Adult coloring books are the newest fad. Intricate designs and lovely coloring pencils. "They" say it is a great way to relax. I'll just bet my sister would love them.
Not so much. It wouldn't be relaxing for me! Can you imagine--me with my "perfectionist" personality and my shaky right "coloring" hand? GOOD GRIEF!!! I'd probably have a nervous breakdown!
Years ago, a friend wanted me to take a cake decorating class. "It will be fun," she said. "Think of all the money we will save, making our own cakes for family parties."
Fun? Out of two dozen pink roses, I may have made one that actually looked like a rose. The rest looked like some sort of pink puff-ball flower unknown to botanists.
Save money? By the time she purchased all the pans, supplies, flower pins, on and on, I could have ordered birthday cakes for all my kids for the rest of their lives, and spent less. So--I ordered them from her--to help pay for her decorating supplies.
I am not into intricate! Well--I am, but not the above kind.
I can sit for hours, cross stitching. These take three months to make:
or these baby crib quilts
Or crocheting. I am almost done with the Queen Sized blanket.
Or testing a new, knitted intricate design for Chris.
To me--this is fun. Cake decorating is tedious. Coloring would be nerve wracking.
Maybe it's because with the X-stitch, crochet, knitting, I can sit in my recliner, feet up, cats snuggled in and listen to the TV and just get something done while being lazy? That's probably it.
Today is my grandson Stephen--Karen's 4th child, 22nd birthday. Like Helene and Marcus (Susanna and Maddie had no interest), his goal was to grow taller than Gramma. Helene is as tall, Marcus is 6'2" and Stephen made it!! 6'4" and still growing.
Now, in his Senior year at Michigan State, and going into Medical School next fall. Who would have ever imagined!
10 years old
13th birthday--still chubby
Christmas 16th year
Karen has a tape on the wall to measure the kids.
The highest mark on the tape was my height.
Stephen passed it on his 16th birthday.
Eagle Scout--17 years old
High School Graduation
Freshman year at MSU.
ESPN showed him to the world!
2015--Tall and lean and handsome as can be
...and the most important--polite, considerate, nice, compassionate, conservative, Catholic man--because, after all--he is Karen's child!