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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

T Stands for Waiting

Time to share a drink and all the news with the T-gang at Elizabeth's where everybody is welcome and has a drink to share.
I'm writing this as I am waiting for my Bible Art Journaling group to get here, as you can see things are all set up (my large bottle of water) and pretty much ready.......I'm sure I have forgotten something though...LOL!
And here they come.......so will make this the shortest blog on Tuesday.
I'll be around later this week to visit.

Monday, August 28, 2017

T Stands for the Firehouse

Time to share drink and food for this Tuesday's T-day, where peeps from all over the world get together at Altered Book Lover's blog.
THIS WEEK
The Mr. and I went to the Firehouse to meet up with family......well oldest son, DIL and 9 cheerleaders!

The door......like an old firehouse.
Inside was...............oh so nice and cool....106' outside!!
The bar area has big screens playing all kinds of sport.......but we weren't three for that.

They have in-house bowling lanes......there is my DIL Vanessa, and son Brian
There are a couple of the cheerleaders.....Hannah had just thrown her bowling ball.
This is the second half of her Birthday Party........they had all spent the night at her house, and all showed up in knee socks and shorts........oh to be young again!!!

Bowling makes you thirsty..........the younger one's drinks..

The adult drinks.....the Mr. had a cold beer, the rest of us had water and ice tea.
You can tell by this photo, but all the girls laid their cell phones face down on the table and left them there.........I was surprised and very proud that they did this themselves.

 We "old" folks were hungry so we had lunch.......shared fish tacos, with a side of fries.....everybody is starting to serve fries with Mexican food.......so strange!  In the bowl is calamari......battered and fried, but pretty good.  At least they didn't over cook it to the tough stage! 
Time to link up now, even if it is still Monday here......

Won't you join us??




NOT........an AJJ Journal Page


Hellooooo Monday and Blogland friends.  Just popping in to share a journal page I did last week, but didn't have a chance to share it till this morning. (the date on the page is wrong LOL)
I am joining the group over at Art Journal Journey , where the challenge is Poetry in Motion.

The background is simply tissue paper and paint.  The poem is from my electric hoarding on Pinterest...........couldn't pass it up!  I created this page to remind myself what I am NOT...how about you?
Art Journal Journey


Monday, August 21, 2017

Poetry in Motion for AJJ

Finally, taking some much need craft time, I decided some art journaling was called for!! Jo of Lets Art Journal is the hostess for Art Journal Journey this month and she chose Poetry in Motion and challenged everyone to use their favorite poems, quotes and sayings to inspire your art.


HELLO PINTEREST

Ok, so I'm an electronic hoarder over on Pinterest, and actually have a file that is labeled "Says It All".  This is where I save all sorts of sayings and quotes that speak to me, so that is where I looked for some inspiration for this challenge.  I kept coming across this quote, in different fonts and pictures.......yeah, I REALLY do like this quote!


I chose this one with the girl and her wings behind the quote, then printed it and trimmed it out.
The background is tissue paper, butterfly napkin, in, paint, half a paper Dollie and a stamped image of a butterfly.  I did go around the girl and the quote,the next morning with a Pit Pen and a wet brush to create some shadow.  I also added the colors to her wings.  I am thinking of tearing this out of my journal and hanging it on the wall.........I Love the quote THAT much! It really applies to artistic instincts........does it speak to you???  

Upon Learning the Challenge....
I went around the house humming and singing this song..........from years ago!!! If your under 60 you might not remember it.......the way music USED to be LOL!!

T Stands Chuy's

Welcome to this weeks T-day post, linking up once again with Elizabeth and the T-gang.
This week's drink photos came from a day of shopping with my GD Hannah.  Her birthday is next Saturday, and I asked her if she wanted to do lunch and do some shopping for her birthday........of course the answer was "yes!"

I told her we could have lunch first, then shop.....or shop then have lunch.......she chose shop then lunch.  It was HER choice as to where she wanted to shop.....her choice....Target!!

We spent a couple hours shopping, getting her a couple of outfits. Then she helped me choose some outfits for my 2 year old GD, Samantha too......whose birthday was in July......but I was buried in packing boxes!

Then she chose to go to Chili's for lunch, but the wait was over 30 minutes at 1:30 in the afternoon!!  She said pass and chose Chuy's Mesquite Broiler........a semi fast food place. You can view the menu here.  

We started with chips and salsa......I had the salsa

One foot is still in little girl mode and the other in young lady mode.......she chose the little girl foot and a coloring page *grin*

We ordered the sampler plate, which was way too much food.  She had the shrimp off my plate, I consumed the coleslaw . Drinks were sodas.......something neither of us drink very often, but this was a special occasion.

She's grinning because her Papa joined us a little late, but he was paying the bill so we allowed it!


HAPPY MAIL


Before we made the move DEB sent me this gorgeous post card.


Then, as soon as she got my new address I got this one in the mail!! A print of a painting she did....I think it was from her window, as we have seen that birdbath on T-days! ;)

I'm in "slow mode" today, so this is a short (for me) post this week.
Hope you will take some time, and a drink and join the gang over at Elizabeth's blog.
Happy T-day