Friday, July 4, 2008
So here's to the 4th of July, may you enjoy your holiday!
And Let Freedom Ring, as Wayne likes to say.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Wayne's cousin and wife just had premature twins about 3 weeks ago. While the babies are in the hospital, they have stayed with us over the last couple of weekends. Keep those little ones in your prayers. They tough little girls, and are hanging in there.
Over Mother's Day weekend, we spent Friday and Saturday in Ada with Wayne's parents and sister. We had a great 2 days with them. Mostly relaxing and hanging out. On Sunday, Wayne left for a week in Boulder, CO for training. Lucky Dog! I spent Mother's Day evening eating Mexican food and homemade lemon pie with my family. I finally busted out my Kitchen Aid Mixer (a wedding gift) to make the meringue for the pie. Oh how I love my mixer and can't wait to use it again.
I'm looking forward to the next few weeks because there won't be too much going on. I'm hoping to post more...I have to catch you up on my weather obsession. Yeah crazy weather, BOO tornadoes and damage. And our friend just build me this amazing craft table. Once I get it painted and set-up I will post pictures. I have lots of paper craft projects to work on and show you, too. Also, we got to go help prune a vineyard in mid-April. It was a very neat experience. I was amazed at how the vineyard really done resemble our life with God. I have some pictures and stories to share, too.
Here's to a great Monday
PS Congratulations to Eric and Tara who just had their adoption finalized.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
My two new favorites scents are "Sea Island Cotton" and "Sensual Amber". Along with my new lotions and sprays, I bought a new small sear sucker blue and white striped make-up bag. Mine just happens to carry not only lipstick, but Advil, gum and pens.
What else is new here...the weather in Oklahoma has turned both dangerous and lovely over the past few weeks. And I love every moment of it. We had a beautiful weekend and the 7-day forecast includes 4 days of thunderstorms and rain. Yea! Last Thursday all the weathermen were hyping up the potential for bad weather. I actually told Wayne I was bummed when the rain moved further east. I really don't want any ones homes destroyed or damaged but I do love exciting weather. I will post more about my weather obsession at a later date.
Friday, March 21, 2008
This is a poem I wrote more than a few years ago. It was in response to encountering the homeless while in Washington DC.
As you stretch out fingers for coins,
I notice maps to places only
dreams have been. There is
distance in your eyes.
Clink, clink of quarters into cups.
And I deny you.
Crippled bodies uphold walls
where mutual funds pay for mochas
and books on poverty.
Eyes avert dilapidated lives,
bitter reminders all backs can
support brick and mortar.
Resting with change from step-ahead,
step-around, step-aside strangers.
And I deny you.
III. Union Station
Agent Orange glazes your eyes and ideas.
You tell me stories of jungles and war.
Do you know I have no knowledge of war?
And when you ask I will say no?
Ransom for peaceful sleep.
And I deny you.
In the distance, I hear the rooster crow.
Am I your modern-day disciple?
Eyes lifted to see eyes, ear tuned to ear
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I receive the neatest mosaic and as well as beautiful tea cards/tea recipe cards and teacup earrings from Kelly at http://www.teacupmosaics.blogspot.com/ (see below)
I love getting mail, and what more fun than getting package full of neat goodies. I want to "swap" again!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I've come to enjoy the hands-on tactile experience. There is something about getting my hands messy, picking paper colors and embellishments that I love. I have been a writer for years, but have stumbled upon a dry spell and I think the whole craft experience has filled that creative vacuum. I've always been a fan of paper, stationary, good pens, and fun office supplies. The scrapbook/paper craft world is like office supplies on steroids. On top off all the scrap booking, and paper craft options there is a blog to go with each. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading and being inspired by these most talented artists. As soon as I learn to add a blog roll thingy, I will link to the blogs I read.
And if you find yourself needing a creative fix, please check out Scrapbooks From the Heart in OKC. Here's their website; www.scrapbooksfromtheheartokc.com It is run by Jennifer Wells, and they offer great classes, great supplies, and lots of friendly faces.