It's Really Random Thursday! Yippee! :-)
Let's hit it.....
I didn't feel like lugging my machine to my Friday Night Sew In last week. I took handwork, instead. Man, was that a relaxing way to go! I'm going to have to consider that carefully for future sew ins!
Last weekend was so. incredibly. busy. Sweet Pea had three birthday parties to attend, one of which was a sleep over. Then, Saturday night, she had a friend overnight. They wanted to sleep in the tent outside. Papa Pea set up the tent, and they immediately got inside (see that child's arm sticking out of the door?) and played for HOURS. Loved it. Belle kept watch. She slept outside with the girls to keep them safe.
On Sunday, we took Sweet Pea and her friend to Wicked. We were all really excited about it. I think I've said it before...One of the really great perks of working for a university is that you get faculty discounts on play tickets. :-) We try to take advantage when we can.
There were some really funny lines in the show. I liked how the folks in Oz treated the wizard almost like a god. They would call him, "Your Great Ozness." And one time, I think someone said, "Oh, my Oz!" I really cracked up at that. I know some bloggers don't like OMG or "Oh, my God." It is like taking the Lord's name in vain. "Oh, my gosh" has never really gotten it for me. But I'm kinda liking "Oh, my Oz!" So, that's my new thing. If you see me say, "OMO!" you'll know what I mean, now! haha.
The tulips were in full bloom outside the auditorium. Very beautiful! Michigan has a really big Dutch community. I think it's "Tulip Time" right now. I really should get to one of those festivals one of these days!
The weather has been beautiful. Our tree out front still has the blossoms on it. It's starting to leaf out now. The blossoms have gone from white to pink. (Well, at least this is how it looked yesterday morning. It rained a bit in the evening last night. When I took Sweet Pea out to the bus this morning, I noticed we now have a pink driveway. Even Sweet Pea noticed. She was mad that the most of the flowers were done in by the rain.)
I love this tree. We really need to figure out what kind it is, because we want to plant more of them. It's a great shape, and we love the flowers. We put our little café set outside under it. It's such a nice, shady spot to sit in the summer.
Some flowers are open, while others are still buds. So beautiful. It's such a treat, because last year there were no blooms (and no apples either!). We had that really warm week in March--like 80 degrees--and then everything froze. Totally ruined it for the fruit trees here.
When she was about 18 months old, she went into a shoe store for the first time. I almost died. She RAN into the store, sat down on the floor, ripped her shoes off, started grabbing shoes out of boxes (and I mean adult women's shoes), and was trying them on. Seriously, she had NO previous experience in a shoe store. But she knew exactly what to do. I swear, it is genetic.
Last week on Thursday, we had a UPS attempted delivery. I wasn't home to receive it. I got this notice saying someone had to be home to sign for it, and that someone had to be at least 21 years old. I tried going online to schedule delivery at a better time, but it didn't really work.
I left the following note for our UPS driver, "I will be home from 2:00-5:00 pm if you can deliver then. Is there some way I can sign for it so you can leave it?"
When I got home, I saw he had been here (shoot!). He left me a note, saying no he couldn't leave the package. I had to be here to sign for it. He'd be back on Monday, or he could leave it at the UPS station for me (wherever that is!). Bummer.
But then, about 5:15 pm, the UPS truck comes down our driveway. I said, "You came back!" He said, "Yeah, I had to drive right near here to head back to the shop at the end of my shift. I usually take the other road, but it was just as easy to come down this road instead. Since your note said you'd be home, I thought I'd come by and try again."
How's that for nice???!!!! Seriously restored my faith in humanity.
I had my Art Quilt Group meeting on Wednesday night. One member brought this old family photo of hers. She said there are no names on them, and she doesn't want them. Would anyone else like them? We all looked at her in disbelief! We tried to convince her to keep them. But she would not be convinced. I said if she was going to chuck this one, I would take it for my cowboy bedroom.
Won't it look great in there with my vintage Zane Grey books and our other cowboy paraphernalia? I love it! Now, Donna, if I could just get you to come to my house and artfully arrange everything for me. You are so much better at it than I!
Today, I'm driving to Charlotte, MI for my rug hooking class at The Hen House. (I blogged a review of this shop here.) I get to meet blogger friend, Sue, in real life for the first time. She is taking the class with me! How fun!
Well, that's it for me today. Hop on over to Cindy's space at Live a Colorful Life for more awesome randomness.
Until next time,