"The best laid plans of mice and men......" Was that Shakespeare?
One day I was missing my grandchildren and the next I was on an unexpected trip to see them and help out a little! (My daughter in law had surgery a couple of weeks ago and is needing a little assistance.) Since rocks are plentiful around here, I had my little grandson gather up 26 of the smoothest rocks he could find and he is painting the alphabet on them. (I saw this idea on Pinterest. There is a lady who paints beautiful rocks. Sorry I don't have her link.) His sister couldn't resist anything artsy, so she is helping out! He mentioned that the last time I was here (in early July) I spent "SO MUCH time with that sewing machine!" (I was sewing with "the girls".) So, I am helping him clean and organize his room and whatever else we find to do that is not associated with a sewing machine. We'll put up a shelf for his cars and we're cleaning out the clothes that he has outgrown. If the opportunity presents itself, I may drive to Hanford and check out the quilt shop there later. I will be here for two weeks! Before that, I need to do some "manly" stuff with that grandson! He just had his 5th birthday, so thank goodness it doesn't have to be TOO manly!
I was reminded by this little bird of how important it is in life to learn to adapt to the situations you find yourself in. He was in the LA airport, either by choice or mistake.
He was very brave as he walked around cleaning up the crumbs all those messy travelers had left behind. He had grown used to people and sensed that they wouldn't hurt him.
Just like this little bird, we learn to adapt or we don't survive! Flexibility makes our life so much easier.
Until next time........
When I was a young girl I painted rocks and sold them at art shows that I attended with my mom. Mom was the artist trying to sell some of paintings, but I remember once that I sold about 3 painted rocks and made a total of 75 cents! Mom didn't sell anything at that art show.ReplyDelete
My grandson will turn 5 in November, so I know you are probably being kept very busy with your grandson.
Glad you are enjoying your visit.
how sweet i love that idea with the rocks,what a special grandma you are Linda.xxReplyDelete
There is a G.K. Chesterton quote that I love....."An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered." It sounds to me like you are "considering rightly"!!!!!ReplyDelete
That's a pretty neat project you guys have got going there! I bet he'll hang onto those for a long while!ReplyDelete
The painted rock alphabet looks fabulous. Great idea.ReplyDelete
Great project! They would even be fun to put back in a garden when your done playing with them.ReplyDelete
What a fun project, I still collect rocks! Have a wonderful time with the grandchildren!ReplyDelete
The rocks are such a great idea! Sounds like a super grandma to me =)ReplyDelete
Very creative, love the idea. They grow up way to.....fast.ReplyDelete
Love those rocks! I remember my boys painting rocks we found at the beach....Sam kept painting skulls on his, so we lined them up on the sidewalk and put up a sign "solicitors beware", lol! Enjoy being with the kids!!!!ReplyDelete
My granddaughters would love doing those rocks! One especially loves to paint. Got to start collecting rocks now. Thanks for inspiration.ReplyDelete
Such a cute idea, and just in time to get ready for school!! I envy you having grandchildren!! I finally crawled out from under my dresden challenge quilt, just in time to enter it, and can get back to checking out my favorite blogs!! You're first! I see I have some catching up to do!! Hugs, karenReplyDelete