Friday, June 15

Paint, gravel and baby powder "all up in my manicure"

I will never forget the sweet and sassy Kristina Contes for saying that we should sign up for one of her classes if we wanted to get paint "all up in our manicure." Not only did we walk away from Klala's classes with paint under our nails, but also with a new perspective on art and its possibilities tucked in our pockets. What a creative force! The girl is on fire. Soon I will post the fruits from my time with the prodigy.

Kristina is the fizz in the seltzer, and I love her to death! Mixing her with my good friend Monica at MLPA last weekend was like . . . well, sort of like mixing gin and tonic. IT WAS ALL GOOD! Monica and I took both of Kristina's classes on Saturday and cropped with her until late Friday night. Such fresh, pure talent! I am a fan. Dude!!!






But, then I came home Saturday night to a call from Jack's riding partner's wife, telling me that J had been hit by a car making a left turn in front of him. What a terrifying couple of hours before I learned that he was okay! I drove to Virginia Sunday morning to pick him up from the hospital in Winchester. He was very sore and so, so lucky. His beloved BMW K75 was not so fortunate. J learned from the insurance company today that "Blue Balls" had been totalled. I guess the only good news (other than that he is okay) is that it was determined that the accident was in no way his fault, so the woman who hit him (or her insurance company) will be responsible for his expenses. J will reluctantly be driving his "cage" for a while.

For some reason, I felt that this entry had to be detailed in chronological order, so here's my most exciting news at the bottom -- the baby powder "all up in my manicure!"

My daughter, Nicole, gave birth to her second daughter today! Welcome Hannah! All is well with the girls, and I'm just sorry that Nebraska is not closer to Pennsylvania. I'll be posting pictures soon. In the meantime, enjoy this photo of Hannah's older sister, Lauren.

10 comments:

  1. All of that is big news. How can I comment on that. You have creative stuff, scary stuff, and wonderful news stuff all in one blog. Well it's all good I guess. Jack is OK, you remain creative, and your daughter even more creative. Congratulations to all. Say hello and best wishes to J.

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  2. How could you possibly cram anything else into a week? I remember how excited you were about getting to work with Kristina! Then I felt I was cramping your style somewhat with my call from gurney in the hospital. (I never thought that having a motorcycle removed from my butt could feel so good!)

    And then the best news of all came today!!! (And I got to answer the phone!!!) You're a grandmother again! I'm not quite sure what this makes me, but it makes me proud to be there with you when the magic happens.

    There's never a dull moment here!
    "J"

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  3. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my little blog, and for your sweet compliments. I'll be a regular visitor here, too. Looking forward to meeting you at SB!

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  4. Oooh, painty fingers are the BEST. Glad you had a blast.

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  5. Congrat's on your latest addition! I can't believe you are a grandmother again. You've accomplished so much in such a short period of time. Best of luck to Atticus, he will be in my prayers and I can't wait to hear his version of his ordeal!

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  6. Glad Jack is on the mend, and congrats to you, Nicole and their newest addition!

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  7. You are acquiring grandchildren quickly these days. Aint it grand? :) Again, very happy to hear Jack was okay. And needless to say, hoping the best for the "Grand Atticus!" *poor baby*

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  8. Nebraska????Where in Nebraska???? That is where I am from!

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  9. Hi Jill, Nicole is from Kearney, but I also have family in Omaha, Nebraska City and Falls City. Will come in handy when I am back for Silver Bella in the fall! Where are you from?

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Dear Leslie,I just got your messageand yes your hair is that grey but if you werent standing with to blondes that were really golden you would not feel that way i think you carry your color well and i dont think if we put in to much golden tones you would like it but, the beauty of color is you dont have to marry it so lets give it a try have a happy forth of july enjoyed your blog
    jennifer

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