Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday . . .

For Today . . .
Outside my window . . . warm and sunny - It is absolutely wonderful!
I am thinking . . . I should have walked an extra mile today . . . 
I am thankful for . . . a wonderful three day weekend . . . and another one this coming weekend!
From the kitchen . . . I have a salad waiting for me . . . loaded with vegetables
I am wearing . . . work out clothes . . . I just finished walking
I am creating . . . a new Shabby Charlotte doll
I am going . . . to work on that doll no matter what tonight -- I've been getting side tracked with other things.
I am reading . . . nothing at the moment . . . I think I better get on Amazon and order something.
I am hoping . . . and praying for a dear friend who has cancer . . . and is having her treatment delayed due to insurance issues. 
I am hearing . . . children laughing and playing - what a wonderful sound!
Around the house . . . (office) - work - lots of work!
One of my favorite things . . . the antique vase that Richard gave me for my birthday.  I love it!
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . walking, journaling, seeing a friend that I haven't seen in quite awhile, doing everything I should have done this weekend (I just spent this weekend playing!)  Also . . . The Walking Dead starts up again on Sunday!
From my picture journal . . . I didn't take many pictures this weekend and they really are not very good, but they make me smile!
 . . . love PINK!
 . . . love these two together!
. . . he cooks, he cleans, he makes me laugh!
. . . love him just because!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

weekend fun with Charlotte . . .










Weekends are made for fun . . . so are granddaughters!
Making zombie shadows (not sure where that idea came from???) . . . pizza, the park, painting and some morning time with grandpa. 
. . . and now she is excited for Uncle Jacob's "football party".

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

good things yesterday . . .

Yesterday's heart . . . 
 Flowers greeting customers at the grocery store . . . 
 Some more February Valentine fun!
 Charlotte adding her touch to my Day of the Dead table . . . 
I love this little girl and the things she does.
Picking out a fun color for some highlights . . . 
 A new hair do . . . and I love how the red turned out!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Day 2 hearts . . .

February is going to be a fun month . . . 

Lily notes . . . and Day 1 hearts . . .



I spend my mornings before school starts with Lily in the office.  I know when she is all grown up it will probably be remembered as a special time for both of us.  She eats her breakfast . . . then keeps herself busy with one thing or another - yesterday it was drawing . . . fun happy little pictures that make me happy.
This will also count as my first heart for the month of February!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

banana cream pie . . .

You create your own opportunities
~ and sometimes they're really quite delicious.



This is what happened in my kitchen tonight.  I had decided not to make it because it was getting late . . . but my dear friend needs a banana cream pie on her birthday tomorrow.  So I am up late making a pie, making a mess, and making it so that I will probably be tired tomorrow. 
The pie turned out wonderful . . . I can't wait to taste it. 

doodled journal page . . .




photo challenge 1/31/16 . . . self

Just be yourself.  
Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, 
quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.
 My final post for my January Photo Challenge.  It has been fun and gave my creative side the little bit of a kick start that it needed.  I like messing around with photo collages . . . just a simple one of me and some of the things that I like.  Clare, Sis, Mom, Planet, Clare Helen, Amma  . . . whatever name I go by - it's still me.  From baby to nearly 57 years old - it's still me.  
I've changed a lot over the years - its' still me.  
Sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder where that young person went . . . but it's still me. 
 I can say I lost myself a few times along the way . . . but not for long.  
I have learned that I have to be true to myself . . . 
I just have to be me.

photo challenge 1/30/16 . . . once upon a time

Once again please pardon all of the photos.  This prompt, "Once Upon A Time" seemed like a good excuse to walk through the antique stores yesterday.  I loved all the old Valentines.  I picked up a couple of them and found a birthday gift for a friend.  
Once Upon A Time . . . 
 . . . two lovers sat on this love seat.  
 . . . a young mother sewed clothes for her new baby. 
 Once Upon A Time this was creepy . . .
and it still is!

 Once Upon A Time . . . a young woman was invited to a wonderful party.
 . . . she put this hat on her head and walked into the party feeling beautiful
and hoping to meet someone wonderful.
Once Upon A Time . . . 
 . . . memories were captured.  
 . . . gifts were given. 

 . . . and special Valentines were picked out for loved ones.  



Once Upon A Time . . . someone made a phone call
 . . . or typed a letter to someone they loved.  
"Once upon a time there was a boy that loved a girl, 
and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his
whole life answering."  
~ Nicole Krauss