Thursday, July 23, 2009

A First for Birdie

Welcome! It's so nice to have you pop by for a little hello. I hope you had a wonderful day or if you are visiting in the morning, I hope you HAVE a great day! Look at these precious photos of Birdie experiencing her first real hair cut. She loved the car she sat in and watched a movie while the stylist made her even more beautiful!

Oh yes! Miss Bug came along. She sat with Granny and waited . . .

It took a little while to plan Birdie's new "do"!

And look below! Doesn't she look like a big girl?

I've been having fun cutting, pasting, writing . . . I'm trying to figure out how to infuse school journal writing with this kind of fun!

Do any of YOU think this kind of creating is fun? I am a doodler. That's why I keep talking about Praying in Color. The art-fun mixed with the daily writing . . . it feels right.

It's hot outside. I'm thankful that it finally rained in Texas (SuKnitWitty posted a poem about rain - she's so happy!) AND I keep reminding myself that it IS still July and late August is still quite a ways away. Smile. I have a lot to read. For school: The Alchemist, The House of the Scorpion, Copper Sun, Image Grammar, Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, The Hunger Games, Uglies, The Life of Pi, (books for school), The Secret Language of Girls, The Kind of Friends We Used to Be, Shooting the Moon, Chicken Boy, Dovey Coe - all by Frances O'Roark Dowell, to read for pleasure. So tomorrow will bring another stretch of luxury - me on the sofa, reading up a storm, knitting the little face cloth I'm working on, journaling and praying and loving the peace. Peace to you, too.



I hope you enjoy relaxing with your books today Pom Pom ... have a wonderful weekend x

All things bright and beautiful... said...

Hello Pom Pom - I have that prayer book too! I was asked to give a talk on it but have been putting that off as I hate talking in public - but I can talk non stop with a friend over a pot of tea lol!

I used to teach so I so know how you are feeling about the new year looming. I may have to return for financial reasons - am worried.

When I taught nursery the children's records were made as a scrapbook journal of their work and photos and the teacher wrote in them and so did the kids (after a fashion lol!)

They the were given to parents to take to the children's new schools for a baseline assessment.

Enjoy the rest of the hols :)

Helen said...

Hi Pom Pom. Thank you so much for your happy, chearful, and uplifting posts. I always enjoy visiting you, even though I don't always comment.
One thing I am interested in and would like to ask you. You talk a lot about journaling, and you seem to have several different forms going on at the same time. I have often thought about keeping a journal, I have a notebook that I write in from time to time, and keep notes in, but nothing that I could call a 'journal'. Could you maybe in a post expand on your different methods of journaling, what works for you, whether you just plain write, etc. etc. Hope this doesn't sound as if it would be too intrusive, but i'm looking for help in this direction at the mo. Blessings to you, Pom, from Helen x

SuKnitWitty said...

Love your new PomPomPrettyInPink. It's fun to make a ChangerRoo once in awhile. Thanks for your visits and comments...always makes my day. I have a special request... would you please add one of my'65er Friend and Classmate to your prayer list. Her name is DKaye..she has breast cancer. Thank you so much. SKW

Pom Pom said...

SKW, Yes! I'll pray. A song you may want to listen to on iTunes is Hold Me Jesus and then maybe share it with Dkaye. It's so soft and peaceful - comforting.
Helen, I like your idea of creating a few posts that feature the joys of journals! I'll work on that!
B and B: I love your suggestion for journals and assessment!
Carolyn, LOVE the new look on your blog!

scrappy quilter said...

I hope you enjoy your reading. Love summertime with a good book, just relaxing. Those little ones are so cute. Love the new haircut.

Carol said...

Lovely hair cut and what a fabulous hair salon!

libbyquilter said...

i beginning to think that the art journal is really the only way to go. it seems to opens up a side of my brain that i just don't access when only "writing" . . . i've also really enjoyed the opportunity to "journal" in my blog with photos and words and features of my art as it comes along . . . pictures are worth thousands of words and all of that.


btw: i happen to have a copy of The Alchemist that i no longer want, if you would like to have it.