Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Christmas Gift and A Christmas Card

When Randi came over to take care of her furry brothers and sister while we were out of town, she noticed that the toilet seat in our guest bathroom was cracked. She got an idea for Christmas. She bought us a new wooden toilet seat and had our three granddaughters make some fun art. The girls made butterflies with their hands, signed and dated their work. There was no way I was going to put the girls' art on the toilet, so it will hang in our hall. Jim came up with the idea of taking a family Christmas portrait and putting it under the lid using the seat as a frame:) This is possibly the strangest, most fun Christmas gift we've ever received:) Thank you, Randi. We really like it! Jade (8), Ivory (4), and Lucy (2), Grandma and Grandpa think you're wonderful artists!

I also wanted to share the Christmas card I received from my friend Charlotte Lang, an artist who lives in Mesquite, Nevada. She makes lovely watercolors and also does pottery.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Mom arrives from North Carolina on Tuesday, soooooo... guess who's been cleaning the house? I haven't even started my Christmas cards. I've done a little shopping. I haven't started decorating. Yikes! Here I am talking to you:) It may not be what I should be doing, but it's want I want to be doing! I hope everyone is well and is further along with holiday preparations than I am.

I read about a wombat book on Mimble's blog and checked it out. The author is Jackie French and she and her books are delightful. I ordered a book for Jade, my granddaughter. If you have time, check this out. Thank you, Mim. This made me laugh.