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Life has definitely taken me to places I never thought I would go to....but nothing more exciting than where I am right now! Welcome to my world...


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Library book arrival....and making a Plan...as in my exit strategy.



Hadn't planned on posting tonight.It has been a long day...and lots of cupboards were cleaned out today. I leave one week from today from Africa! Still hasn't sunk in...I am going for a long time...not just a quick visit to the US. The movers have come and gone...and I have found about a half a trucks
worth of stuff...that I meant to send! Not literally...but every time I moved a piece of furniture or a PILE of fabric today....I found something that wasn't supposed to be still HERE! I wanted to share a photo of my sister's WIZARD OF OZ kitchen back in the States! I think it is lovely...took this last summer when I was in PA visiting the family. Another of my talented siblings, my brother, did the OZ murals on the wall. Isn't it cool? Her husband has collected OZ memoribilia for a long time...and my sister was Dorothy in a school production many years ago. So it progressed from there. It starts with the tornado...on a greyish wall and goes into OZ much like the movie! I just wish I lived close enough to have some cool mural done at my home..... that is when I have a Home! *s*
It will happen. I am hoping to get some sewing done tomorrow...after my dentist appt...and another appt. after that. Have delivery to the Ezibeleni library, my last one I am afraid....but the good news is that the very last parcel of books....sent airmail in May....finally arrived!!!! ISN'T that grand. And I will get to deliver them to the place myself. Again special thanks to another brother who paid dearly to get these books to me. Even if it did take 7 months!!!!! And the fine looking young man in the kitchen helped to get the books donated by children in his school...as part of a youth service project day. What a darling? He and his younger sister got 6 large boxes of books donated then my brother paid to send them. AIR MAIL !!!!! I am really thankful that they arrived. Time is rushing by me....YIKES! Have many going away do's this week...but still optimistic that some sewing can be done! Just want to finish two projects going.... that is doable if the power stays on...and I can get done with everything else that needs to be taken care of. Hope all of you have a wonderful week.... Happy sewing! Colleen

9 comments:

Owens Family Adventures said...

I'm excited for you!!!!!
The mural is gorgeous, by the way!!
Travel safe,
dawn

Sweet P said...

Have you seen the new Wizard of Oz fabric? Here's a link to Hancock's with the fabric:
http://tinyurl.com/32fae7

The mural is gorgeous. What a great idea.

The Jen said...

I'm glad you finally got John's books. hey, Does Jan have blue gingham curtains in the OZ kitchen?? I sure hope so. :) ~jen~

Sunnispace said...

Oh, I love this Wizard of Oz kitchen, how fun! I'm glad you stopped by and left a comment - your blog is fascinating... good luck with the packing!

Libby said...

Wow - what an amazing mural. I have long been a Wizard of Oz fan but now that I've seen Wicked - I won't look at it quite the same way any more (but I still love it*s*)
You must be so excited over your pending move - have a safe trip *s*

Elaine Adair said...

Good wishes to you, and safe travel.

Ginger Patches said...

It's late and I need to go to bed and I think I'm going to need to read back a little further in your blog to figure out the whole exit strategy thing LOL...however I went to your profile to find your blog (from the comment on my blog...) and I was laughing at the music part cuz I LOVE
soundtracks from movies...it's NOT weird LOL--think about it all the best stuff that portrays a certain mood in one cd...hmm..I feel a blog topic coming on LOL! The Wizard of Oz kitchen is fun--you've got a talented brother!

Finn said...

Hi colleen, almost formerly of South Africa, *VBS* I'm just popping in to say Hello. I've been very lax in getting any blog reading done. Mostly been sewing instead.
How exciting that you will be State side soon. Hope it is a good for you. I sure don't envy you the moving part. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Finn

andsewitis Holly said...

Hi Colleen, quite an ordeal you had with the computer tech people - I can feel your frustration. So you are coming to the States - yippee! Love the mural. Amazing elephant/car photo. Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving such nice comments.