Tag Archives: Robin Tolbert

The Sea Glass

I have not been sleeping  well.

so, I have been working.

Yesterday I took sea glass that I found on Kaua’i

{ brought the pieces of glass home in a little bag

and drilled holes in the smooth pieces}

and made a necklace.

This is my design.

The fun thing is, I get to work

color, beads and glass from the sea.

Happy things.

The materials I use are so lovely they make me smile.

This necklace is for a good friend

who is thoughtful and nurturing.

She lived in Houston and has been stung,

along with the rest of us,

by this unreal disaster named Hurricane Harvey.

Today is the day to let your loved ones

and friends, know how much you care.

Well, at least, that is my plan.

Love you beyond the sea glass…..

Me.

Prayers and Promises

Yesterday, I made a Key Lime Pie.

It was good, Larry loved it.

Today is a crazy, busy day,

and

I promise that tomorrow, Chef Valentine

will have the recipe posted.

***

I am struggling this week.

I still have the last of my chest cold hanging on.

The flooding in Texas has me anxious and worried

for friends, family and Larry’s clients.

A good friend of mine has passed away.

Her visitation and service is later this week.

At times like these,

Life seems so tense….

I am thankful for my faith.

{and the Lords Prayer}

Our Father who art in heaven….

I love you.

Me

There are Times

It is a beautiful Friday Morning in Texas.

Bill Withers is  singing Lean on Me

on my favorite radio station {from Dublin, IE}

***

Last night, Larry and I drove 1 1/2 hours to meet

fiends for dinner in Lindale Texas.

We had the best time, laughing and visiting.

***

Three weeks ago, we were in London.

We stayed on a mews,

that had been renovated into flats.

We loved our flat in the mews.

We had a picnic in front of our flat  one evening

{plus a chess game}

and it was awesome.

Shall I apologize for feeling nostalgic?

There are times,

when I realize that a special moment  has sped by to fast.

Honoring a special moment is like engraving it into your heart…

Yes, and Larry won the chess game at our London picnic.

Happy weekend.

Love you more  than candy.

Me

 

 

 

Every Other Day

Yesterday, I went to the local garden nursery.

The tables were close to empty

and

the plants that were there, were half dead.

I went to the house plant section

and

picked out a sick, thirsty plant.

Chocolate Soldier Information

I remembered this plant from years at the Flower shop.

It was one of my bosses favorite plants.

It is an  Episcia cupreata. A Chocolate  Soldier.

It is from the same family as an African Violet…..and it is getting happier.

I will water it every other day

and

in a week or two, I will transplant it into a sweet little pot.

Plants and people,

with a little care, everything thrives.

I wish you a day filled with love and nurture.

Love you beyond the moon.

Me

 

 

Anniversary

Larry and I have been married, 40 years today.

I love My Larry. I love my life.

But, this has been the worst year of my life.

I thank  God every day, that Larry is my partner.

We can handle anything together.

Good or bad,

Larry has a way of helping me accept life

as we journey through.

Last Sunday, we were lucky enough

to visit the church where we were marred 40 years ago.

Richmond, VA~1977

It feels like yesterday.

Where has the time gone?

 

Photo taken at the Black Bass Hotel…by amber moralis

 

25th wedding ceremony, Cable Beach, Bahamas.

 

This is my favorite person in the world….

Happy Anniversary Larry.

Love you more than candy.

Me

 

 

Calling Tim Gunn!

Yesterday was a pip.

I seemed to struggle with everything , all day long.

But today, I woke up with an amazing sense of calm.

I came into the studio and grabbed my camera,

hell bent on sharing the morning here, on ze blog

The coat I designed is completely finished.

Call Tim Gunn!

***

This morning, when I checked the patio….

The armadillo {who lives under our deck} has been dining on our begonias.

They look gross now and I will replace the plants

with something armadillos do not eat.

What don’t armadillos eat?

***

Talking about treats….

I found three of my favorite caramels on the kitchen counter.

***

I think that it might be time to sit down for a moment

and have a cup of tea.. wish you where here.

***

I have a yoga class this morning…

and

then a dinner date with My Larry tonight.

{ I wonder where he will take me?}

Have a lovely day.

Love you more than candy.

Me

Sunday Dinner and Movie

Yesterday was Sunday Dinner and a movie.

Chicken thighs and rice with wine sauce and green peas.

Dessert was my creation,

little lemon pies with blueberries and whipped cream.

Pie crust in ramekins.

{baked early for convenience}

***

Lemon pudding

***

Blueberries on top of pudding.

***

Whipped cream…..

Oh, and our movie was Indiscreet.

I love this movie, so much

because I would love to live in the movie apartment

and  wear Ingrid Bergman’s clothes…..

In essence, this movie totally takes me away.

Isn’t that what a movie should do?

****

Larry and I had the best weekend.

It was filled with special family moments and many smiles.

Secret: I am kind of glad that it is Monday.

I love you more than candy.

Me

More Than Candy

Last night, the family met for dinner at Pedro’s restaurant.

I cannot tell you how nice it was to celebrate this time

in my life with the people dearest to me.

***

We  all have things that happen in our lives,

That is just the way things are.

Perhaps we can try to think

of what the other person

might be going through.

Life is wonderful. Lets share our joy.

Love you more than candy.

Me

 

Picky, Picky….

 

I found this photo today in my camera.

It was taken months ago and I do not remember it.

Toward the end of Libby’s life, she was picky.

She ate her dinner on a  china plate,

with a  paper towel under it.

She was such a great dog…I am missing her very much this week.

{Larry is out of town and I am quite alone}

Finding these photos are killing me….

Love you.

Me

Button, Button

 

Yesterday, we celebrated a baby that is about to enter the world.

Lauren and Josh’s best friends moved here from CA

and

will welcome a daughter this month.

Photo below: Dima, her Mother and daughter, Lauren and Matilda

There were balloons and gifts…

 

Lemon raspberry cake….from…

Nothing Bundt Cakes

The big sister got a new sweater….. {yes, I knit it!}

Matilda got a huge tray of Kinder Eggs.

The celebration lunch went by so fast….

I watched Grandmothers, mothers and the little girls

rejoicing in the blessings that make up our lives.

****

My Larry is gone to meetings.

I will finish the 1960’s  Retro Coat I have been designing,

There is not much left to do…

sewing the lining inn…buttons and button holes.

I love picking out buttons for something I have made….

it means that the garment it almost complete.

Here’s to picking out buttons!

Love you.

Me