Friday, August 23, 2013

the story

it has been a busy summer! I can't believe that it's almost over and September is 9 days away! it really is true, the older you get, the quicker the days fly by, cause I'm thinking I just took my Christmas decorations down last week and it's almost time to get them back out!
it's been a good summer though. we had that pool party, and I was a little OCD like I said I'd be, BUT!, my yard has never looked so good! I was tired after it though, so tired I stayed tired all during the week, and last weekend, I never got out of the chair! haha It went so smoothly though, and was a lot of fun, so much so, that I said I'd do it again. I think though maybe I'd had just a little too much rum & coke!
Jessica is starting her second year of teaching next week. she's met most of her students and it is just awesome to hear the excitement in her voice! I hope it's a good year for her, even if she has spent the better part of the summer telling me I am crazy and blaming me for all that is wrong in her world. I think she needed more spankings as a young child.
it's been a bit of a strange week this week. I always turn on the tv and listen to the today show while I get ready for work, and to hear them talking about our quiet little town, it's just surreal. you pull up yahoo and see Oklahoma shooting as #3 or #4 on what's trending now. it's still hard to believe that 3 teenagers just on a whim decided to kill someone, and that it happened right down the street from my office. I knew something major had happened when all the police cars went flying by, but never imagined it would be something like a 23 yr old being shot in the back just because he happened to be jogging down the street. It's sad and tragic, and hard to wrap your head around. then a bit later I looked up and noticed two patrol cars out in our parking lot talking and you could see patrol cars driving around the area. I remember thinking it's like they are looking for someone, but still never gave it another thought. until I saw it on facebook later that evening, and then the local news. and this week, everyone in the country, and other countries, have been talking about it. there was a fund set up, to raise money for his parents to come to Oklahoma I think, they people responsible for it had hoped to raise $15,000.00, last I looked, it was over $100,000.00. it makes no sense how something so horrible can happen when there are so many kind and caring people in this world, and raising that amount of money is just proof that there is still good out there, and lots of it. I for one am cheering for the good to keep shining through.
the story
this picture was taken out at my parents a few years ago, at least 4 if not 5. It was shortly after my mom had her first back surgery and she needed help putting out all of her Christmas decor. off we went to help, and at some point, Matt was trying to stress to her that she was over working him and he was to tired to do anymore. when she wasn't buying it, he put on her back brace and took her walking cane/stick and hobbled into the kitchen, like a 90 yr old man, to sit at the table in peace with my daddy. my daddy just looked up at him, shook his head, grinned his sideways grin, and went back to just sitting. there they sat, just sitting, no words, just sitting. it warms my heart to look at that picture of the two of them at the table.

I did lots and lots of stitching on this one. I like it, but it reminded me why I don't like to sew. it was almost like sewing a dress, all the stitching. ha wishing you all a great weekend. I'm headed down Dallas way tomorrow to spend the day with my posse of girls! We are going to a cocktail to colors event in Bedford. I'm thinking Bedford will never be the same again!


Staci said...

Gorgeous LO! TFS! Have a wonderful weekend!

luv46kdz said...

I love it Lisa. The greatest thing about this wonderful passion of ours is the memories that we cherish and can see in our work whenever we want.

When I saw where this terrible thing happened I never thought it happened that close to you.

courtney said...

Wow, I must live under a rock....I had no idea of that shooting, or how close it was to you! How sad, yet uplifting to see that there is more good than bad out there.
Your layout is great, as is the story behind it! As always, love your paper selection.

Sondra said...

Stay safe out there. What a crazy world we live in.

Cute story. I love that you were able to document it so cutely. And look at you stitching on your pages!!!

I love all the patterned paper and the layers. And how did you do that title? Did you buy it, or cut it out on one of your machines? I love it and MUST KNOW!

Hugs and Kisses