Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Winner Is...

I am so pleased to announce that Monica (The White Bench) is the winner of my first, ever blog swap. I have gathered together a special collection of vintage jewelry and sundry bits & pieces of baubles that I know will be put to good use by the ever-creative, Monica. I can't wait to see how she uses her inspiring imagination to create new treasures! Congratulations to Monica...I'm absolutely thrilled that you were chosen as my swap partner!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Remembering When...

There are times, when my children are particularly challenging, when I need to take a walk down memory lane...back to a time/ place when they didn't both think I was the most embarrassing, least cool human God ever created! Old pictures are the perfect partner for that kind of stroll. I came across these, which were taken 3 summers ago, during a business trip my ex-husband took us on, to a gorgeous resort in New Hampshire. We hadn't planned on accompanying him, which made the adventure all the more enjoyable. While he was busily presenting at the seminars, the kids and I had a wonderful time exploring the quaint, little resort village and taking a ride on a paddle boat. The ride came to a screeching halt when my daughter pointed out all of the funny black "fish" stuck to the side of our boat....leeches! At that moment, I lost all sense of reason and didn't CARE that they couldn't/ wouldn't possibly gnaw through the side of our aluminum carrier. I was going to walk on water (with or without children in tow) to escape this scene out of a Stephen King novel. EWWW! The picture was, obviously, taken BEFORE the slimy, slug sighting.
See? The images of that "look" of disgust my angels sometimes have when I enter a room has been replaced with....oh boy. Back to digging through old photographs!