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Oct

09

Time Makes You Forget!

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Whew! I had forgotten how much time you spend taking care of a newborn!  Check this, check that, is the room too warm,  is her diaper dry, is she hungry...on and on and on.  And I love it!  Taking care of my little granddaughter brings such warmth and awe to me.  This little one is totally dependent on her mommy and daddy for everything....such innocence!  Yesterday she got her 6 week check up and first set of shots.  She only cried a little but today is a different story.  She is sore and a little irritable...who isn't after a doctor visit.  We're  irritable when we get the doctor's bill, hahaha!  So now I have more time for my letters...she is sleeping longer at night when I am most creative.  (Remember, she is my granddaughter...she lives with mommy and daddy.  I just help out from time to time.)   

Ok...time to create...who took my paint?

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Aug

15

No More....

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Well, it's no more!  2014 Summer Vacation is over.  School starts in Lee County, Florida on Monday, August 18.  On the one hand it's a little sad...my last "student" graduated from the University of Florida in May...I have no children in school starting this year.  No more digging through my purse for the credit  card for last minute supplies, new clothes, or making sure immunizations are up to date.  No lunch money is needed (no one brown bags it these days!) and the alarm clock isn't interrupting sweet dreams with that piercing noise.  Nope....no more school.  

On the other hand.... It's all SMILES!  Yep, I have joined the ranks of retirement!  I officially retired last year but This year I'm completely out of the  school thing.  I was a  kitchen manager and operated a "restaurant" (that's what my supervisors called our kitchens.) that fed over 1,500 students every day.  That was a lot of work!  No more...I have adjusted to this new lifestyle and it is wonderful. I am doing what I enjoy...photography and painting...when I want to do it.  There is no set schedule.  I worked hard for 44 years and now I am reaping my reward. So, to the Lee County School employees, my hat  is off to you...I wish you the best for this new school year...as I sit under my tree and take a nap on Monday morning! Maybe when I wake up I'll go to my art studio and work on a Lov Letter.  Who knows...it could be a gift for you!   (Lov Letters by Andreia.com )



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Aug

11

A Space of My Own

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 Finally!  I have a space I can call my own..my art studio!  For the past 39 years space has been limited in my home.  Why,  you ask?  Children...5 daughters to be exact!  They arrived during 2 marriages...1975, 1976, 1990, 1992, and the last in 1994.  Daughters accumulate a lot of "necessary" stuff...stuffed animals, dolls, books, shoes (yes!), radios (remember we are talking the 70's and early 90's.), cd players, a desk for doing homework on, plus lap tops, musical instruments...violin, flute (2 0f those) saxaphones (2 of them too) and a complete drum set, lots and lots of clothes, make-up, hair driers, straighteners, and for the last 3 the "can't live without" cellphone!  Under all that somewhere there was a bed in their rooms! 

Well, they have all moved out and taken everything they wanted.  For the past year I have slowly redistributed the things  they left behind and now I have space to do my art.  This is where my Lov Letters are created.  I can relax, enjoy nature, play my favorite music  and just let the imagination flow out my finger tips.

 It's ME time now...that is until little Kyra enters our family!  So, if it's a special gift you are looking for check out Lov Letters by Andreia.com .


 



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Aug

09

A Little Gift...

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 Today I was working on a Lov Letter for a little girl and memories flooded my mind of a special gift I received a long long time ago.

 As a little girl I spent time each summer with my Grandmom in North Carolina.  Those were great times! Running barefoot, swimming in the creek, catching fireflies at night, and all the peaches and watermelon we could eat!  While doing errands with grandmom and my aunt one day, we stopped at the local produce stand.  The gentleman there made furniture as well as grow produce.  My grandmom bought me a  simple little wooden stool from the man that day and I was delighted with the gift!  That wooden stool has been with me ever since.  I used it when I played with dolls, got stuff off the shelf in  my closet, was in my household through a marriage and divorce, and second marriage.  It has a special place in my bedroom now and someday it will go to one of my daughters.  Little gifts mean so much when you are little and create great memories when you grow older.  I hope this Lov Letter holds the same type of memories that my little wooden stool did for me.  Lovlettersbyandreia.com

 



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Aug

06

Turn, turn, turn...

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There is a season for everything.  A time to die...a time to be born...a time to start your family.   Soon our youngest will have her first baby....a girl to be named Kyra.  Twenty years ago Mika entered this world and has developed into a pretty, intelligent, independent adult with a passion for life.  She isn't perfect (who is?) but she isn't afraid of challenges.  And now, she is about to meet the biggest challenge on planet earth....Parenthood!  She is about to embark on a journey with lots of hugs, tears, laughter, "loud conversations",  and love.  It's exciting  and she will do a great job as a mommy!   Oh, Grandmom will be there too!  She made a lov letter for Kyra and it is proudly displayed in her room...we are all waiting!



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