Seems like my kids' friends are so busy with homeschooling stuff that they rarely have time for playdates anymore. Some days, I feel like I have more playdates than they do!
Once or twice a month, I have lunch dates with my girlfriends (now that the boys are old enough, I can leave them unsupervised for a couple of hours occasionally). I got together with my neighbor/friend, Allison, this past week for a jewelry-making/lunch date. It was fun! I got to work on something I never allow myself the time for at home because something else is always more important. My poor writing is sometimes relegated to the same low status on my to-do list, unfortunately.
Anyway, I got to finish off a necklace the string of which had broken many years ago and that I had never gotten around to re-stringing. Here it is, with the matching earrings I made:
But, here it is, all finished (and blurry):
The other pair I made was blue. I don't make too many blue things, nor do I wear many blue things, except for jeans. But, I do like the myriad shades of blue:
Angel Mounds, in Evansville, Indiana, also this past week. Being the bad mom that I am, I rarely remember to bring my camera. Luckily, having an iPhone means never having to say "I'm sorry" or going without image-capturing capability again. So here are some poor quality pictures of a fun day.
A photo of part of the site, with one of the mounds in the far distance:
And speaking of kids, we've been trying to find ways to get rid of household pests...just kidding, kids...sort of. Here are a couple of links for you in case you're also plagued with ants (or some other vermin):
Repelling pests the natural way (via Natural Home and Garden) and Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants from Your Home from Care2.com.
Well, I had better go finish writing a story for my SF critique group. No rest for the wicked.
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams