Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Birdhouses and Green Slime...

Anybody home? One of my Picture Spring assignments is to “reflect and look back” by looking back through my archives and selecting a photo I haven’t shared before. I captured this shot last October, just outside a really fun little shop in Apalachicola. I wish I could remember the name of the shop! I’m sure I’ll be back over there soon. Finding this picture again reminded me of that trip. I was over there to check out the property I’ve been dreaming about and had such a great day just wandering through all the funky little art galleries and antique shops in Apalachicola and dreaming about what I wanted to do. I had lunch at “That Place in Apalach,” a great old diner. It was a much needed couple days of solitude. Rare for me! But little trips like that refuel me and remind me of my blessings.

I got home late last night so I didn’t get to talk to the girls before they went to bed. This morning, they both excitedly told me about some card project they needed to do for their teacher. I think Olivia said it best. Livvie: “Mama! We have to make seven cards for Jaxson de Ville!” Mama: “Why?” Livvie: “So I can win a big bucket of green slime [sang with opera-like gusto]!” So there you have it. We have to make seven cards for Jaxson de Ville so Livvie can win a big bucket of green slime. Talk about reminding you of your blessings! How blessed would this world be if all it took to make us all happy was a big bucket of green slime? What’s your “big bucket of green slime”? What would really tickle your toes? Maybe you are already blessed with it.

5 comments:

WonderfulWire said...

Oh man! That was hilarious!! :)))

chrissy said...

i can.t wait for the day i meet those darling red head wonders.
i could just hear the operatic shrill. i sometimes talk like that too so olivia and i would get along great!
you are asking the best questions...
right off the top of my head...
my BIG bucket of slime would be a rusty old truck with beautifully aged paint and time to drive around in it taking photos of all the adventures i came across.
i guess i better start making A LOT of cards.
loves kelly.
c
p.s. love the photo.

DeAnne said...

My green slime? Is knowing there are wonderful mamas out there like you who care what happens to the rest of us.

Kelly Warren said...

aw, thanks DeAnne! We Mamas have to stick together!

cath c said...

great photo!

i could use a couple of days holed up to make edits - that would be my green slime bucket. truly a dream. much as i love my family, i'm feeling the creative frustration lately.