Friday, October 19, 2007

Santa Cruzin

Wow - today was a busy day. I went to the Santa Cruz Post Office and set up for selling uniforms. I did pretty well.

Most importantly, I get to spend time with my dear friend Jimmy. We are going to dinner when he gets off the phone.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Another Creation

Making A Piece from pieces

Unlocking Creativity

I spent Saturday and Sunday enjoying a class with Melody Johnson. It was ironic that a journey of two days became a beginning to what Meloday called the end. She would no longer be travelling around the country sharing her humor, charm and creative juices.

I have no art background - no artistic ability - but today I was able to create. I had a wonderful time and am so glad I flew back from New York just to attend her class. We had folks from Redlands, CA and Vancouver, Canada - it was an amazing room full of wonderful results.

To Melody - who will probably never read my blog - thank you!! Now what to do with all my batiks - I better get busy and get this stash reduced!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Travels to Pittsburgh, PA

When the news came that Jimmy's brother Ralph had passed away I knew I had to go to Pittsburgh and support him.

We arrived after midnight and stayed at the airport. Early the next morning Anne Feeney came to pick us up and had offered her house for our temporary residence. She has a wonderful Victorian with three stories.

I was domiciled on the couch the first night and enjoyed the breeze coming through the windows and the night lights of Pittsburgh. Interesting enough - the best seat in the house was sitting on the toilet. This became quite hilarious as the week progressed.

We visited Ralph's home, which can be described as nothing less than a museum. I don't think Ralph has thrown anything away in a very long time. You could learn much from just looking at his wonderful treasures.

I was able to get to one quilt shop and mistakenly left my digital camera there when paying for my goods. I finally realized that may have been where it was left and called them. They were gracious enough to offer to mail it back to me. I told them to add some fat quarters to give it some cushion. I've had more trouble with this little camera. But am happy that it will be residing with me again soon.

The trip home was quite long. We got up at 4:00AM to head to the airport. Goodness, is there really life at this time of the morning. Leaving Dallas was even more interesting as the Eastbound flights were delayed and the Westbound flights were on time. I am truly thankful for that!!

I could not believe the price of Real Estate in Pennsylvania. You can buy a home there for $27,000.00 and up. The taxes are higher than here, but if the house is that cheap, I guess there is a trade off.

One of the highlights was marching in the Labor Day Parade with some 60,000 trade unionists and some wonderful marching bands. After the parade we travelled to a dedication of one of the bridges in Pittsburgh. Phillip Murray, founder of the United Steel Workers was honored with a dedication. It was hot and a bit long, so I went back to the bus early. Brother Murray now ranks among Andy Warhol and Roberto Clemente in having a structure named in his honor. Pittsburgh is a Union town - a proud Union Town.

Goodness, I almost forgot - John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth were there addressing the crowd. It was nice to see that $400.00 haircut - which, incidently I think looks great. I shook his hand and that of his wife. We'll see where his campaign heads - personally I think he's a great candidate.

Each day is a gift - enjoy what you've been given.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Earth Suits

I attended the funeral of a former Postmaster of my small town. There was a minister from Arizona that did the service. He was quite the go getter. He talked about "Earth Suits". I thought, say what??? He then went on to explain our current bodies are for the time we spend on earth, thus, "Earth Suit". We all got a great chuckle out of his analogy - but I'm certain there's something to be said about it!!

So, today, I wish my "Earth Suit" was a little bit smaller. Gotta love how folks always want something different than what they have - don't you? Actually, I"m happy, content and ready to enjoy life.

Next time you look in the mirror - chuckle and say - Hmm, what a beautiful Earth Suit!!

Until the next time - Peace

Two Princesses

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Baby Grace at the Food Drive.

Grace Comes To Monterey

My Granddaughter Grace came to visit in May. Her Daddy is saying goodbye and she's sitting on the airplane in the next picture. Letter Carriers collect food for those less fortunate and Grace helped.
We worked hard and collected almost 8,000 pounds of food to help those who are hungry. I'm so blessed to have food in my tummy and in my cupboards. I can't imagine going to bed hungry.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Another Day In Paradise

It was just another day in Paradise. The weather was about 70 degrees and a wonderful breeze welcomed the morning.

I went to Los Gatos to sell uniforms. This is a city with way more money than I can imagine!!
I'm trying to market things much better and made little "trinket" bags with a sticker on the back. Many thanked me, but I only got three orders. We'll see if they remember me. :)

I spoke with my daughter today. It seems little Gracie is getting quite good at walking. They have planned her first birthday party which will be held in Las Vegas - close to water. I'm going to try to get a picture on here - we'll see if it works.

As my son Sean always says - "Life Is Beautiful".

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Today is the First Day I'm Blogged

Well folks, today I have officially joined the world of blogging. That almost sounds like a dance, doesn't it?

I will attempt to do something I've never done before - ahh, how great it is to be adventuresome again!!

Have fun, laugh a little and enjoy the day - this is no dress rehearsal!!