Scarlett McCaws

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”
– Morris West

Scarlett McCaws – 2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC

“We’re Sam and Steve, the Scarlet McCaws.  The thing we like best about spring is all the fresh gossip!  I don’t know if you realize this, but guys gossip way more than the ladies do.”

This little Spring swap ATC went to Jean in Palo Alto, CA.

I have missed painting and blogging over the last couple weeks.  My husband is still in the hospital (today makes 2 weeks) but he is getting stronger and I keep hoping to bring him home soon.  He is still battling pneumonia in one lung and some infection.  I appreciate all the prayers and good thoughts going our way.

About Morris West

Morris West, the popular Australian writer best known for religious thrillers including The Shoes of the Fisherman and The Devil’s Advocate, spent 12 years in a Christian Brothers monastery but left before taking his final vows. He was born in Melbourne in 1916. He wrote his first book while serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he held such varied jobs as a radio soap-opera writer and Vatican correspondent for London’s Daily Mail. He died in 1999.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joan T
    May 21, 2011 @ 09:08:02

    I’m so glad to hear your husband is finally home!!! I will still keep him in my prayers.

    Love the colorful look to this!!!


  2. asmalltowndad
    May 20, 2011 @ 13:49:33

    Hey Beth,
    I hope everyone and everything is on mend and will be back to normal for you soon. We’ve missed ya, and I hope your husband comes home to ya soon. Prayers


    • Beth Parker
      May 20, 2011 @ 15:03:39

      Thanks, Ryan! I just brought him home! Whoo Hoo! He’s asleep in his very own recliner as we speak. I think the ride home wore him out. Thanks for the prayers. 🙂


  3. lesliepaints
    May 20, 2011 @ 13:21:37

    I must ramp up my well-wishes for your husband. I wish we could take our paintbrushes and obliterate the pneumonia in the lung affected, Beth. I understand, from what you have shared, the seriousness of this, the painfulness. Hugs to you as I know the feeling of spending time with a relative in hospital for an extended stay… Infection B GONE!
    Harry and Steve, above, brighten my day. Thank you.


    • Beth Parker
      May 20, 2011 @ 15:05:38

      Thanks so much, Leslie! I have Duane home and am happy to report he is sleeping in his recliner. He’s tuckered out, but he’s home! Thanks for the great mojo you sent our way! ((hugs))


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