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Sketch Tuesday – Orange

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This week’s assignment: Sketch something orange.

NOTE! Due Date: Monday, October 13, 2014.

There will not be a Sketch Tuesday slideshow next week because we have a family week…my son is coming to visit from New York and my husband along with my other two sons will be on vacation as well. We have a family reunion and other fun activities planned so I know you will appreciate that I need to take a week’s break.

Here is your slideshow for last week’s assignment:

Sketch something with batteries.

All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: sketchtuesday@yahoo.com by Monday, October 13, 2014 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at the top of my blog.

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Mother’s Journal – September

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 In my life this week….

Our whole week has been overshadowed by the huge wildfire burning near our home. We have been smelling smoke and watching the winds and fearing for our friends whose homes are in harms way. Last night they were finally given the okay to return home and today we have some rain! I think we may be on the backside of this fire and it will soon be put out. My husband has been working 24/7 on the fire…putting his heart into everything he does. He is a real hero in my eyes.

King Fire Sept 2014

My friend Heidi was evacuated from her home and we were talking about the experience together. She said that this fire has been a positive experience for her in two major ways. First, she felt the love and unity of our congregation as she had an outpouring of love and offers for help and places to stay. She was overwhelmed with it all. Second, she said that she has always wondered if she was too materialistic. Packing a small bag and evacuating showed her that she was okay with leaving her beautiful mountain home and all her possessions behind. She felt a sort of peace about it which surprised her. I am meditating on her thoughts this week as I go about my comfortable life, in my comfortable home. In the end, she was able to go home to her house…the fire had come within 800 feet of her property!

 

What I’m working on…

With my kids all either grown and gone or super busy and never home, I have actual time to work on my own projects in the evenings. This month I have been working on scrapbooking the years 2012 and 2013. I had my photos all printed and grouped by events so that makes it a whole lot easier to start and stop, filling in with a few minutes after dinner when I am not too tired. Scrapbooking can be a therapeutic activity for me as I relive the high spots of our family life and journal my thoughts before they are too far faded.

Pearly Everlasting

My favorite thing this week was…

Taking long walks with a friend and my dog on our local walking trail.  I love to be outdoors and spending it with someone who really needs to just talk….she has a lot on her plate and she needs a listening ear. I can do that.

New York Sept 2014

A photo, video, or link to share…

Two of my children are living in New York and last week they spent the day together in New York City (Brooklyn and Manhattan). I love seeing things through their eyes and hearing about their adventures. Gave them wings and now they fly…

October is going to be a busy month of family activities and then a trip….can’t wait to share that with you at the end of October.

 

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Sketch Tuesday – Batteries

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This week’s assignment: Sketch something with batteries.

Due Date: Monday, September 29, 2014.

 

Here is your slideshow for last week’s assignment:

Sketch something plastic.

All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: sketchtuesday@yahoo.com by Monday, September 29, 2014 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at the top of my blog.

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