Sunday, June 28, 2015

t-shirts . . . fun mail . . . new mug . . .

I have been so busy . . . only it is the kind of busy that I love.  I just wanted to post a couple of pictures from this week.  We are definitely going to tie dye again this summer . . . we learned a few things this time.  I am getting ready for a very special visitor . . . my MOM!  I am so excited!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

tie dye . . .

We have a friend's granddaughter staying with us for a couple of days.  Mattea is 12 and loves to "do stuff'".  We have played cards, baked pumpkins pies, doodled, stayed up late watching movies, and tonight we tie dyed t-shirts.  We used a Tulip brand Tie Dye kit from Ilovetocreate.  The shirts have to sit for 6-8 hours before I can rinse and wash them.  I can't wait to see how they turn out.  We definitely have to do some more tie dying this Summer.

Monday, June 22, 2015

from the garden . . .

What a difference a day makes . . . I took each of these pictures about the same time each day.  I wish I had started a few days earlier.  I am thinking by this afternoon when I get home that I will probably be able to add these to tonight's salad.  If Charlotte goes out to the garden with me . . . she will usually eat a couple cherry tomatoes as we are picking them.  
More than a busy day at work, but just a few more days . . . 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

life's been busy . . . life's been fun . . .

I have only a few more days to work, but already I am enjoying this Summer.  There is something about Summer that makes life feel a little less complicated . . .
The last two weeks have been the kind of busy that seems to go on and on, but I can see the end of that and I am looking forward to a very relaxing summer . . . that's exactly what I need!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kiss another year goodbye!

The last day of school is always a fun day, a busy day, a day where 6th graders cry . . . and our staff  lets out a big sigh of relief.  It is always a little bittersweet going into Summer Break.  It is exciting to look forward to a few weeks off, but I will miss seeing the wonderful people I work with and all those fabulous kids . . . I guess that is why going back to work in the Fall is also fun and exciting.
I love my job!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer days . . .

'cause a little bit of  Summer 
is what the whole year is all about
~ John Mayer

Summer is here and it's wonderful.  I didn't spend my weekend quite like I had planned, but it was a great weekend.  I had planned on working on some projects . . . but instead I let the summer heat draw me outside.  I love hot weather . . . so we did some yard work, spent sometime by the pool, and barbecued with the kids . . . with plenty of water and sunscreen.   

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

rainbow cranes . . .

I love everything about these origami cranes . . . each step, the colors, just having them sit on my desk.  I am afraid I am hopelessly addicted to folding them.  
See my 1000 paper crane project here.  It is taking me much longer than I had anticipated . . . but I will finish.  Then I will probably start another 1000 paper crane project.  I already have an idea in mind for that one.