Saturday, March 2, 2013

Marching On

Still floating in my little apathetic cloud this week and I'm not sure why, other than I need a good dose of the beach. Mayhaps I can convince the guys to let me soak up some soothing wave time later this afternoon, if just for a little while...At least it's supposed to be a bit warmer today and salty air and calming waves are good for the soul... 
But my Bug has a baseball clinic first this morning. One of the Red Sox pitchers has graciously offered to spend a couple hours with any interested kids here in New Bedford to show them a few things and encourage their enthusiasm for the game. Bug's been bowling for the past six years and only tried his hand at baseball for the very first time last summer with his buddy, Bryce, and he loved it. So, he's been thinking about signing up for a team this spring, and when the school sent home the paper regarding this free clinic, I knew we'd have to go. How many kids get to learn from a professional pitcher? Opportunity of a lifetime, I'd say! And it sounds like fun, so off we go!
I did at least accomplish finalizing Ashlee's tattoo this week. I played around with a couple elements that were bothering me and finally settled on this:
Rose Compass and Fleur de Lis
And, yes, I will post pics of the tattoo after Ash has it doubt I'll cry to see my artwork displayed permanently on her skin. And now her boyfriend's sister has asked me to design a tattoo for her as well--could be on to something...

Somehow I've gotten on to a lucky streak lately after winning the pennant from an artist friend's blog giveaway, I also just won another giveaway hosted in our Yahoo Zia group this week! We have the sweetest people in this group, one of which is Anita Roby-Lavery, who kindly creates these beautiful Zia cards just to mail out and surprise group members. I received one of her lovely creations last month and wanted to draw up my own little Zia thank you card when Anita also posted her giveaway to the group! She posted a zendala challenge and three random entrants would receive prizes including a set of Sharpies, a set of notecards and envelopes, or Noah Scalin's Daily Creativity Journal (which I won!! And I love it! Can't wait to play in it!!!) So, below is the card I made for Anita--sending it off in the mail today:
 The journal I won:

And this is the sweet card Anita had previously sent me:

Hoping after a saunter through the sand this afternoon, I'll feel a little more like myself again and have a bit of renewed vigor. It also might help if I was able to run but my foot is still bothering me...this whole getting old thing is the pits!! Thanks, as always, for stopping by--have a fantastic weekend!
Today may you see Jesus and Him only. May the Father have mercy upon you. Hear His voice, see His hand, and be aware that He is calling each of us home in everything He does.
“The Lord your God is with you; the mighty One will save you. He will rejoice over you. You will rest in His love; He will sing and be joyful about you.”
Zephaniah 3:17

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your wins & I do hope your foot improves - be careful with that. Zephaniah 3:17 is such a lovely verse so thank you for reminding me of it.
    Thank you too for your kind words on my blog. Hope the baseball goes well. Your Compass Rose looks amazing - I'm thoroughly intrigued by the Compass Rose concept so think I need to do some research.
    Paula (PEP)