Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mix of things

Things have been busy around my corner of late.  There have been some interesting sights as well.  The Wings of Freedom have been visiting my town and in the air there has been a B-17 and a P-51 from WWII.  I have not been able to get a photo when they have flown past the house I will admit I have been a bit in awe of the sight.  Click on this link to see a video post on our area newspaper's website.  It is short and gives a feel for the planes.

The Wings of Freedom is a flying exhibition of planes that maybe coming to your town as well.  You may find out here...

Now to some of the things I have been working on over the past week or so at my scrap desk.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

This week I was reminded of a very old memory shared between my Dad and I so journey back to the 1980s for a few minutes with me...

The year is 1983 and it is a Saturday afternoon in Minnesota.

The sunshine was warm and the air had a nice cool breeze. My parents and I were out in the yard busy bringing a dream of mine to orchard! Earlier in the week my Dad had taken a day off work to spend it with me and we had found several fruit trees at a discount. The original plan for the day had been to go see Superman III at the theater after having lunch at my favorite burger place, Fudruckers. That plan went out the window when we found the trees. Dad gave me a choice...the movie or my orchard. I picked the trees.  I was going to have an orchard just like Anne from the Green Gables books!  The trees were bought and we returned home to get our big red truck so we could bring the trees back to the house.  Excitement filled me until the weekend arrived and we could begin to dig the great big holes those five trees would require. I was eight years old and underfoot at every turn trying to be very helpful on that Saturday afternoon. So much so that when my Dad began to fill in a hole the shovel handle came back and caught me in the nose. Oh the pain! And the tears! And the bloody nose. Now I knew the moment it happened this was all my fault. I was eight but not dumb. I shouldn't have been standing behind Dad. He didn't know I was there. Dad being Dad helped Mom fix me up and such as well as saw my earlier excitement was dashed. Restoring that excitement became his goal and he told me he would give me anything. Do you know what I asked for in that instant? Not a toy. Not candy. I asked if he would let me go up on the roof of the house. He had let me the previous summer and I remembered from there I could see all the way to downtown Minneapolis to my favorite skyscraper, the IDS Tower, and I wanted to do it again. He got the ladder and followed me up telling me to be careful but not too careful because accidents happen that way too. There I stayed for the rest of that afternoon as I watched them finish my orchard. It was that day that I knew my Mom had to be the smartest woman ever because she married a real Superman.

I believe all these years later he still is Superman and that my Mom is the smartest woman ever for marrying him.

Happy Father's Day to Superman.

This is the song we are dancing to in that photo above and it is one of his favorites.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Northern Girl

Terri Clark has a new song on the airwaves up here that I love.  Actually I will have to say I don't have a clue if it is getting play on American stations or not because the radio station in Beautiful British Columbia is much closer.  The song is about her childhood in Canada and I must say being a northern girl from Canada doesn't sound much different than being a northern girl from Minnesota.  This song brought back some incredible memories and made me miss home.  Yes, even though I live in an amazingly beautiful place I miss the shores of Lake Superior, the Mississippi River, the Minnesota State Fair (where you can get any food imagined on a stick), Twins games and the Twin Cities. 


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lets Laugh

I saw this online and it made me laugh.  Through the years I have overheard things like this and I couldn't help but roll my eyes and laugh. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

For Fun

Here is that challenge card that had my desk so messy several days ago.  It has arrived at its destination down in Alabama now.  My friend Stephanie and I are challenging each other to use certain supplies each month on cards just for fun. 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lovely Week

The week here has been full of some real beauty.

A rainbow after a storm.

 A beautiful sunrise.

The sunrise made for such a lovely start to the day.

And one very messy scrap desk.  Proof I have been in here working on something.  Just can't show you at the moment.  It is a card...a challenge card of sorts.  A friend and I are challenging each other each month using certain supplies and then mailing the cards to each other.  I want her to see the new card first.