Thursday, April 29, 2010

Carefree, the Word for Today, April 29, 2010


Today we pretened we are carefree!

We did little to no work.

We drove to town, about a 50 mile round trip, just to mail an envelope for a class I'm taking.

Instead of coming home right after we decided to drive by the realtor's and pick up a real estate book.  Looking thru it, we decided it might be better if we drove around town looking at different neighborhoods.  The pictures in the book don't show anything but the particular house.  Some don't show more than the front of the house.  It was another beautiful day, so this was actually very pleasant, just wandering around the side streets of our small town.  But, some lady in a little blue car honked at us.  I guess she had somewhere to be!  We felt sorry for her. 

We ended up at our preacher's house, and spent about two and a half hours visiting.  The preacher has a workshop in his basement, so he showed us his latest projects.  He has made a model of a 1920s truck and has started another.  He also has a model of an old tractor nearly finished, as well as several other fascinating things!  The front of his truck and tractor were each from the same large mailbox!  He also had a little model of an old cannon, and was making a little bit larger cannon, with different sized old pipes he'd aged.  Like I said, fascinating (that might have been a good word for today).

We looked at all his handiwork and then he brought out a piece of wood, with a latice of carved grape leaves all around the edges.  It looks like it might have been a decorative piece on an old piano or organ. 

He actually just wanted to get rid of it, but he presented it to me, and said "Doesn't it just make you want to paint a picture in the middle here where it's just plain?"  Finally he said,  "If you want to paint on it you can have it, I don't need it back."  Funny. 

I took it anyway, because it's actually very pretty, and I just might paint something in the center.  If I do paint on it, and it looks nice, I'll hang the piece on the wall above my piano.

When their little three year old grandson needed to eat (it was five pm!) we stood up to leave and after he had eaten his spaghetti Os and had the red sauce all over his face, which was cute, we moved toward the car.  After his grandpa had washed his face in the hose and left the little guy quite happily watering the grass, we left them.
I'm not a willing cook, so we stopped on our way up the mountain and ate at "Ma and Pa's.

Now we are again in front of the tube, and this computer.

Oh, our littlest grandbaby is on the phone telling us about her day.  Ut-oh, there's the door bell, neighbors from up the road are here.  Great finish to a good day.  Thank you God, for some carefree time.

Today's word is Carefree!
(If your day today wasn't, I wish for you a day soon that is!!!)

Daisies and Wild Violets in the Mountains of East Tennessee

(All photos by Janet Toney, please request permission before 'borrowing' any photograph.)

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