It started out with my camera dying. More accurately, I discovered on page 92 of the instruction manual, actually it was the battery that died.
Aha, BUT when I bought the camera I also purchased another battery. My hope was that it would work when charged as it had been in a drawer for seven years and never charged. Voila, it charged and has been
working ever since! I'm a Happy Camper........saved by a battery.
The first photo I took was this one off the balcony of the sunset. The colors are not photo shopped. That is truly the color the sky was becoming. Lovely, isn't it?
Somehow it always sneaks up on me, just like his birth did. He wasn't due til the first of February, but decided to be a bundle of joy and a great Christmas present, six days early, lo those many years ago.
Last evening, he and the children arrived for a Birthday Dinner cooked by none other then me. All of his favorite foods. Including his favorite cheesecake which is simple to make and one of the few desserts that I don't care for, so I'm not tempted to eat it.
The kids and I had candle holders and candles to put in the top of the dessert. After one sank to the bottom as we tried to put the candle in after the holder was in there, we realized that we had to put the candle in the holder and then gently place it on top of the cheesecake. Hence, in the photo, you'll see a slight crater where our experiment went awry.
We had no sooner finished dinner and I was clearing the table that Matilda went zooming up the stairs to the bedroom with Sebastian in hot pursuit. I could not imagine what they were up to until Sebastian came to the bottom stair and announced "First Call." What? John said they were getting ready for a play and to go sit down.
And, with that, it began........A Santa Story.
Whew, I would have hated to have missed getting these photos. It IS all about the things of life on a daily basis. Life is never dull around here.
I keep waiting for the post announcing your son's upcoming wedding to a lovely local lady.
What can I say, I'm a hopeless romantic.
Congratulations on the resurrection of your camera. The magic of the season comes in surprising ways.
And I got a big kick out of Sebastian and Mathilda's play. What Fun!
Where we are about to go eat Japanese food.
Small potatoes - Doubt I'll see that in my lifetime........but I might be wrong. Right now his time is filled with the children and real estate. We'll see!
Kim, The creativity and imagination of the children is, I think, a direct result of the fact that they don't have a TV or much else. So, they use their imaginations in the most creative ways. I'm always amazed......and delighted.
Tell John happy birthday from me. It has been too long since I have been up there. It will probably be longer now.
Steve Cotton - Will do! But, why are you not coming this way? If its because
of the dog, Flash traveled everywhere with me..........so NO EXCUSES! Ha.
I'll see you in the next couple of weeks. Leaving here the 28th.....
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