Yesterday…

turned out OK.

I walked 3 miles. It was gloomy and I walked at Willow Bend. {Mall. RULE: not allowed to shop while walking 3-4 miles in one hour}

I worked {knitted} on a birthday project for a friend.

Last night we met friends for dinner at my favorite burger joint in Dallas.. Sandy and Robert are wonderful and interesting. Sandy is an Earth Angel and has the ability to make you feel better about everything. Thank you Sandy for being always kind.

Larry is dressing for meetings in Dallas today and I must paint. I will finish a painting today.

My summer goal is to try to have a painting in progress at all times….so far I have managed to accomplish this goal. This new painting is a bit different…I told Larry that he may look at it, but cannot comment until it is signed. {finished}

Photo: My messy work room

I will say goodbye and prepare a palette. The joy that comes from colors is amazing to me. Does everyone experience the joy from colors too? What about poor colorblind Larry?

Happy Tuesday. May the lights and colors of today touch your heart.

Love you.

Me

Sunday Dinner And A Movie

Photo: Sunday left over dinner

Sunday, dinner and movie. It was extremely quiet at The Cottage after Matilda went home. Larry and I decided on left over pizza for dinner, sliced tomatoes and our movie was Murder Mystery on Netflix.

I finished laundry yesterday and the house is clean. There is a painting on the easel that will be finished soon but…..I need to walk. We came home from the beach and I had jet lag, then Camp Robi started. I have neglected my body lately. Today is the day to start drinking lots of water and a get a few miles walked….to be honest, it sounds gross, but I will do it!

I am so down in the dumps…..hope that you are better than I am.

Love You beyond the moon.

Me

Happy Birthday To Jamison

Photo: Jamison

Today is Jamison’s birthday. This girl is a Godsend. He sent her to me when she was born and He plays an important role in her life daily.

Jami has always surprised us. From pregnancy to today, This past year has been difficult for her health-wise and in the coming year, we hope she will continue to heal and return back to life normal.

No matter what life hands Jami, she grabs hold and does what is expected of her. I cannot express how proud of her I am. She makes me feel loved and cared about.

Dearest Jimmers, Happy Birthday! You will never know how important you are to Larry and myself. Continue to follow your heart. We love you very, very much.

Love you beyond birthday cake!

Me

Start Each Day With A Smile

Photo: Kaua’i June 2019

Everyone is still asleep. The early morning has given me time to reflect and plan. I decided that I AM tired.

Matilda is making dinner tonight. She is so excited. When she wakes up we will get things started.

It has been raining and thundering. I suppose chances are we will not swim today…..maybe a nap instead?!?

Much love from Camp Robi, where our motto is…..”Start Each Day With A Smile”

Love you beyond the moon.

Matilda, Larry and Me

These Two

Photo: Matilda and Larry

Last night, while thinking about today’s post, only one subject stood out. The relationship between these two kept coming to mind.

I never expected any grandchildren in my lifetime, let alone such a wonderful girl.

This week, Camp Robi week, is always a special time for Larry and myself. I believe that the idea of Camp Robi was hatched by Lauren and Josh years ago….I am not exactly sure of the particulars, but it is how I remember it. {a very kind gesture, wasn’t it?}

Right this second, Matilda is sitting at the dining room table. She is on one end of the table, watching something on her tablet and eating frozen grapes. The other end of the table is cluttered by a jigsaw puzzle begging to be finished. {the jigsaw puzzle is so much fun. Look for a picture soon}

Larry is working in his office, but when he takes a break, we will be visiting a “Little Library.”

I love the idea about a little library. find out more about them here—>

https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Matilda and I must find a book or two to donate….Camp Robi awaits…..

Have a great, wonderful day.

Love you beyond the moon.

Matilda, Larry and Robi

All Over The Place

Photo: Matilda, Camp Robi, Safari Nights at The Dallas Zoo

It is early this Monday morning. Larry is working in his office and Matilda is still asleep.

The studio is quiet except for Rachmaninoff symphony 2. My thoughts are all over the place this morning. We have been doing so much and have so much to do.

I have missed blogging the past month. Perhaps I have underestimated the importance of my daily blogging. Being organized to post each day, sharing ideas, feelings, ART, love, heartbreak…perhaps it is the beautiful music playing, but I feel utterly sentimental today.

Camp Robi is interesting. Matilda being here reminds me how awesome it was having kiddos but it also reminds me that my life is a new life. I am older, Cancer treatments have made me not as strong as I once was, My heart and mind are the same but dealing with my body is frustrating and sad.

There are a few of you who read Blog every day. You have to know how much you mean to me. I have met some amazing people through blog, reconnected and even kept up with some wonderful people here too.

The weather in Texas has been very bad and this awfulness expands across the country. If you are in harms way, please know that we will be thinking “safe” thoughts for you.

Photo: Carousel At Dallas Zoo

This is week is going to be just like a carousel, a Camp Robi Merry Go Round. I love it so much!

The campers at Camp Robi wish you a happy day and much love.

Love you.

Matilda, Larry & Robi

Mornings At The Beach

Photo: Our view from the lanai
Photo: Breakfast at the beach

Each morning while at the beach, we sat on the lanai and visited. It is not that Larry and I do not talk to each other, in fact we are always chatting, but it is different while we are at the beach.

There is a simplicity while we are away. We can talk, breathe and relax knowing that in the moment, this is as organic as it can possibly get.

My daughter Jamison had surgery while we were 8 hours in the air flying to Kaua’i. {no internet over the ocean} But Jared, her husband kept us informed and all is well.

My Girl, Matilda had ART camp while we were gone and Lauren worked in her Butterfly Garden.

I loved hearing about everyone’s activities and after that we would walk 4 miles to Spouting Horn and back home.

So, this morning, I am home. I am sitting at my work table. No bagels or marmalade and when ze blog is posted, I will read my devotional and paint. There is something about being back home. Its awful.

Love you beyond the moon.

Me

Whispering Happy Birthday

Photo: Flowers from a dear friend

Yesterday was my birthday. It was a source of excitement for months because birthdays are the best of all holidays. You may not know it but my friends birthdays are ALL listed in my sweet little agenda. They may not hear from me, but if you listen closely enough, you can hear me whisper: Happy Birthday.

Larry made reservations at a little Bistro in Dallas for my birthday. We have been there often. It is cozy and charming. It takes about 45 min to an hour to get there from the cottage. When we arrived, they were closed. CLOSED. {the bad storms in Dallas left much of the city without power and had much damage. We had checked the bistro web site, and called. No messages were left anywhere about the storm and we thought that it was business as usual}

After a couple of hours driving home in the post storm traffic, we had dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant in Richardson. It was the most wonderful birthday I could have imagined.

In 1978, the first year that Larry and I were married, his mother gave me a birthday plate. I treasured that plate. I would bake and send goodies to friends on that plate. For about fifteen years, I used that plate. It meant the world to me. We had moved from Memphis to Texas and I used that wonderful treasure to share love and goodies. The plate was always returned back to me. Until once, I made cookies and delivered them asking only that the plate would be returned. It is the last time I ever saw the plate and the last delivery had been to my sister. {It was before we discontinued our dysfunctional relationship} The odd thing is, this year, I cannot get that plate out of my mind. Look!

Photo: I found a photo of the “This Day is a Rose ” plate oh Google images!

I wonder if I can still order a This Day Is A Rose Plate? Noooo. It just would not be the same…

Love you beyond the moon.

Me

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