Sunday, April 22, 2007

ideas from other people.

(and a few of my own!)

this arrangement was inspired by this shot


that I found on oh joy! and then explored here. beautiful beautiful. this one made me think of katie


sara and i enjoyed the movie. she's promised a post about it. so i'll just say it's a good mother/daughter movie. and we saw a preview for across the universe. sara says it looks like a katie movie. i say we need to get the soundtrack. we both agree we want to see the movie!

yesterday was wonderful. i finally got caught up on what i missed on-line during our internet-less week. some good stuff. a 5-mile run in the park. then sky for a car wash. a visit to jo for waxing and facial. then lunch at rancho grande with karen, paula, lydia, p.j. and andrew. a quick trip to trader joe's for dessert (key lime pie - very good!) and wine to take for dinner. time with marc. a very short nap. finished julie & julia. dinner with the bauers. to bed at midnight. whew!

lydia and mary


mary and karen


lydia, karen and mary



p.j., paula and andrew


lydia, karen, andrew, mary and p.j. (i just love andrew's expression in this shot and he'll likely hate me for it, but hopefully he won't be reading my blog!)


so - it's been months since we'd seen tom and vicki (so long i honestly can't remember the last time...), but we clicked right back into it - like we'd just seen them a week ago. marc does see them more than i do - he and tom play golf together a good bit, and vicki joined them for 9 holes friday evening. but since i'm on a golf break, i don't have that opportunity. i promised last night that i would get back out on the golf course, this summer, once school is out and my schedule quiets down. sometimes, though, i think marc prefers golf with the guys. so i don't feel guilty about not playing.


and now it's sunday afternoon. sara studying (too much lately, i think, but probably a complaint many parents would love to have, and i feel a little guilty for the good fortune of having not one, but two, daughters who have always been diligent, maybe even gifted, studiers!). in my sitting room with the back door open and an ever-so-slight breeze confirming that spring is still here. feeling pleasantly sore from another 5-mile run. and good about trips to kroger and harry's, four loads of laundry and balancing the checkbook for the first time this year - yes, four months worth (sorry, mother, but it's true - i no longer balance the account each month!)


from yesterday morning's exploring, i found this. daily candy for atlanta. and sujean rim. love her art!


in closing, thank you, mother, for the new book Art Lovers Quotations (inscribed "for mary and her blog - found in darien, ga)

(claude monet, "blanche monet painting")

"the artist is the person who makes life more interesting or beautiful, more understandable or mysterious, or probably, in the best sense, more wonderful." george bellows.

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