A Joyful Heart…

…is good medicine.

I never want to lose the ability to laugh at myself. After complaining about my new hairdo last year a memory of a photo kept coming back to me from my early years.

2013-11-018Here’s my 6th grade photo from Fremont Elementary School in Montebello, California. The photo from November of 2013 isn’t the clearest but it does show how similar my hairdo is to my 6th grade years. Gave me a good chuckle.

We’ve had a relaxing weekend at this old house. Dear took Katie to the airport before the sun was up on Saturday. When I finally got up we had our coffee and I slowly got ready for the day. Our dishwasher is telling us it’s not long for this world so we went out to investigate what’s new in dishwasher world after 10 years. We had a good education and are considering a Miele to replace our Maytag. After church we tried a new spot for  brunch. I’m getting a little excited for Season 4 of Downton Abbey tonight. Are you a fan?

Then and Now ~ D.C. Mosaics



As you can see I didn’t study my then photos very well as I stood on the opposite side of the Marine Memorial. You also have to look real hard to see me in the now photo at the right of the statue. The only chance we got to get to the Marine Memorial was during the moonlight tour. In my Capitol shots you can see how things have changed from 40 years ago.

Across the road from the Capitol you can visit the United States Botanic Garden. Here are two mosaics of some of the flowers in the garden.



My last mosaic is for my Canadian friends. Happy Victoria Day to all of you!


Join us and Mary at Little Red House to share your Mosaics.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.