Wednesday, May 31, 2017

100 miles of yard sales

Last Friday was 100 mile yard sale time!  It rained and was cold in the morning, then this HUGE HUGE wind came and it was blazing hot. Always fun!

I had a hard time finding things to buy this year. Likely because my favorite past time is what I call "drive all the things to goodwill." I seem to regularly (at least once a week) fill up the van and take it to goodwill. Kids are just a lot of chaos man. Messes, food, whining, fighting, stuff, toys, cat hair. It's how I kid myself into thinking there isn't chaos I think - drive everything annoying me to goodwill.

Anyway, I did buy a few things.

I hate my bedside lamp, I am hoping this one will hold a bigger shade.
These are hard to come by...
A piece of McCoy that I paid McCoy prices for. (It was raining, I was desperate.)

My best find! A huge Victorian mercury glass vase for a quarter.  I paid a lot for my collection of these in Iowa (and I had to bargain hard for that price.)  I've never found one in the wild before.
My favorite kind of feedsack.
An overpriced feedsack.
An overpriced glassware set. The color told me to buy it anyway.
A dirt cheap friendship quilt. (Someone was asking about the last one ? Friendship quilts is what they are called.)
Faded, but I cannot resist the charm of these.

I skipped the gypsy caravan this year. Really, it's the goodwill problem. LOLOL

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

7th Grade awards day

Jack was the only seventh grader to get this one - for scoring in the top 3% nationally on the ACT as part of the Duke TIP program.

Congratulations Jack! We are very proud of you!

(Plus my ugly stitches, I ripped them out yesterday.)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last day of School

Last day of school today (uh oh!)

(First day 2016 for Jack)
Last day 2017 for Sam
(first day 2016 for Sam)

Last day 2017 for Grant
(First day 2016 for Grant)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Flea market sunday

Pictures are going to have to speak for themselves this week as I've cut my finger on the rotary cutter and am sporting 3 stitches and one very numb index finger.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Another teacher gift, a book made by grant

Grant is CRAZY about the assistant preschool teacher this year. He wanted to make her a special gift. I asked the classroom teacher who said she liked books and was moving to Alaska this summer. I was  having the hardest time coming up with a gift when jack said just make her a book! I altered a poem I found online and had grant illustrate it. I think it was very well received! (And I have plans to make a few more with the kids this summer) 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kindergarten Art Parade

The art teacher sends home the whole year's worth  of artwork in a big folder at the end of the year.  It's kind of awesome that way.  Take pictures of them all and get on with your business!

A year's worth of kindy art