Sunday, June 14, 2009
I was perusing Face Book today and came across these wonderful photographs of my older grandchildren, who live in Oregon, on my grand daughters FB site. Here are my two grand kids with their mom. K. is 16 1/2; M. is 19. Love those Dreads? Here is my first born son, and GD K. Is she not a beauty? And do they grow up so much faster these days or did our mom's and grandma's say the same thing about us? I think not. AHHHHHHHHHH...Siblings. More art to be grateful for as well. Mim sent me this terrific drawing of shoes on a card along with the ATC below. Is this not adorable? I love it, framed, so I can set it up on my desk to view all the time...and framed also in lace and can you see those sweet tiny buttons along the bottom? Thanks Mim, I love them both so much. the little girl in the photo looks very much like my aunt as a little girl. Same hair cut and era~ I also got an ATC from Studio Lolo, but I am not allowed to post it yet. It's a J for our ABC blog but we are just on "F" next week...someone please remind me to post this when "J" time comes around. LOL Every year as a part of the Sunflower Art Show one piece of art is chosen to be put on a seed packet of sunflower seeds. The packets are then sold to raise money for the Mental Health Alliance in Yolo County, CA. This years art chosen is that of a six year old, and again I think there must be something in the water in Davis, as this childs' art is exceptionally well done too. He won $100 for having his art chosen for this purpose! He was so cute up on the stage collecting his prize and recognition last night too. And finally one more sunflower from moi! Drawn in ink and painted with my little watercolor set on the couch one evening last week. Hard to get sunflowers out of my head just yet. I wanted to add to yesterday's post that after leaving the art show and driving through town to get a bite to eat there was a rainbow in the sky! (no rain, but a very definite rainbow! Felt so right after such a lovely lovely evening. And today (more things to be grateful for)...we went to pick up a converter box for a little color 13" TV I have upstairs that I watch while walking on my treadmill. I bought this TV in 1978 or 9...around then. It was $300 at the time, a huge amount of money for me then, but I felt my kids and I deserved a color TV. Well, 31 years later it is, we were told, too old to convert. But guess what? The woman at the store (Best Buys) told me she had a 19" TV set in her garage she would GIVE me if I wanted it. It could be converted. And she would bring it to work the next day! So this morning we went to pick it up! How nice is that? FREE!!!! I went on line to get a coupon for a greatly reduced rate on the converter box so as soon as it arrives I can get this NEWer TV up and running while I do my walking!!! Also yesterday we did a major PURGING of our belongings from our house and garage and yard. The old TV, old computers, monitors, printers, a fridge, preschool toys outgrown, clothes no longer worn, my mom's old slide projector and slides; a ton of stuff that took about six car trips to the thrift store to either be recycled or sold. Oh, the kid said they could not take my in perfectly good condition office fridge. He had a list of reasons. Oy, now what? Well, the woman in the pick up next to my car, who was also there unloading stuff asked if I'd like to donate it to a non profit organization she worked for. Wow! Yes! so they took it from my car into her truck and off it went! Receive and Give...round and round it goes where it stops no body knows. (hopefully not in a landfill)... I had a particularly hard time giving up a little Fisher Price doll house that my daughter and grand daughter had played with not to mention tons of little kids in my office between those two...but the young kid doing the collecting said it would go to a good home. ;~) We are lighter now. My list of good things happening keeps happening. A woman came to our door asking if we wanted to sell our pick up truck (it's been sitting out there doing nothing, going no where for a year now) and yes, we want to sell it. Hopefully, DH will do what needs doing to it soon and this young couple can have it! Then Kelly of Kikkipotumus gave me this wonderful award. She is so kind.