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This and That (Again)

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Catchy blog titles are eluding me these days.

Look what I found in the mail today. Lime green and orange shoe strings for my lime green and orange Keens. It also included the lovely card with a note from the very thoughtful Deborah. Thank you Deborah – you made my day! The card is a water color, but wouldn’t it make a nice quilt?


Last month I took Square Dance to my crit group. Listening to their suggestions, I removed the threads in the corners and mounted it on cotton duck that has been stretched on a frame. Here is how it looks now:


I am also revisiting Cosmic Circles. Since I can’t seem to get my creative juices working on something new, I thought I would putz around with other stuff.

M & M came over yesterday and spent the night with us. On her blog, Stephanie has just posted about the kids going back to school, giving her more time to devote to her art. I have to admit to some sadness that the summer is over so soon. Mr C and I have really enjoyed our longer days with them during the summer, taking field trips and getting to know them better.

Last night when I was getting them ready for bed, I said that I was really tired and was going to bed soon, myself. Mia asked why I was tired. I told her I didn’t sleep very well the night before. "Why Grandma?" I said I was worried about getting my studio cleaned up to entertain my crit group the next morning. She said, "I didn’t think Grandma’s did that!" She meant worry. I loved it, and it made me realize why we loved our grandparents so much. They always had time and didn’t seem to have the obligations of our parents. I really love being Grandma.

On our walk this morning, she prattled on and on and on about her friend, Sage. He is a boy in her class that she has regular play dates with. She told me she didn’t like it when he plays with Rosy, another girl in her class. I heard about every adventure and play they have put on. It was just great. I wonder if she will tell me about her boyfriends when she is 13 and 16 and so on?

It is such a win win situation, Stephanie gets to have a date night with Jack and I get to spend quality time with M & M.