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Saturday, July 11, 2009
. . . welcomed new granddaughter
My daughter Stephanie and her husband Andy welcomed Nora Jane to the world on Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 12:48 p.m. She weighed 8 lbs, 11 ozs, 20 inches long, and has long legs and strawberry blonde hair. I haven't been able to determine any specific family resemblence, but she's a little cutie. Betsy is looking forward to having Nora and Mom home from the hospital today; Joey seems to have forgotten all about it. In fact, when asked, Joey tells me Nora's name is "Sloan Mayfield." They met Nora at the hospital Thursday night. Things have sure changed since I had Stef. My little sister (14 at the time) sneaked into my hospital room to see the new baby, got caught by a grouchy nurse and was lectured harshly about how she brought germs into the environment that could have been the cause of the demise of the entire nursery. Traumatic for Ann, no doubt. Betsy and Joe spent most of yesterday at Nana's house, being spoiled (watching TV, drinking Dr. Pepper, having all the gum they could possibly want, playing with the water hose. "Don't tell Mommy and Daddy.") Tonight, Betsy and I are going to see "High School Musical" at the Theater in the Park. Just a girl's night out.
The painting above is 16 x 16" and is one that I have complete in the last week. One of the benefits of stretching my canvases is that I can hang them up in the house until my art guy picks them up. And speaking of art guy, he has arranged a show at a new gallery in the area, supposedly the biggest one in town, for the middle of August. Good deal, but now we need to sell something. In fact, a lot of somethings.
Pictures of the new baby will soon appear on this blog, no doubt. Everyone, have a great weekend.