Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Difference

Above is Nora at her fifth-grade graduation, fairly early in the morning yesterday.  Not a much-anticipated event for her because it involved standing on the stage and singing and wearing something dressy.  She is much happier about today's events:  the last day of school with a picnic and the graduates parading through the halls getting high fives from the younger kids.

And here is the end-of-yesterday Nora, still hot after wearing catcher's gear at the Wombats game.  Notice the much more relaxed look on her face.

I'm glad that she has parents who encourage her to do different things and who appreciate her introverted heart.  Even at a very young age, she would disappear from family gatherings, going into her room or outside to recharge for a few minutes.  

I love this girl.  And I've got to say, I'm proud of the awards she got yesterday, especially the math award.    

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Baby Bibs

Trying, trying to get caught up on some things.  Like these bibs.  Anita Goodesign Bundle of Joy collection.  My go-to collection for baby gifts.

I came home from church to find some outdoor solar lights from Amazon to twinkle from my back fence.  My last year's lights didn't make it through the winter, lesson learned.

It's getting toward the end of May and I have no flowers planted.  No containers filled.  This is a lovely day, though, the first warm, dry day in forever.

So, maybe tomorrow there will be a trip to the garden center and maybe this afternoon there will be some weeding.  

Friday, May 13, 2016

Black and White Log Cabin

Sometimes I just have to make a quilt because . . . something.  Something I don't know yet.  Even though babies like black and white, I just can't see this as a baby quilt.  I'll snug it up around a pool noodle, and then one day, I'll say, "Oh, that's why I made it."  The fabric is a kit from Maywood Studio, and I bought it at work.

Sometimes it takes being gone for a few days to be really, really happy at home.  I loved being gone, loved the ladies I was sewing with, but now I'm loving being home.  I feel much more content tha before I left.

I'm making potato salad with red potatoes from Aldi.  We have a new Aldi not a mile from my house.  I didn't think I'd like it, no special reason why not.  What I'm finding is that I really like the produce.  I can walk in with my bag, fill it up with produce, and walk out feeling good because I spent less and because many of their things are organic.

I don't really need a cart, but in case I did . . . you put a quarter in the cart rack to get a cart.  When you return the cart, you get a quarter back.  No shopping carts floating around the parking lot.  No paying for someone to corral carts.  No car dings from unruly carts.  It's kind of civil.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

That Time Again

After getting rained out twice, today was Opening Day for the Wombat team, and they had a win to start the season.

Then it was on to Aaron's team, the Dragons, and Nora got to stretch out and rest.  Even though he will have his cast for twelve more days, Aaron still shows up to support the team.  I have to admit that his games are a lot more interesting for me when he's playing.

Aaron has had a couple of games rained out since he 's been on the disabled list and it looks like a rainy week coming up.  He may not miss too many.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Softball Jacket

Tonight is the opening night of the Wombats softball season, and the new uniforms look really good.  All except for one, that a player's puppy got hold of, and the collar had a 2 1/2" bite chunk gone, with a small shred at the top of the zipper on the other side.

I almost never have black knit in my stash, but last week I enlarged a knit scrub with - black knit.  So there you have it.  The jacket doesn't look new and pristine, but it looks new and if you're more than three feet away you'd never notice the repair.  If you're closer, you probably still wouldn't notice.  I hope the player and her mom will be pleased.