Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Overfloweth

My list could go on into the eternal abyss but I have a short attention span and spend too much time multitasking while posting so I'll just touch on the current cream of the crop:  (in random order, because that's how my mind works)
I am thankful:
1.  To live in a country where freedom still abounds.
2.  To have protectors of my freedom... in military and ministry
3.  For the continued gift of my children and the many blessings I receive from them.
4.  For a husband who has had to prove his steadfast commitment and love me in spite of myself. (and is a quite excellent papa... and Elmer Fudd in the flesh)
5.  That the good Lord answers prayers.  In His time; always the best for little ole impatient me.
6.  That He is always there, and when I see Him, reach out toHim in real faith, my days flow smoother.
7.  For parents who have worked so hard for so long and are finally getting the reward of retirement.  
8.  For retired parents who love their grandkids : )
9.  For this new season in my life.  More play less work... cool
10.For being 40 with healthy eyes and ears, sanity (at least 10 days or so out of the month), and growing wisdom.

"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.  His steadfast love endures forever!"  Psalm 118:1


Monday, November 16, 2009

Heavenly Host Song Director

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,"Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men, upon who His favor rests."  Luke 2: 13-14


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fun with Clay

 We've been so busy and bogged down with life that art got pushed aside.  Why is it so hard to
organize time?  Ugh!  I have so many little ideas floating around in my head but my kids need clean clothes, decent meals and loving attention.  SO I decided to bring some of my supplies out of the studio and into the "family space", that seems to be the best solution.  Otherwise I'm afraid I'll never get back to it. 
A while back I signed up for Cloth and Clay dolls and excitedly went out and purchased all the supplies.  The bag has laid untouched on my studio table for weeks.  Finally, Friday night at about 10:30 the bug bit.  The time had come.  My DH (dear husband) was away for the night, miss fancy pants was at a friends' and the house was alive with Mr. 14 and the testosterone posse.  Feeling the need to stay awake urged my choice to start my new project. 
Ofcourse, I'm starting out of order.  I'm sort of having my dessert before the meal. I'm supposed to sew the body first.  The sculpting has me pretty pumped so I figured why not get a little practice in, just see if this is for me.  Here's a little peek:

At this point the boys were winding down and the need to stay up subsided.  I'm pretty sure they behaved...