after he silently
perused my finest
wares for something
worthy of his wife for
– the 1960s
art pottery coffee
and the antique
robin’s egg blue
tall rare demitasse
lined with gold,
all he could
And that was 55 words, right??
I found inspiring places to work on my flexibility, like the Texas State Capitol
and the Corpus Christi aquarium.
Aquariums are also great places to work on splits,
as are hotel pools,
and the beach.
Speaking of the beach, I made like a seagull there.
Dad LOVES the beach.
And I love Dad!!
I drove the harbor ferry in Corpus!
Well not really, but I toured the wheelhouse, enjoyed a cruise,
then lunched aboard a restaurant yacht.
Met a happy parrot that day too.
Back at home I met ducks
and iPhone video-chatted with my gym-mate.
LOVED the gymnastics pool party!!
I like how as the gracious hostess was taking that, Mom was catching us from behind…
The hosts’ daughter is a talented gymnast too.
Olympics, here we all come!!!
I could do it — I’ll be 18 summer of 2020.
Or I could go the college gymnastics route, where I’ll study art, design, photography, writing, and film-making.
We’ll see. My goal is to see just how far I can go with gymnastics.
What else this summer?
Hung out with E.
Got my groove on with S.
Yes, that’s a big bass and I’m very small for my age — 3rd percentile on both height and weight.
And absolutely PERFECT for me!!
Tomorrow I’ll be back in school — 7th grade.
[edit, and my mom is awesome!!!!!]
P.S. Mom is heading into her busiest 4 to 6 weeks of the year, and will be blogging even less than her already-light schedule of late.
And… she thinks YOU are awesome!!
(Yes, those are Mom’s toes in the last photo. She’s really weird, as you know.)
What’s UP with the cats adopting Kelly’s new (used) balance beam as their nap area!!??
Speaking of The Gymnast, last month she landed her back walkover / back handspring combo on the high beam!!
Here she was at age 3…
She enjoyed gymnastics from age 3 to 5, tried other stuff, then returned 4 years ago at age 7 (at Austin’s best gym, make that Texas’ and possibly the Nation’s best gym) — with the last 18 months on competitive team.
She still LOVES it!!
And last week, one I took with her “Fast Camera” iPhone ap and she captioned.
Her balance beam straddles one of our house additions Jim built with his own 2 hands years before she was born.
Yep, he did all the woodwork too, as i sat drinking wine and singing him songs.
Here’s another view of said room, taken yesterday morning…
My new eBay china shop / office corner I set up this weekend!!!
Yay, with a grown-up size chair and desk, whooohooooo.
Here’s a “before”…
Ahhhhh, much better now!! ….
My new desk is actually just a table, with Kelly’s old toy shelves arranged on top…
I assembled those shelves all by my l’il ‘ol self when she was a toddler!
Another shot I took this morning with my new office peeking around the corner…
A little messy in eBay Command Central transition mode, but I like it — and stay tuned!
Off now to take pix for 10 auctions and get those up.
And how is YOUR life??
Five Capodimontes all in a row
soon to adventure by U.S.P.O.
Italian demitasses mailed far away
to five special ladies for this Mothers’ Day
One to my sister, four others to old friends
Two of whom are depicted here on the ends…
That’s Kelly’s Godmother in pajamas on the right
Kelly’s Godfather Mitchell does dazzle in white
Yes, Jim was then and still is so handsome
Quite the carpenter and man — can he dance some!
The littlest dude back then was just three
The shortest gal there — yep, that was me
A toast to the sunrise in North Caroline
Little Dude’s now eighteen and I forty-nine
Five Capodimontes, but a sixth’s on my shelf
Heck yeah, I kept one of those beauties myself!
Will six cups be reunited? I really can’t say.
But I’ll drink and think of those friends every day.
~~ end of poem.
And should you ever like to partake in the pre-breakfast drinking ceremony called “Solar Oops,”
face the sun, put your right foot out, raise your glass in right hand and say…
“Solar oops, ein klaren dag.
annen hinnen mit bingen slag.
oop mitt merken, hanne pa berken.
alle sommen — skool!!”
(Or a reasonable facimile thereof.)
It’s Danish, I think?
It basically means “Life’s good. Let’s drink!”
And this just in… for Jannie this year
An iPad-made card from someone so dear!!
All of you, you Mothers or not… blessings and much laughter today and always.
Funsterment, Photography | Posted by Jannie on 23 April 2013 @ 10:58 PM
In Our Garden…
And in things we bought at yardsales to sell on eBay…
Notes on 3 of the above…
Kelly used an i-Pad ap for her professor look. Then I photoshopped in the books.
The final photo was taken last week. Very tricky photography to stand, trying to balance on my left foot and hold my right up steadily next to the hanging basket.
And the top photo I took yesterday as I posed somewhat comfortably on a stool.
Well, that’s it!! How are y’all doing? What’s your favorite of these 10? Mine’s the seedlings one.