19 May 2010

corner view "collections"


(Just yesterday...)

This week´s CV is "collections" and was suggested by the lovely Francesca. Personally, I don´t collect things. Probably, because I live in a home with only three closets. Daniel, on the other hand, is a regular pack rat. I never know what I´m going to find in his pockets. I remember when he was about 6 I found some stones in his pocket that had just gone through the wash. I told him, in my "angry" mommy voice, "Daniel I just washed stones that were in your pocket!" To which he responded, in his sweet innocent voice, "Thank you mommy." and skipped off.... (Yes, it still makes me laugh.)

Next week´s theme comes from Daan and is "The end of your street". Thanks Daan!

And a big shout out to Joyce for keeping CV running smoothly in my absence! Thank you my friend!

Happy Corner View!

65 comments:

l i s e said...

love this story i regularly wash stones, wood sticks...
happy you are back
have a great day

Ian said...

I like the way you've artistically arranged that string of beads around the knots in the wood.

Bichos da Matos said...

You're a sweet mum:) Welcome back, I really enjoy your trip!

Cabrizette said...

Happy corner view to you too Jane !!! Welcome home ! .. your boy is a funny boy !

Lollipop said...

welcome back!
It's good to corner view with you again.
I do wash stones, papers, money, sand (!) and much more!
Have a nice day!

ibb said...

Love that golf ball "holder¿?". And love that thanks mom for cleaning stones...ajajaj
Wellcome home, my love.
And we have a coffee or something waiting.

Theresa said...

What a cute story. Welcome home.

kristina - no penny for them said...

lol.

maybe i should take this as a cue to take a picture of 'the insides' my handbag - or maybe not... ;-)

Guusje said...

Lovely, could have been my boy....

Missed you too! Loved to see you photo'sssssss!

Katyha said...

Hilarious! I usually wash erasers and lolly wrappers I've never washed stones. Kids say the funniest things!!

Dorte said...

Lol - nice story and welcome back.
Guess that the items on your photo are from your pocket and not from your son ;)

kenza said...

great! not a collector myself! bienvenida de regreso!

Francesca said...

haha. What a great gift, to be able to turn somebody's anger into laughter!

Elizabeth Prata said...

Hi Jane, Welcome back!

I found that living in small spaces has cut down om my urges to collect things, too.

kim said...

I love that story of Daniel - adorable! I was just hopping over to check out today's theme and now I'm off to the dentist, so who knows when I'll actually get to it? Anyway, I also realized I got rid of savannahgourmet@aol.com email and never told anyone! I think that's the one you use. So try kimbanks@me.com when emailing me. Sorry! Miss you!

Lisa notes... said...

Ha. I never know what I'll find in pockets either. Usually more boring stuff like gum wrappers and tissues.

Looks like you had a fascinating trip. Welcome home.

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

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Welcome back!
hahaha the noice of stones in my washingmachine is almost a daily returning sound!

Happy CV!

Jenna said...

:) Very cute!
I think I've done that several times.. tissues are the worst to wash!

la ninja said...

and so stone-washed jeans were invented.
hola, bienvenida :)

cindy said...

welcome back and i love the golf tee for some reason!

RosaMaría said...

that story is funny and so sweet! welcome back!!!

ITSCCChaneey. said...

-ahaha, i rarely empty my pocket when putting my clothes in the wash and then find surprises when they're finished! ahaha, cute blog.
cx.

anna said...

Welcome back Jane! Looks like you have 'collected' some great memories :)

(your day collection would probably take me only an hour, I'm terrible :)

(so sweet that he said that!)

Elisabelle said...

yay!!! you're back!
love the stone story: so cute ;)

Ocean Girl said...

I like your collection. Well okay, whenever can I not like your "view" :)

Jane, I have missed CVs, my mused did not leak out. I'll work on the end my street now.

Ma life à moi said...

Welcome back Dear Jane!

I'm always checking children's clothes pockets before washing...

KathyA said...

I don't collect things either. Your story made me laugh. Takes a child to really put things in perspective. And better rocks than frogs. I love when money comes out of the dryer so nice and clean!

KathyA said...

Actually, I do collect something!!! Rocks! Everywhere we go (except from Pompeii - that would be illegal), I've picked up a rock. I try to remember to label them...

jgy said...

Welcome back!
I like your fun approach to not-collecting, good idea to present Daniels:)xo

likeschocolate said...

What a sweet story! Have a happy weekend.

ticklishfromadistance said...

So glad you are home. xoxoxoxox

isabelle said...

welcome back ... I am in love with your moroccan photos and I wish I could go there again soon ...

Janis said...

Pocket (purse)collections! I like the realness of your collection and think this would make a great CV someday! Welcome home, so glad you are back now!!!

ps. I find small stones in my husband's (Daniel) pockets - cute... :^)

Mlle Paradis said...

this looks more like my pockets! and what is it about the boys that they totally disarm us when we use that "angry mommy" voice? even the grown up ones!

welcome home nomad!

Diahn said...

Oh, that made me laugh out loud! "Thank you, mommy..."

I can't even count how many little boy items I've washed in pockets...but I don't think I've ever been thanked for it!

Angie Muresan said...

Yay for Joyce! She did an amazing job!

And so glad you got home safe and sound.

MyrtilleD said...

My boys too always have a lot of strange things in their pockets. The answer was very sweet ;-)

For you, a small collection of sands from Martinique ;-)

Don said...

Nobody has a collection quite like yours! Welcome back.

Daan said...

Hooray for Joyce!
and Hooray for you, you're back from your amazing trip!
I love all of your photo's. Thank you for sharing, it was a little virtual trip!

and the rock story made me smile.

Sunny Greetings, Daan -x-

McGillicutty said...

sorry Joyce, i have been out of touch with my online reality.
I will be back cv'ing next week, I have really missed you all. Loved your pictures while you were gone Jane.

denise said...

Oh, fun. I don't collect 'things' either...maybe just memories or impressions, but that is about it. ;)

Latisha said...

oh lordy thats funny. love love it. and thanks for updating my site address.

Kaylovesvintage said...

nice one, I will do it in the morning

aimee said...

some people are wired to hoard collections of things! my daughter loves to stash things in boxes, and let me tell you, it is ALWAYS a surprise when i uncover their contents!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Welcome back. Your trip pics were stunning, as always.

As for "collections"-- My husband says I collect a lot of junk but it's really only odds and ends.

Cheers,
jj

CrowNology said...

What a great story!
I collect to the point of possibly needing psychological assessment!
xo
Andrea

soisses said...

i am happy you are back =) hope you had a great time...

nice collection!
xxx soisses

Liss said...

Oh my daughter is the same. I find everything from rocks, leaves and even plastic spoons in her school bag. No item is allow to be thrown out either.

Maryline said...

Cute story !
I like it !

parisa mahmoudi said...

Welcome back dear Jane,
I put a post of corner view! ;)

Sammi said...

Hello Jane!
Lovely to have you back here in Blogosphere, your photos are lovely but your words are great too!

Wonderful Corner View, I finally posted mine about ten minutes ago (yes I know its 11pm on a Thursday, its been one of those weeks)!! Looking forward to next weeks theme.

Didn't Joyce just do a lovely job of keeping Corner View running, wonderful!

besos

Manya said...

I enjoy your blog, so much. I'm in love with Spain, and I just returned from Bilbao. I live in Greece, another beautiful country, but I have Spain in my heart. We saw Alejandro Sanz in concert, too! You are sooo lucky for living there.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A lovely idea... I wrote yesterday about this "collection" that I wrote a little text for my kids... In the pocket... I see...

Treasures !

laméditerraine said...

Your son is a cutie :)
My sisters collect stickers like the ones in the picture, I think they come from Pipas G or something like that.
Big kisses for you and your whole great family I'm sure you'll be very happy about your amazing trip

Mulot said...

Hello Jane, just a little kiss !

cindy said...

we woke up today to find julio aparicio with a bull attached to his face on the cover of our newspaper. whoa, that looks crazy!

lobo said...

He clearly has the male Green gene!

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

LOL
Nicola
ps. Welcome back!

juanita de la vega said...

Happy Sunday, Jane and welcome back! Thanks God today my hub finished to work at the computer (he's been helping with a bike event at our town, that will be held today) so I've been forced to take a blog break.
besotes

kim said...

come on over and see the turtle i found our fence this morning!

kim said...

hey, he's right, and very observant at that!

kim said...

wait - now i have to go see how you have "artistically arranged that string of beads around the knots in the wood" - love ian!

MUS said...

haha,
...think you will like my new blog about jacket pocket collections /treasures http://jaszakschatten.blogspot.com/

Fani said...

It might be a genetical issue!!Juanused to collect stones as well. He used to askme to check his pockets just in case he had forgotten any....

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