Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finding Beauty - Priceless

Friday means it's time for Finding Beauty, a wonderful new event hosted by Claudia at Dipity Road. We get to share the beauty that we see around us every day. Whether it be a glorious sunset, the smile of a child, or a beloved pet, there is always beauty to be found if we'll only take the time to look.

As many of you know, our darling daughter Cait is home for the Spring semester while she student teaches. There have been some adjustments made, getting used to having an adult daughter move back home after having been on her own for 3 1/2 years.

Groceries: Double

Gas bill: Tripled

Trips to the outlet mall for "professional looking clothes": Tenfold increase - I wear scrubs every day!

Seeing this one afternoon:


PRICELESS!

Hope you all have a beautiful day too. Make sure to stop by and visit Claudia and visit some wonderful posts about the beauty all around us.

25 comments:

hummer said...

Beautiful picture. Beautiful chance to have your daughter home for a short while. I bet you are glad.
Frances

Kathysue said...

Great post Kat!! Your humor and your love for that grown-up daughter really came out beautifully. Love it!! Kathysue

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Beautiful Post Kathy...
Kitty is happy dear Daughter is back also. Who would have thought? I love it. So many pictures and moments are so priceless. I thank you for sharing with me tonight.

I am so thrilled that you loved my post. I am always looking at my hands, my kids and my grandkids. We have the same hands and it amazes me. I am not a great writer, but I love writing my thoughts. I am happy to share them with you.

Take a picture of your daughters and your hands together. Hands sure can tell a story can't they?

Have a beautiful Friday and thank you again for sharing. My hubby laughed at the picture too. Our critters do not know they are critters.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

ellen b. said...

Oh that is a great photo! :0)
I just smiled about the gas bill going up. Our adult daughter takes the longest showers!!

The Muse said...

...some images just need no words! lol...
and i bet she was just as happy as you were to be there :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, this is just the cutest pictue of Cait and the kitty. How fun. I know you are really enjoying her. Great memories and more than precious moments. Hugs, Marty

skoots1mom said...

what a big kitty...great pic!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Toooo True! What a great capture!

I love blogging-- where we can celebrate our priceless moments and relive them over and over!

Thanks so much for participating!

Claudia

BailiwickStudio said...

It's a blessing to have our adult children back again, isn't it? If only for a little while... ::Jill

grey like snuffie said...

Priceless indeed....they are with us for such a short time. We are so thankful that both of our girls live close...about 45 minutes away....makes it all okay.

My Crafty Little Page said...

How funny and lovable! Glad she's home, Kathy. Sheesh - utility bills have been out of sight. (and she doesn't even live with me! LOL) xoxo Nancy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, how neat is this! Love this picture. You're right. It is priceless! :-)

XO,

Sheila

luna miranda said...

a sweet photo.

The Muse said...

PS...(i have a vintage pic of Ronald Reagan...for sale..cheap...)

LOL LOL

Calming Scents said...

isnt that cute? dang kids.

Lois said...

I went through the same things when my daughter moved back in for awhile after living on her own. We just about drove each other crazy, but then she got married and I missed her so much. I don't think her younger brother missed her at all though!

ann said...

oh---------it's got to be great to have your baby back for awhile.
i am feeling so much better.you have been such a great friend,as well as many others.thank you.i will blog soon about whats going on.love ya....anniepoo/

Mumsy said...

When my daughter comes home for the summer, my bills jump just like that too..

The picture is indeed priceless!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post girl and your so right it's PRICELESS...Hope you have a great weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tom said...

Oh no chocolate really. He would loves it_I imagine, but not safe... he has always had carob (?) the fake chocolate doggie treats:)

Although I don't over do those... :)

So, sleep assured, I am trying my best to keep this "zoo" safe and healthy...LOL...

And that, is a 24/7 365 job...a lot like being a mommy!! LOL :)

Denise Marie said...

cute. I can't imagine not seeing this everyday..my 2 boys are constantly here with several friends too. lol

easternsparkle said...

That is lovely! I was thinking the other day how my bills have gone down now son1 has moved out! You know what I've noticed most - the toothpaste lasts longer!! :) Have a great weekend x

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very sweet kathy! It must be fun to have your daughter back home for awhile. My daughter has been living on her owen for so long...thankfully she doesn't live too far away.

Jenny said...

Gosh, it's great when they come home again, isn't it? Happy for you!

Johnny Nutcase said...

cute! one of my cats will lay on my back like that when i sleep...i hate moving him, but he's 16 pounds so he's a little heavy!