Thursday, June 27, 2013


Oh, I have a little more to say and to show.  Smile.  Reve and I went to another nursery before I left for Washington.  Don't you feel rich when you are surrounded by flowers?  It smelled so yummy in the greenhouse.

My brother and sister-in-law had a lovely bowl of marbles in their dining room.  Aren't they miraculous-looking?
My blog friend Sara (who I actually got to meet face-to-face at Disneyland!) sent me a surprise.  Aren't they gorgeous?  I like wearing beads, do you?
This is the year of sunshine (and 4 by 6 notecards ha ha ha) and when we were in Washington I realized that I DID need my raincoat.  I couldn't find it when I was packing so I had to buy another.  Isn't sunshine yellow the ideal raincoat color?  Yes, I think so, too.
Sara put my beads in this darling box.
My sweet sister gave me a sweet prize.  I NEEDED a toadstool kaleidoscope and a pair of gnome socks!  How did she know?  She's so precious, full of love and care.  I'm so glad she and I grew up side-by-side.
Another little thrill:  I have an Avon Lady!  She's nice and now I can get my favorite scent (Rare Pearls) and inexpensive "smell good" creme for my thirsty skin.  Do you have favorite Avon products?
Some of the friends in Washington shared their smoothie recipes with me.  Andie said her boys feel fantastic until lunchtime after drinking these healthy mixes.  
Recipe for Peppy Smoothie:
Place in blender:  a few kale leaves, a handful of fresh spinach, one peeled lemon, flaxseed (I just squeezed some flaxseed oil into mine, from a gel cap) a peeled cucumber, and a half cup orange juice.  Whir that up and then add: a banana, a handful of strawberries and what ever fruit you want.  It's GOOD and green.  
While flying from Bellingham to Seattle, I took this photo with my iPad.  Don't you love all the water and all the islands?
On the way to Denver I had to shoot the clouds.  I've looked at clouds from both sides now (thank you, Joni Mitchell!) I like soaring through the sky.  I think I told you that we're going to Munich and Amsterdam in a few weeks.  Why there?  I've wanted to visit Anne Frank and Corrie ten Boom's houses.  I have a keen interest in World War II.  We'll only be gone nine days.  I'm excited.
Please pray for my dad.  He's in the hospital.  It's hard to age.  
Thank you for coming by again, friends!  (BIG HUG!)


Farm Girl said...

I will be praying for him. I am so sorry.
How nice that you get to go visit Corrie Ten Boom's house. I have always wanted to go there.
I have read all of her books, have you?
Your photos are lovely and so are your gifts. Special things for a special girl.
Have a lovely day. It is hot here. Finally, this morning the water in the pool is perfect. Off to run errands now to beat the heat. Have a lovely day.

TexWisGirl said...

your socks and the toadstool are so cute. :) i like your yellow raincoat, too. the upcoming trip sounds great! i do hope your father is okay.

Attic Clutter said...

HI POM (:)
Oh yes AC's are the best.. love the smell of petunias..and the green health drink looks (:) HEALTHY ..

GretchenJoanna said...

This post has a little of are fed, clothed, and nourished soul and body (skin and inside)! That is the perfect raincoat, and those are the perfect socks for you, Dear Pom!

Happy@Home said...

So sorry to hear about your dad being in the hospital. I will gladly include him in my prayers.
Your sister knows you well. The socks and toadstool are adorable and so fun.
The smoothie sounds super healthy and yummy. I must try it.
I just read your previous post too. I didn't realize you grew up in Washington. I am going to Seattle for the first time later this summer. Can't wait. It looks so pretty there.

Elizabethd said...

So sorry to hear your Dad is unwell.

M.K. said...

That is a lovely raincoat, Pom! Perfect and bright :) I do love Avon products, although I haven't tried lots over the years. I know that Skin So Soft is absolutely wonderful, and repels insects! A friend gave me several types of that a while back, and I LOVE the scent. The lotion is so rich and soothing. Love those clouds! And now ... that Joni Mitchell song makes sense! I never quite knew what she meant by "I've look at clouds from both sides now." Haha :)

Gumbo Lily said...

I love being surrounded by flowers too. My raincoat is turquoise and I love to wear it (when it rains). I'm sorry your Daddy is in the hospital and I will pray for him.

How good that you can take a good trip to see the places you are so interested in. I'm a Corrie ten Boom fan. I look forward to your report when you return.


Sara said...

Flying through the air is quite amazing isn't it. I love the view from up there. How wonderful you will be visiting Amsterdam and Munich; can't wait to see those photos. I love Corrie Ten Boom's life story. I never got to hear her speak but a Jewish roommate many years ago did and became a Christian because of her testimony. I am adding your dad to my prayer list.

Melanie said...

I ADORE those gnome socks ! My Grandparents love the humble garden gnome and they reminded me of them. I bet your children at school will love it when you wear them.

no spring chicken said...

Definitely praying for your dad. Yes, it is hard to age.

Corrie Ten Booms house? I can't wait to see pictures and hear of your experience.. I'll share with my girls!

Blessings, Debbie

thequiethomeblog said...

Sorry to hear about your sweet Dad. I'm praying for him.

Such pretty pics in your blog today! Your yellow raincoat will look lovely as you pedal your yellow bicycle!

Hugs to you,
Love, Tina xxx

Attic Clutter said...

oh thanks Pom(:)
I bet your kitchen is more fun the anyones(:)

Lisa Richards said...

As a teen I read many books about WWII, the holocaust and the return of the Jewish people to Israel. This history has always been a passion with me. Something else we have in common!:) Have a great trip!
I have a brother who lives in Seattle. I haven't heard from him in ages. Maybe I'll have to try to get in touch.
I'll say a prayer for your daddy.
I love flying, too, though I don't do it often.

wayside wanderer said...

So many fun goodies to look at! I am sorry about your daddy. Blessings.

Debi said...

So sorry about your dad. I do hope he is doing better... will keep him in my prayers.