Thursday, March 5, 2009

I must have cows on the brain, because I'm posting about them again!

I've been buried in my office for 2 days now trying to sort, toss, reconfigure heavy objects to get some room because I need the breathing space and elbow room for when I do my .....pregnant pause......deep breath.......exhale........taxes.

('Ghaaaa', hands around my own neck, squeezing)
But one happy result (after I turn loose of my neck) is I find stuff!!!!! Its like a trip to the 'thrift' without spending the gas. What I found that brings me to talk cow is... my other roll of cow wallpaper border!

I started with 2 rolls months ago when this project was concieved after a coup at Goowill when I realized there were TWO rolls of cow border, and that could make an actual room makeover instead of a craft project! But (of course) when it came time to use them, I found myself scratching my head and looking somewhat befuddled holding one roll.

Ok, doing my taxes is just the excuse, I HAD to find that roll.

I just finished papering my dining room in neato stripes and the cows will finish off the space to perfection. Of course, pictures to follow when I'm done, but for now here's a quick scan of my cows!

Here's the question of the day:

“Who was the first guy that looked at a cow and said," I think that I'll drink whatever comes out of those things when I squeeze them?”
Calvin & Hobbes

And, yet another pondering,

“The cow is of the bovine ilk; One end is moo, the other, milk”
Ogden Nash

And some honesty-

"I'm a cowboy who never saw a cow."
Johnny Mercer

In 1961, he wrote the lyrics to "Moon River" for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

***please hush the music player below the clock on the right and

Some facts about Audry Hepburn who was ranked as the third greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute: Born in Brussels(May 1929 – January 1993) studied ballet, studied drama and worked as a model, she had a strong film career 1954 to 1964, Hepburn was married twice, and had a son with each of her husbands. Soon after Hepburn's final film role, she was appointed a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Grateful for her own good fortune after enduring the German occupation as a child, she dedicated the remainder of her life to helping impoverished children in the poorest nations. There is an unbelievable documentary on her entire life at Wikipedia. She led an amazing life that was so much larger than her stunning film career and entirely unknown to me. Take a look!

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”
Audrey Hepburn

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
Audrey Hepburn

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Audrey Hepburn

1 comment:

ladyvanessa said...

Hey Nora! Love this post. I did my taxes earlier in the week.. not too fun but I did them. Praise the Lord that I am getting something back! I wouldnt be if hubby was still working :( So you win some and you loose some. Still praying that he finds a job soon. I need the sanity and we REALLY need the $$. Hope you have a wonderful week and love the cow wallpaper!


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