the empty cup

Happy Saturday!  I’m sitting here with my hubby, drinking coffee while blogging, at The Empty Cup Coffee Shop in Knoxville, TN.  This is a most wonderful, nonprofit, laid-back kind of place to spend a Saturday afternoon!  All  proceeds from The Empty Cup go toward funding adoption.  I was invited to have a “Pop-up Party” here, for My Comforter weighted blankets.  Since most children seeking adoption carry some kind of trauma with them, The Empty Cup is a perfect fit for My Comforter weighted blankets – especially our new line called Comfort for Kids – fun and affordable, kid-size and kid-friendly!

IMG_1789

Hope your Saturday is great!

Yellow Bells

Yellow Bells – that’s what a dear friend, who introduced me to gardening many years ago, called forsythia. And another dear friend, many years ago, gave me tiny shootings of her forsythia, to plant here at the cottage.

It’s a gray and rainy day, on the first of March, but I don’t dare to be gloomy when my yellow bells are so cheerful!

forsythia

The Greenway

is not green – yet.  After almost a week of overcast skies and a lot of rain, we had an afternoon of sunshine and warmer weather in the 60’s today.  I guilted encouraged Mark to get out and take a walk with me on a greenway close to our home.  He would have preferred to stay home on the couch, watching the Daytona 500, but he was a very good hubby and did a brisk 3.5 mile walk with me.  The river was beautiful, due to the late afternoon sun and yesterday’s rain. (AND, we made it home in time for him to see the end of the race!)

36 weeks and counting

Well, Brittany has her “go” bag packed and sitting by the front door.  She is SO ready to have this baby!  I think Damien is ready too – he wants his mommy back (the one who can pick him up and run and play with him on the floor).  I know Jarnarvis will be happy and relieved when baby #2, Keanu Christopher, makes his entrance.  Brittany has developed a few health conditions that make her high-risk, and Jar is hovering closely.  Mark and I are ready too, to be grandparents all over again.  We are so blessed to live close enough to experience “daily life” with our kids and our grandkids.

I finished Keanu’s quilt and gave it to Brittany yesterday.  Damien has (again) inserted himself in the photo shoot, pretending to take a nap on his brother’s blankie!