In just a few hours, our week of visiting grandchildren will begin at 911.
For safety reasons, we won't be using our fireplace during their stay,
but that's no reason to ignore it, right?
This wood plate I bought for pocket change many years ago at a garage sale
has the perfect colors for my fall mantel. The words Ribnica and Slovenski are
Slovenian like my Baba. She may have even visited this place
on her 2 trips to her father's homeland.
I had something else in mind for the centerpiece of the mantel, but it's
giving me a few problems, so my jeep's come to the rescue.
My orange steeple clock always comes out to play this time of year.
The blue jars pick up on the sky blue color in the plate.
I left them empty so they don't weigh down the mantel, and
I think they shine without any help from me.
I stitched up a pennant banner from fabrics in colors from the catalog cover.
I didn't spend a lot of time on this art because I'm sure it will be
erased the minute Finley steps in the house. That's okay.
I've no doubt a new masterpiece will soon take its place. :@
I've got a few mommy rules to follow this week, and I'll do my best to comply.
1. Pacifiers only at naps and bedtime.
2. No cookies or candy.
I promise to do my very best at following the Mommy rules.
Hugs and kisses,
Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while grandmother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
(Last verse of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field.)
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