cross stitch

Winter Gathering update

I have been stitching Winter Gathering this weekend. Not as much was stitched as I thought. Maybe tomorrow I will get it finished.

This is a cute cross stitch by Dimensions. I miscounted so my creative mind took over to make it look not so awkward.

Happy Evening


gluten free

Take Two Gluten Free Pita Bread

The other day I tried making the gluten free bread from the blog I found on Pinterest.

The pinterest link is

It failed. Because I used “regular gluten free flour” not white rice flour.

So today, it’s snowing and cold which makes a good day to be in the kitchen.

I now have all the ingredients. I didn’t have white rice flour the other day. I also bought a kitchen scale. As I’m learning that gluten free flours need to be measured in grams not cups.

I set everything out for room temperature, while I was in my home office, decluttering.

Now I wait for the dough to rise. It definitely is better using the white rice flour. The dough formed a nice ball.

I have it tucked in my kitchen with towels over it to help it rise. It will be another 45 minutes until then next step.

The pita bread did not puff. I saw some puffing but certainly not like how the blog shows. I will have to continue perfecting it.

I made butternut squash soup with pita bread hummus, salami and cucumbers.

It was the most delicious lunch I had in a long time.

The recipe is a success. More successful with the white rice flour!

Happy Day


book · spiritual

Resisting Happiness

One of my goals this year is to read the list of books are in my possession.

Resisting Happiness

Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly is next on the list.

Follow along as I include my thoughts about the exercises in this book. The chapters are short but provides a deep questioning of happiness.

Chapter one, when have I resisted happiness in the week?

Chapter 2, what is my score of happiness for the past 3 months? I would say it’s a 5.

And what are the three activities that increase my happiness? Those are art/stitching, being with my pets, walking/yoga.

To quote from the book, page 2, “make no mistake, resistance is your enemy. It will not quietly go away and leave you alone. You have to slay it like a dragon, and you have to slay it anew each day.”

Resisting Happiness is definitely something I will be more aware about. Never thought about how resistance is sabotaging my happiness.

Happy Day