Aging

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I have heard that whatever you are becomes accentuated when you are old. Oh! This is what I am, a lover of color and texture and creating beautiful things. I am truly looking forward to getting old!

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A Kidney Summer

It’s kidney time again, which means two of the grandkids are here for 8 weeks. It’s a crazy, wild and amazing time for us, so, I like to share a bit. So far, we’ve been creating

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Eating ice cream

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And hanging out at the beach.

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G and I built a teepee

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And Sasha’s been keeping the boy’s booster seat warm on the way home from dropping him at circus camp

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Apparently she’s discovered the great advantage of being higher too! They love each other

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I’ve been working on Scotland plans, and knitting socks!

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And drawing facws

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I must get a move on with the two-color tank top or it will be too late to wear it!

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Best Day of the Week

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New sock yarn…yum!

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Yellow to go with the blue for this tank top.

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Herbs to plant.

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And books to read.

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And my sweet girl hiding in the sofa.

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It’s been a good day. Nothin’ better than that!

It’s Been a While

We just completed a kitchen renovation, and it’s beautiful, but we’re all still dealing with some anxiety over all the noise and mess. 

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Almost done in this photo! I do love it!

And just to add to the drama, this happened the other day on the highway

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I needed a drink and a hot bath after that!

The good news is I finished the quilt for the boy, and I hear he sleeps happily beneath it. That picture does a grandma good! Also finished the socks

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And began another pair, I’m obsessed.

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I guess it’s finishing time….I finished the blue sweater also, and gloriously, it fits!

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I am loving the art journal class I’m taking

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Now that spring is finally here, I am enjoying the magnolia

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And the patio

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Today it is raining hard, so I’m meditating drawing mandalas

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Blessings to all

 

 

 

Missing photos

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Two photos are missing from the last post-strange. Anyway, here they are….and here are the tags from that last post too!

December EnLIGHTenment

I began the free online course this week, December EnLIGHTenment, and have received so many positive responses that my heart is filled with gratitude for being able to do this.

I’ve been really busy with the December Scrapbook, and decorating.

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The seasonal table, with snowflakes by Fiona, my granddaughter.

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The first box of decorations to make it up from the basement. Those red boots were actually worn by my 35 year old when he was a littlin.

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I made a run to the yarn shop for last minute knitting projects, plus some sock yarn for after the holidays!

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My son sent me this photo of my mother’s creche, whose set up is now a tradition in his home.

I am happy to note that the aforementioned course is doing what it was intended to do, and that is, reminding me of the joy and magic of the season. I have lots to do, but I’m not frazzled a bit. Love that.

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