Sunday, August 24, 2014

Day 236, Sunday, August 24, 2014

Oh so good!

Day 235, Saturday, August 23, 2014

I added a little watercolor to this page.  I do like the color, but I still think Zentangle should be black and white only.  So, we are calling this Zen Doodle!

Day 234, Friday, August 22, 2014

My daises are surviving despite the heat!

Day 233, Thursday, August 21, 2014

John, Stacie, Cathy and I had an appointment at the Wheel Art Pottery Studio.  When we got there, Cathy called to say she was not feeling well.  Our instructor got his calendar mixed up and he was somewhere across the state.  We are going to try again next week!

Day 232, Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Another beautiful flowering bush from my walk around our neighborhood.  I am going to be so sad to see fall and winter this year.

Day 231, Tuesday, August 19, 2014

School is starting tomorrow.  Cindy and I have been busy getting the student files in order, entering new students in the computer and cleaning out old forms for the new school year.

Day 230, Monday, August 18, 2014

Chloe and I made this wreath for the door of our office at school.  I have made several of the wreaths with the tulle.  I am thinking I can turn this one into a Halloween wreath in a month or so!

Day 229, Sunday, August 16, 2014

I bought this cart at IKEA this weekend.  Jim put it together tonight and I loaded it with my art journal and Zentangle books and supplies.  Love the color...Jim convinced me to get this one instead of the black one!

Day 228, Saturday, August 16, 2014

We drove to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Here we are sitting on the shore of Lake Michigan.  I used the timer on my camera to take this picture.  I'm sure that anyone who was watching, was laughing at us.  I know we were!  It was a beautiful day!

Day 227, Friday, August 15, 2014

We ate dinner at Meat Heads in Schaumburg.  We are visiting for the Morton Buildings company trip.  This sculpture caught my eye and I had to take a picture of it.

Day 226, Thursday, August 14, 2014

We made new signs for the bathrooms with the cricut.  I used the Car Decals cartridge.  They turned out really cute.  Sometimes, my ideas do not come out as I visioned them in my mind!

Day 225, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yes, this is still Coco's favorite toy right now.  He pushed it up on my recliner so I would play with him.  I think there are 10 squeakers left in his body.  They are stitched in individual squares, so he has to chew each one free!

Day 224, Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jim and Nate were a little "concerned" about what we would be having for dinner tonight.  At least until they found out we were having Lobster Roll!

Day 223, Monday, August 11, 2014

Cindy gave me a cucumber and Jennifer gave me two tomatoes, so we are having a big salad tonight!

Day 222, Sunday, August 10, 2014

I have never had any succulents in my flower beds until this year.  This one seems to be liking it's place in the flower bed since it just started blooming.

Day 221, Saturday, August 9, 2014

These flowers have bloomed in the past few days.  Coco is smelling the flowers this morning, too!

Day 220, Friday, August 8, 2014

I picked Peyton up from camp this afternoon.  He was eating a Popsicle on his way to the car.

Day 219, Thursday, August 8, 2014

I went to a Zentangle class with my friend Marggie.  She loves to Zentangle as much as I do!  This class was taught by a Certified Zentangle Teacher.  Which means she paid the $1,500 to take the class from Rick and Maria who are the developers of Zentangle.

Day 218, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I usually buy some back to school supplies to keep at school for children who can't afford to buy their supplies.  I watch the sales and stock up on the basics.

Day 217, Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We had our Chirpin' Chicks card swap at Panera last night.  This is the card I made for our swap.

Day 216, Monday, August 4, 2014

We have been ordering supplies for the beginning of the school year.  This box arrived all beat up.  When I opened it, all of the colored paper packages had been broken open.  It is very hard to feed rippled paper through the copy machine.  I called the company and they are going to pick this paper up, send us new paper and give us a discount for our trouble.

Day 215, Sunday, August 3, 2014

We ate lunch at Olive Garden to celebrate John's 39th birthday.

Day 214, Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fit Bit just recently added the GPS map for running or walking to the app.  Today was the first time I used it to map my walk.

Day 213, Friday, August 1, 2014

This is my first attempt to add color to my Zentangle.  This really is Zen Doodling, since it is not on a 3 1/2" square.  I would rather make my doodling on this 5x7 paper.  I do like it with the color added, but it still goes against my grain!

Day 212, Thursday, July 31, 2014

I bought Coco a new toy at Target.  It is a little dog with 12 squeakers.  He hasn't let it go since I gave it to him.  Let's see how long it takes him to chew that many squeakers out of the fabric!

Day 211, Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Water has been running from this hole in the street since last Friday.  I hope the street department is thinking about fixing this soon.

Day 210, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

We have registration at school on Thursday and Friday this week.  Cindy and I copied and assembled new student packets.

Day 209, Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer break is over! :(  Back to work this morning.  Jennifer brought us flowers to brighten our day.

Day 208, Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jim and I went to Grandpa John's for lunch today.  We needed BBQ sauce (bought the gallon size!) and stopped at Cherry Berry for dessert.

Day 207, Saturday, July 26, 2014

Good morning, Coco!  He likes to rest with me in the morning on the couch!

Day 206, Friday, July 25, 2014

I took a photo of this hibiscus flower on my walk this morning.  After looking at the details of the flower, I realized there was a bee in the center.

Day 205, Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nikki had the new Stampin' Up! catalog party at the library this evening.  We got to see some of the new Christmas stamps that are coming out soon.  I made two different birthday cards, too!  I won a package of the new Halloween paper from the holiday catalog!

Day 204, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When Coco and I take our walk in the morning, I watch for flowers that have changed in the last few days.  These are really beautiful!