* Three things this weekend

I LOVE Nerd in the Brain’s Three Things Thursday challenge. It’s quite simple (think of three happy things from your day!) and it doesn’t have to be posted smack on Thursday.  So here is my weekend version of the Nerd’s terrific idea for spreading cheer in the blogosphere!

Yesterday, we celebrated another birthday with the kiddos.  Thanks to a Korean friend, I was able to create a sort of “K-Pop” influenced cake and I also sang happy birthday in Korean.  The kiddos were generous and agreed to hum along, but no one was willing to sound like an absolute fool except me.  The arrow marks the spot where I have kept names confidential to protect the innocent!!


Today we went to a dedication of an AMAZING work of art created by Larry Heyda for a church in Greensboro, NC.  He reproduced (painting on canvas) a 9 foot wide painting by Rogier van der Weyden called “Descent from the cross.”  The original is in Madrid.  Honestly, I could not tell this wasn’t the original.  Larry is incredibly gifted.  My iPhone doesn’t capture his talent, sorry to say.

And finally, we had a teency weency bit of snow today, after weeks of spring-like weather.   OOH, I love the snow.  Maybe Punxsutawney Phil isn’t such a bad prognosticator after all!

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“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….”