On January 31, 1893, the trademark "Coca-Cola" was registered in the United States Patent Office.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Last week, poor Abe was under the weather and Grandpa Joe and I took care of him while Noah and Amy worked. Their schedules were crazy and we were SO happy to help out!
Abe took a nice long nap...
Abe woke up feeling better and very playful.
After a couple of doses of his new medicine, Abe was ready for creative play with his mom.
Abe's appetite was back in full force and so was his interest in cooking.
Abe got a haircut!
Abe looks like a little British schoolboy...
We sure do love that child!
~Thankful for healing~
Saturday, January 23, 2016
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Joe and I spent most of Saturday and Sunday with Abe...and Noah and Amy. Joe and Noah had a bunch of projects to attend to and Abe turned out to be their quite able helper!
Joe explained every step of each project and Abe paid serious attention.
We did manage to do a craft together...
I love the progress Noah and Amy have made making this lovely old home their own.
Abe and Ellie serenaded us with a lovely original tune.
Brooke, Amy, and I attended a baby shower for my niece Lindsay's fourth child. John Peter will be arriving sometime in February.
Beautiful Theresa will remain the only daughter.
It was so nice meeting new people and catching up with family.
Abe was clearly worn out from his busy weekend! He helped install a new storm door, remove and install a new fan/light complete with a dimmer/speed remote control, assemble a king size bed, and then there was some very active playtime...
It warms my heart to see how much Abe and Ellie love and trust each other.
There is nothing more beautiful than watching a child sleep so peacefully...
~It was the best of jam packed weekends~
Monday, January 18, 2016
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Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
My Hittyville Crafters was inspired by my many years associated with Baycrafters...an art center in Bay Village. Sally Price was the heart and soul of this art colony and I will forever be grateful for her amazing creative spirit.
She was truly my artistic mentor and I was devastated to hear of her passing.
But...Sally will remain with me forever...in Hittyville and my art!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Pollyanna's friends are visiting and telling her how sorry they are she twisted her knee. Pollyanna shares her "Glad Game" and explains she is glad she has to sit down and rest, because she can FINALLY concentrate on learning how to knit!
It really is all about how we look at life.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Yesterday, Joe and I spent some time watching our river...
I thought about the perfect flow of the water and it occurred to me my new year is moving along in much the same way, creatively speaking.
My word for the year is Hittyville. I am determined to document the Boroughs and Friends of Hittyville and create the several families who are waiting to be brought "to life" in my Doll World.
In addition to "On This Day", I am going to start a "Today in Hittyville" picture and very short story to be published daily on this blog and Facebook.
I am also working on...
My Daily Blessings Journal
My Lifebook 2016 Class
The Documented Life Project 2016
My Very First Junk Journal
Touching up my outdoor Window Art
Making 12 monthly paintings for outside our side door...working on January now
Getting ready to paint the 2 chairs and 2 Gnomes for the new deck on Pixie Cottage...
I also have my Alpha Friends project to complete as well as my 52 Faithful Friends...
And there is more, but for now, my days are way full.
Bedtime is for reading and I know I need to get some more sleeping in.
But my first priority is my family and nothing gives me more joy than spending time with them!
~Loving this stage of my life...and feeling so grateful~
The Red Store is Target.
The Pump Store refers to Lowe's.
Joe's Chips are actually Fritos.
Abe also called the neighbor's outdoor Sesame Street Christmas characters "The Guys".
Abe's before bedtime activity...finger painting.
My grandson is all about art!
Joe and I supplied the box and Abe supplied the imagination...with a little help from Daddy.
Early January in Ohio...Jacket weather.
Abe...the happiest of little boys!