in case you could use a dose of whimsy and cheer like i could

it's been one of those days.

out of coffee... and didn't realize it until i went for my morning mug-full
{which is probably a good thing in light of what you'll read next}.

another kidney stone {i get 'em a lot}.

cranky, whiny child {teething?}.

frustrating issues involving others with whom we are in close proximity to
{with no choice in the matter}
and behavior on their part that is beyond our control.

heartbreaking images on the news of those hit by tornadoes.

news of another student bringing a gun to school causing the school to be on lockdown...
and this was only one town away from where i live.
it was awful to watch what happened in ohio, so this was upsetting to hear.
{it's difficult not to think what a sad world this is becoming when you watch the news.}

then there's my everyday stuff.
feeling behind as usual.

hitting brick walls in some things i'm trying to accomplish.

just one of those days.

so i thought... what better time to do another moving picture post.
i haven't done one in a while.

isn't this sweet little knit dino the cutest thing? it was given to isaac at the baby shower of a dear friend last saturday. i saw several sitting around the room, and thought they were just decorations for the mama-to-be to take home for her baby boy. so i asked the lovely lady who made them how much she would charge if i commissioned her to make one. she quietly said... "oh, nothing. it's yours." how kind!

isaac was one of only three babies there... and coincidentally, the only other boy was also named isaac. it was crazy, too, because my isaac was the oldest, so the two-month-old and five-month-old there made him look like a giant. i see him every day, so i generally don't notice how much he has changed since those days {although, i swear he's gained twice his previous weight each time i pick him up}. it wasn't until i saw him next to much younger babies that i realized how much he has grown!

anyway, each baby got to take home a dinosaur. the others were green and blue, and as isaac's room is brown and orange with bits of green, i was delighted that he had first pick!... so of course, i chose {*cough*} um, er... he chose the orange dino!

i just had to get some pictures of the newest member of isaac's plush toy family moving across his play mat today. i hope it gave you as much cheer as it gave me.


Gale Wall said...

Prayers for a better tomorrow. Love this...how fun!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute!
Hope tomorrow is better. :)

Kelly said...

oh wow...I LOVE this moving picture....seriously adorable. I am sorry you have that kidney stone. I'v e never had one but I can only imagine how painful they are.
Some days are just harder to get through but know it's temporary. Try and keep a positive outlook and feel better.

stacey said...

Okay...cutest thing ever. I'm trying to figure out how you did that.

I've had kidney stones several times. They are awful. I hope you are feeling better tomorrow. xo

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! I love orange. :-) Hope you get to feeling better real soon!

msdewberry said...

I love that little dinosaur! He is too cute. You can't help but smile when he runs across the screen. I hope you feel better soon. My daughter is a Kidney stone survivor, those things hurt! Take care.

ZeldaMom said...

That orange dinosaur totally made my day. Thank you!
Don't you just wonder some days what this world is coming to?

beth said...

zelda said my thoughts exactly !!

see, i told you how fast they grow :(


lissa said...

so sweet! love it!

Candace said...

That is darling! Is it an animated gif? I have done them a little but not one as elaborate as this. PSE doesn't do them real well but I think you have PS, don't you?

Sorry about the kidney stone. I know some people are prone to them, I have a friend who gets them repeatedly.

georgia b. said...

yes, candace, it's an animated gif. this is my first real one. the others i did were with an online site that only makes small, low-quality gifs, and only ten frames max.

thanks all!

glad this cheered you all up, too.

Hi Kooky said...

Awww - I love the little dino! Great job!

Sorry about your day. I hope you're feeling better soon, and that tomorrow goes more smoothly. Coffee will help! :)

Andrea said...

Super cute. This made me smile. Thank you. :)

Leanne said...

i love this moving picture, very cute dino! It can be hard to watch the news -so many things that aren't right in the world. Makes me feel grateful for the good thngs in my life.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the chuckle :). I hope you feel better. Sometimes with all that is going on in the world...it puts a bit of perspective on our own little corner.

Connie Smiley said...

How sweet of you! You're hurting, and you cheer all of us! This little dinosaur is darling, and if you ever do a tutorial, count me in.

georgia b. said...

thanks, all.

very true, kathy.

connie... i sure will do a tutorial. it might be a while, as it will take me a bit to put it together.

Ai said...

Life is good, enjoy the little things is what I tell myself when things go wrong. Love this little dinosaur!! Wish I could make it into a screen saver! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Leah C said...

What a cute lil' dino:) Wishing you well...and a good cup of coffee!

Becs said...

Sorry you're having a rough time and I agree, watching the news makes for very depressing viewing sometimes. Love your moving picture, it really made me smile (and made me think I was seeing things to start with!). Feel better soon (and go and buy some coffee!).

Davi said...

Awww that is a darling little dino! Hope that your week gets better. I hate those kidney stones they are definitely Not fun things to pass!!

georgia b. said...

thanks, everyone! today was better, for sure... or at least parts of it. the stone is either passed, or too to be on it's way out. it's always worst at one certain point in the passage, and that part is over.

and i have coffee again! {but i'm drinking a lot more lemon water, too... as coffee is one of the culprits for my type of stones.}

thanks for all the encouragement and well wishes. glad you liked this little animation so much. i'll have to make sure i do these often.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I love the animation, something good and silly to take your mind off the trials of everyday life. Suzy x

Naomi said...

Oh my goodness, adorable! My little one's nursery is mostly green, brown and orange too. Love those colors. Hope you are feeling better! (since im so slow to post a comment and its been a couple days!)

Katie (Mama May I) said...

Ah, love the dino! Love the moving photo too. Clever!

Hope this day's bringing you some quiet and peace.

augcott said...

Sorry about the teething child and other issues ... but the shot/movie made me laugh out loud!
Nicely done!

georgia b. said...

thanks, friends!

Sandy K. said...

You are amazingly creative, even when feeling down. Get well...keep a positive attitude...squeeze that adorable child for inspiration...and please share the secret of your moving pictures!

georgia b. said...

i sure will, sandy. i just have to compile the instructions to put together a tutorial.

thank you for your kind words!