I hope you’ve got good things planned for your weekend! I get to meet a dear friend for lunch who I haven’t seen in months, so I’m really looking forward to that. More work on the chairs, of course, and I’ve officially finished KonMari-ing our papers. Now I move on to category #4 – Office. It feels good!
On to this week’s three things (note: the links I provide are often affiliate links, though not always):
I posted this on Instagram this week with the caption:
“Can you tell which sedums are real and which are fake? Me either! Hobby Lobby freed me from the curse of dead sedums. :)”
I just loved our tarnished vintage silver planted with sedums, but since then have watched them die one by one. I thought they were supposed to be easy! Sigh. Anyway, the fake sedums they have at HL are very realistic and so I’ve been filling in with the fake ones as the real ones die. And it’s all good!
And see that reclaimed wood tray they’re sitting on? My brother made that and gave it to us for Christmas! We love it – and how creative our family can get with our handmade gift tradition.
Sarah’s Key is the latest book I’ve finished (that’s 4 already for January, if you can believe it!!) – it’s from 2008 and was available on Hoopla as an audio book which I listened to while working on the French chairs. I didn’t know anything about it other than it told some of the story of a little girl during the round-up of Jews in 1942 Paris. It’s one of those books that I’m glad I read (um, listened to…) even though there are some pretty harrowing parts during the description of what it was like for the Jews being sent basically to their deaths. So sad.
The book alternated from 1942 to present time where an American journalist living in France is looking into the round-up, which helped to alleviate the harrowing parts some. It is very well written and tells about a real time in our history from another point of view. It also speaks to loss and how that affects people throughout their lives. And while not a Christian book at all, it reaffirmed to me that Jesus really is the only answer to so many of life’s issues – He is our hope.
I just saw that there is a movie done in 2011 based on this book – have any of you seen this? Would it be worth my time? It’s $3.99 to rent on Amazon Prime and we’re always looking for good movies!
Have you seen it? We were all really challenged to up our prayer life and we all had tears in our eyes at points in the movie. I also really appreciated that the lead characters were black – and that wasn’t mentioned at. all. Isn’t that great? So refreshing!
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Links To Check Out:
Adorable boy’s bedroom makeover.
10 tips to get started gardening.
Smart tips for making a tastier pot of soup.
Creative and practical tips for garden journals.
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