Monday, July 26, 2010

I Love Life

I'm sitting here putting together some pieces for sudnalger. I had gotten up to get something to eat. and while there, fixing my plate---thanks Darcel for cooking---Ava came into the kitchen and told me that she loved me. I heard her the first time, but wanted to make sure, so I asked her again. She repeated it to the letter, I love you PeePaw. I looked at her and  thanked her with a big smile  told her that I love her too, then she walked back into the living room. 

The girls both tell me on occasion that they love me, but I really need that one.
I appreciate how God uses people and situations. 

I Love Life

Sunday, July 25, 2010

What Was I Thinking?

So here I am, making designs for my website and I'm messing around with different drawing tools. Just to get used to it I doodled for awhile. Once I see what can be done I say it's time to see what I can come up with. 

Because of the stencil type objects, I decided a background color was needed. Once I decided on the color, I realized I should fill the object  with color. Black was too dark and red was too red. Then I found it. 

At the time the object was only the size of an egg, in a triangular shape. Then I began to stretch the object and there it was the cave.
At least that's what it looked like in my eyes.

The moment I saw that, I knew it was what I had been looking for. For what I had no idea, but I knew it was perfect. 

After looking at the finished product for a moment, I knew exactly what I wanted next. A balloon to put words into. Messing around with that for another few minutes and the words began to take on a character.

A name....a name....he needed a name. sudnalger came to be his name. 

I was going to include him in this blog, but decided he should have his own.

The strange or funny part about all of this?....none of this was how my original plan going the design of the object, was supposed to happen. For me, it's perfect. 

I believe I have found something that I can play with and have fun. I hope you'll come along for the ride. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I've been up since 5:30 this morning. I woke up a few times during the night but that didn't hamper my sleep any. I feel rested but not quite ready to take on the chore of getting ready for work.

I've been downstairs to get my coffee and the news is on. I've checked email and don't plan to do any other activities on the PC this morning. Writing this post this morning is highly unusual for me. 

Although I haven't been posting on a regular lately, I feel compelled to write one this morning....go figure.

Nothing fancy in this writing...maybe just had to do this for me because I haven't posted in awhile. 

It's really been hot and humid here with temperatures in the 90's. There has been a breeze which helps tremendously. Those parking lots do hold a lot of heat and without the wind, it would be totally unbearable.

I'll make sure to get more ice, water and something to munch on. I haven't been eating much during the day due to the heat, but I know I can't do fluids only. I try to keep a pack of lunch meat--turkey or chicken--along with crackers to keep me nourished. 

I want to write more but time is not on my side right now. So it's time for me to rush and get ready. It is now 7:00 and I should be heading out in about a half an hour to the store. 

I hope all of you have a great day and may the blessing of God shower you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Samuel Royce Alexander Harmon

I was sitting here checking mail and I went to my blog and skimmed through my last few postings. Because of the way I had been feeling, I put off writing a post to my grandson. Kept telling myself I want to wait until the time is right; when I feel like I'm ready to start writing again. I'll admit that personal slump hit me a bit hard in that area. Other parts of my emotional being also took hits as well, so I struggled for a time there. I'm feeling better and I want to write again.

Samuel at birth weighed in as the smallest of the three. Nakiah, the first born weighed in at 10lbs. Ava weighed in at 10lbs 10oz. Samuel comes into the world weighing 7lbs 10oz. He's making that up fast. 

 I have been enjoying the presence of my grandson, included in the presence of Nakiah and Ava. Samuel's face lights up when one of them come close to him or starts to play with him. 

He is growing so fast. During his first week, he wasn't feeling me a whole lot. As the next few weeks past by, I have been able to hold him longer than just a few minutes. I have been able to put him to sleep a few times. He's starting to smile at me when he sees me. I like that. 

                                        Samuel at 2 weeks

A couple days after he was born, I remember telling Darcel how he had been holding his head up on his own. Such a show off. When I'm holding him, I have to remember that he is still too young to really do this on his own on a regular, but he really insists on showing us what he is capable of doing. He's following voices and  mommy and daddy passing by movements; it's hard to keep up with him.

I still can hear the ringing in my ears when Charles came running upstairs shouting: "I got my boy!!!-- I got my boy!!!"  We then proceeded to hug each other in appreciation. It was really an exciting time!!!

I think about the days before birth and how Darcel was dealing with false labor (she was actually in labor); I wished I could do something for her, but knew that all I could do was try to be there for know how daddy's are. I'm so proud of Darcel and how she was able to manage the stress and emotions of child birth. 

Everything turned out's easy for me to say....I wasn't giving birth. Charles and Darcel have their son and I have my grandson. As I said before, he is growing fast as you see in the following photo.  

                                          Samuel at 6 weeks

He's really porkin out huh? That's my grandson!!


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