Thursday, June 30, 2016

30 Days of Flowers: Day 30

I hope you enjoyed these past 30 days of flowers and glass artwork from the April exhibit at the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My nephews are awesome!

Here’s some fun with nephews from April. 

Alex enjoys soccer:

Conner’s school had an invention fair.  The students were tasked to find solutions to real problems in their own lives.  They even had business cards.  I thought it was really cool.  Conner’s invention was for feeding and entertaining his cat when he was at school (Conner, not the cat).

 It was interesting to see what the kids considered to be their problems..... Most were about chores, but not all of them:

30 Days of Flowers: Day 28

Monday, June 27, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Garage Sale

This garage sale is huge.  Let's be honest--it's pretty much totally out of hand.

875 South 34th
Friday -9 am - 8 pm (maybe)
Saturday - 9am-???

Lots of great stuff very, very cheap!  We are in purge mode!

I've joined forces with a former teacher selling lots of stuff and a mom with lots of crafts.

Some items:

LOTS and LOTS of sturdy binders - 10 cents each.

Pillow cases for crafting - a whole bag for $5
New dress form - $75
I really didn't want to sell this--it is a lot of fun.  - $15

30 Days of Flowers: Day 23

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Welcome to the 1920s!

These photos from April were too good not to post!

Some friends threw a Murder Mystery dinner party and we had such a great time!  I made my headgear, but the Magician already had the kilt.  He was wearing it when we met, in fact.

30 Days of Flowers: Day 17

Yes, these are glass.  I had to take a second look myself to make sure.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


This month we're going to get income from 5 sources:
my old job (one last paycheck!)
my husband's old job
my husband's new job
my temp job
garage sale proceeds (hopefully)

Next month:
My husband's new job
One freelance writing gig = $65

I do have a phone interview for a job on Wednesday morning.

My unemployed self would be very grateful if you should happen to make any Amazon purchases by starting out at my Amazon portal....

30 Days of Flowers: Day 14

Monday, June 13, 2016

You Might Be A Gamer If...

Recent email from a friend:  That was the whole email.  If you are curious, check out a perennial favorite, Castle Panic: The Wizard's Tower.

So if a flaming Boulder hits a fortify token on a wall in front of a tower, which item is destroyed and which is on fire ?

That was the whole email.  If you are curious, check out a perennial favorite, Castle Panic: The Wizard's Tower.

30 Days of Flowers: Day 13

More beauty from glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. 
Here is his website:

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Someone famous and dead once said, "Only good girls keep diaries.  The bad girls don't have time."  While I hope I'm not a bad girl, I'm starting to think the same thing is true about blogs!  So here's a random catch-all that goes back to, um, April.....

We bought a new tent:
 Here's is me, in the tent, while it is raining, eating at our make-shift table.  It rained for at least 12 hours straight, mostly at night.

Visiting our dear friend Anne M. in her beautiful new apartment.
 Hat shopping with Mom....

We planted asparagus for the first time....

Hung out with Arwen.  Check out our matching purses!