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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reaping & Sowing

OHHHH HAPPY DAYS!
This first photo is my adoreable husband bringing the completed& restored statue of The Virgin Mother Mary out to Nicoles car.
Shes going home after being on my dining room table for 2 weeks.

The Virgin Mother, not Nicole.

She sat there in her rough vintage state...actually quite beautiful in that old raw state.
This statue was left to my friends Matt & Nicoles new first home by the previous owners.


Nicole liked her but didnt want her in the front of the house in such disrepair, so I offered to try & restore her...

What was I thinking?
BUT....

I had such a phenomenal & spiritual experience working with her.
I say "with" because as silly as it sounds, I felt Her very real, loving Presence,& very much alive, as we chatted about so many people, places & things that were heavy on my heart.
So many prayer requests, expressions of gratitude...so many questions...
So many answers.
Hers, not mine.

I know I shared that I had restored Mary, but in fact, it was me who was completely restored.


So when Nicole & little Enola came over for dinner, a bang trim, & thee best visit... soon it was time to say goodbye & to thank Mary for all she gave to me.

And....

In the trunk she went....

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

THAT was hard to witness...

I was kinda wishing she could have been put up front with a seat belt around her...

Nicole & Matt LOVE their new "Mary" & Im so honored that she now graces Matt & Nicoles garden in front of their very own home.

The next photo is of another love of my life..my youngest son Jordan & his sweetie wife Noelia.

They came over to help me with the "new to me" Apple I-POD that Nicole gave to me...

OMGOSH yall know Im not the saviest person when it comes to electronics...

Kat has her own IPOD????

OK Ill wait until everyone stops laughing...

Still Waiting.....

So far, I have 2 whole songs on it....

Ive got 1198 to go....

And again we wait.....

I have to purchase an ITUNES gift card for myself...but dont know "when" since my husband & I are on a "new" tight money management budget....

Whos great idea was THAT?

luxuries such as an IPOD gift card is considered a major relapse !

I know...

Cuz I asked....

I even tried justifying it...

Silly girl.

Ive been grieving since we commited last Wednesday.
I need hair color MORE than I need a gift card for an IPOD that I still dont know how to navigate...

even IF I had a giftcard...

the IPOD....

not the hair color!
Anyhoodles, ( Who says anyhoodles??? I am officially OLD)
More grieving.
Jordan & Noelia also made me so happy when they gave me a bumper sticker my son ordered for his new business.

"JROCK TUNING"

He tunes Honda Cars...

Not IPODS! :(

So we proudly put our new bumper sticker on our back window. To advertise my sons new business. He is like a savante when it comes to working on rebuilding, restoring, fixing, or preparing to race AND win any and all kinds of Hondas. Im sooo proud.

Then of course a picture of Ronnie, I, & lil Enola.

I was wearing my new mini sculpted sunflower that I had made into a cute lapel pin that looks so charming on a jean jacket.

Then this little tattered naturally stained pin cushion I had made when I was 10....so were going back 41 years ago.
My Mom had it & before she passed away, asked me to take it & use it with "Old Josie" the wonderful sewing machine she wanted me to have. It makes me feel so close to her each time I sew..no wonder Im on it constantly. I miss my Mom.

Then my big primitive sunflower girls I made. I made several & quilted some pretty funky leaves to go on their large stems. They look so cute all puckered & squinting on my dining room table & on my front porch in a large mason jar filled with pot pourrie & rag balls.

And lastly is the glass candy jars lid I painted & used John Slineys saltbox on. I placed an aged piece of torn rosebud fabric on the rim...Im using it to display & hold my coffee in. I really like the way it looks.

I hope everyone is having a great beginning of spring..The weather here in Conn. has been unpredictable with warm sunny days & on some days cloudy, cold or pounding rain....

I have some exciting news to share the next time I post.

Something I wrote actually became published...

in a book.....
No....

really.
AND noooooo its not a comic book...

nor anything I created & submitted to a magazine...

but the story of my addiction & gratitude on my journey in recovery...

IMAGINE?????

So Ill let you know what the name of the book is & when its release into book stores will be.
Im so excited....


So until the next time...
May we all be blessed with being better today.....
than we were yesterday.
But not as good....
as we will be tomorrow.













4 comments:

City.Girl.Em said...

It's very touching to hear how you talked to Mary and she seemed to be there....I love that you experienced that. You did a lovely job, I'm sure the Lady was very happy with your restoration of her likeness.

Good luck with your IPod. Do you have any songs on your computer? If you do, you can move them into an ITunes folder and upload them onto your mp3 player.

City.Girl.Em said...

It's very touching to hear how you talked to Mary and she seemed to be there....I love that you experienced that. You did a lovely job, I'm sure the Lady was very happy with your restoration of her likeness.

Good luck with your IPod. Do you have any songs on your computer? If you do, you can move them into an ITunes folder and upload them onto your mp3 player.

Jess said...

I just love reading your posts...that Mary refinish is beautiful, you brought her to life...your family is beautiful...

XOXO Jess

Tina said...

The statue came out beautifully!

You are such a joyful talented person and I love that you spread it around.
God bless
T