Sunday, June 7, 2009

purge and clean....purge and clean.....

I have been on a roll with the purge process and while I am making my final selections I think about my next steps for the project I am trying to finish for the LCA June exhibit. I bought a steam cleaner to use on my floors; it works with just water and no chemicals. It is not fast but it is effective. With my art work, grandchildren and my beloved pets I am ashamed at how dirty the hard wood floors were. Oh well, we are on a roll now and tomorrow we will make charitable deliveries to spread the wealth.
Yesterday the girls and I planted our tomato plants, a wild assortment of petunias and tick seed in the garden. The heat got to me and I ended up with a terrible fever and in bed. I apologize for missing Stephanie McKee's opening up in Mount Vernon. Ken took the girls home after a wonderful visit and I tried to regain a sense of equilibrium. We had had a full day with watercolors, sketching and making the right color selections for the petunias. Petunias are simple flowers and my mother loved them for their simplicity. We have pink, purple, peach, white and stripes to delight the visitors who grace our backdoor. Maya and Sabrina made gentle planting and watering with their tender little flowers and seemed to enjoy the water play that goes with this activity.
Today we went over the their house for a badminton tournament and cookout. (The Packards) I was a spectator in the activities but all the same we all had a good time with delicious barbecue chicken and hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad, homemade brownies by Ryan's friend Joe...everything tastes good cooked outside. I have included some photos for your enjoyment and to share my gifts with dear friends. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Hello Mary-Helen, and thank you for stopping by Debrina's Diary. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back again!
    I love everything you have written here, and I love the involvement of friends and family. It seems to me you have a big heart and that love spills over and onto the people that are around you. Lucky things.

    I am sorry to read that you have Lupus - it's such a horrible disease. I first became aware of it through an article about a woman in the Sates who got it and was undiagnosed as having it for many, many years. It was very "new" back then (this was late 70's - early 80's when I read this article) in that scientists and the medical profession finally learned what they were dealing with. No doubt it had been around for a heck of a lot longer than that but it jusn't wasn't recognised.

  2. I describe living with Lupus like living with the white constant companion and reminder that I need to stay focused and live for a balance use of my energies. When I forget this simple rule I pay with a relapse and a loss of a day or more until I am back to "Balance". I look so good...that is what I am often told but as we all know looks can be so deceiving! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart