Lassie rescued Timmy from cougars; Ben passes out my business card and rescues people from…non-limited edition art?
Well, I certainly hope this finds you well! The summer flu knocked me flat out Monday night and I’m just now getting my legs back under me. Consider yourselves warned (unless you like accomplishing nothing, something I’m not at all fond of)!
Unfortunately, I shook off the NyQuil daze only to hear about what happened in Colorado last night. My prayers are with the families of the murdered and wounded, and also with the parents of the man who put this horrible plan into action, because surely they feel beyond awful. I cannot imagine.*
It’s good to be upright again—though I’m thankful for smartphones. Mine enabled me to keep tabs on my shop and email from the comfort of my cozy bed…a good thing since walking and I were not getting on well at all. Rest assured, even if I can barely move, I can still run the business! Though I do think I’ll have to start teaching Ben to pack up orders. If he can pass out my old business cards…why not?
At any rate, be careful out there!
Since I’ve been rather ill, I thought I would just share a few of the blog posts I’ve managed to glimpse over in the past few hours (after disinfecting every doorknob, handle, light switch, radio knob, my phone, and everything else ) during the time I am able to sit up. This is probably something I ought to do frequently, being a voracious reader of many things, including blogs. Really, this gives us an opportunity to get to know one another better—though a photographer by trade, I’ve a disturbingly wide range of interests; it’ll be fun to see what you like to check out, too!
Cathe at Just Something I Made created some very lovely bird’s nest featuring vintage spools of thread. I’ve several such spools that belonged to my great-grandmother, and as the thread is hardly useful for sewing, this might be a way to use them. She, a lover of birds, would probably appreciate it, too!
I really cannot wait to whip up these chocolate-covered frozen banana and peanut butter bites! They’re gluten-free and…well, sorta primal. Okay, not at all. But they look delicious!
Retronaut found a photo of the models for Grant Wood’s iconic painting American Gothic. I was just reading about this particular painting recently; apparently Wood’s dentist, the model for the pitchfork-wielding farmer, was a very jocular and good-humoured man. We’d never know it to look at him, I daresay…
Pam at Retro Renovation always has some fabulousness and swank going on, and I definitely missed reading her blog when I was ill. RR is one of my favourite blogs and has been for a loooong time (though I had to stop reading during the deepest throes of Mourning Having To Leave Our WV Home Period). During my catching up today I managed to get to this fantabulous post about vintage paint-by-numbers! Continue reading