From the smocking period of my life.
I’m in Ohio with the family for a couple of days. Almost four months since I’ve seen them. Josie and Henry, the Airedales, were enthusiastic for my visit and they were warming up the trundle bed in Maura’s room. where I’m supposed to sleep!
My DIL Erika sent me these photos of granddaughter Maura’s sidewalk chalk artwork in their driveway .
Looks like she used some painter’s tape to get those crisp edges.
I forgot to ask how long it took to create.
How do you feel about toast?
Although I’ve burned toast on occasion this Duolit Toaster does a magnificent job, really toasting the bread properly. A milestone birthday gift from my friend Vincie. It’s almost eighteen years ago, oh my. It has served me well and is still going strong. I should have polished it for the photo.
What a vehicle for butter, Toast is! How do you like your toast? Jam?Jelly? Honey? Cheese? Avocado?
My granddaughter Anna’s artwork on the mug, at least a decade since it was given to me.
Here’s my sister’s Old School toaster in NYC from a blog post six years ago
Can you find one like my sister’s toaster in the museum collection? A toaster collection at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine Florida
Did you know there a song about toast? My SIL James sent this Heywood Banks Toast, Yeah Toast Song which has had millions of views on YouTube.
My granddaughter Anna made the beautiful flower covered ceramic art in her high school ceramics class. She gave it to me at Christmas. I put a glass jar inside to hold the stems in water.
The daffodils are from Ireland, but bought them at Trader Joe’s Monday afternoon. I’m sure many will have opened up by morning.
Bringing Spring inside
After the Snowflake Invitational Synchronized Swim Meet at the Union County YMCA Pool in Marysville Ohio. The water was pretty still.
The TimerLight reflected in the Y Pool in Marysville Ohio.
Seven Days to see the Light Becky B of Winchester #JanuaryLight challenge
From the Penn Brewery window.
We were waiting for our early dinner to be served and the sun was going down Sunday evening. The Heinz Factory was across the way. Maura watched me as I caught the building framed in the window pane and she asked if she could push the circle shutter. A collaborative effort. It’s a thrill when the grandkids want to take photos.
Because I misplaced the envelope with the 2 school photos Maura gave me, I ordered a basic package so I could replace them.
I was supposed to give her cousin Charlie one before they got lost. Oops!
The minimum order is a “basic package”. What to do with the extra sheet? Envision possibilities for the future.
This I can tell you. It’s tricky to paint and draw on top of these school photos. Clearly I should have researched a neater solution. But I’m going to frame the sheet and take it out for Maura (just turned 11 on Nov 17th if you’re following) when I visit. Original photos credit to HR Imaging of Delaware Ohio