Friday, August 28, 2009
It's the weekend and I do work tomorrow early morning until noon and then I am taking my mama, nephew and son to the cities to see the Minnesota Science Museum. They have the Titanic as their program so we'll be seeing their Omnimax movie, the art exhibits and some artifacts from the wreck. It'll be a great afternoon and then we are having dinner with my mama's sister and hubby. I get to take my new camera and take some pictures (if they are allowed in the Museum, I don't know if they let people take pictures or not but will find out).
So I wish you all a great weekend and be sure you take time to relax, reflect and say a prayer of thanks for all that we are lucky to have and be part of. God Bless!!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Check it out....
I found it very hard to figure out how to organize my material so just sorted it by size and weight then went thought all the craft supplies and put like with like. I think it all turned out pretty good. The girls helped with the toys and found a few they hadn't seen in awhile so trade them out for a bit. Now the next project is the tool shelves, they seem to be holding more then just tools so better start putting stuff away and getting things together. One day at a time first.
So that was my day, I had just the girls so they got to serve me breakfast and lunch and that included making it and they loved it. I let them play pretty much with whatever they wanted, to come and go in and out, some independence and they just thrived on it. Now tomorrow we have visiting plans, grandparents, friends and maybe swimming.
That's it here. Plenty for one day. I hope all is well with you all and that you had a terrific day. Now rest well and God Bless.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We came home and cleaned out the suburban then laid what was left of the concrete blocks, worked more on the patio and mowed the yard. That was plenty for today, to much really so it's time to close and just go to bed.
I hope you all had a great Sunday and had a day full of blessings. Take care and good night. God Bless!!
P.S. I have pictures for you tomorrow. My craft show went pretty good and I got a couple pictures and I have pictures of the continuing patio project. I think there's something else too but right now can't even remember it but maybe will when I download the pictures tomorrow. Good Night!!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
and cubes just picked:
And there is lunch. They ate everything like it was the greatest meal in the world and are now napping with full tummies.
So I had to share. This morning is rained most of the morning so we were able to be in and get this done but we did get out for a tiny bit to ride bikes and find a frog, he was a cute little black one that Jon kept holding really tight so decided to let him go before he ended up thin. Now I'm baking some cookies and soon nap time will be over with and three of the five will go home. When that happens then Rachel and Abby will come to the recycling guy with me to recycle the boy scouts cans. Usually daddy and I do it on Saturday but with the craft shows it has to be done during the week so today's the day.
Jim, Mike and I have been working on the next part of the brick work. So far 5 rows are down, only 500 to go. Really not that many we can't recycle that many because they are cracked and broken but we'll get to the clothes line and then put the pea rock down later on. It'll be nice to have it all done. Then maybe, possibly we can get back to my 3 ton bird bath. Nope, we haven't worked on that since before our BWCA trip, sorta lost interested in it but it's waiting for our return.
Now take care, find time to rest and relax a little bit and have a super afternoon. God Bless!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Now tonight I finished up the ankle bracelets I needed for the show this weekend and also the order for badge holders. Here's what the badge holders I made look like for a teacher in MPLS.
Here's a pictures of my display board I used at last weekend's craft show. Of course I sold a few off of there so this week replaced with a few new ones and we have about 100 bracelets, 25 earring sets and a bunch of misc things also that sit on my table. But here's what I was talking about last week~
Now it's time to see what I can get packed into the suburban for the show. I am not one for waiting until the last minute just in case something comes up and I have to rush.
There's always something happening here and I have such a great time sharing it with you all. Now have a great evening and nights rest and may God Bless you all!!!
I hope you all have a great day. I am!!! We are off to see Terri at the farm and play with her boys. She's also got some beets for me, we love them so will get them processed and frozen so we can enjoy them this winter.
Take care and God Bless!!!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Next weekend is Heritage Days in Crosby and another attempt to make customers happy. This week I'll make up some ankle bracelets and just see what happens then. I had a school teacher ask me to make up a few badge holders for her. She's an elementary teacher in the cities and loved the one I had plus she like the idea of bookmarks that we make for reading challenges so asked me to make up a bunch for her students. I gave her that idea from another teacher from up here and she loved it so in the next week or two I'll get to that.
So that is that for today. Tomorrow is to Brainerd to purchase the last of the concrete to get the last 9' done. I can't wait, I'm getting pretty tired of mixing and smoothing and I only do a portion of it, Jim and Mike work hard too.
Take care my friends and have a blessed Sunday. God Bless to you all!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We are almost done with our new sidewalk. The last one got drove on by a semi and busted up so while Mike and I were gone Jim started working on a new one. It runs the length of the garage (well it will when done) and looks really good. I'll have my camera when it's done so will take a picture for you. It's a costly adventure though, about $75.00 for each 6' so that means a little at a time. We aren't into using credit cards any more so pay for each thing a little at a time (took us long enough to figure this out though but we did learn). The kids love the new sidewalk, it's a road to adventure each time they play on it. Sometimes it's a parking garage, sometimes part of a treasure map, other times a place to see just how fast they can go around a corner.
This morning is a busy one, I have my usual little ones at 5:00 and then the last two came at 5:45 because their mama gets to run away for a few days and go to a NASCAR race in Michigan. They'll get extra time with daddy and be here a bit more then usual but they are my first daycare kids 9 years ago and such a big part of my family I sure don't mind.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
We have an upcoming craft show, my partner and I, and with a big bunch of our stock at the Remer Craft Coop we've been working on getting our stock at home built up. Thursday evening I worked for 5 hours after my 15 hours day of daycare and got 12 bracelets made along with 2 necklaces, an eye glass holder, a badge holder and 6 cell phone charms. Mike helped me for a bit and made up 4 bracelets and a couple pairs of earrings so that helped a lot. This weekend I'm going to work on it some more and then Monday and Wednesday Brenda is suppose to come and we'll work together. She's been living in the garage while they get their house built she had the beads for a bit and got to working too so slowly but surely our stock will be up there for Deerwood Summerfest and Crosby's Heritage Days. They are back to back so need to be ready for both before they come. I would so love to share what we've been making but with my broken camera I can't take close ups or even change the settings so I'll just have to tell you, their beautiful. Our shows are outside and you know what sunshine can do to crystals, they sparkle and people see that from a ways off and I think that's what sells a lot of our stuff plus the fact we keep it all about $10.00 a bracelet so just about anyone can afford it. We even have a bargain basket where there are $5.00 bracelets, these are ones that we've had for a year or so and have been looked at but not bought so instead of taking them apart right away we 1/2 price them and see if they'll go. 90% of the time there's nothing left at the end of our show so it works, we get our money out of them and we can go and buy more beads and keep going.
Well I could keep chatting and chatting but need to get Scott up and fed (he's my nephew, the youngest one in the picture). He's here to play for the weekend and also mow, if it quits raining. Him and Mike have a blast plus they help where's needed and more hands helping the faster things get done the fast it's back to playing. I love it when he comes because Mike can be a kid and play where lots of time he's all work and no play and he needs to just be a kid at times. It is just amazing how fast time flies, he's 17 and will graduate June 4th next summer and I still remember the first day of school and him just not wanting to go but thanks to Lucy Draper he made it and found a substitute for mama at school. She was and still is the greatest teachers assistant and I get to see her a few times each school year because she's still there working with my daycare kids and I go in as often as I can to bring the kids to school, pick them up or bring in an animal one of them want to share.
Take care my friends, have a blessed weekend and remember to find time for just you and the Lord, he's there waiting for a good morning and an I love you because he sure does love us all. God Bless!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I worked in my garden yesterday and it is amazing how huge my tomatoes plants have gotten. I did goof this year and let those viney plants go without training them the right way so this fall it'll be sorta hard picking those squash and pumpkins mixed in with the tomatoes, corn and peppers but everything seems to be just fine. I got a 5 gallon bucket of beans yesterday and one of my daycare mom's (thank you Naomi) helped me snap them. I got them blanched and frozen now so will do it again tomorrow. I took a picture of Abby with the garden in the background so you can see just how well it's all doing, thanks to chicken poop and some work. Of course it's not the greatest picture because I had to use my cell phone since my real camera was in the house plus it's still broken. Ignore the weeds and see the plants.
Today we went to see the goats and visit with great grandma and grandpa. Grandma is doing excellent at 92 years old. She's out in that garden just about every day plus keeping grandpa moving who fights her just about every step of the way. He's 94 and sorta stubborn but gandma is too. We also went to play with my cousins kids and I got to talk with Laura a bit. We always have a great visit and the kids love to play. Sometimes I wish I'd just get up there more often because we do have fun. All the kids are napping today, I need a bit of a break so even have Rachel and Abby resting. In a bit will let them up to make some brownies for snack. Tomorrow Jon and I are making our homemade laundry soap. That stuff really works and with Naomi buying the supplies and Jon and I making it, it works out really good for us all.
Well that's that for now folks. I hope this finds you all happy, healthy and knowing that our great Lord is watching over you. God Bless!!
Monday, August 3, 2009
There are so many to choose from. This is all for tonight. I'll share a few more tomorrow.
Take care and God Bless. Thank you for letting me share such a special vacation and such a terrific young man. Love to you all!!!