Thursday, July 21, 2011

Written In Stone (202/365)

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“The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong”

Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Historian and Essayist, leading figure in the Victorian era. 1795-1881)

TIME:  7:19 PM
PLACE:  Dining room
SUBJECT:  StellaDella’s garden sign

SD tearfully told me last night that “This was the worst summer ever!”  All because “…you broke your arm…last year we had a pool and now we don’t…I miss my friends from school…It’s a horrible summer!”  She actually cried herself to sleep.  Before she did that, I promised her that we would do something today.  This morning, I poked around in the basement and unearthed this garden sign kit that I had bought at a thrift shop earlier this year for only 50 cents.  Score!  She helped mix the mortar, and she designed the happy face with the rocks and gems.  At first she was going to make a handprint, but then decided that she would just make indentations for cheeks instead.  I did the lettering for her.  It should be cured and ready to be unmolded in two days.  I think (and hope) this made her a little happier with her summer vacation.   

1 comment:

Mari said...

I love the cheek indentations! Glad she had a better day.