"Story Lady"

Friday, August 18, 2017

Gotta Post - It's Friday!

Sometimes i think 
"Got Nothin' To Share"
But then
I remember it's Friday
time to connect with YOU.
Which is happy-making.

SO,  I'm not good at this, yet - 
I'm learning to sketch.

I do one sketch a day
(well, sometimes two, if i must miss a day)
This is a first try at the mailbox
just a few days ago.

promotional pen from the pupster's daycamp
and color pencil
on cost-effective paper -
(because, well, I'm learning . . . giggle)

Hmm - I think that's already five.
Now, I'm gonna post
and then zoom to your pages to see what you've shared.

love & love,
-g-

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Baby Roo

I keep thinking about a story from "Winnie The Pooh"
about Baby Roo.
He did not want to take a bath
so, he ran away and hid.
Things did not go as planned
and he thought he could put everything right by jumping out and saying,
Ah Ha!  I'm NOT Piglet, I'm Baby Roo!

Pooh stories are a "go to" place of comfort
because a mother
stayed in the hospital with me
(instead of going home with her own child)
and read a book out loud to me
even when I was sleeping
so I would not be frightened.

When i went to find a picture to share with you
I found This Great True Story instead.

love & love,
-g-


Friday, July 21, 2017

Hi There!

 Lounging after Bath Day

 Story Lady Corner

 Multicolored Kitty Kat
No Idea how THIS picture got here - it wasn't the one I chose
BUT,
She IS "The Kitty Boss."

My Pop's Bible
Good Company

I've had a few interesting adventures.
Rather Unplanned
Turned out GREAT
Because 
I have Stellar Neighbors.

if it's HOT where you live,
please take proper care . . . 
Even if it isn't Hot
Please take proper care anyway.

Thank you in advance.
love & love,
-g-


Monday, July 17, 2017

I'll try to return in time for Willy-Nilly later this week -

For now I'll share
A Family Friendly Feature Film
about a true story
This big white pupster
(who caused a lot of trouble for his community until
he found his calling)
Saved a colony of tiny penguins

at times the story is a little stressful
(like all good stories)

It has a satisfactory outcome

The story didn't tell you that the idea 
came from the first dog, "Oddball"
BUT - other dogs were properly trained to do the actual
penguin protecting work
the breed is Maremma.
I think this is a photo of the actual "first person"
"Swampy"
and a young Maremma 

I rent from netflix
BUT
Noticed this film is view-able for free online

simple, true, uplifting

love & love,
-g-




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Spike Jones Sabre Dance (video)

Dance Music in preparation for Story Time

giggle

Monday, July 10, 2017

London Phogg - The Times To Come

"Let everyman love everyone -This is the morning of
The Times To Come"


or, how i spent my childhood.
giggle

love & love,
-g-

Friday, July 07, 2017

From our friend, Danny Maseng (video) :

Morning Prayer - Elohai N'tzor
 
Dear God, Guard my speech and my lips from evil and deception.
Before those who slander me i will hold my tongue
and practice humility
Open my heart to YOU
Those who would do evil towards me - frustrate their schemes 
Thank you for protecting Your Family

May the words of my mouth and meditations of my heart be acceptable to YOU

May The One who makes peace in the high heavens
make peace for all of us on earth
Amen 



love & love,
-g-

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Wonder Woman

Tuesday Morning 9:15 AM
July 4th
Local Theater
Totally Wowed.

love & love,
-g-



Friday, June 30, 2017

Sourdough Wars

I receive emails offering titles to read that are so far removed from my everyday that it's fun to check them out.  I read Sourdough Wars by Julie Smith.
Heaven knows what I'll be entertaining myself with next.

Wednesdays are my longest days.
By the time my puppy & i get home 
we attend to creature needs
(our cat will be waiting for us)
and chill 
Last Wednesday I watched
It was classy, the music was great, the art spectacular
and it had dignity.
A sweet nightcap
after the fur family had treats, of course.
Pupster and her friend
Our next door neighbor pup visits often.
He comes to play in our yard, have cookies, drink water, check out the cat . . . 
He simply knows he is welcome
My girl always wants him to stay.

They are happy kids.

love & love,
-g-





Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Night Ramble . . .

 I don't know the source for this girl & dog
They sure look like storybook creatures

Last week someone asked if I'd consider offering dance lessons
(took it as a compliment)

I've had extra "work" opportunities lately
(if you can consider what i do "work")
Sure am grateful
 
 This is one of my own photos
Seems I take plenty of bench pictures

hmmm . . . 



Monday, June 19, 2017

The Wee Heavies (video)

They are performing here soon
on an evening I'll be encouraging
young people to read

my heart is sure happy children learn to read
AND
People sing together like this

💟

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fifty Acres and a Poodle by Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Rarely has a city girl transformed herself into a country goddess with such humor.”
–Rita Mae Brown

Currently Reading:

started reading - didn't want to put it down
making myself do other things so it will last a day or two.
(giggle)

How 'bout you?
got a good summer read to share?


love & love,
-g-

Friday, June 09, 2017

Happy Mail

\
Ongoing project -
painting postcards
 sending them to mailboxes
with happy messages

Missed the film when it was in theaters
watched it last night
(video official trailer for the feature film "Loving.")
Wow
There's a lot to think about
I won't get sappy
I was thrilled to see, among the investors
"I absolutely don't care about my looks and I'm so used to them that I wouldn't change a thing. I would end up missing my defects." 
- Colin Firth

pretty sure that's five
love & love,
-g-



Thursday, June 01, 2017

Thursday Night Surfing . . .

(the numbers move so fast now a link is best)

Went to look because I'm watching

wow

 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Roald Dahl

Lots of favorite authors 
has always been one of them

Had the DVD 
"BFG"
When I returned from work this afternoon
spent time in pure bliss

I was taught "Beauty In, Beauty Out"
Pretty sure this film fit the directive.

Hope the author would have been delighted, too.




 

Friday, May 26, 2017

'The Wedding Plan'

Went to see the first show this morning.
Enjoyed it.  
I'd been waiting for it to get here.

Just a few movies on my "wanna see" list
looks like each of them will visit my favorite small venue.

color me happy.

Maybe you want to know it's in Hebrew with subtitles.
don't want you too surprised


 love & love,
-g-

 



Friday, May 19, 2017

Doing Stuff

(giggle)

Cool stuff occurs at the "reading station." 
Young lady insisted she was not able to read a picture book.
Tapped it with her eraser and claimed two more times . . . 
Have no clue who told her that.
"It's okay, we can read it together,
I'll help."
 

I get excited and begin to read
young lady recognizes words
by the third page
she'd grabbed the book and started reading 
for all the world to hear
using a
LOUD
Happy Voice.

Color me thrilled.

love & love,
-g-

 

 
 
 


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Moana

Oh My Fur & Whiskers!
I ordered this feature film from netflix because so many of my story time families enjoyed it.
Now i feel a tad guilty for watching it at home
because it took so much talent, time, research, effort
SOOOOO Many People

A true cooperative effort.

Beautiful to look at
tells the stories in a well crafted, unique way
gives credit to a massive amount of researchers that helped

me?
enjoying at home
cat in my lap
pupster at my feet?

It feels as if i should have done much more.
at least dressed up

seen it?
what didja think?

love & love,
-g-

Monday, May 08, 2017

Good Day Sunshine!

rained so much for so long
sunshine feels like a miracle

Got my own name tag
and signed my schedule for June
yippee!  officially part of the staff

Pupster and I getting comfy with our new schedule
 


 


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Latest Feature Film Adventures

Extra sweet to be sitting 
back row
first show
yesterday
(Saturday Morning)
While it was Pouring Rain Outside

Viewing
This film is Splendid.
Filmed in Wales and London
Super Cast
sharing the story of artists
trying to encourage the War Effort
finding a positive "spin"
in such tough times.

And, over a week ago I watched:
 Life Story
Family Story
Golfing Story
Parts of it unbearably hard
and still
worth knowing.

Scotland







Friday, April 28, 2017

Oh My!

It's almost time for Gunsmoke
where has the day gone?

The pupster & i walked early this morning
before the first gully washing rain
we're expecting lots more, surely we'll be soaked soon

The picture?  
learning to use a masking technique
cool

 My Foster Father 
(I call him "Pops")
called me "his kid."
The depth of treasure he's given
is pure wonderment.
His Kid is Blessed.
just sayin'





 


 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Minniken & the Ivy

Do i have anything to share this week?
Last week there was a blogger outage.  
I missed everyone.

Spent a lot of time observing & practicing
for the new position
I begin in a little over a week.

Been listening to people of Faith.
Color me Encouraged.

My pupster wonders why she can't keep the dog next door.
He comes over to play, but always goes home again.





Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Samurai Gourmet

This is an unexpected delight.
This gentleman finds his way through retirement
using the idea of a masterless samurai
guide the way

it is sweet
and good

I've only seen the first three 
in the series
looking forward to more

different enough
you may like it, too

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Tales of the Night


here's another "Georgy Recommend"
This animated feature film is lovely to the eye
it shows several stories
and is sure to enchant

I rented from Netflix

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mercy and Fabulous Stories

There is a Retreat Center
I used to visit often
because a wonderful artist would invite me to spend time
Saturday I decided to walk their labyrinth, 
and share it with you.
Thank you, Sisters of Mercy,

I am finally brave enough to apply for a new permanent/part time position.

We've had a few "gully-washers." 
 (Super Duper Rain Storms)
My pupster & I managed to ride way out in the county
in between storms and enjoy a couple miles of nature walk.
yippee! 


Visited a teeny cemetery being cared for by the city of Crestwood, MO and the D.A.R.
Kept meaning to share this place, it sits in an unusual spot.
When I finally took the time
I learned a lot of fabulous life stories

love & love,
-g-





Friday, March 17, 2017

Willy-Nilly Patrick

Hope You Are Smiling

Hope Your Day Is Marvelous

Hope You Find A Happy New Adventure

And
A Brand New Thought To Think

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, 
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, 
all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
-Leo Buscaglia

love & love,
-g- 



Monday, March 13, 2017

I am reading:

haven't finished - can't give away the ending (yet)
it's a good time to tell you about the reading adventure

It takes place after the Civil War
and we are traveling through Texas
because
A war veteran - retired, gentleman - having lost everything because of the war -
makes a living by reading newspaper stories
to crowds of fascinated people.
His presentations cost a dime per person.
He is worth it.

He has been asked and hired to transport a girl
- who was taken from her original family
and raised by the Kiowa -
to relatives.
The adventure expected to take three weeks going
and three weeks returning.

Written by Paulette Jiles

This book called to me from a shelf in our county library.
Have a library card?
I suggest you might enjoy this book

love & love
-g-

(off to finish the story)

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Just Stuff

A Garden Photo . . . like the bubbling water

found an older version of "my dream" - hmmm


 Wednesday Mornings Begin
with little chairs


tiny pottery home

family outing








Saturday, March 04, 2017

Wisdom & Love Triumph in this True Story

Want to tell you about a feature film I saw called
"A United Kingdom."
The film is gorgeous, the story TRUE -
had me holding my coat like a teddy bear
believing the best
How People, given opportunity, will move together
towards a better world.
Also shows the power of Journalism, used for Good.
It is playing in my favorite theater - 
there were only a handful of people when I attended
So - Giving you the "heads up."




Friday, March 03, 2017

Fountain and Five

Like this picture. 
Central West End, St. Louis.
good camera day . . . giggle

Slightly overwhelmed
tackling changes - one step at a time

Gonna get my hair trimmed this morning
first time in over two years . . . it's long-ish

Haven't been to my favorite theater in a while
might be time for a feature film

Enjoyed a story time, 
filled with teeny people from other nations
Parents held hands around the circle, because they were having so much fun
smiling, watching their children share
using our hearts, laughter is the same in every language.

love & love,
-g-

Sunday, February 26, 2017

tiny scribble

kept this tiny scribble a lot of years
pasted in a scrapbook
telling myself 
a tale of hope

Reminding myself
tore pages out of a study journal
and painted the same story again

love & love,
-g-



Friday, February 24, 2017

High Recommend

Rented from Netflix - but I've noticed there are plenty of other options.
It's beautiful and Uplifting.

There was a concerning destructive act at an old cemetery here.
Countless people from all around the nation moved restore
and provide for protection in the future

A sea of people gathered to hold one another close
chase fear away

Headstones were put right - with the help of big equipment
and trained helpers

Our Vice president arrived and helped rake leaves
Outcome?  Surprising GOOD 


Friday, February 17, 2017

Five in the Garden

 Apple Tree Allee' - Full of Promise
(yes, it's named "allee'" )

 Boxwood Garden waiting for visitors

 Barren butterfly garden shelter - knows it won't be long

 Tea House Shelter - proud of her moss yard

Peaceful Early Morning Garden Visit

love & love,
-g-

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Grateful Willie Nelson has resumed concert tour . . .

From CNN:
The country singer's publicist told CNN on Monday that Nelson will be performing as scheduled at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on February 16, after several canceled concerts.

Though he did not attend the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Nelson won the award for best traditional pop vocal album for "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin." 
The 83-year-old's concert on Thursday will kick off the remainder of his 
"Willie Nelson & Family Tour," which includes 27 upcoming dates.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Five

Time to create new art - this has been on my wall a long time.
(from my altered book project)

Haven't visited "The Garden" in awhile.

Attending a Conference next week.  Intend to return refreshed.
 
Looking forward to visiting Your Blog. 
Moments from now I'll be clicking on your links at Willy-Nilly.
 
It's cold-ish.  I always do "contrast and compare."  It always help to "get over myself."  There was a week when the warmest was 4 degrees (yep, four degrees) - so, this morning at 24 degrees is "balmy" - right?  Puppy Gets Her Adventures.
 
love & love,
-g-




Sunday, January 29, 2017

Because Tom . . . (video)

visited some buffalo
and reminded me 


Saturday, January 28, 2017

This was beautiful:

This is an animated feature film.
A retelling of an ancient story.
Borrowed from Netflix.

A child friendly
 treat for the eyes
and ears . . . 

color me happy.

love & love,
-g-