Monday, September 3, 2012
We caught 4 lake trout and the fifth one got away.
It was hot and calm during the day and got cooler and windier as the afternoon progressed.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tomorrow, we start at 11 and have open house from 4-7. On Friday, we are off to fish on Superior with Royce and family-can't wait!!
One of my favorite sunset pictures of 2012.
|I love hanging out sheets, almost as good as sleeping in them.|
|Big Kitty doing what cats do best.|
|Classic summer kid with a bug in a jar. This photo captures her spirit.|
Sunday, August 19, 2012
|I wondered why this big frog was hanging out in my petunia pot. I took this photo in July.|
|Here's the pot on Aug. 19, he's in there, can you see his spots?|
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Mollie went to the vet today and is down to 11 pounds and in her desired weight range. Her sugar level was actually too low so she will now have just one insulin shot per day instead of two. That will make life a bit simpler for all. (This is an older photo so she still looks big here.)
Big Kitty on the other hand is up to up to 16 pounds and will need to go on a diet. She won't be happy about that.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Kris found this darling Fire-King grease pot for Shari at the Hoffman rummage sales. Mom and I shopped together there all morning and we both found some fun things. For 20 cents I found another Russ Barrie statue for Shari's collection. I also found some great classroom movies that go with some of my novel units-hopefully will have time to watch them. I bought a Ouiji board for just a quarter, you never see those anymore and I wonder if they might be collectible? It was the last Downton Abby episode that made me snap that up. Are you watching Downton Abby on PBS yet? If not, you need to. Mom got some good things too, a Dept 56 Firehouse for her Christmas collection, just a dollar and a box full of village accessories for 50 cents. She was also very pleased to find an old collector plate from the Hoffman milkman who used to pick up our milk and deliver butter. Do you remember Ingemar? There was more but those are the highlights.
These salmon colored geraniums on the top photo came from Jackson over a year ago. They didn't do much for either Ann or me last summer but I kept mine alive over the winter and this summer they have been doing very well. I love the flower and foliage.
We had the 5th grade orientation this morning. Things went well but I was a little disappointed with schedule changes and changes to my class list, things that I can't control. I'm sure there will be more, oh well, be flexible or break they say. I've had quite a few iPad meetings and a staffing that have forced me to go back to school early so I decided since I was there I may as well start setting up the room a wall at a time. I am really enjoying putting the room back together. These pictures are from Monday and today after orientation, a couple other walls are looking ready to go to.
This thrift store lampshade was a find this summer and worked nicely with a base I've had for a few months. Laurel gave me some vintage classroom goodies last year and the schoolgirl figurine seems to be happy in this spot.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
We went to the courthouse last week to renew our passports, yikes has that gone up in price! Ours were ready to expire since first getting them to go to Ireland ten years ago. We did use them last winter for Cancun so we only used them twice. We'll have to try harder in the next decade. Anyway, I used my new iphone to take these pictures in the courthouse. I love how the window frames the downtown area. The courthouse has recently gone through a facelift and is in beautiful condition. Everyone knows the exterior is beautiful but so is the inside.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
So, Dan and I are at the Twin's Game on Saturday and about 15 mn before the game we hear the announcer ask the crowd to welcome Sophie & Joey F. from EP onto the field with TC Bear. We were SO surprised as we didn't even know they were at the game. Their parents were in Vegas and they were there with D's parents. Turns out they were randomly asked as they entered. I ran down to see them and snapped a few pictures. They went back out to help shoot out tshirts after the first inning. How fun!!!
Out on Target Field
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Oh dear, Blogger has informed me that I have used up all of my GB space. They would like me to buy more space but I will probably just start a new blog or see if I can delete some old posts to free up space. Not sure if that will work though as I deleted all the Cancun pictures and it didn't seem to matter. I'll look into it and let you know. In the meantime, have a wonderful May!! :) Laurie
|Morning sun, fog and spider webs|
|I was running a couple mn late but still ran back in the house for my camera to capture this image.|
|Hostas on May 2, 2012, unbelievable!|
|The walkway will soon be full of hostas. I'm working on my edges this spring.|
|Another container of salad and I have one more, they like the cool weather and are doing well.|
Sunday, February 19, 2012
|More corner bookmarks.|
|A necklace I made for Lynn. I need to find more typewriter keys!|
|Maisy enjoys the sunshine|
I sewed some new curtains for the bathroom, here's the before and...
here's the after. I love this print in wallpaper and this will do for now.
These matches look much prettier after their facelift.
I found this sign at Yesterdays, in the Shabby Chic isle-LOVE it.
The red shelf is not my usual style but I really like it.
This vintage necklace was found at the Bargain Bazaar for just 50 cents!
I think I will get much use out of it.