It's been a while since I've been able to generate a Really Random post. But here it goes!
I'm linking up with Cindy at Live a Colorful Life for Really Random Thursday.
Mom is so beautiful, isn't she? :-) This is a class on Craftsy. There are three shawl patterns in the class. I might cave and sign up for it, then work on it over Christmas. Hmmmm.....
He said, "Hey, Steph. Wanna go to lunch?"
I was like, "What???!"
He said, "I'm in Grand Rapids. I'm a schmuck for not telling you I was coming earlier, but I'm going on a fishing trip with my inlaws. They lost my luggage, so I have to wait for the 5:30 flight from Newark to get my bags. I thought I might drive down to Kalamazoo and have lunch with you while I'm waiting."
So, I rearranged my schedule and had lunch with him. What a nice surprise. Then, on Sunday, before he flew home, Sweet Pea and I drove up to Grand Rapids and had brunch with him before he flew home. Sweet Pea was really excited to see her uncle. Here, they are looking at a video of the salmon fishing they were doing. My brother said he caught salmon on 7 of 8 casts one day. One of them was 22 pounds! I guess I didn't realize there was so much good salmon fishing in Michigan! (Hope he doesn't mind me posting this photo. I usually ask and didn't this time.)
I wanted to make this cowboy boot stocking for someone for Christmas. So I ordered this pattern and kit from Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts. She sent it wrapped up in this red bandanna. How awesome is that? I don't want to open it.
My rose bushes just won't quit! Probably because it was 75 degrees yesterday, and it's going to be just as nice today! This is the climbing rose bush in front of my garage. (I never showed you all the landscaping I did out there this spring. Too busy. Maybe next spring! Plus, it's not done yet.) Isn't this a pretty one?
Here's the other bush, the one that had the pretty flower with the dew on it a while back. There are new buds on this bush, too. But I think the hard freeze we had a while back got them. I doubt they will open. I have been too nervous to do any cutting back for fear I'd encourage even more growth just before the snow hits....
Sweet Pea is pretty excited, because her dad bought her a basketball hoop. We got it from a friend who is moving away. Good price. Papa Pea had to build a flat spot to keep it on. He did a great job. Sweet Pea will have a lot of fun with this. This photo was taken a few weeks ago, when there were more leaves on the trees. She's got pretty good form. If she practices, she could be pretty good!
I have more random stuff, but I have been too lazy to download the photos from my phone and other camera. Another day! LOL
What's your Random Act of Kindness going to be today? I gave my students an extension until Monday on their paper that is due today. They were pretty happy. One said I should have a wand and say, "Your wish is granted!" So, I'm bringing Sweet Pea's wand to school today to use in class. Ha!
Have a good one!
Until next time,