Here is Sweet James and his missing front teeth. The right top and bottom tooth were knocked out when he fell a couple of weeks ago on the tile. Talk about making a Momma's heart stop! We were in the garage and we heard James start crying. I ran inside and the first thing I saw was blood and 2 teeth just lying on the tile. Thank goodness they were both baby teeth. Last week he lost the left top tooth while eating ice cream. I love to hear him talk right now. Especially if what he is saying has lots of S's:)
Pretty Soon We Will Have to Feed Him A Liquid Diet:)
This first FIT is a full plate tintype. It measures 9 by 7 inches and I believe that it is a copy of an earlier CDV photograph. So kind of like one of the first forms of photocopying:) I have several examples of this type of photo posted on my Flickr account.
This is an art piece I created using these Sweeties:)
This is Sweet Archie J. Pollock. On the back of this CDV it is written that this photograph was taken on Aug. 4th, 1873 and that Archie was 4 years and 10 months old. I really love his stockings and hat. I am working on an art piece with him right now:)
The tennis lessons are going very well. On Saturday the boys and I had a lesson together. I could tell that they were proud of me for playing and David said several times how he could not believe how well I could hit the ball:) It's fun and after an hour of chasing that ball you get your heartrate up pretty good. Also on Saturday in the court beside us there were 4 men playing a game. I wanted to run and hide. I did not want to have the lesson in front of them, but I did and I'm glad. I also told the tennis coach (a man) that I weigh 277 pounds and that I need to get fit and healthy. My own husband doesn't know how much I weigh, but told that coach just as matter of fact as you please and... the world still held on it's axis. It's all ok. I am starting to learn/trust that your attitude is so much more important than your size.
Quotes For The Day:
"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. "
~Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays
"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." ~Emory Austin
"I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party!" ~Betsy Cañas Garmon
I had my tennis lesson on Monday and it was AWESOME!!! I can't believe what a stress reliever it is when you hit that ball!! I did better than I thought I would and when the hour was over I was sweaty and proud:) I will post the FIT tomorrow. This morning I am going to a Mother's Day Tea that Sweet James' class has prepared for us. Hope you are all having a wonderful week! Love, Jamie (Queen of the Court) LOL!!
I made a list of the things I would do when I lost weight. Things that I am not comfortable doing now at my current weight. And you know what? I am going to fake it 'till I make it and I am going to do those things NOW. Push through the uncomfortable feelings and do them anyway. Step out of myself and see what happens.
So yesterday I spent the whole day at Canton. It is a 400 acre flea market with so many wonderful antiques and treasures and junk that only a collage artist would love:) It is only open for a few days on the first week of every month so my husband picked the kids up from school and I had a day to myself for the first time since I can remember. I walked miles and I met so many great folks.
When I got home the boys would not stop hugging me and my husband said they both were crying when I was not there to pick them up from school. Which tells me we need to spend some quality time apart from each other:)
On Monday at 10am I start private tennis lessons. Which at this point just makes me want to cringe, but I will be out there trying to hit that ball in all my glory:)
Quotes for Today:
"Some daysthere won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." ~Emory Austin
" To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway." ~Peter McWilliams