Saturday, June 23, 2012

pixar...i feel your pain...

for nearly
nineteen thousand one hundred sixty nine days
and three hours...

i have lived with
that hair
on my head
enough said

Sunday, June 17, 2012

reflecting on father's day...

the third sunday
of every june
is the day...

...we honor the father's
in our life
i've been thinking about
this subject alot lately
for a variety of reasons
maybe it's because
i am getting older
mostly though
 i think it's because
 i am watching
my son
 become a man
and every single day
i see more and more
of my father in him
and that's a really good thing

Saturday, June 16, 2012

she's home...

my latest
. back from the quilter
i often quilt these
on my own
i needed this one in a hurry
so i called on
 my friend diane
of longarm legacies
she had it
completed in hours
good thing
it is going in the front window

Friday, June 15, 2012

one year from today...

this fine gang
lads and lassies...

...will be dressed
in their finest
toasting and cheering
for the new mr. & mrs.
we'll pray for the evening
to be just like tonight
with the stars
 sparkling and bright
tiny orange fireflies
fluttering about
the moon glowing
with happiness
the birds chirping
 with delight 
the countdown begins
 as fifty two weeks
will quickly fly by
 as groomsmen
and maidens
dresses and suits
are selected
there are
flowers and shoes
table tops and linens
wedding cakes
and music
even champagne
to be chosen
as the planning begins
it can get overwhelming
my best advice is this
never lose sight
of the original desire
to simply be
 husband and wife
we love you so much
tj & julie

Monday, June 11, 2012

birth to graduation...

in a short

...sarah and i went
to a graduation party today
for a young man
we've had the pleasure
of knowing
since birth
as i was creating this card
in his school colors
i couldn't help
but remember
that just yesterday
or so it seems
we were hosting a baby shower
for his parents
on our deck
one beautiful spring evening
back in
nineteen ninety three
it's funny
 how we all look a little older
on the outside
yet inside
little seems to change
our friendship
carries from year to year
perhaps we are a bit wiser
 grateful for our time

Sunday, June 10, 2012

i have NO idea either...

a friend of mine
recently made
a commitment

to post everyday
for 30 days
so he dug into
 his picture reserves
and found one that he
had just never used before
so i decided
 to do the same
elton john
never tire of listening to him
channing tatum
never, ever tire of looking
at the man
and the fact they are both
on the stage
at the same time
downlite in purple
well it just makes it worth posting
i have no idea why
it just does

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

so close...

to shore
so far...

 is almost
so very close
just a tiny seam away
to being done
but i just can't seem
to find that one
 half hour of time
i need to tie her down
bring her on in
to shore
i must though
reunion by sweetwater
 is about to be
front row and center
in the store

Saturday, June 2, 2012

sweet purple roses...

simply beautiful
divinely delicious...

sinful i know
 oh how tempting though
from our friends at
just a short
distance away
on center street
in mentor ohio

Friday, June 1, 2012

row, row, sew...

your boat
till she's done...

i'm not sure
how or why
carrie nelson
named this schnibble
but i am loving
how easy
 she is going together
it's sailing right along
toot toot