On Monday I took my first daughter shopping for her birthday, then to lunch.
Then on Tuesday, my third daughter came to visit with the munchkins.
I have been advised that she does not need any more toys, so I buy her craft things, to do when she comes.
So it doesn't take her long to drag out her "craft box", and get busy.
This was right after she went out to "pick up a chicken", which is also one of her fave things to do at Mimi's house.
She had my phone for a few minutes.......I have 20 shots like this one. Naya was a very patient subject.
Someone was very happy to get to the play table.
When they left at the end of the day, we took separate cars and met at the Gap outlet.
The girl needed some new dresses.
They sent me this photo when they got home.......she's wearing one of her new dresses, and he is mopping the floor.
What can't that boy do.
Karen of This old house sent me this picture the other day. I had to google "jackfruit".
I am enthralled.
I definitely have to try this, and several other recipes on Pinterest for jackfruit.
Another handy little idea.....Egglettes.
You can buy them at Target, Walmart, Amazon.
They are a way to boil eggs without having to peel them.
If you have your own chickens, you know how hard sometimes it is to peel fresh eggs.
I have to give a plug to one of my favorite kitchen items.......the Whirley Pop.
It's a fast, easy, healthy way to have hot popcorn in about 3 minutes flat.
Without the MICROWAVE. ugh.
I've been dyeing the many natural skeins I have hanging around the studio.
Cotton, tencel, bamboo...... stocking my shelves.
Over the summer, I will try to have stuff dyed for the winter.
I can dye when it's cold, but it's not as easy. The inside porch where I do my dyeing is not heated.
Sorry if this is a mish mash of stuff, but this is my crazy life.
Lois and I have this warping thing down to a science. We put this 30 yards on, then we went to my neighbor's house.....she's a friend, that I taught to weave. We put a warp on her rug loom, too.
Sometimes, when I don't know what I want for dinner.......(DH is cooking MEAT)
I do a little creative cooking.
This is mushrooms, spinach, red onions, red cabbage, sun dried tomatoes. I also added Cannellini beans.
With a very little bit of pasta, and a splash of parmesan, it was delish.
This is what Lois is up to, when she's not helping me warp.
I have to vent a bit here. Today I ran into an old friend. Well, we are not friends any longer. But we used to be.
I thought we were the best of friends. For 15 years.
Then last August, I apparently said something that annoyed her, and suddenly our friendship was over.
So today, on my way to get my lab drawn, I ran into her, coming out of the doctor's office.
We were both surprised............she quickly said, "Hi, how are you?" as she flew by and ran to her car.
I said, "fine, how are you?" but I wasn't fine at all.
So all day, I've felt like this tree root. Yes. A tree root. Bound up with rocks so tightly, probably why the wind blew it over. It couldn't breathe.
So I'm venting.
I wanted to text/message/email her all day, I wanted to very badly. I wanted to say, "Really?? Friends for all those years, and that's the best you could do?"
I practiced incredible restraint, and did not.
And all day, I asked myself, why was I so hurt????
Did I have expectations??? I don't think so. I have not expected to hear from her, since we last spoke 7 moths ago.
But for my life, I cannot wrap my brain around how someone can be so close to you for all that time, share so much of life, and then just nothing. Done.
I guess it wouldn't have felt so bad today, if she'd actually stopped, looked me in the eye, and said, "How are you?"
But she acted like I was someone she didn't really know at all.
I guess that was the hurtful part.
I think that the real rub comes from thinking you know someone, thinking that you can trust them with your thoughts, and your feelings, and then finding out that maybe you were wrong.
Well, thanks for listening.
Sometimes, it just helps to say what's stuck in your head.
And then it's time to move on.
Reminding myself of that old maxim from the Big Book.
Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.