Sunday, August 29, 2010

Paint by Number

Just hung these "PAINT BY NUMBER" pictures that Dad Davidson painted many decades ago.  Doug gave him the kits sometime in the 70s.  He recalls his dad coming up from the basement, cursing the difficulty of the pictures. He was such a perfectionist and there were so many small areas to paint!  I'm so glad he stuck with it.  These were the only things I really wanted from the Island Lake house after he died.  They were in some really cheesy frames and sat on my closet floor for the past 3 years.  Got motivated to hang them recently and found the barn-wood frames half price at Hobby Lobby.  
They are hanging above our bed. 
 THANKS,   Dad Davidson!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Things I'm Thankful For

Most days I try to come up with "5 Things I am Thankful For" before my feet hit the floor. I forget some days but here are 5 for today:

1) First Skype call with Trish, Pete, & Bowman from Bangladesh. Not the perfect connection, but good enough to make me very happy. 
2) That Doug wants to hear about my day.
3) Friends to laugh with over salad and pizza.
4) Friends to discuss books with.
5) Home-made pear gorgonzola walnut crepes for supper.

And one more... Angie's homemade shortbread today.  (That was a whole lot of sweet buttery melt-in-my-mouth deliciousness.)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wisdom from Laura Ingalls Wilder

"It is still best to be honest and truthful;

to make the most of what we have;

to be happy with the simple pleasures

and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong."