With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 3/14/10 - 3/21/10

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Window Flowers on Door

These late afternoon sun shadows on the door came from...
this window.
Hey Harriet has lots more Shadow Shots to see!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friday Photo Flashback & Show & Tell Friday

Betcha never heard of an Executone.
Well, that's what kept me connected to my classroom in 7th grade.
This is part of the pamphlet we received with the Executone. I searched the Internet for more information on these early models but could fine nothing.
I kept the "box" in my room and when turned on I could listen to what was happening in the classroom. There was another "Box" at school that a student carried from class to class.
I could speak and answer questions when I pressed the bar on top.
One of three teachers came to the house each week to review lessons with me.
I didn't have to add that 60's feel to this photo ~ It was already there!
Here are a few photos during my recuperation.
Cool typewriter, huh?
The Executone is just behind it and crutches at my right side.
Why, you ask, did I need to be schooled at home?
I developed a Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.
Betcha never heard of that either.
I needed some bone grafting and these three pins to correct this hip problem.A timely comic strip sent to me from my best friend.
Some saved get well greetings and letters
From my classmates

I spent many months on crutches but was able to return to school the following year.
I continued to grow (much to the delight of my physician) and the pins were removed leaving me with little more than a slight limp, minor movement loss and a little shorter on my left side.

From Wikipedia:
20-50% of SCFE are missed or misdiagnosed on their first presentation to a medical facility. This is because the common symptom is knee pain. This is referred pain from the hip. The knee is investigated and found to be normal.

That is what happened in my case. I was not diagnosed for weeks while seeing a family doctor. He concluded I was just seeking attention!
A trip to an orthopedist sent me right to the hospital for more x-rays and into surgery.
I'll be back next time with something a bit prettier for Show & Tell Friday!
Also joining Alicia @More Than Words for Friday Photo Flashback!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Muffins ~ Have Them Your Way

Is Your favorite

Sepial Scenes ~ A Knight & Swords

A couple of shots taken while visiting the
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Joining Mary T for Sepia Scenes!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rainy Night Photos for Outdoor Wednesday

Friday night we took my mom to see the play Fiddler On The Roof at an area high school. It was an evening of very heavy rain and blowing winds. As we pulled into the parking spot of her apartment complex, I thought the view through the windshield looked like an impressionist painting.
I was so excited to see that the camera caught what my eyes saw.
These photos were only lighten ever so slightly.
No other changes were made to them.

The students did a great job and we really enjoyed the play.
Afterward we went to a local diner and didn't get her home until after mid-night.
What a great time!
Joining Susan@A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tart ~ TWD

Baking today with the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers is a recipe chosen by Rachelle of

I began with a shortbread tart shell that is buttery and tender. After baked and cooled I moved on to the filling of a combination of bittersweet and milk chocolate.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm Stitching Along ~ More Inchies

Bullion Rose
The Year of our marriage
Into each life a little rain must fall...
But, JOY comes in the morning.
Where would we be without the cross!
Visit 39 Squares to see Amy's squares and for I'm Stitching Along info!
You can also see the squares of many participants on Flickr.

Mosaic Monday ~ AAUGH!

That's how I felt when I went to down load the pictures I took of my mom today as we celebrated her birthday, and realized the camera card was not in the camera!
The sweet photos of her Great-Grandbaby looking into her eyes...
The photos of her Great-Grandchildren gathered round her
The photos of her blowing out the candle on her birthday cake
(as Charlie Brown would say)
I do have a few rather poor quality shots taken with my little camera
Happy Birthday, Mom!
We love you!

Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!


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