Sunday, April 10, 2011

Have all three

Rules for Happiness:
Something to do,
Someone to love,
Something to hope for.

Immanual Kant


Counting blessings

360 - Your childrens' children

361 - summer in a jam jar

362 - alliteration

363 - matinees

364 - "I burn while I am of use" (Thomas Carlyle) - my new motto





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31 comments:

Rachel said...

Beautiful list, Your children's children, congratulations. Summer in a jar what a great idea, and I like your new motto. Have a great week.

Jodi said...

Thank you,Rach, hope you have a great week too.

angelina said...

wonderful! have a splendid week jodi! i want to see that crochet rug too!! :)

amy said...

yes!!! love it all. and now i am so craving buttery popcorn, butter running down my arms to my elbow. what movie did you see? i haven't been to the movies in so long. since before moses was born and he is 14 mos. now. i think it may be about time. and that popcorn is definitely calling...

Joy Lake said...

Waaahooo. Love the post. And what a cutie at the top! Love the photos. You are so lucky that soon your summer won't just be confined to a jar. xox

Jodi said...

Amy, the new Jane Eyre. I think it's about time you went to the movies, too.

Angelina, I'll show you soon - promise.

Joy, 81 degrees tomorrow. Waaahooo!

Quotidian Life said...

Just lovely! And, just properly your new grandchild tops the list--congratulations!

Kit said...

Yay, a new grandchild! Congratulations! Such a cute little button nose!
I love your new motto.
Blessings on your week, Jodi!

Amy Danielle said...

Ahhhh! I KNEW it would be Jane Eyre! What did you think??

CONGRATS on the new grandbaby!! What JOY!!

And I love the motto, as well.

GREAT list!

~a
xo

Vicki said...

i like u. summer in a jar - i will have to try that...it would help me on icy days in february.
and yay for babies!
and yay for heat waves in april!

deb colarossi said...

Can I have that as my motto too?

love to you... your strength and grace has helped me so so much.

Amy said...

A baby:) Such joy! And, I REALLY want to see Jane Eyre.

Leslie said...

you saw the new jane eyre? was it good?

and of course i love the quote, and your list, topped by joy's joy, and you.

and your prayer on my blog made me cry. thank you. He is faithful.

Julia said...

Jodi, visiting your place this morning made my spirits soar. Love the alliteration, matinee and summer in a jam jar. Love, love, love the ultra sound pic! Blessings!

Val said...

That is a lovely quote..quite beautiful and apt
Thank you for a lovely thought to start the week!
I'm attempting to catch up..the kind thought of you sending me chocolate cheered me up no end you know...that was lovely of you..only the struggles to climb into my clothes that have become increasingly tight of late (ho hum embarrassed cough) have prevented me from emailing you. I think I overdid the sweet treats this winter and now I pay....serves me right ..lol

Jodi said...

Was Jane Eyre good? Hmm...still deciding. I love the book Jane Eyre, and the BBC version with Ruth Wilson. This Jane Eyre--visually stunning, yet stark. I felt as if I was eating a sandwich that had two pieces of bread but someone forgot the filling. The BBC version might still be my favorite.

Southern Gal said...

Grandchildren! What a blessing.
Love your page of pretty pictures...and alliteration.

Chelsey said...

Congratulations!!! What a blessing!!!

I love your seashore and your summer jar!

Emily Young said...

Congrats on baby Lake!!! :)

And I like that you bottled up summer in a jar. I want to bottle up spring... summer is coming all too fast here.

I really want to see the new Jane Eyre but I'm afraid I'll be a little disappointed. Have you seen the Jane Eyre with Charlotte Gainsborough?

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What is in your jar? I love that! :) What a gorgeous beach photo. So peaceful!

Jodi said...

Jennifer, got the idea here last year. I love doing it; it helps me get through the stone gray of winter: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/08/made-with-love-found-terrariums.html
Thanks about the beach photo. I took that when I was in NZ.

Jodi said...

Emily, thanks about baby Lake! Yes, I have seen the version with Charlotte Gainsborough, and I liked it. I still love the two disk, BBC version with Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens. I own that and watch it at least once a year. I love it because it tells as much of the book as possible.

Cindy said...

I love the thought of giving thanks for children's children...and when I read it I thought it was "in faith" for the future, but now I read comments from more familiar blogger friends and I see it is an "in the flesh" faith made real grandchild!! And I also love summer in a jar...

Blessings!

Beth Stone said...

Congratulations on a new grandbaby! :o) I love terrariums - I am slowly gathering supplies to make one myself. :o) I like the new motto! Thanks for sharing - this was a great list...

mary1991 said...

I love the post! Congradulations on your upcoming grand child. I love your blog so much. I am thinking of making my own sometime soon. I really want to. I looks like lots of fun! Love, Mary Drennen

Ostriches Look Funny said...

It's my new motto too! I would write more, but I'm busy burning. HUGS!!!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the new little one. I love those first photos. Makes it all seem real.

So glad you included a bit of alliteration. I've been trying to explain the difference between rhyming and alliteration to two of my children. Still working on it.

Go on. Unscrew the cap of that jar and let a little leak out.

Tamara @ Living Palm said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the new grandbaby!!

Jody said...

Jodi...congratulations on your grandbaby, it seems the Lord has us walking the same path.

In His grace

Kerrie said...

hurray! Congrats on the new addition! :)

Abby Bean said...

i also read about these three rules for happiness in a BEAUTIFUL and profound little book by henry drummond called "the greatest thing in the world." if you haven't read it, i highly recommend it!

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