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!)