Sunday, July 31, 2016

road trip . . .

Heading out of town for a few days.  We decided to rent a car . . . I figured since we are traveling in a different car with plates from a different state then we may as well travel as different people.  So for the next few days Steve and Misty Kinsello are on a road trip. 

final ICAD cards . . .

I finished the ICAD 2016 challenge.  I can't say I like all of my cards . . . but it was fun and gave me the creative boost that I like about doing challenges.  I started off following the prompts . . . but I found it easier to keep up if I just played around with whatever came to mind.  An index card a day for 61 days . . . although I think I have 62 cards.  :)
Another hot one here today . . . although instead of 108 it is only supposed to me 102 and in a couple of days we are supposed to back down into the 90's.  As much as I like summer . . . and the heat - I am thinking somewhere cooler for a few days sounds like a good idea.

Friday, July 29, 2016

fun with Ampa . . .

I wasn't surprised when Richard suggested setting up a sprinkler for Charlotte to play in . . . and I wasn't surprised when she hesitated to run into the water,  that he pulled off his shirt and showed her how it was done.  LOL . . . way to go Ampa!  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

summer stuff . . . .

Reading . . . reading . . . reading . . . I love the extra time I have in the Summer that I can spend reading.  I think a trip to the book store is in order though . . . I am nearly done with these.  
 Lily and I have a Summer bucket list . . . we can now cross off "getting a pedicure" and going to lunch.  I am going to have to add "a trip to the bookstore to that list and take Lily with me. 
 Lunch with the girls . . . I love when they are together.  Charlotte tries to keep up with everything Lily does . . . and they get so extremely silly at times.  I LOVE SILLY!

"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,'
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

happy wednesday . . .

Our Summer temperatures are up around 105 - 109 degrees this week.  Since I really like the heat I don't let it stop me from walking.  I may not walk as far . . . I drink a lot of water . . . and use plenty of sunscreen.  I walked about 3 miles yesterday. The area I was in is all new housing developments - only a few signs of the more rural area it used to be.  I do believe I liked it better before.  I don't think vegetables are sold at this spot any longer . . . I almost wanted to ask them if I could have the "TOMATOES" sign. 
JOY in the small stuff!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sunday Funday!

Walking around Old Town is always a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon . . . even when the temperatures are over 100.  Tomorrow's high is predicted to be 108.  I don't mind our Summer weather . . . although I do have to get out early if I am going to walk or ride my bike.  Our Sunday afternoon of antique stores was cut a little short . . . we decide lunch and a cold drink was needed.  I think I drank a whole pitcher of iced tea.

1.  Reading . . . and more reading!  
2. Helping my friend Julie organize her house . . . We are getting quite a bit done, but also get easily distracted.  Today as we were working on her kitchen . . . we decided to make cookies.
3. Taking the braids out of Charlotte's hair . . . she loved it!
4. Riding my bike
5. Antique stores and lunch with Richard
6. Still on Summer break!
7. Taking pictures
8. Painting
9. Seeing Charlotte's face light up when she got the "fat cat" toy she wanted in her Happy Meal.
10. Seeing Richard's face when she asked if he would get her McDonald's and if he could get the "fat cat toy" . . . like he could tell her no.  


playing with charlotte . . .

I had to give in and let her play games on my phone while we did the braiding.  
She had to put on a princess dress when we took the braids out.  
It is always fun playing with Charlotte.

Friday, July 22, 2016

fun with index cards . . .

 I was a little impatient with this card . . . but I like the idea.  

 This one was just a card that I tried paint, brushes, and pens on.  I liked the way it looked so decided to include it as one of my ICAD cards.  

happy weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

wandering with Lily , , ,

I picked up Lily yesterday and what a great afternoon.  
Walking . . . frozen yogurt . . . that park . . . her chatting about everything . . . drawing . . .
popcorn and root beer when we got home . . . it was a good day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

coffee and cards . . .

I get behind on posting my index cards.  I am actually just behind on posting anything . . . 
I thought I better put something up here. 
 My mom left this past weekend and it has been sort of quiet with her gone.  I am still off work . . . I am beginning to believe I get more accomplished when I am in a routine and going to work - (if that makes sense) . . . since when I am working I always seem to complain that I need more time.  I tend to be a mess of contradictions though always.  
(I am pretty sure it is both why I make Richard crazy and also why he loves me.) 
 . . . I guess I just need to embrace that - whether I am working or on vacation.  
I had a plan to go into work today to get a couple of things done.  I am putting that off until tomorrow.  
I think I am going to go pick up Lily . . . and we may just wander today!