Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Day 2126: Better than sushi? Being included ...






Areva 2: old photo, collage *& digital











Want music?

 




Click here for  Charlie Puth & Boys II Men, If you leave me now
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On grandma duty, GH #3, Laker and I for a week.
Not duty really, just being with GH #3, Laker for a week.





Today I got a text from GH #3 from school ...






So tonight it will be GH #2 & GH #3 and I  for sushi.

 




Better than sushi? Being included by a 17 & 18 year old!
Just so grateful for thoughtful & wonderful Grandhunks! 

And, I thought that was it, but GH #1 just called 
and will be joining us for sushi, Perfect!






All 3 Grandhunks, call me a happy Grandma! ♥♥♥









65 degrees, Cloudy, Santa Ana, CA


 


A special day at class today, for two reasons ...




Kevin, jacki, Rachel, Jim, Scott, Joanne, Jess, (Amador left early)


 Kevin and Rachel visited from Demura sensei's Indiana dojo, 
and the 84th birthday of Instructor, Jim Eyre



 Jo-ann & Jim Eyre




The Eyre's are an inspiration to us all!














A smile for Tuesday ...







Monday, May 21, 2018

Day 2125: The dubious joys of early rising?






Teri: acrylic,ink, collage & digital











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Click here for Queen Latifah & Al Green, Simply Beautiful.
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Those of you who visit this silly blog often, might know 
I love classical, rock and roll & a wide variety of music styles.
But, there is a special love of the cello.




Artist/friend Mary McKay, sent me this link of the 
Kannek-Mason family of seven gifted sibling musicians, 
featured in a lovely 9 minute video, here.
If you watched the wedding Saturday you saw prodigy, Shaku.










The dubious joys of early rising?
Well I tried it out Sunday morning.
Getting up at 4:15 am to drive to SM & WW's house.



15 miles and not a single car on the road, until
I reached the 91 freeway & out of the twilight zone.




Superman & WonderWoman had a flight from LAX to NYC.





We four made the 5:30 am drive with minimal traffic.
Grandhunk #3 was to drive their car home, and
I volunteered to tag along as co-pilot.
Some of the best conversations happen in a long drive.
So until we drive in next Sunday for pick-up ...










it's just GH#3, grand-dog Laker and I & we'll be just fine.

TMI?












A smile for Monday ...





Sunday, May 20, 2018

Day 2124: I am a cheap date!





self portrait, 1998: junk mail collage












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Click here for Yo Yo Ma, Bach Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor
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I am a cheap date!
I am easily pleased and it takes very little.
Here's what made my day today!
Today was a bonus ...
I went with WW to GH#3's 2 pm concert choir performance 




























us (enhanced by Snapchat) at Intermission




Always a softie when watching kids sing, today was no exception.
Then WW, SM & I went to a 4:30 Church service, also excellent.
When I got home I had 2 packages in my mailbox!
The first was a Hawaiian phone book ...





from artist/friend, Irene Rafael,  who just returned from 
an island getaway.  A true friend who knows what I like.




And, last night, Friday, I ordered this book on Amazon, 
today, Saturday, it was here! How do they do that?






It's a quirky book, I can't give a review yet. 
But I do like quirky!
All in all, a great day! TMI?











A smile for Sunday ...







Saturday, May 19, 2018

Day 2123: The story of the lumpy couch.






frenzy: acrylic, ink photo & digital












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Click here for Yo Yo Ma, Meditation.
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TMI alert?

About 2005, I gladly inherited a brown leather couch & love seat.





Beautiful leather, but ...





with lumpy couch cushions, really lumpy.
 




You see there is a history.
 



Back in about 2002 when the three Grandhunks were little ...
 




these cushions were a landing pad for their little knees!
They would launch into a run, landing on that leather couch.
It was one of their favorite indoor activities.




It was at about this age, where the couch got daily workouts!

 
GH #2, Superman, GH #1, WonderWoman, GH #3, 2002

So, a couch that might be an eyesore to some, 
is a constant reminder to me.
 



There is a matching love seat too, 
but it was left unscathed.

GH #1 & GH #3, 2014

And guess who else still loves the lumpy couch?
Sometimes beat up and lumpy can be a good thing.









A smile for Saturday ...