but not too sad to skip ;)

My current favorites to sing that are subject to change periodically weekly,  include:

And those are this week's "happy-songs" :)

And finally, my favorite things right now:

TEA! Raspberry, honey-peach, sugar cookie, all warm and wintry and lovely!  Dreary days.  Chicken keeping.  Singing!!!  Snow flurries.  My Favorite Person. The smell of wood smoke.  Chartreuse, coral, and turquoise.

And that concludes my ramble for the evening, I hope you made it to this point!  But if you did, let me know how you liked the style of this post. I found it quite relaxing and I'd be interested in your opinion :)




  1. Hello! I found your blog from a comment you left on Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens and I thought I'd hop over and check it out. :) You have a lovely place here. I love the colors in your header. :)

    As to this post, I found it quite relaxing to read. And I agree. That first picture is undeniably sweet. I love it!

    Is this your first time being an auntie? What fun! I have one nephew, but my sister is expecting a baby in April, so I shall soon have another one (or perhaps a niece. ;)) We haven't done much planning for the baby shower yet. I hope your sister's baby shower goes smoothly. :)

    YES! Little Dorrit is awesome! I LOVE that movie. Aren't Arthur and Amy just the sweetest?! <3

    Still haven't seen North and South. Though I mean to one of these days. Have you ever read the book?

    ~Miss March

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you came for a visit and said "hello" :)

      Good, I'm glad you found it relaxing, too. I hoped it wasn't too boring!

      YES! This my very first time being an auntie and I am thrilled to pieces!!! That's wonderful, congratulations on becoming a double aunt :D And thank you, the baby shower was this past weekend and went swimmingly!

      Undeniably the sweetest! Arthur and Amy are now on my list of favorite book/movie couples :)

      YOU SHOULD! It's really good :)No, as with so many others, I haven't read the book yet! Have you?


    2. Glad the baby shower went well!! :D

      Ohhh! YES! Amy and Arthur are one of my favorite couples, too. They're just adorable. :)

      Oh, I really want to. Hopefully this year will be the year. :) And yes, I have read the book. It's been years ago now, but I remember I liked it. :)

      ~Miss March

  2. Yes indeedy I found this post quite enjoyable to read.:^)


    1. Why thank you, Sylvia! I found it quite enjoyable to write :)

  3. Oh! What a cool blog!
    "even though I'm still not over the shock that Richard Armitage is Thorin Oakenshield." OH YEAH. I have been watching him in the BBC's Robin Hood and when I learned that he was Thorin Oakenshield I freaked out. I, too, am still not over it.


  4. Right?! It's just too weird! And you know what my one thought was after I figured it out? "How did Thorin look so short....?" Haha!



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