Monday, January 11, 2010

Creative Friday

On Friday, we had our first get-together of the year!

While I certainly don't expect Jill to bring me a Sonic drink every Friday, I must say I enjoy them very much. I never get one any other time, I just never think about it, so it's a real treat. She also brought Cadbury Christmas chocolates, and I hadn't even seen any this year! Double bonus.

It's funny how I enjoy the creative mess all over the table, no other mess affects me that way...

I thought it was a rather frustrating day, since Max was still home from school, Lucas stayed home sick, and Eva was right there interrupting our every sentence. But then I read on Jill's blog that it was a great day, so I had to re-think it. As usual, I'm just glad she's willing to come be a part of our chaos! {photo by Jill}

We had a rather dumb lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches, but at least we had (my new favorite) leftover cake to see us through.

I love this photo that Jill took -- I have quite an affection for curling tendrils in all their forms.


I taught Jill how to make miracle bread, because with a recipe this easy, no one should be afraid of making homemade bread! She had to agree that it was not intimidating in the least.

Before Jill left, we opened the most ginormous envelope ever that Rebekah had sent us. Inside were two wrapped packages.

I got the biggest kick out of this! One of the many endearing things about Rebekah is that she seems to remember everything, and refers to past posts, sometimes quite out of the blue.

She sent us the most fabulous calendars! Each month has a painting of a woman reading. I have been thinking about representations of people reading in art for some time now, and I've never seen most of these paintings.

Each month also has a quote about reading, another one of my favorite things! The best part is, I was just telling Jill that I hadn't found a calendar yet for 2010 and had resorted to using the puppy one that Santa brought for Eva. But this -- I could not have chosen a more lovely and appropriate one. Thanks, Rebekah!

I'm anxiously awaiting this Friday as Eva will have an exceptional preschool day, and I can only hope both my boys will be in school. Dare we hope for a private, uninterrupted conversation?!

11 comments:

Jill said...

Let's not get too crazy and set ourselves up for a day of uninterrupted conversation because the fall would be too great. We have great days even with conversation interruptus!

I love the calendars Rebekah sent and love how she remembers all our details...she remembers more than we do for sure.

The grilled cheese sandwiches were tasty, and thank you for teaching me how to make bread!

April said...

Is it wrong that I felt an inward sigh of comfort that Creative Friday has been restored? It is like the whole universe just got back on track and everything is as it should be.

And that last post is nothing but yum.

Amy said...

A kid free Creative Friday? How decadent!

Michelle said...

I am so glad you have your Fridays back...even if not ideal! This is how I relax vicariously through you!

patsy said...

Creative friday with gifts!! LOVE THat.

I also love the first photo- so pleasing :)

That calendar is perfect for you both!

amy m said...

I agree creative mess is a good mess.

The beautiful pink flowers almost took my breath away. That's what I'm missing these January days. COLOR! I am ready for spring...is that wrong?

shannon said...

How do you always manage to make a simple picture like paper scraps look like a masterpiece...your talents blow me away!

So nice of Rebekah to give you girls the calenders...

I love, love, love these Creative Friday posts...you two are such a great team...

I agree with Amy M...the color of those roses were breathtaking!

shannon said...

P.S. And I can NEVER get enough of seeing the color of your mixer! Never was there a more fabulous color!--Never!!

Alisa said...

Oh the chocolate mocks me again! I saw the photo on Jill's blog and remembered I did not find any here this Christmas. I am so hopeful I will be able to stockpile when Easter comes.

I love your creative fridays- wonderful tradition!

charlotte said...

I love quotes about words and books. Love them. That calendar is a dream. And I want to try miracle bread.

rebekah said...

I'm so glad you liked them! And that the package made it through the mail successfully. Phew.

I do have a mind for random details. I always say that I remember everything that will never get me anywhere in life. Ha! Academic things, no. Little details about other's lives, random trivia facts, the dialogue from movies, that's my game. It's great for parties and playing along with game shows, though. Everyone always tells me that I need to find a way to harness my powers in some type of career related path. Too bad 'interesting friend' doesn't cover the bills. :)

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