A Face and a Shadow in the Crowd

“A Face in the Crowd” is this week’s WordPress photo challenge. I picked this photo because the child is focusing on her shadow.

This is my first photo challenge, and what a fun photo to feature. Too much alliteration? Well, it’s a photo of a child and they love playful language, don’t they?

They also go through a stage when they’re intrigued with their own shadow. What an adorable phase. It’s delightful to watch children react to and interact with their shadows. If there’s more than one child, they’ll try to step on each other’s shadows and make a game of it.

I like the contrast of the child’s shadow against the shadows of trees in this photo. Is she aware of the other shadows, too? Or just her own? This photo could actually serve as a writer’s prompt, don’t you think? I wonder if that’s how Peter Pan got started? 🙂

I remember when my grandson wasn’t quite two yet and how seeing his shadow on one wall entertained him every day when the light was at the right angle. It was so cute the way he’d wave his arms, jump up and down and hop back and forth, focusing on his shadow’s mirror image. He even played peekaboo with his shadow when he walked past the corner and his shadow disappeared.

I recorded him one day. Then of course I had to play around with the special effects in iMovie because it’s a kick. I know a video isn’t part of the photo challenge, but it’s a good example of a child’s delightful interaction with his shadow. It still cracks me up when I watch this because he’s so curious, so amused by his shadow.

Seems like such a simple thing, but shadows are actually kind of complex, aren’t they? When it comes to photography, they certainly are for amateurs like me!

What are your thoughts? Do you enjoy watching kids at play? Have you ever watched a child interact with their shadow? Do you enjoy photography? Do you think shadows are tricky?

I’d love to hear from you.

 

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Bad Stairway – Watch Your Step – Health and Wellness Wednesday

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Have you ever missed a step? On a stairway?

Lynn Kelley, bad stairway

Last September George and I were on a weekend trip with two of our kids. I held onto the handrail while cautiously walking down a stairway that led into a pub. My daughter and son walk faster, so they were way ahead of us and were scouting out a place to sit. George was behind me.

Well, the staircase was wacky, but I didn’t realize it. I missed the bottom step, turned my ankle so the outer part of my foot took the brunt and then landed spread eagle on my bottom after falling in slow motion. Why is it always in slow motion?

George watched me tumble, helpless to do anything. My son turned around and did a double take as if he was thinking, what the heck is she doing on the floor? He came back and offered a hand to help me up. So did George.

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I was dazed, wondering how in the world I missed that last step, especially since I’d held onto the rail. The table we sat at faced the tiled stairway, so while my daughter and son placed our orders, I studied that stairway and realized the handrail ended at the third step from the bottom. I took a picture, then walked over to get a closer look.

Standing on the third step from the bottom, I recorded a video while walking down the stairs.

I wondered if the designer of the handrail had one too many drinks while working on that project because clearly that rail is too short for that stairway. Plus, there was no white line across the edge of the bottom step to give patrons a heads up that it was there. To top it off, the lighting was dim, so that made it hard to see the floor.

These falls can happen anywhere and of course when we least expect it, but that staircase is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

When we got home, I called the place to notify the owner they need to fix the railing so it goes down to the bottom step and paint a white line on the edge of the step, too. Actually, a white line on the edge of each step would make the staircase even safer.

The pub can thank their lucky stars I’m double jointed and that I didn’t get injured. However, double jointed or not, if I had fallen on my head, it wouldn’t have mattered how limber I am.

During the phone call, I reminded the employee I spoke to (the owner wasn’t available), “Hey, this is California. People are sue happy.” So, they’ve been warned. Next time we go to that resort town and visit that bar, if they haven’t fixed their staircase, I might have to name the place on my YouTube video and here on my blog.  Someone could get hurt pretty bad on a stairway like that.

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My blogger friend Susie Lindau wrote a post describing recent injuries she’s suffered titled “Bad Luck Comes in Threes, Right?”

One of her injuries was a fall in a restaurant. Her ski boots were slippery as ice on the tile floor, so she didn’t just fall once, but twice! The owner of the restaurant told her he’s been meaning to post a sign warning patrons they should not wear ski boots inside.

That would be wise, Mr. Manager. Sheesh!

We need to do our best to be mindful of our surroundings and watch our step, especially if we’re distracted or in a hurry.

One time I was rushing at my sister’s house and forgot there was a step in her entryway. It blended in with the floor. Being double jointed didn’t help me with that fall because my knees took the brunt of the fall. Swelled up pretty bad and was badly bruised, but no lasting damage. Whew! My poor sense of equilibrioception was partly to blame for that fall.

Wishing you sure-footed adventures when you’re out and about and when you’re at home, too. That’s when we’re more likely to let our guard down.

What are your thoughts? Have you or a loved one had a bad fall? Do you hold onto handrails? Do you make it a point to be mindful? Do you have any other suggestions to improve that stairway?

I’d love to hear from you.

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Pushing Sorrow Aside to Embrace a Day of Joy – Parenting Plights & Delights

One year ago, we attended the last-minute wedding of our youngest daughter, Suzee. “Why last-minute?” you may ask. In mid-January 2017 my husband, George, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer: leptomeningeal disease. We were still trying to process the diagnosis of Stage 4 lung cancer.

George wasn’t showing any neurological symptoms at the time of the leptomeningeal-cancer diagnosis, but that wasn’t expected to last long. All four of our adult children freaked out. The whole family did. Suzee, our youngest, had her father write “I love you” on her wrist, and that night her boyfriend Brett tattooed it for her.

April and her family had just moved to North Carolina in September 2016, so she made plans to fly back to California with the two kids so they could have “quality time with Gramps while he was still acting normal.”

Suzee expressed her desires to get married soon so her father could escort her down the aisle while he was still able to walk. We met Brett’s parents, Dave and Roxy, a few days later at a Mexican restaurant. We all hit it off and had a nice time.

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That night, Brett proposed to Suzee. Here’s their engagement picture, a selfie:

Lynn Kelley, happy anniversary to my youngest daughter

They decided to get married while April was out here with the kids, which would be in a couple of weeks. Twas a whirlwind from that point on. I took George to various medical procedures (will cover all that in a future post) and he had started chemo January 12th, 2017, so I was busy caring for him and didn’t help plan the wedding at all, except for decorating a box to hold the gift cards:

Lynn Kelley, happy first anniversary to my youngest daughter

My niece, Carrie, graciously offered to have the wedding in her yard. It was going to be held by the pool, a gorgeous setting, but a monster storm changed all that, so white tents were set up in the driveway instead. One tent blew into a neighbor’s yard the night before the wedding when a strong gust swooped it up. The rental company had to come out the next morning and replace it. By then the torrential downpour had let up, and scattered showers alternated with bright, blue-clouded skies.

It turned out to be a beautiful wedding, a day to rejoice and celebrate. We pushed our sorrows aside and embraced the joyful occasion of welcoming our new son-in-law into the family.

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Groom’s parents: Roxy and Dave – Bride’s Parents: Lynn and George

 

 

 

 

 

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Joyful ever after.

Happy First Anniversary to Brett and Suzee. May they enjoy every precious moment and celebrate another 60 years.

Note: George’s cancer is basically in remission. I need to finish blogging about his journey, but it’s not easy to write about and it’s taking much longer than I planned. Here’s Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you’d like to read the beginning of the journey.

All four of our children are married now. We have five grand kiddos and are looking forward to more. Life is good and we’re eternally thankful for countless blessings.

What are your thoughts? Do you enjoy celebrating anniversaries and other special occasions? Do you like to go all out or keep it simple? Are you able to push sorrow aside to find moments of joy? How are things going in your life?

I’d love to hear from you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Do You Have a Hidden or Quirky Talent?

Happy Friday! Almost everybody has a hidden or quirky talent. What’s yours?

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Below is a 57-second video of my youngest daughter, Suzee, showing off her quirky talent. She learned this cute little trick from her father when she was three years old.

Her brother does a mighty mean eyebrow dance, too, but I’ll have to highlight that in another blog post after I get a good video of him.

Here’s Suzee’s husband, Brett, demonstrating his quirky talent. He can throw a Frisbee so it comes back to him. The video is 26 seconds long.

Boom-erang!

Yes, I know better than to video vertically, but it was the only way I could get the Frisbee in the shot. Turned out very cool. Nice going, Brett!

I grew up in a funny family. Funny as in ha-ha, lots of laughs, and also funny as in weird, but weird is good in my book. If you missed my post Friday Funnies From a Funny Family, check it out if you need a giggle.

What are your thoughts? Do you have a quirky talent? How about a normal talent? What about your family members, do they have any talents? Are they fun, funny, quirky, or something else?

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Movie Review of The 15:17 to Paris – True Story of Three Men Stopping Terrorist on a Train

Clint Eastwood with real-life heroes Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler

For Valentine’s Day, George and I got to see the movie The 15:17 to Paris. It’s the remarkable true story of three American friends who thwarted a terrorist on a train to Paris in August 2015.

Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, he got flak from some critics for casting the real-life heroes to play themselves, but that’s what George and I found intriguing about the movie.

Hey, it worked out well when Audie Murphy played himself in To Hell and Back, didn’t it? Yep! Ever since I saw that movie when I was a teenager, I’ve been fascinated by the life of Audie Murphy, most highly decorated combat soldier in World War II.

Back to The 15:17 to Paris. I loved this movie. Very cool that the real heroes, childhood friends, starred in it. I enjoyed learning about their lives prior to the train scene, especially Spencer’s struggles and how so many things he’d learned in life prepared him for the day he’d take on that terrorist.

I also liked the scenes of the three friends traveling around Europe for the first time.  True to life scenes that didn’t need any special effects.

The part on the train with the terrorist was intense. Completely blew me away. It makes me appreciate the heroics of Stone, Sadler, and Skarlatos so much more. Hearing about the incident on the news, I figured three against one, they probably took him down easy. Man, was I wrong.

I don’t want to ruin the movie for you. You’ll have to see it for yourself to appreciate what these heroes did. They deserved the medals they were awarded, and Clint Eastwood deserves a medal for taking a risk and casting the real life heroes.

Here’s the trailer:

Here’s an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

According to Alek Skarlatos, Clint Eastwood filmed the terrorist scene exactly as it happened, and the heroes appreciated how Eastwood stuck to the smallest details.

I was surprised to learn that many of the train passengers in the movie were the real-life passengers, and the one who was shot in the neck, Mark Moogalian, also played himself. Wow!

Eastwood was interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live prior to the interview with the three heroes:

Wouldn’t you think that terrorist on the train was enough violence for a lifetime? Stone had another close call after that:

An article in Los Angeles Daily News states “Less than two months after the Thalys train incident, Stone was out drinking with another group of buddies in Sacramento when they were attacked by a gang from San Francisco. James Tran is now serving a term in Folsom Prison for stabbing Stone to a life-threatening extent.”

Stone said he thought that incident was much worse than the terrorist on the train and he actually thought he was going to die.

Alek Skarlatos was a finalist in season 21 of Dancing With the Stars. If it wasn’t for DWTS, he would have been at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on October 1, 2015, where he was enrolled. A mass shooting at his college campus claimed ten lives that day.

I’m at a loss for words. May these young heroes be safe and well and enjoy life to the fullest from here on out.

They wrote a book about their friendship and the events on the train to Paris:

Here’s the description of the book: “On August 21, 2015, Ayoub El-Khazzani boarded train #9364 in Brussels, bound for Paris. There could be no doubt about his mission: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on board. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed his weapons. Another major ISIS attack was about to begin.

“Khazzani wasn’t expecting Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone. Stone was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the US Air Force, Skarlatos was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three were fearless. But their decision-to charge the gunman, then overpower him even as he turned first his gun, then his knife, on Stone-depended on a lifetime of loyalty, support, and faith.

“Their friendship was forged as they came of age together in California: going to church, playing paintball, teaching each other to swear, and sticking together when they got in trouble at school. Years later, that friendship would give all of them the courage to stand in the path of one of the world’s deadliest terrorist organizations.

“The 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of friendship and bravery, of near tragedy averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves at the moment when they, and 500 other innocent travelers, needed it most.”

What are your thoughts? Have you heard about The 15:17 to Paris and these real-life heroes? Do you like this kind of movie? Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? 

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Do the Cupid Shuffle Line Dance

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I couldn’t resist sharing Cupid Shuffle with you. Do you like this song? Do you know how to do the dance?

I’ve been at a few wedding receptions and parties when Cupid Shuffle was played, and whippersnappers jumped up and joined in. I felt like a wallflower, too intimidated to learn a new dance in a crowd of people, so I would sit in my chair and keep the beat, but it’s time to change that.

Wallflowers, unite! Here’s a Cupid Shuffle tutorial (below). Learn it, practice it, and be ready to show off your new moves the next time you’re at a fun gathering.

There are a lot of Cupid Shuffle tutorials, but this one takes it a little slower than the others. Just my speed. It seems I need to learn new dance moves in slow motion. It’s not just my age because when I took karate 20 years ago, I did the same thing when I learned the forms, slow and easy.

Lynn Kelley, Cupid Shuffle

How about you? Are new dance moves and other routines easy for you, or do you need to learn in baby steps, too? Pat yourself on the back for sticking to it if that’s the case.

If you already know the Cupid Shuffle and want to kick it up a notch or two, there are other tutorials on YouTube that teach more advanced moves. Here’s one that starts with the basic moves, then shows you some “flavor to add to it so you can be the best Cupid Shuffler out there”:

Okay, let’s dance. You’ll not only get a good cardio workout, but you’ll also exercise your brain by learning a new skill. Once you’ve learned it and it becomes easy or mechanical, time to learn another new skill in order to keep your brain young.

Lynn Kelley, Cupid Shuffle

What’s your favorite exercise? Do you like to go to the gym? Do you like to dance? If so, what’s your favorite dance? Are you doing anything special for Valentine’s Day?

I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Images courtesy of Pixabay

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Ambidextrous Tennis Player Celebrates 85th Birthday

Help me celebrate my dad turning 85 years old.

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Dad plays tennis for two hours at a time two to three days a week. He learned to play tennis when he was 40.

Being ambidextrous has helped his game. This three-minute video shows him switching the racquet from one hand to the other. You have to watch closely or you’ll miss it.

There’s a full game on YouTube titled “Old Guys Playing Tennis.”

I interviewed Dad last summer. This is the shorter version, which is over eight minutes in length.

He has slow-progressing Alzheimer’s, and I believe it would be much worse if he wasn’t physically fit. According to the study in my post about activities that help prevent Alzheimer’s, tennis isn’t beneficial in  preventing the disease, but I’d be willing to bet staying physically fit has helped slow it down. That’s just my opinion, though.

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This photo of my father as a boy is on the cover of an altered art book I made for Mom and Dad as a Christmas gift in 2009,

Dad’s mother divorced his father when he was about three years old. She worked as a secretary through the Depression and later remarried. At age 13, Dad got a job setting up pins at a bowling alley. He worked at that job for about four years and gave his money to his mother and step-father to help out with expenses. “That’s what you did back then,” he said.

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Newlyweds

He met Mom when he was 17 and she was 14. They eloped a couple of years later after Mom’s step-mother slapped her for not handing over the money from her first paycheck, but Mom didn’t get any money from that check because the employment agency took their cut.

Mom asked my father to marry her so she could get out of the house. Her mother died in childbirth on my grandfather’s birthday, leaving a newborn baby girl and six other daughters. Mom was only 13, the third oldest child.

Dad got drafted into the Army at age 20 during the Korean war. He was stationed in Austria. Mom gave birth to my oldest brother while Dad was overseas and she sent a telegram informing him he was the father of  a baby boy.

After serving the required two years in the Army, Dad was discharged, got into sales, and worked long hours to support a growing family.

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Our family in 1974

This video is 38 seconds long. The clown bike belonged to my nephew. Dad’s always been one to clown around.

For their  65th wedding anniversary last July, my parents celebrated in small ways, like going out to lunch and an afternoon at the beach. They weren’t up to having a big party like they did for their 60th.

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Celebrating 65 years of marriage. Still married to the same wonderful girl.

Happy 85th Birthday, Dad!

Husband for 65 years, father of five, granddad to 16, great-granddad to fifteen and two on the way. May he continue to play tennis and do all his favorite things for many years to come. He says he’s enjoying life to the fullest.

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Cheers!

What are your thoughts? Do you celebrate milestone birthdays? Do you play tennis? Are you ambidextrous? 

I’d love to hear from you.

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Everyday Heroine – Do You Know One?

Do you know an everyday heroine?

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Aunt Sam as a school girl

Everyday heroes and heroines are people who commit random acts of kindness without giving a thought as to how their kindness will impact those around them, and they expect nothing in return.

My Aunt Sam’s real name is Walda, and this is a true story from her childhood:

“When I was in third grade, I was taught by the most dear and gentle nun. It was obvious that Sister Saint Hubert should have retired years before, but she was still patient and kind when dealing with her class of seven- and eight-year-olds. 

“One day, giving in to temptation, I took a quarter from Shirley’s desk and dropped it into my pocket. In the school year 1947/48, a quarter had a bit more value than it does now. Especially to a third grader. Sister made a plea to the class stating that Shirley needed her quarter for the streetcar fare home. 

Lynn Kelley, everyday heroine“My conscience being pricked, I stood up. Sister didn’t let me say anything, but took me by the arm into the coat room. There were no words exchanged. I handed her the quarter and began to cry. She took me in her arms and held me for a few minutes. 

“Then she exited the coat room and shouted back to me so that the class could hear, ‘Walda, please straighten up the coats for me.’ 

“She then told the class, “Walda said Shirley can have her quarter.’

“I still fill up with tears when I remember that incident, and I’m wiping tears from my eyes as I type this. Never underestimate the impact your little acts of love, kindness, understanding, and forgiveness can have upon a young heart. I’m sure Sister Saint Hubert is enjoying her reward in heaven today.

Thanks for sharing your story, Aunt Sam. So very touching.

It’s wonderful how a kind person can steal our hearts and leave an everlasting impression.

Do you know an everyday hero or heroine? Did you ever steal when you were a child? If so, did you get caught and get in trouble? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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What If The Shoes Don’t Fit

I’m not comfortable teaching other writers how to write, but sometimes I like to have fun writing about writing. If you’re not a writer, this post might give you an idea about the many aspects fiction authors have to take into consideration when writing fiction.

If the shoe fits . . . well, it sure makes it easier to step into the role of your character. What if you’re a male writing about a female? Stepping into her shoes might be difficult.

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It can be tricky to balance, especially in spikes. At first it’s awkward. You might fall. Dust yourself off and get back up on those heels. You’ll soon find yourself strutting or prancing through your plot.

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Does your character need to move with the poise and grace of a prima ballerina? Impossible? Not if you practice, practice, practice.

 

Lynn Kelley There you go. Much better!

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Venturing into a new genre, exploring terrain your psyche never dared to conquer before? Those magic shoes could carry you off into mysterious, mystical realms. Try them on.

 

Lynn KelleyDon’t forget to pay attention to little details. Does your teen female curl her toes when Dreamland Dude flirts with her?

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What if you’re a female stepping into a male character’s shoes? What kind of stance does he have? Are you taking note of his features, like those hairy legs? With a little creativity (and some black eyeliner – yes, those hairs are drawn on), you’ll be on the right track.

 

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Whether you’re a female writing about male characters or a male writing about female characters, in the beginning you might have to tighten the reigns to head them in the right direction. Once they come to life, you could find yourself wrangling with the keyboard to keep up as they gallop down the trail, daring to leap off the edge of the page. Whoa!

 

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Do you find a good fit filling your character’s shoes when they’re the opposite sex or from a different culture? It certainly can be challenging.

“Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?”
                                                                                   ~ Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

What are your thoughts? Do you like creative writing? Have you ever written in the viewpoint of the opposite sex? Was it easy or hard? 
I’d love to hear from you!
Photo credit: Man with banana – RyanMcGuire at Pixabay

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How to Press Flowers – Small Roses

Do you like pressed flowers? It’s easy to press them.

In this video tutorial, I cut fresh flowers from my garden, put them on a sheet of wax paper, fold it over, then put them between the pages of a heavy book. More books are stacked on top to help speed up the process.

I used small roses, which seem to work well as pressed flowers. The petals don’t have much moisture, so they dried out well and retained much of their original color.

Flowers with thick petals don’t work as well, at least for me. I have better luck with small flowers that have thin petals.

These sweet pressed roses will make precious embellishments in the altered art book I plan to make for my youngest daughter and her husband. I’m way behind in getting started on it and their one year anniversary is quickly approaching. Here’s an altered art book I made as a wedding gift for my niece. I used pressed flowers on some of the pages for that book.

Suzee and Brett’s altered art book will be just as special but completely different because each altered art book is as unique as the people I make the books for.

Pressed flowers were used on this page of an altered art book. The pink flowers at the top left and the white flower at the bottom are pressed and coated with Mod Podge.

You can also embellish candles with pressed flowers. Melt clear wax and use a small paint brush to apply a coat of wax over the pressed flower so it will adhere to the candle.

Lynn Kelley, how to press flowers

Getting back to blogging and blogging more frequently is taking up most of my time, plus getting back to writing novels. I have a few works-in-progress that I started years ago, so this is the year to finish them.

Lynn Kelley, how to press flowers

Wish me luck in keeping up with the blogging, writing, spending time with family, and making progress on Suzee’s gift. Time is passing by way too fast.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever pressed flowers? Do you have too many irons in the fire? Is time passing by too fast for you? 

I’d love to hear from you.

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Photo credits: Lynn Kelley, Ramdlon at Pixabay, Wild0ne at Pixabay

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