Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Happy Cinco de Mayo....
Despite all the sadness in the Gulf of Mexico and my fear that the innocent creatures will struggle for a long time to survive I am positive we can all help in one way or another. One beauty shop has decided to save and send the cut hair to a processing place that felts in a way the hair into a collector of the floating oils in these precious waters. My friend explained to me that the loop current could carry this mess down the currents of the west coast of Florida and she lives in Naples. BP should be held accountable for all the losses and destruction...but we will have to all pay the costs of the cleanup.
Cinco de Mayo was a beautiful day here and I had a great idea to go out to one of the couple of wonderful Mexican restaurants in our area. Great minds think alike because several groups of young and I do mean young people were standing outside the entry doors with an hour or so wait. So we headed over to the Olive Garden for a quiet dinner and peaceful evening...a date of sort. I had a wonderful Parmesan crusted tilapia and angel hair pasta with grilled fresh vegetables. Ken had Chicken Parmesan and rich pasta plus we each had salad that was crisp,delicious and I love their olives. We then ran a few errands searching for a baby gift for our nephew's first baby boy and came home to continue my projects...one getting ready for Days of Creation volunteering day on Friday and planning a private luncheon the day before the exhibit opens to the public on Friday. I also washed the last...I think it is the last bag of buttons, clipping the threads left over from being sewn on garments and finally sorting by different characteristics. Time consuming but at the same time it is a slow meditative process that seems to calm my nerves a wee bit.
I am including a few blasts from my past with all three girls...I had to scan some older photos to include them in my files. That is a problem we have when we switch from film to digital format. I need to maybe spend some time scanning my favorite oldies but goodies. And drum role please...I received my new camera in the delivery today. I will have to really study now to learn how to use this new tool for my art work! Back to work...Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart