Would love to know what ever happened to this little girl! She was so full of talent! And wasn't she adorable? If her dimple was any deeper, she'd be inside out!
I am one of those people that doesn't give a once over in the mirror before leaving home. Yes, this could happen to me. Although, I am not an owner of happy panties.
Do you suppose anyone told her? I doubt it. She doesn't seem to be worried about it. Was it on purpose?
I remember being in a bus station in San Francisco many years ago, and happened to see a man walking around with TP, yes, toilet paper trailing out behind him...and not on his shoe. Here was a confident business man walking through the center in a suit and everyone snickering at him. Yes, I did go up to him and quietly tell him he was trailing paper and I tore it off. Certainly I didn't want to pull it and perhaps REALLY embarrass both of us!
I spent every evening embroidering. I mean for hours! It was just my daughter and me back then, and I'm sure she remembers these nights as well. We'd sit at the dining room table watching tv, well, I'd be sitting at the dining room table, she'd be sprawled out on the carpet in front of the television.
I can't remember how long it took me to complete this...
But it was a long time. It measures 18" X 18". I loved embroidering! I mean "loved" it. It's one of those things, like books and writing, that take you to another place, where you are so engrossed (if it's a good book) that the stresses of life don't have anything to do with you.
I always intended to have it framed so it would stay clean and dry. But back then it would have cost $60 to frame it, and I sure didn't have that kind of money back then.
So the years went by, and I kind of forgot about it. And when I did discover it again, I was so disappointed that, not only was it stained, some of the yarn was actually disintegrating!
The yarn I can probably replace, although it has been so many years since I've done anything that I don't know that I'd be able to figure out how I did it. Ha! But the stains...would I just make it worse by trying to get them out? Any ideas?
For now, I think I'll just hang it on the wall, as is, and try to overlook the ravages of time.
A Lemonade Award!
Thank you so much!
Most of the bloggers I follow already know all about her! We all laugh at the antics of her kids and how she deals with them. Other days she'll share how a song or a poem makes her feel. It's always entertaining, and I appreciate her.
How will I ever manage to just pick SEVEN??? I follow so many blogs because they're all amazing, and talented, and show great attitude & gratitude! I'll try.
So, here are the rules for the Award...
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate 7 blogs that show great Gratitude and/or Attitude.
3. Be sure to list and link your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
The first person I would like to give this award to is this wonderful woman, at Simply Heather. Talk about someone that shows gratitude every single day. She must know that by her own testimony, she helps so many others. She's an inspiration, and her blog is always a joy to read.
Next, I would like to award Proud Mom at The Life and Times of Lisa. She posts a gratitude journal every day! I just feel more peaceful after I read her blog, and I think to myself, Oh yeah, that makes me happy too!
Then there is the Oh so talented, Kim at Endless Possibilities. She has so much on her plate that she won't even have time to play this game, I'm sure! Dealing with 4, yes folks, four kids and some medical issues surrounding a couple of them. I swear, I don't know how she does it, but she does, and she does it with the greatest attitude! Check out her paintings!
Then, of course, there's Julie, at I Live Here: SF. What I love about her blog is that she will go around taking photographs all over San Francisco; the good, the bad, and the ugly. When you read back through her posts, you'll see that, no matter the circumstances of the people she takes photos of, she has absolute respect for them. That, my friends, is a great attitude!
I have to include Scriptor Senex, over at Rambles from my Chair. So many of us know his as a talented photographer, writer, and a prolific blogger! From all of his comments on other blogs, as well as my own, I believe he is a kind, gentle, and supportive friend. That is a great attitude!
Chelle, at The Value of Cheerfulness, is absolutely in love with her family! We have never communicated, although I have commented on her blog. I think I found her blog on Blogs of Note over a year ago. Not only is her little Annabelle adorable, but I was drawn to her gratitude at being a part of that little family. It's like she is in a state of wonderment at her luck of finding herself in her life.
And last, but definitely not least, is my dear friend Janice, at And Another Thing... She is one of the funniest people I know. Truly. And this funny stuff will come spilling out of her mouth and her face is totally blank. It just makes it that much funnier! She is a soft hearted woman who is everyone's friend. If you are lucky enough to be her friend, you are blessed. Her incredible attitude is one of You can do it! support.
I feel so fortunate to have found these people on these blogs. There are certainly more. Next time!
This one is my favorite by him.
I went online recently to see what he'd been up to over the last 30 or so years. Can this be the same artist???
We all change, don't we? The changes in me all these years have probably been equally as drastic! :)
So here's the deal. When they get to be about 4 or 5 inches you push the larger tomato roots from the bottom of the pot through the hole in the bottom of the hanging pot, put some soil inside the pot to hold the roots in place, then plant the grape tomatoes in the top of the inside of the pot. We'll see. And he is still busy moving them around from room to room, wherever there is sun! So he's happy, which, in turn, makes me happy.
Hmmm. Let's see. These look alot like salad sprouts, or, or, coconut palm trees! Heeeeyyy!
We've had many babies born in here in years past. I'm not completely sure what the story is this year. Except...
I remember last year, the baby ended up on the patio, healthy, chirping under the potting bench. He spent the night under there with his parents feeding him through the slats on the bottom. The next morning I noticed the baby huddled up against the house, obviously sickly. Who knows what found him under the wood. Could have been anything around here. I sadly watched as mom & dad tried to get the baby to eat, putting their beak into the baby's. He just couldn't. Later that day it was obvious that he was gone. So sad.
I send them so many good wishes, and effort from afar! But sometimes it just doesn't result in that baby growing up. After that I noticed that mom was gone and dad sat on the branch of that house for the rest of the summer, calling her. She never came back. I swear it broke my heart.This year, I think it is the same male that guards the house, waiting. No new nest. No female checking it out. But he's still on the house everyday.
It almost looks like it has chambers inside. Maybe something ate it's way out? I have several of them attached to my concrete block wall. It's kind of interesting, but it also kind of gives me the creeps!
I told you this was a strange place!
This, of course, is not a picture of the one I saw. It fluttered by so fast that I just could not catch a picture. I thought it was a little early, but obviously not.
The Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) is a common Swallowtail Butterfly of western North America, frequently seen in urban parks and gardens as well as in rural woodlands and riparian areas.It is a large, brightly colored and active butterfly, rarely seen at rest; its wingspan is 7 to 10 cm, and its wings are yellow with black stripes, and in addition it has blue and orange spots near its tail. It has the "tails" on the hind wings that are often found in swallowtails.
We have a riparian area that runs through the county here. During the winter, when everything looks dead and barren, you can see the green of the river for miles away, winding through the desert.
The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (NCA) contains nearly 57,000 acres of public land in Cochise County, Arizona, between the international border and St. David, Arizona. The riparian area, where some 40 miles of the upper San Pedro River meanders, was designated by Congress as a Riparian National Conservation Area on November 18, 1988. The primary purpose for the special designation is to protect and enhance the desert riparian ecosystem, a rare remnant of what was once an extensive network of similar riparian systems throughout the American Southwest. One of the most important riparian areas in the United States, the San Pedro River runs through the Chihuahuan Desert and the Sonoran Desert in southeastern Arizona. The river’s stretch is home to 84 species of mammals, 14 species of fish, 41 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 100 species of breeding birds. It also provides invaluable habitat for 250 species of migrant and wintering birds and contains archaeological sites representing the remains of human occupation from 13,000 years ago.This is a fascinating place to live. I guess that can be said for most places, but the fact that wildlife thrives, and rivers still flow in this heat, and wild flowers abound in this unforgiving habitat is amazing to me.