Thursday, May 20, 2010

Holes in a Blanket

As I sit sewing up holes in my oldest daughter’s comforter; I knew I needed to share the culprits who created these holes.

Here is one of my daughter’s other blankets with holes created by these same creatures.

Guilty party #1: Ginger

Guilty party #2: Nutmeg

Guilty party #3: Pepper

Monday, May 17, 2010

My Daughter’s Sense of Style

My 14 year old daughter asked me to turn a pair of jeans into bell bottoms.  Okay, where did this idea come from?  K is very much a free sprit when it comes to fashion.  She wears what she likes and the heck with what the others think.  So we went to Wal-Mart and found some black fabric with Peace & Love on it.  I bought a yard of fabric and cut it in 1/2.  Each legs has ¼ yard sewn in the outside lower ½ of each leg.  I think they came out cute.  She is wearing them to school tomorrow.  I am interested in hearing what the other kids think. 

Water Park Adventures

Earlier this year, my older Girl Scout troop said they wanted to go to Wet & Wild Water Park in north Phoenix with their cookie sale profits. The older girls are range from 6th to 9th grades, so I figured why not; at this age they can roam around the park in small groups without trouble. I was able to purchase tickets ahead of time and buy an all you can drink wrist band. By getting the tickets ahead of time I got them for $10 less than the counter price. Several of the girls went with my co-leader and me yesterday. I will give tickets to the other girls who could not attend and they can use them any time until 9/26/10.

Wet & Wild was awesome. They have a lot of shade structures and hundreds of lounge chairs. We arrived when they opened and were able to find a set of chair under a shade structure that stayed shady ALL day.

My oldest daughter went with us; she helped me by being the adult at a couple of cookie booths, so the troop paid for her to get in. She got me to go down a double tube slide that was kind of like a water roller coaster and then we went down the Raging Rapids slide with my son. Today I can feel it in my upper arms and across my back – I as so out of shape.

I also told all the kids to put sun screen on the tops of their feet, almost nothing worse then burning the tops of your feet. Well, guess who did not follow my suggestion. Yes, you guessed it … me. My right foot is worse then the left. Ouch.

Next Saturday, my youngest daughter, one of her friends and I are going to Golfland Sun Splash in Mesa for the Girl Scout 500 + Cookie Sales Celebration. Should be fun. The water park is closed to the general public – this is a Girl Scout only event. This time I will put sun screen on my feet.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Click "Next Blog"

Have you every clicked on the “Next Blog” link at the top of a Blogspot page you like? Well, I have. It can take you to some interesting places. A lot of time the start out on similar subjects to what you are reading then can take a major diversion. (Once I ended up on Spanking as the topic-kinky.) Just keep clicking on “Next Blog” sometime and see where it takes you. If you run into a blocked blog, you can hold the Alt key down and press the left arrow, it will take you back where you were.  Then click on “Next Blog” again and you will end up in a new place. Here is a sample of my clicking “Next”.

I started from my blog, Next took me to, A women writing about family & Christ, Next, Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog, Next, free great classical broadcast recording, Next, XVIII Century Music, Next, looks to be Thailand music related, Next, a person who plays bass in an orchestra, Next
hit the barocco-music spot again, Next, random musing from Drey, Next

I have done this by starting at some photography blogs and seen some awesome photos. Try it some time and see where you end up.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

I am not big on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Valentine’s Day; but my 20 year old son did send me a Mother’s Day card and my oldest daughter washed my van.

I went out and bought myself a give of a folding cutting table for Joann’s.
I like to sew, but I hate cutting out the patterns. I am 5’8” and bending over the dinning room table is back braking. So I bought the table. I had to put it together. At one point this afternoon, my husband said he would to it for me. Some time went by and he was still busy creating an estimate for a client, so I starting to do it. It was not hard. I was almost done, when he said he was almost done and could do it for me. My daughter who was in the room and I both started to laugh. He was like “What?” I told him I was almost done, hadn’t he heard the drill?