My hubby's happiness is most evident when he's strumming a guitar. It makes me happy to see and hear him in the presence of this beloved stringed instrument. Here he is at the Martin Guitar Factory, which we toured for his birthday. (And no, he didn't end up buying a guitar.)
These are so typical of the faces he makes when playing. Takes me back to the first time I laid eyes on him in 1985. He was playing guitar in the inner city for a kids' Bible club.
THE NEWLYWEDS are blissful, from what I hear. I haven't seen my son and daughter-in-law since the wedding, but I see their mushy, gushy Facebook posts. He commented that he loves to wake up to her, come home from work to her, have devotions with her, and loves to hear her hum as she works around the house. His quote, "Whoever made up this whole marriage thing sure knew what He was doing!"
photo credits: Timeless and Treasured Photography
On my wish list for my upcoming birthday this month:
A Janome DC 1050 sewing machine. I've been researching computerized machines for a while,
and all the reviews for Janome are excellent, so it's just a matter of finding the features I want in my budget. Well, I wish I could have the automatic thread cutter and other bells and whistles to make quilting less time consuming, but the model I'd be very happy with is the DC (Decor Companion) 1050. We shall see.
Question: Would you shop online from a dealer if it meant saving $60 and getting some extras thrown in, or support your local dealer and get their invaluable in-person help and maybe no extra freebies?
My local dealer is an excellent repairman, and I like to support ma-and-pa shops, but I also know how much fabric $60 would buy. Hmmmm....
My sister's baby is due any time now! These arms are aching to hold a baby again, especially a soft little pink bundle! Her cord will no longer be a physical one attached to her mommy, but a cord that will forever unite them in the heart. Can't wait for my sister to know this unspeakable joy of mothering.
I'm contemplating getting an altogether new hairstyle. My appointment is next week. What do you think? Stick with my normal or go to something different? If so, what? My hair is naturally curly and grows fast, so it forgives many a mistake. But right now it's a combo of bushy and stringy, depending on the weather. "Give me The Bushy Stringy style," said no woman ever to her hairdresser.
I feel like I am starting a new season in my life and want a haircut to be part of expressing it. But my hubby says I spend way too much time thinking about my hair and really it probably won't matter to anyone but me.
Men. They can be too darn right sometimes.
But women get it, don't we?