I just got a message from my cousin Bethany with a photo of a seashell mobile she made with her daughter Grace the other day. Bethany and Grace are always doing crafty things, like making these beautiful necklaces a few months ago.
I was reading your blog and it's so funny that you made a mobile, we made one last week out of shells. I had been wanting to make one one for a while and finally got around to it. We found some good conch shells down the beach and they were easy to string.
Oh yeah and i took a VERY old chalk board out of my mom's garage and hung it up in Grace's play room. She LOVES it, she has to draw on it everyday.
And what's funny about that, Bethany, is that I'm planning on painting a wall in our kitchen with chalkboard paint next weekend. We're 3,000 miles apart, but we're riding the same wavelength.
Bethany said she's also making some signs for her house with phrases that her dad--my beloved Uncle Tommy--used to say. He passed away a couple of years ago, but his gentle wisdom still lives with all of us.
Love you and miss you, B.