Monday, August 24, 2009

My Blues for Today

I've begun to make a habit of posting for Blue Monday over at Smiling Sally's blog. If you've read the few I've posted you know that blue is more of a challenge for me. Perhaps that is why I'm feeling an urge to continue to share with you in this venue.

This week I spent a few days in the Nashville area visiting my son and his family. Of course, that includes my very special (and only) grandson, Isaac. Please notice that in our photo moment here he is wearing blue, and you see just a hint of the blue and green design that decorated my white tee. Also, note this is a very relaxed and happy gramma, too. It was a privilege while there to swap reflexology sessions with a fellow practitioner -- oh such a blessing for my own health & wellness & tranquility. And you know that subject is one for which I am passionate.

Isaac's mom and dad have been diligently working to raise the funds needed for their adoption plans. You might enjoy reading (and following) their journey at Amy's blog: Ethiopia's Calling. This week we sorted children's clothing for one of two big garage sales they are having, we collaborated on a letter sharing their story and their financial and prayer needs with family and friends, learned more about a benefit cruise that a friend/travel agent is organizing on their behalf, and became even more excited about the Bracelets for Ethiopia that this Gramma has been creating for another fundraiser. Sharing a photo of a few of the blue ones here. They will soon be available in my Etsy shop.

When leaving on Saturday the weather was so beautiful. The thought of being cooped up in the car for 3+ hours just wasn't very appealing. Part of living a healthy lifestyle, however, is in taking whatever circumstances and finding the beauty in them. The Lord sure delivered with some very dramatic cloudscapes in the blue, blue sky. Thinking that my fellow travelers on I-40 in West Tennessee must have thought I was a little off driving and shooting photos at the same time. . . and must admit it was a bit scary, but worth capturing the moment!!!


ClassyChassy said...

Great blues today - darling bracelets!

Cindy said...

Very pretty blues,especially grand baby.

SmilingSally said...

I'm glad that you arrived safely. I'd hate for you to be part of a BLUE accident! Thanks for sharing your blues. Happy Blue Monday.

Jensmere said...

Hi...such a sweet little guy!! So glad that you are having a good time, and that you were able to have some special treatment for mind, body and spirit!

Be blessed,

Candy said...

Sweet Grammy visits. Good fortune on raising moneys for the adventure. My neighbor has 5 home grown kids and 4 from Liberia. All the kids are a joy. But never a dull moment over there. Hope, Believe, Love ;-)

ButterYum said...

The first pic is the best of course ;). what a cutie.

Mary said...

Your Grandson is a doll. I'm glad you made it home without incident. Your photos of the clouds and sky was lovely. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

darnold23 said...

You can show off Isaac is whatever color he is wearing! He is a doll. I have a young friend who recently adopted a little girl from Ethiopia. I can put you in touch with her if you wish. I hope you will join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mr. Linky will be up on Tuesday for your link. Thanks for posting.

Barb said...

What a sweet little guy.

Hope all goes well on the fundraiser.

Thanks for the visit.

Barbara jean

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Issac is adorable ;--)
Love the bracelets too. My sister and her husband adopted two infants from Korea almost 3 decades ago. I wish your son and wife well in their adoption preparations.
Hugs and blessings,

Neabear said...

I have been known to take pictures while driving too. I slow down some which helps. Your blues are fun. Cute shirt on your cute grandson. Thanks for visiting my Blue Monday! This is my first visit to your blog. I will need to come back and browse more.