Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
As luck would have it.....
My Friday cancelled and moved to Tuesday so it worked out perfectly.. It was the best fun to see him again and to meet his kids.. This is the very last picture we took and for sure one of my favorites.. His little girl was just the best.. Now that is a good time I never expected to have.. Thank you guys for driving all this way to let me share in your family pictures.
May we always remember that even 25 years isn't too long to reclaim an old friend.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Then it dawned on me that she doesn't get to wake up ever again....
I have felt sorry for her family for 2 days.. Not to take away anything from Michael Jackson's family ( I know that they are full of grief as well), however..... her death has seemed to be so almost forgotten. It was totally engulfed in his shadow.. I remember so well the day of my brother's funeral as we were leaving the service I could hear children somewhere in the distance screaming and laughing. My first thought was "How dare them..." then, I realized that they didn't even know my brother.. To them life was just moving on as usual.. The sting of that moment has popped up in my mind many times over the last 5 years. Each time I pass a cemetery and see a funeral taking place - I know to them if feels as if today has stopped time. It is almost unfair that the rest of the world can't see their hurt as they go on with the nerve to giggle. But.. That's the way life happens and I'm sure for good reason..
So...while I wanted to throw a fit, cry, or go buy something fun and expensive
I pulled up my (already too high waisted) shorts....
got over my pity party and moved on with my day.
May we all be reminded that everyday is full of some one's pain, and learn to be more thankful. Even for the days that make you want to go to bed at 3 in the afternoon just so you can start over fresh in the morning.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Here is the one "like my grany" that I made using our new family picture.
I LOVE THIS PILLOW.....
Recently a friend and I went on a treasure hunt for someone elses old treasures. ha
I found my NEW favorite thing.
OK... I have got to say that this is the greatest saying ever ever ever invented on EARTH..
II've been in the jewelry making mood since I got my new wonderful necklace from Stormy.
I made this one, and YES...
I have a new appreciation for this too... I am old and so are my eyes. And my fingers are fat and the beads are tiny with small wires.. That does not make for a lovely combination. ha
So... I went back to a project where my fat fingers didn't matter.
I painted polka dots on my clock... Now that is much easier.
AND.... I painted polka dots on my new fish friend..
Brady and I named her Lola...
He has to kiss her with his lips all poked out like a fish every morning. She's become an unexpected pet at our house.. But she is a fun addition I must say. And here is my new family picture. I ordered a 20x30 stand-out and I love seeing it every time I pass. There is just nothing like the people you love to put a smile on your face.
I made another pillow to go in this front room too. And of course it has polka dots...
They just make me SMILE every single time..
My final project was making dominos..
I saw one someplace and have wanted it ever since. Brad was doing a construction project and I was grabbing all the drop off wood. However I think the big piece I took before it was truly a left over.. haha It looks better on my mantle anyway.
Then... My my final shoot of the past week.
Brad and I went to the State Track Meet. His roommate from college's son was in 3 events. I got a press pass and got to go right down on the field and get a shot of Weston as he crossed the finish line "The State Champion of Texas" in the hurdles. Now that is a wonderful way to end your week. I'm heading out of town again tomorrow and won't be back until Saturday.. Thank you to all my BLOg friends for being patient with my computer crisis..
May we all have an issue that makes us grow patience.