Happy Valentine's Day

     I hope your day is filled with colorful fun n' wonder and most of all love.  Self love is good, too for those who are not attached.   I found my Valentine's Eve full of startling prospects.  My daughter's boyfriend drove from college to be home this weekend.  He was  caught in the storm that gridlocked the city of  Raleigh, North Carolina.  He normally has a six hour drive, but due to the snow conditions- he arrived home safe n' sound at 3 am.  My daughter made reservations for them in a restaurant-inside an old home. Each room has a special theme-I will be curious to find out the details.  I discovered the owners are locals and were actually married in a grassy field that now is the parking lot of their now passionate business!   I hope to go someday-but not on a holiday~
Our memories are marked by sentiment and numbers!


     She asked to borrow my black pantyhose. This is where being an artist can raise havoc-how you ask?  I grabbed my hose out of my draw and handed them to her.  She thanked me and went back to her homework.  She came out of her room and said, "Mom, what the heck?"   I had cut the leg off the hose and shoved them back in the draw.  I had made a bracelet out of one leg and saved them-in case I decided to make another bracelet.  Who does this?  Creative people do.  I laughed so hard trying to convince her, she could wear another color and cut the leg off so I could have it.  A red leg and a black one-"You would look hip."    I helped her make a birthday cake...okay, I made the Cream cheese frosting, she baked a Lemon cake.  Boyfriend had a birthday a few weeks ago so they are celebrating tonight after their romantic dinner, tomorrow they attend a wedding, and on Sunday I have a photo shoot with them.  Oh, yeah, I am not suppose to say hip-lol.  Daughter says cool is still okay, but not hip!   Do you remember your parents trying to be cool?!




A blue heart-why not!  I think might is green-always growing~


Selfie of cool daughter!  Tonight she is wearing a black n' white daisy dress with red accessories!

I wrapped a gift with fabric and some snippets of lace and seeds.   It is the front page inside a poetry book by Carl Sandburg. I think it describes swapping Valentines-don't you?!

I am still working on my Valentine's!  I hope you and yours have a lovely day~


Comments

One leg missing - that is really funny.
Hope you both have a wonderful evening.
Mary Ann Potter said…
Y'all surely lead interesting lives there! Gridlock --- oh, dear. My brother lives in Washington about 2 hours from Seattle and was amazed at the news footage from Raleigh. I was stuck in the gridlock back in 2007, and it took 4 1/2 hrs. to go 12 miles. Terrible. Now it's in the 50's. The snow and ice are melting fast --- even the chickens are smiling! Happy Valentine's Day, Ellen. And have fun. I know you always do!
shelly said…
That is funny about the hose.
Mary said…
Beautiful Valentine's Day post, Ella
Arlee Bird said…
You all have been having some wild weather. Cookies are in order.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
Susan Kane said…
Good idea about the hose. I don't wear hose anymore, but it is still a good idea.
Brian Miller said…
ha. its def ok to be hip....smiles....cool he drove home to be with her...i hope they and you have a great valentines....try not to cut up too many clothes...smiles.
Yolanda Renee said…
Love the header, wish we could share a cup of tea!

Fun story of the hose - I'm sure she looked lovely, sounds like a romantic time!

I love Valentine's day! Hope yours was truly lovely and filled with love!
Melissa Bradley said…
V Day was filled with my usual snark I really do not like it at all. I think it comes from never ever having had a good one.

That is hilarious about the hose. :)

Huge hugs, Ella. You are the best and I thank for you for sticking with me. I've been thinking about you, too. I bought a cardinal ornament that hangs in my window.
I've gotten to the age where I realize that trying to be "hip" is only going to make you look insanely "not hip." Also, I would totally rock mismatched clothes. Why? Because I'm not hip and I am absolutely fine with that.
Sherry Blue Sky said…
I LOVE "where there's tea there's hope". I relate! You have a VERY cool daughter........and your art and collectibles are always stunning.
Love the story about the pantihose. So funny. xoxox
Kristin said…
What a fabulous story! I love it - and yes, would totally do the same - nothing is sacred in my house when it comes to a project or two . . .
Anyway, I came over to congratulate you on your recent Journaling article! The work and the article are both wonderful and I loved seeing you there! xoxoxxo
Ella said…
Hi Kristen-Yes, we artists are open to many offerings-lol! Thank you so much-I see you are going to be in the next one-I look forward to your work and will stop to offer Congrats to you! I have missed you~ xo

Canadian Chickadee-Thank you! My mother thinks she is to blame. She use to cut hers up and use them in the garden-?! Smiles to you!

Sherry-You always make me smile! Yes, she is cool, but practical-I am lucky! ;D I guess I need to get better organized-someday!

Ella said…
Hi Kristen-Yes, we artists are open to many offerings-lol! Thank you so much-I see you are going to be in the next one-I look forward to your work and will stop to offer Congrats to you! I have missed you~ xo

Canadian Chickadee-Thank you! My mother thinks she is to blame. She use to cut hers up and use them in the garden-?! Smiles to you!

Sherry-You always make me smile! Yes, she is cool, but practical-I am lucky! ;D I guess I need to get better organized-someday!