By Elizabeth Prata In 1978 I went to London with some others in my senior class. Yeah, our senior class trip was to Europe...Our family traveled a lot while I was growing up. I lived in Rhode Island, and we took summer trips to the Cape, my father had a condo in Florida, ski trips … Continue reading Art series #2: Persian marquetry, or khatam
By Elizabeth Prata It's July. It's Georgia. It's hot. I love antiquing. There are actually quite a few vintage shops around me, but I love The Special Store. It's 5 miles away and run by some nice Christian ladies. The prices are good. I went on Friday and posted about my finds. A local friend … Continue reading How absolutely gorgeous!
By Elizabeth Prata Well, not really a haul, just three items, but one was needed, one was wanted, and another was unexpected. The two notepads I grabbed at the dollar store. One is for home and the slim one with leaves is for school. I needed tongs. I burned my arm reaching in to my … Continue reading The Special Store Haul
By Elizabeth Prata This is the last week of summer break. Next week I go back to school. The teachers and staff report Mon-Th and the kids come Friday. This morning was the last coffee. I love my coffee bar. I love the creamer I pour the cream into my coffee with. I love the … Continue reading Last week of summer break
By Elizabeth Prata Today was a hot, hot, hot summer day in Georgia. I had a sweet morning of listening to Gaithers on Youtube, I do love a Southern Gospel quartet! Lead Me Gently Home, He Will Remember Me and other oldies just lift my heart and make me smile big. Later I went to … Continue reading Art Series #1: My Fred Thompson
By Elizabeth Prata TV Photo by Sven Scheuermeier on Unsplash. Illustration EPrata from Pixlr Summer is time for reading and watching TV. At least, that is what I do more of during the hot months and the time off from school. I write more, I study more, but I also enjoy more media in these … Continue reading Summer tv watching/streaming
By Elizabeth Prata Like all holidays I guess, they come and go fast. Fourth of July represents the mid point of my summer break from work at school. I go to pre-planning on August 2 and the kids come back August 6. So I'm on the downslope, now! I had a nice fourth of July … Continue reading 4th of July came and went fast!
By Elizabeth Prata The British are not known for their many contributions to gourmet cuisine. Creamed Finnan Haddie, Black Pudding (it's congealed blood and oats), offal like kidneys, and other dishes mystify us outside the US. When my grandmother babysat on one my parents' frequent trips away, she'd serve some of these dishes to us … Continue reading Chucky Egg Morning
As an educator, I look forward to summer off every year. It is one of the perks. THE perk! At this stage in my life, though I'm not paid for days I don't work, I am glad to trade the lower salary for the time off. It's great, wonderful, and a huge blessing. The most … Continue reading Best things about summer
By Elizabeth Prata I edited my bio recently to remove mention of cats. I don't have cats any more. 😦 I noticed that I said I write about art, and realized I had not written about art in a while. A friend had stopped over the other day. She fell in love with the framed … Continue reading Art series coming up!