Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Friday, June 19, 2009


The getting up at five and going to the gym is good for us. Really, it is. But DH has come down with a disgusting summer cold and has decided that wisdom dictates more time in bed and less physical expenditures today. So I get to loll in my desk chair, watch the neighborhood stroll by, wave at whoever looks in the window, and catch up with blogs. I'm sorry DH is sick, but I am not sorry to miss sweating on the treadmill - be it NEVER so good for me!

Things are blooming gladly in the garden. Roses . . .

Lillies (calla)

Lillies (day)

Lillies (oriental and Fragrant!)

And our little dogwood is a teathered cloud of beauty.

Yesterday, I got ready to sew the long seam all around the quilt, and LG asked, "What can I do to help?" The only thing I could think of was to say, "Tell me a story." And right then and there, she made up a magnificent story about the beautiful Princess Roxanna and the comtest promulgated by the Emperpr of "Over There" to find the wisest princess in the lands. LG acted out all the parts and had me nearly weeping with laughter. In order to win the prize, the princess had to guess what it was. Princess Blonde said it must be to be admired by all the young men. Princess Dominitia said, it was to have all men fear her and tremble at her wish. Princess Giddy just wanted a entire new wardrobe. Princess Roxanna said, "I can't think of anything else I need in life to maked me happy, so I guess I don't need to compete for a prize." And the courrier said, "You GOT it!" and everyone lived happily ever after.

Every personality in my inner committee is enthralled with the story and they have asked me to formally thank LG for the regal gift. Thank you, LG!


  • At 12:24 PM , Anonymous tlbwest said...

    What a wonderful story!
    Being content is it's own reward.
    Thank you, Roxie and LG!

    Please keep my cousin Tonia in your prayers, positive thoughts, etc. She is hospitalized again with further complications of the cranial surgery, in considerable pain. She struggles with serious depression at the best of times and is getting quite discouraged.

  • At 2:01 PM , Blogger Rose Lefebvre said...

    LOL I can just imagine the play-acting!
    They are always havign casting calls for the plays at CCC....maybe LG should try out??!!

  • At 3:31 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    Getting up at oh dark thirty is not my idea of fun or fitness. I'm so you've had a reprieve. The quilt is really quite nice and it's lovely that the sewing of it was accompanied by the telling of such a wonderful tale.

  • At 5:50 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    What a great story. I love when people read to me or tell me stories. When Em was working on a project and had to read A Raisin in the Sun at the same time, I read the play to her and acted out all the parts. We had such fun (even though it's not a fun play).

  • At 6:41 AM , Blogger Heide said...

    Lovely flowers! Wonderful Story! Your posts always make me smile.

  • At 9:40 AM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    What a lovely story--and your flower pictures made me think of a book I saw in the store called 'the sensual flower'--nothing in that book competes with Roxie's flower porn!


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