Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What's up...

It just occurred to me that I haven't made the announcement here that...(drumroll)...my HOUSE SOLD! Yup, we close on May 27th. I'm in the process of getting someone to pick up the furniture that I don't have room for and don't need. A local thrift/antique store will be doing that tomorrow. Then there's the upright piano...
Grandpa Bob and Audrey
Yes, lots of memories...
A bigger Audrey
.I'm glad I got some photos to keep those memories alive! My hubby, Bob, could only play one silly song, (and his mother was a piano teacher!) so he loved to entertain anyone who would listen to it for the hundredth time. ;) Someday, I'll get a smaller electric keyboard and finally learn how to play! For now, a friend has promised to find a home for it. He and his family have a little place they call Jasper's Theater where they put on a Hee Haw style variety show during the summer months. This might be the most fun that old piano has ever had! It will be nice to finally have everything taken care of so we can go on to new things. It's always good to tie up loose ends. There are more memories to make with the folks we love!

I signed on with the Tyndale Bloggers to read and review books. Then I tried to back out because it crossed my mind that I have a bazillion books to read already! Too late. My first book was already in the mail. So, now I'm committed! I just started Lead Me Home by Amy Sorrells. I will be reviewing it here when I finish. :)
Finally, things are looking up at the deli! We've hired four new people in the last few days. Please pray they all work hard and stay around for a while! Thanks!

On the ATC front, here are my latest. I don't think I've shown these cards for the Castle swap...right?



 And then there was the May Bizarre Holidays swap...




Well, I guess I'd better get some reading done if I'm ever going to review that book! Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my ATC's, lol. I hope you are all well, and I'll be checking up on you soon!

Shalom!



12 comments:

  1. Your house sold? That's great news. It will be nice when all the last things are sorted and you can take a deep breath and relax a bit. Also great that 4 more people have been hired at work. I gather it was high time! I always enjoy your ATCs. The 4th castle one reminded me of The Friendly Giant ( kid's TV show from way back when). Do you remember him?

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    1. No, I don't remember The Friendly Giant. :) I drew this little castle and then it reminded me of a chess piece, so I added the giant hand. Ha ha!

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  2. Lisa, I love the story of your husband only playing one song. Also the pictures of your sweet Audrey. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie! Audrey was Grandpa's little sidekick. :)

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  3. great news about your house! i'm glad to hear your piano will be going to a good home :) maybe they will let you come visit now and then!! lovely ATCs...where do you find the time??

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    1. I usually just have a marathon drawing session when the ATC's are almost due. I look forward to semi-retirement next fall, so I can relax a little more and enjoy the art! :)

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  4. Congratulations on the sale of your house! I love the thought of your piano having fun at Jasper's in its old age :-)

    And May 3 is a day to wear unmatched shoes? Hmmm... that could be a bit unnerving if they are different in more ways than color... but I will search my closet to see what I might find. Ha!

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    1. You'd better put a photo on your blog, so we can see what you wear on May 3! ;) Yes, it made me feel better knowing that the piano is going to a good home. :)

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  5. Oh, Lisa, I'm so so glad your house is selling so quickly! That's just wonderful. It seems to me that it's affirming that this step (this move) is certainly what God wants for you now. There's nothing as disheartening as having a house for sale for years. Yay for you!! And I just love the ATC of the sneakers :)

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  6. Praising God for the sale! Everything will be paid off with a little left over. :) Glad you like the sneakers! Spongebob was my favorite. ;)

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  7. I LOVE all these creative artworks in your rooms and with you and through you and sheltered by you and loved by you and and and!

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