Sunday, November 27, 2011

Transformations there anything more fun than spending the day snacking on leftover Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie. I am a happy camper.

I went over all the pix I took yesterday and was going to send the family picture that i posed yesterday to the Compassion kids, but remembering cautions about displaying too much opulence (all that food, for example), I posted it to the Compassion social media web site to ask for guidance on whether I should send it or not. Most said yes, but one cautioned that since there was wine visible on the table, Compassion might not send it on. Oh good grief. I rolled my eyes. Did Jesus not turn water into wine? Did they not serve wine at the Last Supper? Do they not serve wine at many religious celebrations? But since I am a PhotoShop wiz, I decided to turn wine into fruit juice and transformed this...

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Into this...

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...and there you go--those offensive glasses of wine have disappeared and my mother is now drinking limeaid and Ned is drinking orange juice (though I still think the original wine glasses weren't all that offensive!!! I mean...really!!!) I hope they don't think Ned is drinking beer.

Ned came over today to help Walt move the furniture back into the living room and to start working on Brianna's puppet stage. First, though, they moved furniture back into the living room so I can start putting all the crap back on the shelves. It was so nice with an empty room...but it will be nice to have all those rooms upstairs available again!

When they finished moving furniture, they got down to the serious business of planning Brianna's puppet theater.

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When they figured out what they wanted to do, they went off to the lumber store to buy plywood, then came home and started working.

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By the time Ned left, they had the front of it all finished and Ned was going home to work on various other surprises to include. They were so cute working together. This is going to be a real labor of love.

1 comment:

Harriet said...

I guess "evil" really is in the eye of the beholder. I didn't notice the wine, would not have noticed at all if you hadn't pointed it out. And then I had to stare at the picture to see it.

Good grief, indeed!