Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

miscellaneous monday

the greatest handmade card arrived in my mailbox last week. one of my sister's "blast from the past" cards! this one featured a newspaper photo of the two of us in matching jumpers that mom had made. i am pinning a buddy poppy on her dress as she holds a basket filled with the poppies. we are announcing the soon-to-be VFW poppy sale; for the benefit of disabled veterans, widows and children of veterans. the photograph was taken in 1963.  i have the card on the television so i can look at it. as i have looked and thought i realize that i can vividly recall the day of the poppy sale. it it a good memory and the card is awesome!

get ready.....

get ready for whimsical wednesday. it's national sewing month as well as national happy cat month as well as piano month! we'll see what we can do with that for the last wednesday of september.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

solitude sunday

solitude sunday is our day to spend time with a book. today's session finds me on the porch reveling in the fineness of a fall day; the perfect setting for reading. i continue with paris to the moon by adam gopnik. in today's chapter, mr gopnik recounted telling bedtime stories to his young son. the featured story was about american baseball, of which his son had no knowledge. thoughtfully, he also discussed, through baseball, what american ex-pats miss about home. e made connections i would not have considered; definitely worth thinking about.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

silly saturday

from silly jokes for kids:

Q: what kind of coat goes on wet?
A: a coat of paint!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

thoughtful thursday

albert camus:

autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.