We got about 4 or 5 inches of snow overnight. Again, I must say I am so tired of the cold and snow. The snowplow has been down our street about 5 times so far. We have a different street configuration. Jefferson street which runs parallel to our street also curves at the top of the hill and runs into our street. Makes them turn on our street more than once.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Coco and Jim have a date every night about 8-8:30. Coco will come to Jim's chair and stare at him. Then he goes and lays down by the steps. Each time he comes to Jim's chair, he gets more agressive, pushing and then eventually barking at Jim. Jim takes him outside and gives Coco a treat. Every. Night. Without. Fail.
I track my sleep every night. (sometimes I forget to turn off the tracker until I have been up for a little while!) This was a fairly restful night for me. The dark blue is asleep, the light blue is restless and the pink is awake.
Rachel and Mike have spent the week in South Carolina. This is one my favorite pictures that she shared during their visit this week. Happy she had a great trip! Can't wait to go to the beach again, myself. It is so calm and relaxing!
Cindy and I made a trip to The Paper Forest. We both had gift cards and coupons and couldn't wait to get some new supplies! We enjoyed our shopping and ate lunch at Denhart's on the square in Washington. Love spending time with my BFF!
This was so much fun. My favorite things to use since I started Inspiration Wednesday, all in one week. We used old text paper, modeling paste with a stencil and glazing fluid. Loved every minute of this one...well except waiting for the paste and paint to dry between layers!
Happy Birthday, Stacie! She is 35 years old today. I can still remember the day she was born. I was so happy to have a healthy baby. She has grown into a fine young lady and I can't imagine what my life would be like without her! Love you always, babygirl!
I DID NOT TAKE THIS PHOTO! My friend Laurie Yuenger, who is an excellent photographer, took this photo with a macro lens on her camera. It is a snowflake that fell on a blue fleece scarf. I hope to one day be able to take a photo like this!
Jim and I celebrated Valentine's Day by going to The Waterhouse for dinner and Dueling Painos. The food was good and the paino players were awesome. One was from Chicago and the other from Kentucky. You can request a song for them to play and of course, the bigger the tip, the faster they got to your request!
This is my "smoosh" journal as Donna calls it. I have a second art journal that I "smoosh" my paint palette in after I am done with the current weeks project. This journal is larger and it has 3 weeks worth of paint, etc., left on the pages. I loved working with the class this week and completed these two pages using the same techniques I learned on this weeks lesson.
Two of the current Rivermen hockey players came to school to talk to our students about positive behavior. I think this was the first time these two were talking and answering questions from elementary students. One of our students asked what their favorite part of their job was playing hockey and the response was "My favorite part of hockey is when I hit someone!" Probably not the best answer when you are trying to teach young children about POSITIVE behavior. He later apologized to the principal about this!
Nikki and I rode together to Farmington School for a scrapbook crop. This is two weekends in a row for me. I don't usually do back to back crops. However, my friends were going and I wanted to spend some time with them. Had an awesome day with Nikki, Lisa and Kellee!
I was so excited to watch the Inspiration Wednesday video today! This week was a collage project. I love the look of collage, but it seems very difficult for me. There is a fine line between art and a mess. I feel like I crossed the line a little. Oh well, this is why I am taking the class. To learn.
Cindy and I went to a scrapbook crop at Ravina on the Lakes. We went to this crop last year and had a great time. We met some new friends and had great food. It was cold, but didn't snow like it did last year. We made a page kit and we worked on our December Daily. It was awesome to be able to spread out all the pages and pictures.
I booked our flight for the Grand Canyon. Jim has wanted to go there since 1995 when we went to the Bahama's as a family. He said flying over it 6 times wasn't good enough. So we are going to fly to Vegas and drive to the South Rim, on Sunday, April 5!
I finished my first page for the Inspiration Wednesday journal for Donna Downey's class. She has done an inspiration art journal for many years. I bought the class to follow along this year. I had so much fun painting in my handmade journal.