I wanted to check in and let you know I am still on the planet;
you are all so sweet to check on me!
It has been absolute madness here; not in a bad way;
just in an "Oh, my goodness, there are just too many things going on" way...
Why does everything happen at once?
Why can't life events be all nicely spaced out?
It just doesn't work that way, does it?
Jonathan graduated, and he and daughter Mandy
had a great time in Ireland (her graduation gift to him);
now they are safely home.
(We picked him up last night and got back home and to bed at about 5 a.m.!)
We had a wonderful weekend in Winterset, Iowa,
at the John Wayne Birthday celebration and dinner with Maureen O'Hara...
(Jonathan and Mandy may have been taking photos of each other on
"The Quiet Man" bridge in Ireland at the same time we were watching it
on the "big screen" at the vintage Iowa Theatre...you never know! ;)
Now, out of the blue, daughter Katie has been offered a position at
her "dream workplace", Turner Classic Movies ~ TCM ~
in Atlanta, and we are going down tomorrow
to look for an apartment for her...
Actually, we are leaving at about 1 a.m., as it is an 8 hour drive and
she wants to have the entire day to look...
The apartment has to be kitty-friendly ~ she has four!
She starts Monday.
(She interned there in 2010...they know she knows her "Classic Movie" stuff!)
Then, Empty Nest. ;)
I will catch up with everything and everyone (I promise ~♥)
very soon...I miss blogging and connecting with all of you!
(Oh, Winterset Iowa is also in Madison County, where Clint Eastwood
filmed "The Bridges of Madison County", from Robert James Waller's book....
Before we left, Katie drove us to see every single remaining covered bridge ~
I told her we didn't have to ~ it had already been a busy weekend and we were
all tired, but she said "I know you want to see them, Mom!".
So we did.
In the meantime, I was honored to be asked to write a blog post
about a painting project for DecorativePainters.org;
I didn't think the kinds of things I had been doing lately really "fit" that,
but I came up with something.
I'll show you soon!
For now, a nap for a little while before we set out for Atlanta.
(Are any of you in the Atlanta area??)
I'm leaving you with a little more madness...
A Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea Party
The one I had such fun with last year...:)
Vanessa's planning has begun for 2013!
So, be sure to stop by...it'll be a little while, though ~
Needless to say, I have lots of blog-material!
When things calm down...
See you soon!