Monday, August 27, 2012

Gifts

Last week our drive to the Frankfurt airport was shrouded in fog which reminded me of the dusty days we get here.
 But today, there were only blue skies as I drove home from school.  And my car felt like an oven (it was 118 degrees). 
 Thankfully, my work day went much smoother than yesterday and was made even nicer by gifts from a friend.
A lovely necklace handmade from enameled copper by Megan Archer who is a jewelry designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  You can check out her website here.

And a book that I have heard much about.  One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.  I'm ready to sit back with a cup of tea, a couple of homemade sugar cookies and start reading.

Hope you are having a great day!

22 comments:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Oh those foggy days of late summer and fall in The Netherlands or Germany I remember too well. One is always glad to arrive safely at the destination. But you certainly got some heat in your area.
Lovely enameled charm you got and the book sounds like a perfect tea-time read!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy,
as you can see, we have fog, too ;o)) And as we can see, you have wonderful blue skies :o)) (well, and heat...)
To sit back with a cup of tea, a couple of homemade sugar cookies and starting to read a good book sound great. WOnderful gifts you've got!
Lots of hugs, Traude
(⁀‵⁀,) ✿
.`⋎´✿✿¸.•°
✿¸.

Elna said...

Nice you don't have dust and lovely gifts.

Hugs
Elna

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Hope you get o enjoy your book and tea for many hours. :)

Blessings always

Rizzi said...

HI TAMMY.....YOUR GIFT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL......HOW NICE OF YOUR FRIEND TO BE SO THOUGHTFUL.....LOOKS LIKE A GOOD BOOK AND YOUR HOMEMADE SUGAR COOKIES SOUND YUMMY.....HAVE A GREAT DAY.....,.RIZZI

Diane said...

Gifts from friends just make the day special, don't they. Diane

Kit said...

Lovely gifts! 118! Yikes! Our poor little valley is filled with smoke (fires in Idaho) Reminds me of your dust storms. I am hiding out inside with a good book. Enjoy yours! Kit

Wanda said...

Wow, 118 that's hot!!!

You will love your new book. I read it last year and I'm up to almost 800 in my own 1000 gift journal. What a difference it has made in my life and attitude.

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

I read the book too. You`ll love it, Tammy!

S
xo

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I read the book and just loved it! I hope you do too! Enjoy.

vintage grey said...

So hot!! You are going to love the book! I have read it twice! Happy week to you! xo Heather

Susan said...

Lovely gifts, Tammy. Glad you had a better day. I've heard One Thousand Gifts mentioned in blogland. I'm sure it will be great. Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog, too. Susan

Dagmar said...

Blessings come in many different guises...your's are all so sweet❤

Catherine said...

What nice friends you have! I have seen that book on other blogs and places too - lucky you! And the necklace is so pretty!

Hope you have another smooth day!
xo Catherine

Linda said...

Nice presents!

Sounds like a good day. :)

LP Vintage said...

I just borrowed that book from my local library - going to follow your lead and make a cup of tea to go with it! Enjoy!

koralee said...

Oh what lovely gifts...I adore that book...in fact I need to go buy a copy for my daughter...thanks for reminding me. xoxoxo hugs for a great new school year.

Sharon said...

118 I would melt for sure. The book looks very interesting and a lovely necklace too,you are very special!

Mereknits said...

Glad your day went smoothly. Great gifts, the book looks fantastic. I'll have to get a copy.
Hugs,
Meredith

Yarni Gras! said...

sitting out Hurricane Isaac, thankful we still have water and power! I'm glad your day was a good one.

Serena Lewis said...

Lovely gifts, Tammy! I'm glad you have clear skies and not dust-filled ones. xo

Sam I Am...... said...

Fog is dangerous depending on how think it is. You can't drive down here because you could go right off the side of a mountain and they do. Down here drinking and driving is more like suicide. There's always these 1 car accidents but at least they didn't hurt an innocent person except themselves of course. It is pretty though if you're at home. If I get up in the morning and can't see out I wonder if maybe I died and I'm in heaven! LOL!
I can hardly take the heat here so I imagine Kuwait would not be for me. I can walk in 20 below zero but not even the 90's down here much less 100's. Whew...that's hot!
Your plan sounds perfect, a book to read, a cup of tea and some cookies....so relaxing. Take care sweetie!

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