Tickety-Boo: Pain au chocolat in an instant. Lorrie at Fabric Paper Thread shared these in her Five on Friday blogpost last week. Take a look here. Scroll down to the fifth item.
I promised you a break this week, so here goes.
Time for Others: I resolved to send more cards. I made up my five from our fixed layouts, but will post those after Katie and I get together when she returns from her trip. I made three others while I was in the mood.
Tidying: I spent so much time looking for things that I decided to reorganize my papers, stick-ons, and backgrounds. I spent two days at it. I had no idea that I'd accumulated so much. Time to Share: I made up some packets for Katie's seven card students. Each one contains this:
Card Ladies, if you're reading this, I'll get the packets to Katie in time for you to pick them up on June 1.
And then I gathered some overstock for Katie's classes:
There's a lot more here than you'd think. I'll bet it doesn't miss weighing 3 pounds by much.
Tidying: There's more. The organizing bug really hit me. I started on my clothes. I need lots more time to do clothes. I gathered up some which I'm too fat to wear and took them to Friend Kathy who recently lost a lot of weight.
And I told Friend Joey that I could go weeks without wearing the same outfit twice. We talked about this a bit, and then I got curious; so much so, that starting tomorrow, I'm going to put together a different outfit each day and see how long I can go. I won't cheat. If it's too small, I won't use it. This should give me some incentive to lose weight. I have some really pretty things I can't wear. Also, I'll use some things twice. I certainly don't need enough black or white pants to go with all the tops. And I might use a top with different pants, or scarf, etc., but no outfit will be a duplicate. This doesn't mean that I'll wear each one that day. I'm not going to wear white pants to work in the yard or a sequined top to clean house. By the time I'm finished, I'll have my clothes all organized and this will seem like a game and won't be so overwhelming as doing it all at once. Of course, photos, but I'll put them at the end of the post so you can skip over them if you wish.
Thank you: I kept getting books in the mail which go with the set I'm collecting. I had just ordered some books, but I'm making up three sets for others, but I didn't remember ordering some of the ones I received. As it turned out, Brother Danny surprised me with the last five to complete my set. I'm only missing Sporting Scene because I doubt that I'll be doing any deer, pheasant, quail, or wild turkey hunting. Isn't this exciting? What a thoughful brother.
Things that Grow: Now I'm working in my long-neglected yard, so next week will be another short post. Those ladies from Five on Friday post photos of their gardens and got me inspired. If you haven't checked them out yet, go here. Amy has this all organized. She's the dearest, sweetest lady you'd ever hope to meet. After you see her Five, there will be a lot of names. Click on the first one and view her five. Close that window and you'll go back to the list for the next name. You'll see why I'm feeling like a second class citizen with my yard of weeds.
Travel: Actually former Travel. I told you I'd share some of the photos from the Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa. If you've never been to one, please put it on your list. The street sweeping is lots of fun.
This little guy had enough and threw his broom down.
I was on a bus tour and we also went to John Wayne's birthplace and the Amana Colonies. The tulip festival also included a flower show and I toured the home of the founder of the city. If you're interested in more, let me know and I'll put more photos in next week's post, because it will also be a short one.
Sorry, I forgot to tell you to make a wish on the Flower Moon on May 21. I'll try to do better in June.
Thoughts and Quotes: Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction.
Dr. Nido Qubein
I'll try to remember this tomorrow when I'm pulling weeds.
MISERY LOVES COMPANY - WORK IN YOUR YARD