With baseball practice and games 3x per week there isn't much time for anything else. Plus, I have been sewing and sewing to try to finish up the tooth fairy pillows. I also baked for a bake/craft sale (there was a sub-wide garage sale here this week). I am spent.
Problem is we didn't do so swell and I figured we probably wouldn't since it truly was not the right venue. I thought tho-why not try? I did make back what I spent in ingredients, but still have quite a bit sitting here. It is just so hard to guess what you'll need. I did sell 2 pillows and that made me happy! I guess the baseball team will be blessed with the cookies and brownies, as I decided to not even try today (Friday) cuz the weather is ugly and the traffic in the sub is minimal at best. In years past, the sub was so crowded with folks out 'sale-ing' (yes that is not a word but didn't want to type 'sailing' cuz that implies being in a boat-this is what the FL snowbirds call it-'sale' plus 'ing'...lol)...anyhoo, where was I? Oh yeah, years past it was so crowded that the school bus drivers complained they couldn't get down the streets to drop off their charges...well-not so much in the last couple years. I took the gamble tho to break even plus a wee bit over. I did manage to meet a new pal who has a child with special needs and I have a feeling (Hi Sydney) that she'll be a total blessing once we get our boy home. So all is good.
I am going to continue to sell the homeschool books and I see a sorta-local place is having a big used book sale in July, so I guess I will do that too. I am also going to try making a couple of those I-Spy bags-not sure how that will go but again-I can try. So maybe the good Lord will give me an "A" for effort, cuz that is how I am grading myself-LOL. I am trying people, I truly am. I know that because we don't have the specific child chosen yet, that folks are probably not as apt to shop my wares and such. Maybe once we get to that point-all this work will pay off down the road when I am super busy trying to wade thru all the documents we'll need to get completed to finalize the adoption.
So anyway-that is what I have been doing. Haven't had much time to write posts...and I know I keep promising about the HOD Creation to Christ one-and do so hope I can get that penned soon. But for now-thought I would share some pics that showcase my life...and the ones so near and dear to me who bless me....
Our boy-(thankfully the team has an awesome photographer that gets these shots!), cannot wait to scrap this stuff!
*since I don't know the third baseman and do not
have his parent's consent-I blurred his face/uniform name
to protect his privacy
We are very excited to see the wild Mallard, Gracie (and her counterpart George) have decided to nest at our place again this year. She chose the backside of the house (better in the evening cuz it is shaded, prior she would bake in the front and I was sprinkling her with water to keep her cool)...by the sandbox (good thing the Boy isn't using it this year) but it is a tad more exposed. Last year, the 5 ducklings hatched, grew a bit and then she panicked [they simply were not ready to swim yet] and moved them from the nest too soon-a feral cat was stalking them. Sadly, they all became bad cat's meal for that day. I was so upset!!! So I dunno-maybe we'll put up a fence or something to help protect them til they are bigger and harder to eat? Not sure. We were concerned she abandoned this nest as she left it for almost 2 days! I did go count and found 4 eggs and yes, I took a wood chip and rotated them like she is suppose to do..she didn't seem to notice. Maybe they'll hatch, maybe not. I was about to call Protective Duck Services on her but I see she came to her senses and this is what I found this morning....
talk about a risky spot! But she blends in nicely.
This was last year's location-much more coverage...
And here is the set up from the sale (actually the first area-we moved it to a busier area but it lacked the shade we needed...oh wellers)...and the wind!!! Goodness-in our second location I finally gave up and put the sign on the ground-which meant no once could really read it....:/
And here are the tooth fairy pillows
that are available,
at $10 each plus shipping