Sorry!! I feel bad for not checking this thread!! I was thinking everyone that was here had joined the team already!!
***Now its my turn to feel bad for not checking this thread. It is so nice to have someone actually respond. So many of the sites are 1 word responses. When I first read this site, I thought it would be a good conversational, support site. Then it seemed so dormant. I just saw your response a few minutes ago and wish I had seen it and responded to it sooner.***
Weather here has been nasty til today. 2 snow days for the kids already this week!!
***We had a few days of delightful weather, but today, Feb 27, is chilly, overcast and it started lightly snowing a few minutes ago.***
We've been all hit with a head cold and mine turned into a sinus infection so that's been a chore in itself to get rid of.
^^^Hope your cold is now history.***
How was the pottery painting?
^^^A fun activity. I did a rectangular plate to use as a playing card holder. Others are more creative and did things for other people.***
I would have to agree it is peaceful. Sometimes it's nice just get out and slow down and enjoy what you're doing. Too many people are a constant go go go all the time and before they know it - they've missed out on so much. I'd prefer to do a quiet activity about 0% of the time that I can get out and do something. Just the change of pace from 4 kids (soon to be 5).
***No wonder you are busy and in the go-go mode all of the time. I was too when I had a husband, 3 kids, a dog, a full-time job and taking a college course. But the time passes quickly. If you can find a pottery place or even a place to buy unpainted greenware or even a craft form or a cake decorating or candy making form and plaster to make your own, and some paint, it is a great way to occupy kids in the summer. The pottery place will generally fire the painted object which gives a nice finished look (and hides a lot of mistakes). My friend has been taking her grandson since he was about 2. I’ve said many times I’d take my grandchildren, but with 8 it gets complicated and expensive. I think I will take 4-6 of them during spring break since the 2 out-of-staters will be visiting me. We shall see. Won’t make any commitments or tell any of the kids about it yet. Kids get expectations and then I’d have to deal with, “you promised.”***
How did it go with the "strangers"?
***Always fun to meet new people. At this particular brunch I thought I’d see someone I actually knew before, but I didn’t. I did meet someone who lives a mile or so away and had some good conversation about home repairs & renovations, two-story vs ranch home as one ages, and searching through genealogy. Then had “linner” with person from 4th grade Chicago neighborhood. (We are now in our 60s so that was a while back.) We had lunch a a railroad themed diner. He is big into railroading and model trains. I have always liked model trains, have a Lionel in the attic, and I worked for a railroad in Chicago. So we have some interests in common. I took him to a rather extensive model train specialty shop after “linner.” I see him once or twice a year when he is passing through Ctrl IN, so it is kinf of fun each time.***
How's things going for you so far this week??
***Always fabulous. Went to fitness ctr Mon & Tue, and maybe Sun too. That was good. I usually feel better and am more mobile the next day. Wed (today) is usually a slow day for me.
Well, Trina, I hope you are having a decent day with all of the activity in your life. There is only 1 day left in Feb and once March comes, Spring pops up before you know it. The kids will soon be bringing bouquets of those pretty little yellow harbingers of spring call dandelions.***
Edited by: NGREGOR at: 2/27/2013 (15:58)