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Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

I don’t know if I ever had the book…maybe aGolden Book as they call them…

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My Mother would tell me stories all of the time… She amazed me with her memory… and she never seemed to tire of telling me stories… at bedtime… at nap time… when I didn’t feel well… just for fun!…

I listened with great attention to every word

One of my favorites was Peter Rabbit

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… I later found that the author was Beatrix Potter… and that she was also a wonderful artist

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Beatrix Potter when she was young … learning to write and illustrate… and when she was older…

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Castle Cottage… where she lived with her husband…

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Other characters illustrated by Beatrix Potter…

My Mom in telling her stories was very demonstrative… Meaning… that I could just picture the characters and places vividly with her voice and descriptions… She seemed to illustrate with her voice…

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Peter Rabbit was a little naughty… getting into Mr. McGregor’s garden… munching on his fresh carrots and lettuce… Wearing his little blue coat that his hard-working Mother had made him…

I liked that his Mother disciplined him, but also showed her love for him…

Maybe his Mother reminded me of mine… and yes… in its small way… influenced me…

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Easter Celebrating!

19 Days until Easter

My Lord has risen and given me a wonderful chance at life…

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I feel this is more special than His Birth that we celebrate at Christmas…

Some have traditions at their church with services009v0100ec … some celebrate with family dinners and egg hunts with their children…

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some celebrate within themselves… saying quiet prayers… and reflecting on the story of our Christ told in the Bible

There is egg dyeingEaster Bunnies appear k8785927 … baskets of candies k12637787 flowers seem to know and start blooming k1935523 … girls are dressed up in their finery… and little boys have shiny shoes… pastel colors reign…

The sun is shining bright today… It wakes me up… gets me busy… I feel that Spring Fever they talk about…

Time to freshen up things… make things sparkle… and breathe in the fresh air

I feel awake after a long winter’s nap!…

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Knowing that my Grandkid’s love the thought of the Easter Bunny and that fun stuff… I decorate a little… Might not be for the kids… but, they sure are a good reason…

I pull out my little things I’ve tucked away… some forgotten about and some that I’ve refreshed…

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A little of this and that… for my centerpiece…

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I’ve stowed away little floating Carrot Candles… Little Duck candles… a Bunny Candle… and a set of salt /pepper shakers in a little holder…

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Wood Bunny basket… waiting for some eggs or candy…

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My dyed eggs will definitely go here!…

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She is just so cute… Ceramic Bunny Lady with her cart… Candy needed!

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Forgot about my miniature Bunny/Chick…  Salt/Pepper Shakers…

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Window clings… easiest decoration idea I know…

Looking out my kitchen window…One of my favorite spots in my house…

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redid Forsythia Wreath (like a hundred times!)…

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Brown furry Bunny and Pink/Yellow Eggs…

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My flag is hung…says Happy Easter!

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as it blows in the breeze…

Happy Easter Everyone!

“Making Bunnies”

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Tomorrow is Easter … I had wished all week that my Grandkids would come over and decorate eggs  with me… I got my wish!… Mom and Dad wanted to go out to eat with some friends …so my wish was granted!… I can only show the finished product… quite pretty… because we were so busy I forgot to take pictures during the process…. I had boiled the eggs  earlier… so they were ready… The kids put the tablets of color in 6 glasses… green, red, blue, orange, purple and yellow… I added vinegar and cold water and they stirred…  and then the dipping began… green and orange for Carson… purple and pinks for Kennedy… Being a girl… she tried to dye her’s with two colors and added stickers… Carson just prefers bright plain colors… Both are good at it!… We placed them on my “Rabbit Egg Holder” and then a walk to Wal-Mart on the path through the woods for a treat… Back at home… I proceeded to help Carson with a project for school… and then made Bunnies   out of Croissants, Peanut Butter Cups, Pink and White Marshmallows and tiny Reese’s Pieces for eyes… Quite easy and so cute… Don’t have to be perfect to make you smile when you see them… I had made place cards  for the dinner table tomorrow… The kids probably would have liked to help with that… but, I had already made them so they will have a surprise tomorrow… What a joy I feel when they are around… Happiness abounds!