Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tiny Friend


PS Thanks for showing Painted House some love. I can always count on the blogospere for support big and small.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Gadget


Ok..I get it. This blog painfully boring these days but could someone please take pity on this post and make a comment. I hate looking down the line and seeing it's the only one without at least one comment. Thanks.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pizza Maker


Pizza Making Hands

Morning Sun

Vase of wheat in a patch of morning sun.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bike Chains

The only picture I took today.
I didn't know bike chains came in colors.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

No Air

How much learning do you think went on in this classroom today?


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Frozen Yogurt

Mmmmmmm German Chocolate Concrete


Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Elllll Camminnnoo

Elllll Camminnnoo (said in a low growlly Spanish accent)
Bad angle but seeing this little truck made me think of the two tone green El Camino my grandmother had in the 70's. She loaded up plants and mulch in it and tootled all around town. I thought it was so cool.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Church Steeple

This neon cross was put up as the steeple in 1955 as part of a renovation on my former church. My dad was attending first grade in the Lutheran school across the parking lot from the church while the renovations were in progress. He said hundreds of bats flew out when they pulled the old steeple down and for years afterwards the barns all around had an over population of bats. My grandpa rewired the church for the cross. It was a point of pride for the congregation at the time. It can be seen for miles around. It's now considered an antique.


Neon Cross

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Halloween in August

Really? How about giving those of us with a refined sugar addiction a break?


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eggs At Home

LA relatives are at home
and so am I.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Painted House

DC in front of a home his great grandmother painted an oil portrait of.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Grant's Farm With LA Cousins

Grown Up Cousins:

Jeanie and Mom

Little Cousins with Snow Cone Tongues:


Random Meaningful Saying T-Shirt Guy (No Relation):
Random T-shirt Guy

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tractors and Fruit Stand

Louisiana Relatives on the farm:

Tee and Tractor

Shopping for New Tractors

David and Alyssa

David's New Tractors

Fruit Stand
Red Peppers


Tomato Triptych

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Louisiana Cousins

At the Muny for Bye Bye Birdie with DC, JM, and Stretch. Didn't have a chance to take any other pics.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wedding Response Card

This is not a joke. It's an actual wedding response card my dad asked me to put in the mailbox. The torn note was scanned or photocopied onto the post card.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy Endings

One year ago today I was experiencing the beginning of a dream. I was blissfully ignorant that there would not be a happy ending for me.

Today I was reminded that some people also get the happily ever after part too.

Mo's First Gig


Congrats, MB, on your first paid gig. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Eight Months Ago

Eight months ago I gave birth to my son, beautiful, still and silent.

He is no less, just because he is not here.

Support Group:

Thursday, August 4, 2011


In our family, after a summer rain, we often use the expression, "The corn's smiling."
This corn looks pretty happy inspite of the heat wave and lack of rain this summer.



Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Read here for one of many reasons I do not want to celebrate my birthday this year. Only things aren't the same.....they different.


Maddy, I know you're on vacation but if you're reading, Happy 40th to you, my Blogosphere Birthday "sister".

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011