Thursday, June 28, 2012


I'm not going to wait

until my final sunset


 grants me one last 

desperate reach 



 Nor will I wait until 

your embrace


is but

an intangible keepsake

in my lonely 

fluttering heart.


the other day

I noticed amongst 

the movement 

the noise 

and the treacherous attempt

to move the armoire

down the narrow staircase


when you offered to 

help me paint my studio

to get it to look 

just right

you were doing it all 



Because you know 



You make things allllright.

You make rainy days 

and the silly little boy 

in you

makes the silly

little girl 

in me

and dance.
I'm not going to wait. 

I am showing you 

how special you are



Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
This beautiful post brought tears.. The love you and Ruben share with each other truly touches my heart.. What a beautiful ~thank you~ to your wonderful husband, soul mate and I must say... master carpenter!
p.s. LOVE the header

Lady of the Woods said...

"poetry man".....great was good to sing to that one again! beautiful post and pictures....magic is afoot.

Fete et Fleur said...


This post moved so much. I had the same experience just last night. A realization that I am so blessed and I need to live every moment to its fullest with the one I love.

Blessings dear heart . .

NotesFromAbroad said...

There is so much love and beauty in this one post .. besitos, C

YONKS said...

So beautiful Anita. I am glad you found your prince to share your castle with!

Ruben Rivera said...

My dearest,
What a beautiful post. Thank you, thank you. I'll not wait either, to say the words I love you. I say it now, when there is no emergency, no imminent checkout, no wishing or regrets that I had done so earlier when it mattered. I say it now.

If growing up and waking means

that life is real and love the dream

I'd rather stay asleep with you

and show to all the world what love can do...

If you're my dream, I never want to wake from you.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita,
Bless you for your encouraging words and taking time to come over and meet Darby... You are such a support for me.. Thank you my dear friend!!!
This is such a beautiful post! Just like your heart... Full of love.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Maybe a needed a tear jerker, and you just delivered it, and your husband topped it off. SO PERFECT.
Thank ou for sharing.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Anita, visiting your blog is always so special..I always find myself smiling the whole way through! You are a special lady and I think your husband knows that!

carolyn bradford said...

I sure needed to hear this and read this right now! It's just so pleasant and loving and kind and gentle and sweet….everything that I feel I"m NOT lately! I had forgotten about this song and how much I always loved it! Thank you so much for sharing….I may let it play all night now!! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July and enjoy your sweet husband!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Oh my friend, this is such a beautiful post! I have spent the last two weeks thinking and doing the same to all that I love...before it is too late. I have been given a reminder of what and who is important and I am not going to squander it!

Thank you for your friendship and your support!

Xxxooo Elizabeth

lostpastremembered said...

Any man that will move an armoire for you is a keeper. How lucky you are to have someone that works for you and helps make life just right. Have a great holiday, Anita.

Michelle May said...

Lovely and oh so magical. Oh how I do love my visits with you my friend.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita so much beauty and love here...I am like some of your other friends here...moved to tears...Much Love to you...Dream On to you both...Dzintra xoxo

C'est moi Claudette said...

True love

Renae said...

Anita! beautiful, just beautiful. I love your blog style. I always know I will be mesmerized somehow. (hug)

Privet and Holly said...

R is a lovely man
and your story was
meant to be written,
together! Hope you
are both enjoying
the summer, my
lovely friend!

xo Suzanne

Blessed Serendipity said...

I just adore a good love story! How blessed you and your sweetie are.


Anne said...

Its like reading an ongoing fairy tale with the lovely prince and princess-- so nice how you appreciate everything you do for each other.

Mary said...

Kind, loving words and good thoughts. Now is the time for joy. Your posts, thoughtfully made are appreciated..very pretty. Mary

High Heeled Life said...

Dearest Anita your love, care , respect and appreciation for R. comes through in every word you wrote. Wishing you a beautiful week-end! xo HHL

Sarah said...

Beautiful! It's wonderful to share such a love. All the best to you and Ruben and the love you two share.~ Sarah

Palomasea said...

Dearest, treasured friend...
I, too, am smiling and crying at this most beautiful say it NOW...that is all we have, isn't it...the I love that!
And then reading Ruben's reply.
I am SO very blessed to see the magical love between two most magical souls...
Many continued beautful blessings to you both, my precious, treasured friends.
The header is DREAMY........
- Irina

hi-d said...

Oh, what a beautiful post, Anita! And what I LOVE about it is that it was so unexpected. Not a holiday...not an Anniversary, Birthday, etc...but the everday, NOW, ordinary moments.

So nice that you have such a handyman! Love the love that you two share. And the humor too. I hope we get to see photos of your studio?? :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Karena said...

Anita this is so moving; I am so happy that you and Ruben have each other!!

Love and Hugs,

Art by Karena

Fashion-isha said...

This is another amazing post. I love that umbrella! Have a great weekend!

It's me said...

Ruben and Anita.......true love in their castle for away from me......but i can see it is good and tue you my friend....happy

Martina said...

OMG, Amiza, that is the sweetest post ever! So much LOVE in it, and how wonderful it is to have dear people who share your life, vision and help to make everyday work.
Zhank you for coming today! Here, it us very humid and now also hot, a very strenupus combination, that makes you understand, why in certain countries so little gets done! I want to sip iced tea all day and rest and read. But instead i have to do a relaunch for our magazine, which is LOTS of work .. Awwwww, at least i'll have iced tea in between! Have a fun day sweet friend, xoxoxox

desde my ventana said...

Hello Anita,
So sweet and lovely post, you two share a beautiful love history.



Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

What a touching post! And the pictures you have chosen to illustrate it are stunning. Much love to you both. x

Kristin said...

So beautiful, so beautiful, Anita!!!! How important to show each other how special we are. And to not wait, but do it now and a lot!!!! Thank you and have a great wonderful day!!!!!


Roselie said...

This was such a beautiful together with the beautiful music it brought me to another place...

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

How wonderful to have someone that focuses on your happiness. Congratulations and bravo for telling him!

erin said...

rueben is a lucky man to have a wifey who appreciates and loves him so....this is a wonderful tribute...
happy weekend, my dear,

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. Love this post. Love that you love and appreciate life and those you love. xo

Molly The Wally said...

Wonderful, magic Anita. We loved the child with the fish. Have a lovely day.
Best wishes Molly

mermaid gallery said...

Knowing how blessed you are is important...and showing appreciation even more is bliss!

Catherine Robinson said...

A beautiful post touching and such wonderful images you have's exactly how I feel about my gorgeous husband.
Have a weekend full of LOVE.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

just beautiful.
Aren't we lucky to be in love?
fee x

Michele said...

Dear Anita ~~ You are such a special person to me too because you have touched my heart in so many ways that are hard to explain, just know I think you are amazing and blessed by God.
Love the colors in your post Anita.

Pearl 13.1

Mary Timmers said...

Anita, How often do we THINK words of love and affection but forget to say them out loud? Writing them in a blog post for potentially the whole world to see will impact that special heart you're writing to, and thousands more. Great encouragement!

Stay cool, my friend...

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, love. We're in sink as usual...dancing and moonlight on my mind since last weekend. And here I see a moon on your header today. :) Love it.

How special this post for all the hearts who visit, but especially for your better half. :)

Have a dreamy weekend, sweets. I am off to dinner and a movie with my best friend from high school tonight. We reunited last month through fb and it's like no time has passed, same two giddy girls as ever. In the heart of every woman there is always a girl (hope to write about that soon). I know I am, especially through all the daydreaming we do together here in blogland.


het tuinengeltje said...

Dear Anita, wunderful post.... you always touch me....

Have a nice weekend dear friend,

Vicky said...

Hi Anita.
Wonderful story and beautiful pictures.
Happy weekend. Vicky

The Dutchess said...

Love the the Poem Ruben wrote...and I love you guys..

hugs .T.D.

Lady of the Woods said...

Bonjour Anita! thank you for your comments, Yes I'm a fairy lover as I am part Fairy myself :D
WE are having hot weather too, actually ALL the time in South Florida, but I've come to believe it may be better than waiting 5-6 months of snowy cold for warm weather. Chocolate hazelnut sounds amazing> coincidence I'm on the hunt for a good hazelnut extract but it was for my French Toast, now chocolate too! I have seen your gorgeous shoes and am wishing upon a star! check out my Fairy Tale Slippers. Sparkly blessings.

Red Rose Alley said...

My dearest Anita,
It's so nice of you to ackowledge your husband right here, right now, while you have a chance to. By you not hesitating and waiting, it shows the thankfulness you have for him and the love you share. I'm so glad to see this in you, my sweet friend. I must tell you a secret - I am a bit of a romantic, so this indeed touched my heart. There is definately a respect that you have for one another, and with that, there's nothing that can come between you. The pictures are filled with enchantment, and the words are sweet and true. This post of gratitude for your husband is touching. Enjoy your weekend together.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ivy Clad said...

Awesome post, Anita! It's those things our loves do to make our dreams into realities that touch the heart in an incomparable way.

AND I got the print today! Thanks you; thank you!! It is so VERy pretty and just the right size. The quality is terrific. And best of all, my daughter absolutely LOVES it. Thank you for the lovely card & tag too. They were such a nice, thoughtful touch. I'll be ordering again!

Talk to you soon!

Sylvia said...

An act of pure egoless love from two wonderful individuals who know what it takes to love each other... Simply wonderful and inspiring, my dear friend! I feel privileged to read your words and Ruben's poem. Life is really about the people we meet, and the things you create with them. I am more than happy for both of you creating Magic and encouraging others to do so.
Much love

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh! My! Gosh!
I could tell this was a romantic post the moment I set eyes on your new banner~
You and Ruben said it all in his comment and your truly ethereal blog post...
Have a wonderful weekend!

hi-d said...

Happy Friday to YOU! I hope you had a good day. I think you really hit a winner with this post. I've read some of the other comments and people enjoy a good LOVE story. So sweet.

Thanks for stopping by. I am so I think I'm off to bed soon.

Nite Nite...

francis said...

Once upon a time ......
We all love those stories .....
well ....once upon a time .....
there was ME in a house
with four EMPTY rooms.
They are gone ....
The house is mine ....
I never lived here alone ....
The house was always so filled with....LIFE
Oh ...I love how it is now .....
My children are all doing so well .
I take time ....time to let go and time to be open to what's to come.
We both are open for NEW .....

I received your beautiful and heartwarming card and I send you an email immediately

Wishing you a happy weekend my dear friend

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous post! Loving the silliness to it. Have a lovely weekend, Kellie xx

Marie-Ange said...

A la pointe de la Beauté !
Chez moi il fait une chaleur étouffante, nous avons déjeuné dans le jardin ... mais je me suis réfugiée à l'intérieur, à l'ombre et sous la clim.
Le soleil cogne fort en Provence ces jours ci !

Gros bisous

koralee said...

Morning....Oh how blessed you are my have such a sweet soul-mate! This post makes me soooo happy.
Oh my friend...I am DONE!!!! {except one day next week when I will go help a colleague clean up her room..she needs help throwing things out..she is up to her chin in a clutter mess! Hasn't got rid of anything for YEARS...I am her clean up man...I don't keep anything. It will be a fun day}
So my dear...I have not asked you if you are heading on holidays anywhere? Sending you love for a wonderful weekend. xoxoxo

Jenny said...

I am so blessed to have found your site. Your magic has inspired me to pick up my favorite pen and write. Funny, as I am typing this tears are filling my eyes. I had no idea my emotions needed an open door. It has been too long. Thank you! - Jenny

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

How beautiful. I don't know what is more touching...your post or Ruben's comment?
Just lovely...
Miss you. xoxo

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Anita, This is SO special! I love the part about the silly boy and girl...just beautiful. Tim is my best friend and partner in crime...never saying no to my over the top decorating schemes even when most involve him in some way. You and I are so blessed and I love the way you expressed the fact that you know it all too well!!

Thank you for all the kindness you have shown me lately and the encouraging remarks you have left on my blog. I hope you see my reply on the last one. Blessings, Lisa

vicki archer said...

You are so adorable Anita... and such a beautiful romantic... that is what I love the most... Happy weekend ... xv

Gem said...

Aw this is amazing. What a tribute that is to your wonderful husband. Ah........... he is so lucky to have you, oh wise woman of perfect prose!! And it sounds like you are fortunate to have someone like him. Bless ya both!!! Happy weekend!
x x x

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Such a beautiful post you have shared today, with so much love and gratitude to your dear husband.
So happy that you make each others life happy and complete.
Aren't we lucky to have a husband that does so much for us - mine painted the ceiling and cooked dinner yesterday, and I know how lucky I am too.

Do hope that you are having a wonderful weekend and managing to stay cool with the heatwave.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Anita on this beautiful Sunday morning...thank you so much for calling in last night. I hadn't thought of my work created with love...just perfect...this quilt is such a joy to do! Happy Sunday to you with a pink bubbly...Love Dzintra xo

Palomasea said...

Tears in my eyes much love and heartfelt beauty here...
Thank you, treasured friend, for helping me APPRECIATE what I have.
Love you.

I did a happy dance when I saw your comments!
I'm so sorry about Gypsy...pushed the publish button a bit early...oops!
It's ready now though....
The 30th...2 years since my mommy's gone...wanted to do a post for her....

Bisous xoxo

Rhissanna said...

Oh, Anita, how very lovely! Those of us who are loved and who share our life with another, we should show that we know how blessed we are. Don't wait, show it now.

We none of us know when we will be parted.

catkin tales said...

this is so beautiful! i have tears rolling down my face.
you and ruben are poets and dreamers both and both of you are very dear to our hearts. because of this wondrous alchemy you share brings magic into our lives too. you are both so generous in sharing your gifts and talents and the love that you generate also is felt by all. together you are as one luminous crystal pebble that ripples the lake of imagination with joy and beauty. individually you are wonderful, amazing, awesome beings.. side by side you are phenomenal!
blessing to you my sweet friends xx

darling anita,
i can't stop looking at the precious gifts you sent me, they are so lovely that i still can't believe they are real. i know i will treasure them always and that they will ever bring me smiles and happiness.
the baby is still not here, she is now a week overdue! but yesterday my daughter-in-law saw the midwife and all appears to be well so i guess she will arrive in her own sweet time.
i am thinking of you this sunday and sending you much love and blessings for the week ahead xxx

A Tale of Two Cities said...

If only couples considering marriage could envision the true and real love that the two of you share, they would realize that love is for keeps, that when you've truly found your life long love, the magic can be true for them too. Say it loud and say it often--I love you!

francis said...

Dearest Anita
as always your words touched my heart
and you are a true artist !
Thank you for being there for me
Next tuesday I am going to have coffee at Saskia´s ....
All the best for you
Big Hug

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Lovely's Sunday afternoon again here and I'm reading another of your enchanting posts and looking at all these beautiful images as I sip my tea...It's such a very special gift to be able to express yourself so beautifully!...I hope you are having a lovely Sunday,
Susan x

Lady of the Woods said...

What a most lovely comment to find on my blog! LOL *happy dance*
Soooooo glad you found some value in my Fairy Tale slipper story, it was so much fun to write.... abbreviated and edited as it is LOL
I love my slippers and cannot wait for an opportunity to wear them...
they feel truly special.

ok Now I too must look into that "Paris" tea. I've read some reviews on it and many say they love it, I will purchase it from amazon...and let you know.

So glad you are stoked....
I have soooo many projects I think I got a case of ''overwhelm'' and cannot find energy to do any.... maybe the humidity here too. But at least I'm working on the gardens, and in the process of building an arbor... just finished painting some of the lumber will be the sanctuary for the many orchids I just acquired from a friend who moved away....I love to find ways of making absolutely everything a magical endeavor! I can see it already, white, glowing with metallic golden pearl baroque stenciling, with mirrors here and there, and glass tables holding live moss filled bowls of orchids......?? Never saw one like it yet but in my mind I can see it already, fit for a Fairy Queen and cannot wait until its up so I can do the fun parts! LOL (must wait on housemate who is doing the cementing)
I will make a post on it when its all done. Thanks for hanging out with me! You have a bubbly energy! the bubbles from champagne LOL luv that!

sparkly blessings!
ps;; I cannot reply to you via email because your status is set to ''no reply blogger", so I will respond in comments on your blog.

Bonnie said...

Hello, I am here Anita! Of course you must know how beautiful this post is how lovely the images are. I will start blogging again soon. My love to Ruben!

xo, Bonnie

Lady of the Woods said...

precisement!...we cannot afford to break the line of stories and story MAKING that is the lifeline to the kind of soul who thrives in worlds of beauty and magic! I want to BE my own Fairy Queen and make my own life my Fairy Tale....a work in progress, I love people who GET THAT ~ it makes you special already. :D
I shall order the Paris tea today thanks to you....cannot wait...the tin is pretty too.

Thank you again for following and my next post is coming up today, on beauty-full skin will benefit from that one too.... I highly suspect :D

sparkling blessings

Vintage Home said... & your sweet kind lover...dear hearts together... enjoy the gift of summer!

Maria said...

Hi Anita!
Oh your someone special made you ~ another someone special ~ feel very, very special...
by doing something sweet and kind...
but oh so
very, very
special ♥

wishing you much, much JOY today
~ Maria

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm sure those walls are going to look wonderful once done...Have fun...Dzintra xo

Fashion-isha said...

I always enjoy your posts so much they're just fabulous! Hope you're having a great weekend and remember, you're so special too!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Many thanks for coming to visit me and sounds like you have been busy.
Removing wallpaper is a big job but will be fabulous once you get it done.
I know how hard it is to remove it, as that is what we have just done.
Enjoy the new week, hope the weather is not too hot... I will send over a cool breeze from here.


Peeters Liliane said...

Hello and a good morning my lovely friend,
How beautiful your love for your soulmate en prince charming!!! This post is so romantic and ful of love!!!
Last friday my school vacantion started do the happy dance :o)))

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Anita ..... such a beautiful, beautiful post and so wonderful to see the love between you and Ruben!!!!! I love the images you have chosen and you write so incredibly with such heart and passion! I hope you are well dear friend ....
love always
Frances xxxx

Marie Antionette said...

Bonjour ma belle!
Oh how true, all of it. Life is wonderful sharing it with those we love. It makes our lives here so worth living when we are surrounded by loved ones. life becomes FUN! Beautiful post as always.

Please stop by and wish Marie a happy birthday whan you have a chance!

Have a tre bein week my dearest!
je taime & bises! "Edie" (Sherry)

PURA VIDA said...

what a beautiful post for me as our children marry and begin their lives together and I am left behind with the man who I will just keep living my life with day after day..just like we always did.

You are a blessing!

koralee said...

Good morning my friend. How is the studio painting going? I just know it will be so beautiful.
Well today is the first Monday of my holiday where I can sit with a second cup! Nothing at all planned today...pure joy. Just wish our weather was a bit sunnier...we have had nothing but rain for months and months...oh well with the rain comes the to you. xoxo

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Dreaming together--looks like your dream IS your reality:)
---So very beautiful, Anita!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Aw, Anita, your love for each other is such a joy, it makes me grin from ear to ear! I was just talking to a friend the other day about the "5 Languages of Love" and indeed , moving an armoire down narrow stairs speaks one of those languages loud and clear!! He is a "poetry man", and that was Poetry in Motion!

catkin tales said...

hello dearest
my daughter-in-law is now thought to be in the early stages of labour! i am suddenly feeling quite nervous for her and more than a little excited.
changing the subject, i can't tell you how much i have enjoyed reading the conversations on 'nowhere' recently. they have had me roaring with laughter! the talent and witt in that place holds no bounds.
i am off now to watch a film with my daughter to help steady our nerves. my son has his father beside him at the hospital in bath and the in-laws have my little grandson with them this evening. i hope my sweet daughter-in-law doesn't have a hard time, it's been a long and difficult week for her with the baby being so overdue.
oh my goodness, i so want to meet my grandaughter! and it looks like it will only be a matter of hours now.
how are things going with you, dear one.. how is the studio coming along? i am so in love with that beautiful sofa of yours, it is absolutely fit for a princess.

wishing you a wonderful evening

lots and lots of love xx

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Dearest Anita...
This is such a beautiful post!!! I always love the images you choose to blend with your words....
It is currently storming here; we needed the rain badly!!!
It's been over 100 degrees for 4 days & SO dry!!! Many firework shows have been cancelled for 4th of July due to the drout conditions.
Are you going away for the 4th?
We're just relaxing at home....
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!!
Love & Hugs!!!!
Shannon :-)

Mimi said...

I just wanted to say what a Beautiful post this the MAGIC feel and the colors...color always makes me feel HAPPY and exuberant with JOY!!!
I just like lots of house is kind of colorful, I wear alot of color.....
Hope your Summer is going great....we are HOT here!!!But Monsoons are coming in just a few cooler temps....upper 90's low 100's...not 112....and RAIN!!!!OH yeah I can pull out my NEW HARRODS umbrella and run in the street with my grand daughter and she gets to wear her rain boots.....I know silly girls!!!
Hugs 2 U,

catkin tales said...

she has arrived! born just after 11 pm on 2nd july weighing a little more than 9 pounds 13 ounces. both mum and baby are happy and healthy :) and they have named her edie ❤ i heard and spoke to her on the phone! can't wait for my first glimpse of her, but now i must get some sleep. i wanted to send this message to you first.

Marie Antionette said...

Anita!!! you are special and you have an eye for the most beautiful art work.
Thank you for the birthday wishes and YES!!! you are NUTS for any kind of steaming...BECAUSE...Its STEAMING outside...LOL...
Your the greatest Hon and funny,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you dear Anita for popping in overnight! I tried that little heat pack and it worked a treat...My Mum will love it I'm sure...Have a lovely Tuesday...Dzintra xo

helen tilston said...

Dearest Anita

How kind of Ruben to work so hard in preparing your studio. I know you will create masterpieces here. Looking forward to seeing it and your art

Happy July 4

Helen xx

deb mills said...


The enchanted home said...

Wow this is BEAUTIFUL. Ruben you are a lucky man Anita, clearly you are a lucky lady too! What a wonderful testament to the kindness and love a husband shows his wife.....just so touching. A beautiful thing!

Amish Stories said...

hi Anita and I hope you and your family have a very nice July 4, and please stop by if you can my blog this Thursday as I post part 2 of "Lancaster on 4 wheels". At the end of that post I kind of channel you and what you do on your own blog, so I tried my hand at becoming a little profound at the end of Thursdays post. I never did do profound very well so in this one i gave it a New York try! Richard

Jeri Landers said...

"Anita and Ruben,
sittin in a tree,
You are a grand pair, a match made in heaven, a lovely duo. I love that you are so in sinc and making your dreams come true, TOGETHER.

koralee said...

Morning dear one...I am thinking of you in your studio is it coming? I will send you some of our cool weather to help you along.
More rain here today.
I am heading into school is the day I help my friend with her classroom......Love and hugs. xoxo

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh how I enjoyed this poetic vision of the love you share with your Dear One!!! I am so happy that you REJOICE in this gift God has given you ~ each other ~ !!!

My guy surprised me this past week, as you know, with saying YES to the chandelier I had my heart set on, and he is not a crystal-lovin' man : ) Now, that is LOVE!

Getting ready for the show this weekend is quite oeverwhelming time-wise, not sure how I'm going to pull it off, but I will somehow!

We are sisters in glitter and grace, and I know you are creating in your studio this week as I am, and the WONDER is glowing!!!!

~ Violet

Ann said...

This is a great post Anita,
Carpe Diem!
So loving and inspiring.
I'm feeling the love from here ♥

Kerri said...

Aaawww your post is so sweet! You are truly blessed.

Happy 4th of July!


catkin tales said...

a happy 4th july too you my sweet friend xx

sorry to be brief, i have family arriving soon.. i'll be along again later

Gem said...

Happy 4th July my fair lady. Look forward to hearing what you get up to! X x

Burlap Luxe said...

So much beauty over here Anita, as for you and your Ruben the two of you are just the right kind of poetry in any book of love poems. I see a teaser, could that be just a little glimpse of the famous French chair for the studio of grey's and whites?...
I am dreaming of a studio like yours, a perfect shade of French grey filled with darker shades of whites.

Thank you Anita for making it over to celebrate a little 4th with me! I am always in awww! of your beautiful words gracing my comment box.

Happy 4th to you and Ruben

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Of course pink bubbles are perfect for a thirst quencher for your heatwave...Over here we are having red wine tonight due to the cold winter evenings! Oh Anita I can't wait to see your creations with your borrowed sewing exciting...Wishing you a wonderful and creative Thursday...Dzintra xo

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy fourth of July dear friend! Stay cool! Enjoy your wonderful day with Rueben and your friends.

Love your little shoes!

Xxoo Elizabeth

marielle said...

J'aime ton univers fait de poésie et de douceur. J'aime l'enfant et le poisson. Le pied de la danseuse qui tourne...

koralee said...

Good morning sweet enthusiastic friend of mine...your comments always make me smile! more school!! I will shout out a big YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Happy 4th of JULY my friend!!! May your day be filled with fun...and a cool spot where you can sip something that is ice cold. I can't believe your weather!!! I have been complaining about the rain but would much rather have our rain than your heat. Sorry no trades today.
BUT...the sun is shining right now!We are off to Vancouver...I ordered this amazing lemon pie for my sweet Sydney's 17th birthday tomorrow from this amazing bakery downtown...called BUTTER..pure joy.
So we will shop a bit in the sunshine today.
Sending you my love make it a great July 4th and light a fire cracker for ME!!!!!!!!! xoxox

catkin tales said...

here i am again
i have had a word with the cool breeze that is blowing here today and asked if it would be kind enough to visit you.
i'm a little sad that i am not after all able to see the little one today due to transport probs but i have heard from my son that edie is a very sweet and contented baby. she is also showing signs of brightness, being fascinated with everything around her. i really can't wait to hold her in my arms.

sending much love to you and warmest wishes xx


p.s i am going to try over the next week or two to do some sketching in the hope that they might be acceptable to make an appearance on 'nowhere' as i would so much like to be part of the fun there. that's if tea rat and co will allow.
i am not nearly as good an artist as the rest of you but i do have some characters with stories to tell, including a little norwegian troll girl who has some very magical ways.

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Dear Heart,
I wanted to wish you a Happy 4th of July! Do you have any special plans today? I think we will just go out to lunch and later watch the fireworks at the local fairgrounds. Sometimes simple can be nice. I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved one. Have fun, and when you see some fireworks, that will be ME saying Hello. hehe
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

hi-d said...

Hello my sweet friend, Anita!
Happy 4th of July to you and Ruben. I hope you're not melting in the sun or fireworks. :)

We are enjoying a lovely day...the sun is shining and we just got back from a lovely lunch...sitting outside. Now we are home and M is napping and we'll probably do the same.

By the the beautiful umbrella in this post.

Much love,

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh dear Anita how beautiful is that! Yes you must make some orange cake soon...have some of those pink bubbles and I will be with you in spirit! A beautiful day to Dzintra xo

Denise said...

Dear Anita,Beautiful love letter to your sweetheart.So nice that He is a blogger and will read it.My sweetheart never sees what I blog unless I put it on his lap and say"I wrote this for you."Tomorrow I Am having My Gastric Bypass so it will be awhile before I can hold My laptop and visit friends.I would appreciate your prayers for a successful surgery.Love Denise

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita,

How sweet of you to come by and give Darby a big HUG! I do not believe he talks but if Tea Rat were to give him a few lessons I think he would be on his way!
Love to you this beautiful day!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dear Anita,
Reading this post was like reading a beautiful love story, but knowing that it is a true story, makes it all the sweeter still.
May God continue to bless your love and light the path as you find your way together on this journey of life.
Big hugs to you both,

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Bonjour Anita! What a sweet tribute to your Honey. Hope the both of you have enjoyed a happy independence day! And a lovely week to you!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I can't get to my email today! Something is wrong...I wanted to respond much earlier. I will be back....I hope you're feeling much better!!! xoxo

Stacey said...

Ruben and Anita, you two create together! This was heartwarming and oh so beautiful. Always a treat for the soul to visit you my dear friend. So you'll be substitute teaching next year? Great idea. You will be in control of how often you want to work which means less stress:-). I hope you're having a Wonderful Summer! XX

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much my dear one for visiting and entering my giveaway!
I am honored, truly! I just love that song... I am so happy you enjoyed it... Thank YOU Anita for ALWAYS being such an inspiration to me... Your harp... I would love you to make a video of you PLAYING your beautiful harp... What fun that would be.
I just had to link back to Violets blog.. I hope everyone take a peek at her beautiful fairy chairs. They are just magical.

June said...

I think you two are a symphony together my dear Anita. SO go on dreaming together forever!
sending love...

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Anita,

Trying to get caught up on some blogging, and yours was the first I cam to visit. What a beautiful post.

Wishing you a lovely day.


Amish Stories said...

Hi Anita I hope you and your family had a relaxing Independence day, I'm sure you folks are having some of the same problems as in the northeast like hot temps and dry conditions. My grass is now turning yellow so no need to do any mowing this week which may give me some more time to play "Route 66" and do some cruising, and maybe it can give me a few more excuses to get more profound just like you do so very well on your own posts! Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

wendy said...

how lovely true
A trite saying...but NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
don't ever wait
act on what we feel (if it is good) NOW.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita enjoy that recipe and I hope it brings back many happy delicious memories for you! Enjoy your weekend creating...and don't forget to have a glass of bubbles to keep cool...Bon Appetit, Dzintra

koralee said...

Morning my sweet friend....we got SUN!!!!!! Now that makes us so happy...I spent yesterday in the garden and now my plants are so thankful and will bloom even more....they look amazing.
Today I have a play date with my sweet Sydney...a little of this and a lot of that..and a wonderful lunch at the Little White House which you would LOVE.
How is your studio coming along? Can't wait to see it. Sending you my love today. xoxoxo ENJOY!

Deborah said...

Awww Anita what a sweetheart your hubby thoughtful and you are such a grateful spirit.
Please show us your studio when you're ready!
I know it is beautiful!

Deborah xoxo

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J. Beaudet said...

You're a lucky lady to have someone so special in your life! Your post is beautiful and so creative. Will we get to see your studio? Have a great weekend:)

Lady of the Woods said...

Hi Anita......thanks for visiting again :D
I'm just loving these colors so much, and its gorgeous to see them in the sun.....yes I wish I could see your shawl too....maybe you can take a picture of it?? sparkly blessings!

Molly The Wally said...

Hi Anita. I am not sure what breed I am as I'm a rescue from a puppy farm but my peeps thinks I'm a King Charles Cav and maybe a cross with a Gordon Setter but they say whatever the mix I am, I'm just barking. On the left under blog archive go to Mystic Molly and you will find Taurus and all the horoscopes so far. Have a lovely day.
Best wishes Molly.

Tiny Tess said...

Morning Anita,
There were so many taking part that see were put in different swimming events. I was in The Splashing Salmons

Thanks for trying to find me in with all the competitors
Love Tess Bell xxx

George The Lad said...

Hi Anita
Its George the sensible one, just popping by to say Hi, as Tess seams to have taken over my blog! But we were quite worried yesterday, she went all quiet and would hardly move mom thought she had been stung or hurt her back, so gave her antihistamines and a dose of pain killer. Today she jumping off the walls and giving me the run around!! So pleased to see her back to her pesky self, even thou a say it myself!!!
Say Hi to Balzac hope he's doing ok.
Love to you all
George xxx