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Friday, April 23

Old Trees

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, April 21

Tuesday, April 20

Who Knew.....

I didn't realize that hiring someone to come stay with our dog while we're in the wonder city would cost so much, but I will say it's totally worth it! We're having a great time, it's great to get away from the humdrum of everyday life!

Nothing happens unless first we dream. Carl Sandburg

Sunday, April 18

the Sea

Find the Sea at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.

Shigenori Kameoka

Friday, April 16

Like a Meteor....

Before you, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars - points of light and reason. . . And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty.

Stephanie Meyer, New Moon

Monday, April 12

Jar Pincushions at the Kellogg Church

If you like to craft AND recycle - AND support local establishments - then I've got the perfect evening for you. The Harpswell Community Nursery School (at the Elijah Kellogg Church - on Harpswell Neck Road) is having a benefit night to help raise funds for the nursery school this Thursday night at 6pm.

There will be 3 or 4 different crafts that you can sit down and make - and they usually have yummy snacks to enjoy while you are crafting. The other crafts are a sweet Mother's Day card, a light switch cover and something else but I'm not quite sure what it will be.

Here's the craft I'll be making, it's this cute little pin cushion that my friend Hannah discovered over at Craft Pudding. If you don't feel like coming - or live far far away - you can see the tutorial by following this link.

In other news, hubby is feeling better - but not 100%. He did go back to work today, and that's something we're ALL happy about!

I also wanted to mention that I have been moderating the comments on my blog lately, and that's something I really don't like to do. I've been getting more and more comments from an asian person with asian characters for their name, they leave a link that takes you to a totally inappropriate site. It actually looks like a bunch of pop-ups that bring up some really disgusting sites. I've researched and researched on Blogspot how to stop this but can't seem to come up with any answers. I am sorry to have to do this, but until the comments from this person stop I'll be moderating them.

Thanks for stopping by....hope you are having a great day.

Monday, April 5

Like a Meteor across the Sky

Things have been a little crazy around here, that may be an understatement - but still crazy. If this is any indication of the craziness, we (son and I) were going to have frozen pizza for Easter dinner, but thankfully got an invitation at the last minute and enjoyed a nice turkey dinner and an Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Gram.

I had originally planned to cook a Leg of Lamb (rather - I had planned on my husband cooking it, LOL) with a nice assortment of side dishes that I would prepare with a chocolate cake donated to the meal by Gram for dessert. That was the plan - until my husband had to have an emergency Appendectomy on Friday.

They were originally operating to remove an intususseption that they saw on a CAT Scan on Thursday - but when they opened him up they couldn't find it - then he had some other complications - along with an incision as big as one they make for c-sections but going in the other direction. They did remove his appendix that was at the Acute Appendicitis stage. Urgh, to say it's been a little stressful around here is an understatement. Plus, he was at the VA Hospital and that's about 35 miles away. Here's to hoping he's better and SOON!

In the few spare moments I've had in the last few days I did manage to get a project done for the Punch Class I'm teaching over at My Creative Classroom. I think enrollment closes soon, so if you are interested, make sure to sign up soon!

So far we made a couple of cards for the first lesson, a fun project for the second lesson - and then this little number for the third lesson. Need to get Number 4 figured out tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you had a wonderful Easter with your friends and family....

Saturday, April 3

Happy Easter

I'll be back as soon as I can, a little family emergency is keeping me busy and away from my computer.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and blessed Easter with your family and friends. Thanks for stopping by!