I've been doing a little bit of puttering yesterday and today. I try to rearrange what I already have. Took the big clock from the mantel and placed it on the hall washstand. Then the big question was what could go in its place since there's an electrical outlet to hide. I turned a holiday "Let It Snow " hanging container backwards and added some pine needles, cones, and leaves.
Another object I turned around was a springtime birdhouse. The door on the back is open to show a small heart inside.
Tiny shoes of children now grown...it's astonishing how much time has passed. If it were not for pictures and keepsakes, I would wonder did it really happen. Sometimes in my mind I try to relive a busy day with my small children. I find it's hard to recall the numerous tender moments we must have shared.
I meant to accomplish so much this Friday, but when this little guy asked to stay with Grandad and Grams, all other plans fell by the wayside. He is a busy three-year- old with a very pleasant nature. He makes himself at home 'cause he knows where
In high school and college I loved poetry...even writing a few poems of my own. I typed them and kept them tucked away...for fear others might laugh at my attempts to write what I felt so deeply. Now many years later they transport me back to my youth ...to the beginning of what was to come. I'm sharing the one below.
Now and then it's still hard to say good-bye to objects you've had for a long, long time...objects that are a part of your past. I used to hang leaf suncatchers in classroom windows for fall decorations.
Below is an Andrew Wyeth print I once displayed in my classroom.
This brown vase was something I had in the 70's...time to let it go.
I purchased the urn and cat several years ago at Plantation Antiques. Back then I had no idea that I would one day lease a booth. Still like them, but like other things more...so...time to let them go.
I'd love to keep these brown and white pieces, but I just don't have the space.
This small rocker was dearly loved by my mother. I have rockers of my own that I cherish...thus the realization that one cannot keep everything.
September has been a busy month so far. Recent events were a baby shower in Savannah,TN, and a reception celebration in Paducah, KY. These happy times offset the serious issues of illness and the loss of a friend's mother. Life is good, and we should keep looking for ways to be happy. A friendly smile, a sweet notecard in the mail, a new recipe to try out, a flower that blooms, loved ones to hug, and the list goes on and on...