Thursday, June 16, 2011

do you have any three's?????

Go fish...........we had a whopper of a storm roll in last night and lost power about 7:30. Of course.....just before I was going to make dinner. The winds were ferocious and brought down some large limbs and toppled our ginormous potted cactus on the deck.
before the storm

 After digging out our battery lanterns, battery radio and battery fan, we dug out an old deck of cards and played "go fish".
Mind you it has been forever since we've played and we had a good laugh over trying to remember how to play. I think we had it quite wrong. Oh well.

 After fumbling through a few rounds of "go fish" we moved on to playing "war". This time I had to make some calls (phone was still working). I called my SIL and she googled "war" for us. We each won a round of war and then we decided to walk down to the street to see if we could see any power repair trucks.
Turns out a very large pine tree had fallen over the lines and snapped a power pole in half. The lines were across  the road and some of our neighbors could not get past and we could not leave to go out.
we knew the power wasn't coming on anytime soon and so peanut butter and jelly was served by lantern light, how romantic  :)
We were very thankful for the rain and it cooled things down nicely so it wasn't too hot to sleep. Summer in Florida is not where you want to be without air conditioning :(
Living in hurricane land we are prepared for bad weather,
I even have a treadle sewing machine for emergencies such as this, but I toughed it out (LOL) and the power came on this morning around 9:30.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Karen's stencil from our "art camp" reflects my feelings right now. We've been in upheaval around here since my father-in-law went into the hospital the day before Mother's Day. We were very afraid that we were going to lose him and are so very joyful that he rallied through. We are also very grateful for my DH's step family that have been by our side through it all. We ended up having to move my FIL and his wife to assisted living over the Memorial Day weekend along with our stepbrothers' mother-in-law (by coincidence).
Needless to say we have been quite busy. The Lord does work in mysterious ways though .....
My DH was off work for 2 weeks and my hours have been cut for the summer, which in turn gave us the time we needed to devote to getting them moved, settled and to be able to spend a lot of time with them during this transition. We continue to pray that my FIL will respond to continued therapy and get stronger and healthier.

I hope to get back to keeping up my blog on a more regular basis, we'll see how that goes... in the meantime...... here are the last few pictures from our Saturday "art camp" .....

This was a piece that Marti did using Shiva paintstiks and textured rubbing plates..... I'd like to do more of this.

This is a piece Karen painted using watered down fabric paints. It will be a background for future playing. I also painted a background....

Here is my palette plate and the table after our day of "art camp"

Looks a bit different from the start....