Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fall Is Upon Us

The weekend finally took us to the cabin and also to find that the creek is STILL flooded.  We've gone most of the spring, ALL of the summer and now fall without being able to access our beloved creek.  The Corp of Engineers has kept the water levels up for a stuck barge or something like that and it is effecting our property values and our enjoyment of our home away from home.  I so hope they figure this thing out before next summer because we will not have a creek anymore if the water stays up.  
We did enjoy the fall colors beginning and can't wait to see more but will be away from the cabin a lot this fall.  Just so busy with plein air events, birthday parties, and soon Thanksgiving.  It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas is upon us so quickly.  Time just moves too fast.  I need, NEED it to slow down, just a tad.  

This precious little nugget is 3 weeks old today and look at that milk-drunk-sleepy smile.  How can you resist!!!  I miss her so much and can't wait to snuggle and kiss those sweet cheeks again, soon!!!!

Painting has been slow to get started again but did take a photo while in LA of some sunflowers.  Of course I LOVE TO PAINT FLOWERS so here you go. 

I have got to get back to the self portrait stuff but since I've been away the steam that drove me to sketch them in the first place is waning.

Have a great day my friends.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Miss Mini, Part 2

You will just have to bear with me as I flood this blog with photos of granddaughter #2, Miss Mini.  She is darling and now I'm back home many, many miles away from her.  It was hard to leave her behind, and daughter and son-in-law but it was a must for my life to move ahead and them to step into the next phase of their lives.

Friday, October 04, 2019


It started with this...

and progressed to this... 
I arrived a couple of days before the due date to make sure and be around for the birth.  We waited and waited.  We played cards, put jigsaw puzzles together and even went to see Downton Abbey...we waited and waited...

Finally, the evening of September 30 (my sweet mother-in-laws 92nd birthday) and things started happening.  A contraction here and there but nothing.  Tuesday, October 1 (Snicklefritz's 7th birthday!) she called the doctor and they said come to the hospital and see if you are in labor and since it was past the due date they would probably keep her.  All through the night she labored and most of the next day, October 2.  Then finally Miss Mini made her way into our world, our hearts, our lives. 

7 lbs 15 oz, 21 inches long and such a beautiful little spirit already.  She doesn't get overly upset and quiets really fast. 

Our lives are so enriched by the addition of sweet Mini into our lives and completes this little family.