Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bees are Gone!


The bees are gone and I got back in my house on Monday afternoon. Well, actually, Monday evening -- I had to hang out at the pool (it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!) Monday afternoon because of the strong smell in the house. I saw one very sick bee today but I quickly put him out of his misery and I haven't seen any more.

I did a little coloring yesterday. The butterflies are from Layers of Color and the flowers are from Isabella's Sketchbook. I stamped my inkspots on a piece of acetate and then picked up the ink with my reinker.

A couple of more pictures to share of my friends' papaya tree. Their helper planted the seed back in June and look at what it has produced! I have been promised any ripe papayas because they don't think that they taste good at all! I love 'em -- particularly with a little lime juice squeezed on them! And they're supposed to be very good for your digestion too!



Later,
Betty

14 comments:

Kerrie said...

Glad to hear your back in your home, and the buzzing little creatures have gone, and your able to do a little colouring, can't wait to see them on cards!.... Wow that papaya tree hasn't taken long to grow!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Yippie! So glad you got to color! I am also very glad the swarm has said Adios! Don't think I have ever tried fresh papaya, only dried. Hugs.

Becky said...

So glad that those bees are gone, and what a touch job you have. :)

Colleen said...

Betty,
I'm soooooo glad those bees are gone! When I read that I can't tell you how I felt. Coloring is good, laying by the pool may be just a tad bit better. :)

Patti said...

So glad the buzzin creatures are gone! Love your coloring!

redwasher1 said...

Betty, glad they are gone!!! Your card is gorgeous!

Selma said...

Happy to hear the bees are gone. I could handle hanging out at the pool. Pretty card.

Olga said...

Glad to hear all is well and you are back home. Beautiful pictures and love your images you colored!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello Betty. I hope you are doing well. Is ur sister still there? Nicole is visiting with us right now. Send me an update when you get a chance. Hugs Melisa

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Hi Betty! I love the colors on that lower butterfly, so pretty! Hope you're doing well!

Payne Holler Cards said...

poppin to say Hi and is all OK? lovin your pics of the papaya...and your soooo pretty colored images (that was a fav image of mine from Isabella's!!) hope all is well by the pool LOL

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Just hoping you made it back okay. Please let us all know. Hugs!

Theresa said...

Stopping in to say hello. Hope all is well in Mexico.

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there, popped over to check on you and you are still gone - hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Keeping you lifted up in prayer since we havent heart from you - concerned something may be wrong...can always pray!
hugs
Linda