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Settling Down

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Today was cleaning day. I also had to shop for M & M food for the next few days. Jack left for Portland, ME this morning to join Steph for the festivities on the other coast. Mr C and I picked the kids up at school this afternoon. Here is a clue that they have arrived.

Mr C picked up some books at the library for them. This is instant entertainment for these two. They settled down with hot chocolate and a book. The photo of Miles is totally out of focus.

So, we will see how I do in the morning – make breakfasts, get them dressed for school, pack lunches and make the 20 minute drive!! Steph sent their outfits for each day all bundled and ready for them to put on — a great idea!

During the excitement of the last few days, I finished the sunrise piece. I had a problem with the sun streaks. Now that it is too late, I wish I had not tried to do them at all, but I did and I have to live with that decision. So I added another layer of organza in vertical strips and stitched down. It looks less random.

I still have to sew on the facings and then I am on to the next piece.

I Can’t Stop Smiling

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

On January, 20, 1993, Maya Angelou spoke these words at the Bill Clinton inauguration, and they mean even more today!!

Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister’s eyes, into
Your brother’s face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope
Good morning.