Saturday, August 23, 2008

This and That

School is in full swing for my kids and I've been suffering some major mothering withdrawal these past days. But before I fell too far into a pit of despair, my college son (the one getting a new roommate in January) went out of town for a few days and donated his pup, Jude, to keep me company for the week. You probably remember what a fun-loving, furniture eating little bundle of college-prank fur that Jude is. He's still up to his college antics, and once while he was here he sneaked into my girls' room, snatched one of their "Victoria Secrets" and sprinted through the house like he was competing for an Olympic medal.

And as usual, I'm behind in all of my projects and deadlines are looming. Sometimes it feels like I'm treading water in a whirlpool. I've been swamped with playing catch-up, new projects, kids, laundry, chasing a puppy, blah, blah, blah. . . you know the drill. :) This has been one busy month. Maybe I'll have some sneak peeks soon of the projects I've been doing, but in the meantime here's a photo by my 13 year old daughter. She took this pic when we were in Tennessee last month. Puts her art-school trained mother to shame with a camera.

14 comments:

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Cathy, Oh what a wonderful blog you have. I will be sure to visit often! :)

~Diane

Trish said...

Great pic....
My goodness...school started already? Where on earth do you live?! One week left here. Oh...do tell me that my son's first romantic experience will not distress him too much...(I am sure - and hoping desperately - that there will be an end to this summer fling real soon.)

Designs by CK said...

Popping in to say hello Cathy!

Yummy raspberries!!! :)

Spooky CK

Charmingdesigns said...

Take a deep breath....aaaah calmness. lol yeah right , sounds like you have a bit going on. lol. Love the photo!!

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for visiting Quill Cottage. I must say I am sorry for being so tardy in paying a return visit, I have been on a blog break. Your daughter has a great eye for photography, the photo is stunning!

Lori said...

what a great photo, those berries look delicious:) i hope things slow down a little for you soon, i am feeling the same way if it is any consolation {?}

Alias Liz Jones said...

That is a great photo. Very talented indeed. Are those Tennessee blackberries? Makes me want a blackberry cobbler, but I just at a Zero bar, also a Wendy's Frosty. I can stop eating. I know it's not healthy but I better stop and have a cigarette before I overdose on sugar.
Well, have fun doing your domestics and chasing that little doggie.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I wouldn't sweat the eating thing. . . I'm pretty sure the candy bar you ate has no calories--that's why they call it a Zero bar.
And yes, they are blackberries grown in the heart of Brentwood, Tennessee.

Gollywobbles said...

Hi Cathy, You described my current emotions better than I could... "treading water in a whirlpool"....I truly understand! That is a beautiful photo~ How lucky you are to share talent with your daughter. Your void won't last long...before you know it, you could be surrounded by grandkids. Funny how a couple blinks, and the kids are all grown! Enjoy! I love reading your blog ~Sam

tipper said...

Love the picture! Yep its a busy time of the year.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

How hilarious! Jude running around with a double barreled trophy! Love it!

The blackberries make me hungry!
Yum! And pretty picture there, daughter!
Becky

Suzanne said...

It has been a busy August...I think we may have seen one another treading in the same whirlpool!
Your daughter's photo is beautiful. Can't wait to see your new creations when you feel caught up...well, somewhat caught up!

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Grace said...

I was just talking about you and our swap last year and I get home and your newsletter is there! WOW finally found your blog again now have saved and will read often. You are so talented...and guess what? yes I finally have a blog also...and you were one of my bigest inspirations to do it! Hugs Grace