Hi, friends! Just wanted to share the video here of the most recent embellished TN, a creepy one! Sometimes I’ve gotta use up that creepy ephemera that accumulates! Not for the faint of heart, and of course the contents of the journal do not reflect ME! Just something that fascinates me.
I will be back soon with the ghost(?) story regarding the old house.
It’s Saturday! Just wanted to drop in and say hello and good morning. I am sure the day will fly! I am busy working in my Etsy shop today. I love working with old papers. When I had the retail shop, Sidetracked, I realized again how much I love old books and paper. Anyway, all this paper makes me so happy.
Here are a few pictures, old and new, for you to enjoy. I am loving looking back on old pictures. My children and I are all healing from everything we’ve been through. (It takes a long time.) I love my babies so much, and to me they will always be my babies! I am the only one, actually, who can get away with calling my big man Daniel, “Pooh Bear.” You know he loves it.
But, uh, does he look like a Pooh Bear?
As a side note, and this may break your heart like it broke mine, the beautiful old house where I raised my babies, it was so neglected during the 7 years after I left, it had to be destroyed by the new owners. There is a new house where the old one was. I won’t go into details, of course, because the high road is a safe place to walk, but suffice it to say that the house is a pretty good picture of the way the kids and I were cared for, in my humble opinion. I take from that place the wonderful memories of holding and rocking babies, rope swings, a glorious cottage garden that drew neighbors and strangers in, and lots of cooking, some tears, lots of prayers, and finally release.
On to other news…
Always try to have a little fairy dust in your life, including a tiny black cat in a tiny blue chair amid ferns and foliage.
Oh, remind me to tell you a ghost story about the old house! It is actually quite amazing.
I wanted to say to anyone who has commented, I appreciate it so much! I felt like I had responded to most of the comments but it looks like I did not, especially to some older comments from longtime blog friends! Anyway, I work all the time lately, so I lose track of things sometimes.
I am sitting in line at Wendy’s. Another late-night dinner. But that’s OK! It actually feels nice after a long day to sit down and eat something simple like a chili. I do still cook every once in a while! Jason cooks for me a lot. My how the tables have turned! No pun intended. 😉 You all know I spent years cooking for six!
The picture above is from a trip to the Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. What a beautiful place! I could spend all day there. Jason is working on some video from that trip so that I can put a YouTube video together. We took the GoPro with us.