Thursday, April 16, 2009

Science Fair Project

Before this week, I had no idea how much work the Science Fair was for the mama in the house.
Fairy Princess came up with her own, very grade appropriate theme, Melting Summer Treats, and I was only a lowly assistant during the experiment (I set the timer over and over and over again). She also came up with her own look for the tri-fold standy up thing all of the work gets attached to.
I did however, have to type the entire thing out, because there is really a lot of writing that goes along with a science project, and it made for a very frustrated kindergartner. She dictated and I typed. There should be no question as to who did the work. I'm very proud and out of ink.

BTW - if you want a summer treat that lasts and lasts, go for the Popsicle.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Great Artists

Tomorrow night is the Davey Elementary Art and Science Expo. I have been spending all of my spare time at the school preparing and displaying art. So far, my favorite works are the 4th grade weaving pieces.
So many of these kids are natural artists - great with color, form and imagination. They will be proud to see their art hanging.
Don't you remember your first showing? How about your first blue ribbon?

This has to be the most fun I've had in ages!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kitchen Window

I love my kitchen window, when there isn't snow to look out at.
At least I still have my spring flowers to keep my heart warm.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Time Keeps On Slipping

I know blogging every 2 weeks is no way to keep readers interested. It certainly no way to guide readers to my etsy shop or even to my ebay listings.

So I'm back to the same whine about time.

What has to give? I would love to give up doing laundry, dishes, making the beds. Not having to clean the dog poo in the yard would be a thrill, but it would be seriously thrilling for the mail carrier trying to dodge the mines in my yard. On top of my mama-wife-household life, I added a Hemoc Center advisory committee and the chair-mama for the Davey Elementary Art Expo. Which really means hours of displaying amazing art and trying to get someone to judge it.

I have also started a new line of jewelry to add to my shop and an additional blog for my photography.

I'm back to the question. What do I have to give up to be more streamlined. Apparently, the answer is sleep.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Home again, home again, jiggity-jig

We had a blast in Buffalo; I always enjoy going home.

Great friends, some of the best food in the country and the constant voices of the gulls. What isn't to love? Those people that make fun of Buffalo, have never been there. Okay, I'll give you the weather jokes, but at least they don't have hurricanes and tornado's.

I had been craving a real fish fry for weeks and I wasn't disappointed in the little place mom ordered from... I only wish I knew the name of the joint, but it's some little bar in Kaiser Town. If you know Buffalo, you already know where she got it from, I'm sure. Everyone gets their Lent fish fry form this little place. Even wasps like us.

My kids and I had a day with an old friend. We had 15 years, 2 husbands, 4 kids, too many pets and what seemed to be a lifetime in no time to catch up on. That was the ultimate in fun and we plan od doing the same here in Kent soon. Yay!

I have the pleasure of making my mom a watch. She and Dad have their 50th class reunion coming up and she wants something pretty to match her dress. Which is a size M, I might add. Go Mom, she looks H-O-T for a Granny. What is the bonus of making my mom a watch? Bead shopping, of course! I bought myself a few trinkets to add to the collection and a few charms to add to my "mama bracelet" as well. I love buying in a shop where I can feel the beads and I don't have a shop near me anymore. the drawback to buying in a shop is that I overspend; maybe it's for the best that I don't have a shop close by. But don't you love the pearls? And the dyed quartz was too pretty to pass up.

For all of the fun we had and Husband did get rest he hasn't had since the kids and I have been back. I am so glad to be home!