Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cheap Summer Fun

Last year we started going to Movies In The Park.  This is a free activity provided by our Parks and Recreation department.  It's also sponsored by some local businesses.

We've continued going this year.  I think it's becoming a tradition.  There's no alcohol and no smoking.  Just good family fun.

We get there early enough to claim a good spot.  We bring a picnic dinner.  Last night we had fried chicken, potato salad, and some popcorn.  We ate it all before I thought to take pictures.

Last night they showed Despicable Me 2.  Next week they will show Frozen.  I can hardly wait!  Hundreds of children (and adults) all singing the songs.  I'm already menu planning for next week's picnic dinner.
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Garden Flower

 A beautiful bloom found in the garden.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Homeschool Picture

Why do people think homeschool kids are weird?

Yep, just another typical day.  While she does her work I'm usually cooking.  We're going to the movies in the park so I was making potato salad.  She doesn't like the smell of boiled eggs.  This was her solution.  She also threw them away later.  We don't use erasers with boogers.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Teacups Part 1, A Yard Sale Find, Writing On My Old Blog Site

First, I will put the title all out of order.  I'm writing this on my old blog addy because frankly, it's easier.  I posted a lot more frequently here.  Honestly it's too tedious getting to my blog page through the host server on the other site.  I could spend time and learn some short cuts but I don't have time and in the end it's not really offering what I wanted.  So perhaps I will be coming back this addy for keeps.

Now let's move on to the first Teacup.  I wrote about unpacking teacups in my last post over here.

I decided I was going to pack some of them back up and rotate them out for different decorating themes.  My Granny was quite the traveler after my Pawpaw passed away.  Some of the cups are my only way of knowing where she went.

This teacup and saucer are from Estes Park, Colorado.  I didn't know she went there.  In fact, I bought my first collectible teacup in Estes Park 10 years ago.  Ha!  What are the odds?

There's nothing else particularly special about the cup.  No markings.  I never thought about buying a teacup and saucer with the location as a souvenir.

You see the elevation?  It's 7,547 feet...whenever the teacup was bought.  If you look up the elevation now it will tell you it's 7,522 feet.  So, Estes Park has sunk 25 feet.

I went to several yard sales last weekend.  I bought a microwave.  Right, we did not have a microwave.  We haven't had one for about 5 years.  The husband decided we should really get another one for reheating left overs.  I refused to pay the $70 I see a lot of them costing.  The yard sale I stopped by was given by a lady from a different congregation but within our same meeting hall.  Hence, she can be trusted.  The microwave was essentially new and works fine.  I paid $20.

One steal I got at another sale was a set, or most of a set, of Homer Laughlin china.  The shape, not the pattern, is Village Rose.  Trying to find the name of the pattern is not easy.  I've only found mislabeled pictures that don't match up with  It is not Moss Rose or Fluffy Rose.  This set was produced over several years from December 1960-1962.  I considered it a good deal for $15 as I was looking for a nice set of dishes to use for dinner.

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