Moments To Remember

Larry and I have a good friend who lives in Paris.

We have known his family for 20 years

and

they own the BEST Italian Bistro at Place de Republic.

Bruno helps at the Bistro

and

also works at The Opera house.

This year while in Paris, Bruno invited us to an event.

Photo: Larry and Bruno solving mystery at Palais Garnier~Opera House

It was a fun event and we had to solve the mystery

by finding clues at certain locations in the Palais Garnier.

Photo: Clues to the mystery

 

Photo: Discovering the answers.

 

Photo: A sunny Sunday morning. Opera Garnier~Paris

Next year we will go to an opera , till then, I have the best memories.

{my favorite opera is La Travitia. I asked Bruno to “order it up”….he laughed.}

Love you.

Me

The Red Silk Thread

Yesterday I had a bla day.

Larry had meetings that went late

and although I had many things to do,

I just sat at my work table, knitting and watching Netflix.

{do you know who Monty Don is?

his current gardening series is now on Netflix!}

Sooooo,

today I have made a list.

It is my “Today List”

A friend who had cancer  once told me,

If you write a list each day,

of the things that you would like to accomplish

and check off  what you do get done,

Photo: The list is on there, somewhere!

you will be pleased with yourself,

even if you do only one thing on the list.

Photo: Formal skirt and top await hemming….

Today there is mail to write,

and a formal to finish.

I must hem the skirt and top with temperamental

red silk thread that knots and tangles easily

if you even look at it with a frown!

There are four miles to walk and

someones {Larry} birthday gifts to wrap.

I started knitting a sweater while in France

and

would like to have it finished

for a holiday brunch on the 22nd of Dec.

The list is full of creative things…

YES! I can get it knocked out…

Dear wonderful Readers.

what is on your list today?

Love you beyond that crazy red silk thread.

Me

Yes, I Cried Too

First of all, I would like to thank Lauren Miller

for making Word Press my

number one blog once again.

{she FIXED IT!!!}

I am so happy. WP is  my favorite!!!!

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In the past weeks, strange little things have been happening.

Larry chuckles and says: You just have jet lag.

Today, my phone was a bit stubborn.

I left it at my work table while I took a bath

and when I returned,

it had gone into airplane  mode on its own. {how? why?}

I then had to find a recipe at the shelves,

when I returned and opened  my phone

….Sweet Mitzu’s face was on the screen. {how? Why?}

Photo: Mitzu was Matilda, Lauren & Josh’s pug dog. She has been gone 2 1/2 years now.

 

When Lauren called on her way to Target….

she told me that this morning,

Matilda was  missing Mitzu very badly.

{she cried while on the way to school}

When I told her about Mitzu’s  photo,

she was surprised….like I was.

How wonderful is it that funny little things happen during our day?

Things that remind us, inspire us, support us and most of all, send us love?

Can you hear me sigh?

I loved Mitzu Pug Dog. I miss her very much.

Yes. I cried too.

Love you.

Me

Brain Or Heart?

He bought me PJ’s.

They are cuddly and cute,

but most of all they are warm.

Photo: New Pajamas-for me! Do you see the heart? {Nordstrom}

Where in our brain or heart, is thoughtfulness located?

Why are some  people more thoughtful than others?

I am married to a selfless, thoughtful man.

I want to be more like him.

Is there someone special in your life

who you would like to be more like?

Have you told them?

Love you.

Me

The Great Escape

The sun has finally come out.

I walked around the lake, many, many laps in the mud.

The day is quiet, Larry is away at meetings in Dallas.

The Radio  is tuned onto my favorite station in Dublin, Ireland

and

I am working on Larry’s wave quilt.

Photo: “Larry’s Quilt” in progress

There is something wonderful about making a gift like this.

The person that you are making it for,

is in your heart so deeply while you work…

thoughts, memories, love,

special moments remembered with joy.

*****

While I write thoughts here on the blog, it is special for me.

Thoughts captured forever, whether they matter to you or not.

It is my morning coffee.

It is a moment of bringing my thoughts to the surface

or

sharing a project I have at the work table.

Sometimes I feel so amazingly overwhelmed with “life”

that

 mundane, busy thoughts are my escape.

Thank you for being part of  the great escape.

Love you beyond the moon.

Me

In His Arms

Yesterday was a good day.

I had a {GREAT} visit with our family DR.

Since I am finished all cancer treatments,

it is time to get this old bod back in shape.

{today is post cancer blood work, for a baseline}

***

Larry worked from home yesterday.

I cooked dinner

and

we cuddled, watching The Bachelor.

He kept asking:

what is wrong with people?

Are they so unhappy alone

that they have to compete with 25 others for love?

Then two of the girls had a big fight.

He said:

Oh. That’s why people watch this.

I was still lying in his arms when

he turned the channel to DATELINE.

Some evenings are just to good for words.

Photo: We were married on August 20th, 1977. Larry proposed on Feb 14th, 1977. our anniversary is coming up! I have his gift , but since he is a loyal blog reader, I must wait to share it with you…..

Love you.

Me

 

Just a Question

Good Morning.It is super quiet in the house…

and my brain has been a bit agitated.

Let me explain.

My love for history is well known

and because of this, I have one question. Maybe two.

When the time comes to tear down George Washington’s statue

{and it will happen, because he owned slaves}

will tearing it down, change history in any way?

The ARTist’s work will have been damaged beyond repair

and

after the immediate adrenaline  rush,

the persons who brought it down,

are going to have the same old history to contend with.

I was wondering if the destruction is worth it?

Where is all of this hate coming from?

Love you.

Me

 

 

 

Three Bags At A Time

I have not been sleeping well.

At night, I toss, turn and look at my phone.

Days have been perfect, but I think perhaps

that I have not been exercising enough.

There are 4 projects on my work table,

tonight is Book Club,

My Larry has been long gone across town for meetings,

Libby has been throwing up once a day

and

I feel like merde. {excuse my French}

I will close the blog for a few days.

{but please stop by, I will be posting a daily photo or two)

Umbrella Girl 

The sun was shining as she flew into the clouds.

Taking the time to catch up with herself

and 

the ones around her, was a priority.

The jelly bean wishes that she dreamed about at night

might come true after all.

~R~

Do you know that My Larry buys a lot of  jelly beans?

{three bags at a time}

He digs out the black ones and throws them away.

Goodness.

I love The Man.

Me