5/08/2010

Les Fleurs, Thrifting, and Timmy

At last, a finish on the current Les Fleurs block:

Heard a few times from Timmy this Mother's Day week-end. The first call came after he completed his driving class at a community college some distance from Camp Lejeune, armed with his completion certificate and personality profile (which he said he was going to laminate and keep on his refrigerator for all time) and waiting for his ride from a fellow Marine. He said a hundred transgressors were there to repent. One lady had been driving 110 mph in a 45mph zone. They paired off and completed personality profiles for their partner. Timmy was not partnered with the 110 lady but with Rene, who hitched his hydraulic wheels up and down once too often and got a ticket for reckless driving. Rene's major personality characteristic is Compassion. Timothy, for some reason, had three: Freedom, Fun, and Love & Belonging. So now they're all going to drive more safely? And Timothy will stop running his truck off the road to avoid a crash? Guess so.

Timmy enjoyed his time in the field earlier in the week, doing a "neat" obstacle course with intermittent firing at targets. They tried it once without all of their gear and 40-lb. flak jacket, and Timmy vaulted the high obstacles with ease. With the gear and the jacket, he couldn't get himself off the ground and needed help. He's tall and fit, but not bulked up.

He is going fishing today and every time I think of it, it makes me smile that he is having a pleasant day. I asked him where he would get a fishing rod and he said, "Wal-Mart" but then said, "you know, Mom, I don't care if I have a fishing rod or not, it will be so great just to relax on a boat for a few hours". Indeed it will.

Found these on Friday night at the secondhand. Tank top, pretty cream and white pattern, by White Stag, light blue (photo's colors are awful) blouse, cotton and spandex with nice waist detail, by Ann Taylor Loft, and beachcomb-ey capris by Charter Club, all for $7, how can you beat that?

10 comments:

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

That was a good deal at the thrift store! Regarding sons: hang in there! Hee Hee! they sometimes take a long time to grow up - I have 3 of them and they are all finally grown up (it took one about 39 years)! And that's why mothers turn gray.

Micki said...

I always enjoy going to thrift stores...They are so much fun!
Micki

Michele said...

I haven't tackled "the hand" yet. Was it difficult? Did you do reverse applique on the circles? Our two sons wrecked every vehicle they drove, including my husband's company car, until they bought, and paid, for their own. I don't know what the significance of that is, but there must be one. Happy Mother's Day, you did good. Michele

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Why the personality profile in a driving class? I guess the personality can help determine what kind of a driver you are? That's a new one on me. Glad you heard from Timothy and all is OK.

Good finds at the resale shop!

Karen said...

Excellent Les Fleurs block!!

Lori said...

Terrific blocks, nice outfit and a wonderful chat with your son!! How nice!

Heckety said...

The block is soooo pretty, the thrift finds are ace! and your son's driving stories? Priceless! My husband and his brother had endless crashes and accidents in their youth, and not-so-youth, and have lived to tell the tale. Well so've I I guess, my most worrying was when someone rear-ended me when I had the double bass in the boot- which was a darn sight more valuable than my car!! The bass was fine and I just unscrewed the inside panels on the boot and knocked out the dents with the tent mallett! Good luck to Timmy with the driving!!

MARCIE said...

That is a gorgeous block! Well done!
What a great outfit for summer! You find the coolest stuff!

Barb said...

Oooh, I love the hand in this block. Good thrifting!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I sat on the beach last weekend and enjoyed watching lots of guys from Lejeune swimming and playing ball.They all looked so young,but were happy and well behaved.I hope your Timmy enjoys his stay in NC.