Saturday would have been my daddy's 89th birthday so he was especially on my mind. I miss him very much and even though he has been gone for 15 years I am still prone to having a good cry. I thought you might like the picture of us standing in the bright sunshine MANY years ago. Purple was my favorite color for many years.
A post or so ago I mentioned a Pinterest project I did. Here it is. The original is much cuter than mine, but I am happy with this plain version. I didn't want to fool with all the painting old frames and getting metal cut at the home store. I avoid the home store as much as possible. So I roamed around Target trying to think of what would be magnetic and easy to hang. I looked at cookie sheets and then I went down the school supply aisle where I found this magnetic memo board. It is supposed to look like a chalkboard and came with a piece of chalk.
I simply hot glued magnets to the back of my make up (which supposedly will pull off easily but I haven't tried it yet), hung the board and there you have it. It is super convenient and cleans up my small bathroom counter nicely. I still have a basket of make up but it mostly tubes and I use a black pencil carousel for things like eye liner, mascara and lipstick.
In a comment by Jeanette about my epsom salt decanter she mentioned almond oil which reminded me that I had some in the pantry. I think I was going to make a sugar scrub but never got around to it. So while I was at Target I bought a little oil dispenser to fill and add to the side of my bathtub.
This weekend I finished this sad book. I am not sure what I make of it, but it is slow and sad. This just dawned on me but I think this book put me in a melancholy mood. Maybe that is why I've been more weepy than usual thinking about my dad and his birthday this weekend. I don't need help getting into melancholy moods.
And now I'm laughing because guess what book I picked up last night before bed? Crime and Punishment!! I think I need to go find a more cheerful read before I try reading that book. So far there is poverty, drunkeness and a daughter turned prostitute. Yes, something cheerful....
Today is Sara's 21st birthday and she has requested chicken enchiladas and a lemon cake for her special dinner later tonight. So I am off to cook, squeeze lemons (it's going to smell good in here), clean house and finish up the laundry. Have a blessed day!