On October 31, 1976 the most perfect, most beautiful, baby girl in the existence of the universe was born! Dana Lorraine Page Loving Caring Talented Smart Sweet Stubborn Independent Amazing Strong Resilient Daring Adventurous And will always be my "Baby Girl"
Ten years ago I was: 1. I was younger. 2. I had fewer gray hairs. 3. I was not a grandmother. (I adore my grandchildren) 4. OK I'm too old to remember ten years ago. I can't remember what I had for breakfast.
Five things on today's to do list: 1. Get a flu shot. 2. Work on the Sunday bulletin for church. 3. Go out to eat with friends. 4. Brush Mushu. 5. Go to a craft group meeting.
Five things I would do if I were a millionare: 1. Pay off my kids student loans. 2. Set up a college fund for grandchildren 3. Pay off mortgage and buy a house on the beach. 4. Pay off/buy homes for kids. 5. Travel
Five places I have lived: 1. Columbia, SC 2. Florence, SC 3. Marion, SC 4. Conway, SC 5. Goldsboro, NC
Five jobs that I have had: 1. Long distance telephone opperator. 2. Assistant to an interior decorator. 3. Assistant teacher for second grade. 4. Cafeteria manager for a private school. 5. Home daycare
Wendy added other random things so here are mine: 1. I "LOVE" being a Grandma!! 2. I have the best husband, kids (this includes in laws), and grandkids. 3. I am a craft-a-holic 4. I buy more crafts material than anyone could use in a lifetime. 5. I love to read. 6. I do NOT like housework of any kind. 7. I love animals. 8. I don't like wearing dresses. 9. I am shy. 10. I agree with Wendy, naps should be manditory for everyone. 11. I am addicted to gadgets/tecnology. 12. If I had the money I would build a sunroom, enlarge my kitchen and add a BIG craft room to my house. 13. I own "6" sewing machines. Two are antiques, two are regular machines, one is an embroidery machine, and one is the machine Mama and Papa bought me in high school. I guess that one is almost an antique too. 14. I lose track of time when I am in a craft store or a book store. 15. I can't think of anyone with a blog except Lisa and Wendy so I can't "Tag" anyone. :(
These museum quality ceramic art pieces are "one of a kind" creations by the soon to be world famous brother/sister team of Emma Louise Howald and Hunter Thomas Howald. While these remarkable artists are new to the medium of ceramics, their incredible talent is apparent. The use of color is unprecedented in artists so young. These pieces are priceless and can only be seen in the exclusive Howald Museum located in picturesque Gladstone,Virginia. One can only imagine what the prodigies will create next. The art world eagerly awaits.
Dana, Richard and their kids were here recently. Dana and I always have a million things we want to do when she comes down from Virginia for a visit. This time was no exception. One of our first stops was "Once Upon a Child" to look for Halloween costumes for the kids. Emma has a Tinkerbell costume. Emma is a fairy all the time now. She even talks in her "fairy voice" Sooo cute. Hunter wants to be a pirate. So I suggested that he could be Captain Hook. We just have to find him a hook. If I can find a pattern for a toddler Peter Pan costume, Fisher will be Peter Pan. I think Dana should be Wendy and Richard could be the crocodile that is always after Captain Hook.
It was County Fair week while they were here. We couldn't miss hot dogs, cotton candy, and my personal all time favorite "FUNNEL CAKE" What is it about the fair that makes me crave a huge piece of fried dough covered in powdered suger. And yes I can eat the whole thing all by myself. Of course my stomach doesn't feel to good afterward, but I still have to do it every year.
One of my favorite things that we did this visit was take Emma and Hunter to The Pottery Play House. They picked out a piece of pottery to paint any way they wanted. Hunter created a lovely multi- colored frog. Emma painted a rainbow hued pony. Dana and I painted gingerbreadman Christmas ornaments. It was very messy and lots of fun. I'm going back this week to pick up our projects and make something else. Maybe a "Purple Cow" I never saw a purple cow, I hope I never see one, But I can tell you any how. I'd rather see than be one!
Dana and the kids also brought me a very sweet prsent. When all my kids were little I would recite a poem about a purple puffin. Dana found a book with illustrations along with the peom. It is so cute, She has been reading it to her kids and they almost have it memorized. Emma says the words along with me when we read to book.
I read the fourth book in Stephanie Myers' Twilight series. I think it is my favorite. I can't wait until November when the first movie comes out.