Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm Just Rambling On

It's been a busy past couple of weeks, too busy actually.  What ever happened to the slow "dog days of summer".  Remember as a kid that summer was stretched before us as a long lovely season of nothing but sleeping in, playing with friends, and just having fun?  There should be a rule that when we become adults, our to-do lists should become null and void during the summer. Yeah, I wish, :0)
So, would you like to know what's up in my little patch of sunshine?  Over the winter I watched all 7 seasons of Clean House on Netflix, so of course I had to purge my house and have a yard sale.  It took me weeks to sort through all my "stuff".  It's amazing how much "stuff" you can accumulate over the course of 15 years.  But the yard sale was good, and my house is a little less cluttered.  Now to relax with my family and look forward to new summer challenges.
This past Tuesday we took the kids to our local water park.  Yes, we have a pool, but at only $5 per person, it was a nice family outing.  Of course, I forgot my camera so I didn't get the great shots of Chuck and Hannah on the water slides or the lazy river, but I just had to catch this on my cell phone.  It tickled my funny bone, which is not that difficult.
And yesterday Hannah and I hosted a girls jewelry making party for our homeschool group.  Of course, I forgot to get out my camera, but we did have a good time.  I loved seeing the next generation of artists and jewelry designers explore the wonderful world of beads.
Yesterday I also got my square reader in the I am ready for the craft show season.  Tonight I'll be scoping out our local farmers market, and making a list of local craft shows to visit and/or participate in.  The problem with southern craft shows is the HEAT!  I'll probably stick with the local farmers markets, because they are cheaper, and in the evening or early morning when it's cooler.  Plus I can go as many weeks as I like, and even skip a week or two if I have a scheduling conflict.
AND, as part of my blog book review commitments, I received this new book from Random House Publishing.  I am so excited and can't wait to learn new techniques.  Look for my review on this book in a few weeks.
So, how has your summer been so far?  Hot?  Busy?  Are you in any local craft shows?
Tell me, what's up in your little patch of sunshine?
Be blessed,

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