Monday, January 20, 2014

I'm In Fine Fettle

My brain works in mysterious ways some days.  I was trying to come up with a title for this post and that phrase is what popped into my mind.

I don't know where it came from exactly, but as I considered it I thought "is it even a real phrase/word?"  "Fettle?"  Where do I get this stuff?

So I googled it and found that it is a phrase, though more accurately to "be in fine fettle" which by definition is to be "very healthy or working well."

That I am.  I am feeling good.  

I had a busy but fun weekend - got my hair cut, had lunch with Lindsay and we got her invitations printed on Saturday.  Yesterday included a fellowship meal after church, our monthly ladies meeting, and then a few of us went to Starbucks.  I don't usually go to Starbucks as I am not a coffee drinker, but I went for continued fellowship.  I got a chocolately chip cold drink which was overpriced (of course) but yummy.  

Emily went along too, and she got to hold Ben.  Ah Ben!  Joseph's littlest sibling!  Isn't he darling?

Miss Kamryn is home after spending the weekend with her other grandparents.  We missed her - we are used to her being around everyday!

I've been getting up and getting my bike riding in before my day gets going.  Trying to do it part way through the day just wasn't working.  So that discipline is going pretty well.  

I need to get going and read our history and then do science with Kyle and Sarah.  Then we have reading to do, and some writing.

 I plan to do some bread baking today, too.  I want to get back to making artisan bread to have with our meals.

Lindsay and Joseph sighed a rental agreement on a cute little house today!  We will be taking some things over to their house later.  I miss spoke the other day, based on the fridge countdown - but today makes 40 days until March 1st.   It's coming quickly!

Have a good day friends!


  1. Life sounds good. Such a sweet little girl who you missed this weekend. Well with a house to get going, the reality is there that the time is coming soon! Have you tried that no knead artisan bread? Rhondi of Rose Colored Glasses posted about it on her blog today (see my sidebar) and has a link to the recipe. Says its great but it has to rise over night.

  2. Deanna, what a blessing it is when things roll along well! We all need those times, and God is so good to give them to us here and there, sprinkled with trials and bumps in the road to grow us up -and to better appreciate these happy days. :-) Being "fettled" with you-Julianne

  3. Busy days, but ones filled with small pleasures and treats, too. 40 days isn't such a long time, is it? You are well organized and it sounds as if the young couple is as well. Have a wonderful day.

  4. You have taught me something new today, for I had never heard that phrase! And it is a good thing to be "in a fine fettle"...particularly when you're 40 days away from hosting a wedding! I am impressed with how organized and calm you are.

    Sounds like a lovely weekend all around. I think a weekend that ends with Starbucks is especially nice. :)

  5. I think it is an old ? old English term . . . has to do with being prepared


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