This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Simple Woman's Day Book...and, it's MY BIRTHDAY!!!


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Here's something fun I have come across in blogland...The Simple Woman's Day Book...a few easy questions to answer and a photo...simple...to participate go over and visit  Peggy...








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FOR TODAY...

Outside my window...a beautiful Autumn day on the coast here...with a gentle cool breeze


I am thinking...how wonderful the world of blogging is and all the friendships made and how much I have learnt from others...how I have been inspired by so many


I am thankful for...no complications as my arm heals from a fractured humerus, in 2 places


From the learning rooms...never to take my body for granted ...especially my arms


From the kitchen (last night) Mr Armchair made dinner, as he has for the past 8 weeks...



Panfried Flathead Fillets
Mashed Potatoes
Zucchini with Red Onion and Sage
Salad

I am wearing...cream Track pants by Laura Ashley...a bargain at $20

Black National Art Gallery tshirt...Bonjour, Masters of Paris
Beigy loose fitting cardigan, so my arm can fit in nicely

I am creating...a cross stitch using a 'stitching cushion' to support my arm




A decorative cushion I made to just sit there and look nice...and it is has turned out to be the perfect support for my arm as I work on a small cross-stitch...

I am going...to enjoy my Birthday on Sunday...a Harry Potter day!!!


I am reading...The Distant Hours by Kate Morton


I am hoping...that my shoulder regains full use within the 12 months


I am hearing...CD Reiki Gold by Llewellyn


Around the house...JoJo has gone for the day to her day programmes...

Mr Armchair is pottering around...and soon we will together make Bouef Bourguignon for tomorrow night...my first venture in cooking whilst still healing...after all...I can direct ha ha

One of my favorite things...candle flame


A few plans for the rest of the week:  Birthday weekend...Son and Daughter coming...Grandson here next week...Physio appointment...Much Love, Laughter and Happiness, and a burning candle









Here is picture for thought I am sharing...




Simplify...how hard can it be???


If the weather holds out this weekend we might get down to the beach...nothing like breathing in those negative ions... and coming back all refreshed!!!


And here's cheers to all the April birthdays out there...and especially to you dear Anita
I'm going to kick back and enjoy this one...after all, a glass of pink bubbles weighs less than the 2 litres of milk I can pick up...good physiotherapy, non!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE APRIL GALS...Dzintra

18 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Birthday Dear Dzintra
I hope this year brings you much happiness and all your dreams come true....

Sit back and enjoy the day and that beautiful beach you have down there..

Much love xxxx Julie

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay!!! Happiest Birthday my fair Queen!! Wishing you many Birthday Sparkles full of joy and new adventures, lots of happiness and blessings wherever you go!
HUgs my friend...beautiful post..gorgeous creations...and thanks for sharing your magical heart always!
HUgs
Victoria~ Your kindred friend across the oceans..

Notjustnat said...

Woo Hoo! I big loud birthday wishes on the way from Melbourne! Happy Birthday for Sunday my dear friend. I agree about blogging. I absolutely enjoy blogging and all the friends I have met through blogging. Well done Mr Armchair for cooking meals for family all this time! Hugs Nat

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday Dzintra - It's mine tomorroe - Now I know why we are kindred spirits - LOL Both Aries..... Hugs - Fee XX

ria vogelzang said...

A verry happy and healthy Birthday on Sunday, dear Dzintra!
I hope your arm heals well and it is so good to hear that threw all of this you are well taken care of by Mr.Armchair!
Enjoy your lovely stitcherie and count your blessings!!
Love, Ria.

Fer said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday! Hope it's a special day. =)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA!!!!!!! YEAH! WE HAVE ARRIVED AT YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!! And you are making progress with your therapy and YOU HAVE THE BUBBLY!!!! Well, get your sandals on dearest and come with us; this weekend we shall romp AGAIN to lovely blue beaches. THANK YOU FOR THE MENTION....that is so special! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BUBBLY OVER ICE? Now that sounds PERFECT! Sending you warm hugs, Anita

RitaGri said...

Mīļi sveicieni dzimšanas dienā!Vēlu 100% veselību, prieku un mīlestību!

barb said...

Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to Dzintra, Happy Birthday to you ..
Wish you a good year from now forward...
Love Barb

Stina said...

Hope your birthday was great!!!!
Happy birthday from me!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HEY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! You made it to the GREEK ISLES with us today! Isn't the water perfect? How are you feeling today? I hope that EVERYDAY gives you more and more healing in your arm my dear. Thank you for coming on this month-long celebration with me. CHEERS!!!! Anita

Jeni said...

Happy Birthday Dear Dzintra
sorry i am late ...........have been away for a few days...........
hope it was a lovely day my friend
hugs and sunshine

Bev C said...

Hope you had the best Birthday Dzintra. Simpfly-just say no every now and again. Take time to read and drink and enjoy.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, have the best birthday ever!!! It sounds like your gonna have a busy one.

I just adore your cushion and the little charmin' stitched simple message. Wonderful!

God bless ya and have a fun time celebratin' your birthday. I hope it involves cake piled high with delicious icin'!!!

Jump on over if ya get a chance, I'm havin' a Happy Easter Giveaway. It would make 'someone' a beautiful birthday present! Good luck!

a good yarn said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Dzintra, filled with treats!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra...HAPPY LIFE TO YOU PRECIOUS....may your arm be truly healed, your heart lifted to eternal happiness and that love would keep you. Amazing Grace does that for us.....thank you for coming and next year, we shall hit the heights again.....BIG HUGS TO YOU MY BLESSED FRIEND! Anita

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

lurking at your blog... the stitchery looks familiar

Welcome To My World

Hello, my name is Dzintra Ingrid ... have been known as Ingrid and since our Sea Change I have started to use Dzintra ... pronounced without the D ... (but still known as Ingrid, I know, it's confusing ...)

Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...