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Happiness is

  • finding this on my walk yesterday.


I have been looking for my own piece of construction fence for improvisational screen printing. I had seen a lot of it around a new section of sidewalk and thought about asking the owner of the house for a piece when he was finished. Well, there it was, yesterday. They were dismantling it and I just asked for piece and it was mine!!

  • spending the afternoon with M & M. I served a lunch of macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and watermelon. We dined on the deck and I taught them to say al fresco, which they thought was quite amusing.

It was quite hot yesterday and the siblings are getting a little testy with each other after a summer of togetherness. I finally suggested setting up a little installation of their little things on the back slope of our yard. It was a miracle. They suddenly were cooperating and having a great time.



They also made some chalk drawings on my studio patio. Here is Mia’s self-portrait.


Milo did these drawings of weapons. He is fascinated with knights and vikings and pirates.


But, look, isn’t he just Mr Cute?


Tomorrow Mr C and I are going to work the food pantry at Trinity in the morning and then go out to lunch and take in Art in the Pearl. I will try to remember my camera. Labor day week-end is always a special time for us. We were married on this week-end, 43 years ago. Our actual anniversary is the 5th. Mr C has made reservations at the Willows Lodge in Washington State wine country. We will drive up on Tuesday and come home on Thursday. I am a lucky lady!!

8 Responses to “Happiness is”

  1. Reva says:

    I’m way behind in the blogosphere, and hadn’t realized that you’d finally scored a piece of the coveted orange plastic construction fencing! Belated congrats on that! Oh yeah, and on your 43rd wedding anniversary, too.

  2. terry grant says:

    Have fun on your anniversary trip!

    Your orange construction fencing is a hoot! If I had only known how easy you are to please. I just ran over a big pile of it this afternoon out on Garden Home Road. It seems to be everywhere out here in my neck of the woods. Lots of construction projects happening all summer along the walking path and in the neighborhood.

  3. Deborah says:

    Congratulations! A wonderful reason to celebrate — of course, it seems you find something to celebrate every day.

  4. karoda says:

    hehehe, i had to laugh at Dee’s comment. happy anniversary!

  5. Judy says:

    Hope you too have a wonderful time in the wine country….Hippo Anniversary to you both! Time flies, huh?!!!
    I am just green with envy over that fencing! There was some a few streets away from us a while back and by the time I waddled on home and got back with the car, it had been picked up by somebody else….was it YOU??? LOL
    Have fun!

  6. jenclair says:

    Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Love the backyard installation and can still remember the enjoyment I derived from this sort of thing. The kids look as if they are having a wonderful time!

  7. dee says:

    OMG 43 years. Do you think it will last? Sounds like a wonderful day with the kids and they are the most beautiful children. Don’t tell Milo(it will offend his pirate sense)
    Hope you and Mr.C have a wonderful celebration…al fresco

  8. kathy says:

    Lucky you, Gerrie. I have been trying to figure out how to get some of that fence without buying a whole roll!