Saturday, June 30, 2007

Clothes Pin Bag

I made this clothes pin bag to send to Jennifer's friend in New Zealand. Jennifer saw the one that my mom had made me and mentioned that Marna would like one - because she always hung here clothes out to dry. Adding the buttons really made it cute. I am going to have to make some more of these - it was so simple and after putting the buttons on it - I want to make some in other colors.

"The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." ~ Thomas More

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tomatoes From Over the Fence

Homegrown tomatoes from my neighbor. They are the best. One of the things I miss out on living so far away from my parents is my dad's garden. (He works miracles in his garden and any plant thrives if he takes care of.) These taste so much better than anything from the store. I may have to make BLT's tonight - not my families favorite, but I love them!
“It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” ~ Lewis Grizzard

Monday, June 25, 2007

Laundry - Everyday!!!

I have wanted a clothesline for sometime. But we just never seemed to get around to putting one up. Hanging out laundry reminds me of home, I love the smell of sheets when they have been dried on the line, and on top of that it saves money. So we finally got one up this weekend. Richard came home with the decorative caps - which really makes it look nice - more than I expected. But I love it! I do so much laundry it amazes me and this is definitely not a time saver and I honestly do not like doing laundry - especially since it never seems to end. But I can get joy out of some very simple things - this being one of those simple things.
" We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry." ~ E.B. White

Monday, June 18, 2007

Cemetary Angel

One of the photos that Luke took while we were in Monterey. Whenever he is with us - he seems to have the camera. I don't get to take as many pictures as I like - but I always love to see the ones he takes. This was taken at a cemetary he found when he went for a walk. Where was I - at the ballpark. An angel can be a symbol of spirituality and they guard the grave. I also found: Angel - Flying it would mean rebirth or resurrection; Trumpeting means resurrection; Weeping symbolizes grief and mourning. An angel is the messenger between god and man.
For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ~ Psalm 91:11

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Luke watching - Jake playing. These are a couple more pictures from Monterey last weekend. This is how we spent most of our time. It felt great to be at a baseball game again.
"I keep my eyes clear and I hit 'em where they ain't." ~Willie Keeler's famous explanation for his .432 average in 1897.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


We were in Monterey last weekend to watch Jake play baseball. Luke took this picture of Cannery Row. We were only there for a couple of days - and spent a lot of that time at games - but you can't help but enjoy the atmosphere of Monterey.
"A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ." - John Steinbeck.