Saturday, February 20, 2010

Keeping Busy

Life has been pretty busy lately for a retired woman.  I am use to living life at a very slow pace but this past week has been anything but that.

I started the week by celebrating my Mothers birthday.  She was born on Valentines Day.  We all gathered at her house to celebrate.  She turned 75 and is "as healthy as a horse".  I found this cake at Sam's and it was beautiful. 

I play cards once a month with friends of my Mothers.  I consider them my friends now. Tuesday I hosted the card party this month.  We play 31.  The object is to get as close to the 31 count as possible. 

On Wednesday I volunteered to help setup for the annual Friends of the OKC Metropolitian Library booksale.  This year we had 5000 boxes of books which translates to about a ba-gillion books.  They sell the books really cheap.  $1 for hard backs and 50 cents for papers backs.  There is also a collectors choice section where a book can be as much as $5 (oh my!).  The sale raises around $250,000 that is put back into the library system.

On Thursdays I bowl on a league with my Mother.  This week we had to bowl 6 games to make-up for a day we missed because of snow.  After bowling I went to the booksale then I went again on Friday.  So far I have bought 2 cookbooks, 2 books on French, 4 gardening, 4 quilting, 2 by Dan Brown, 20 by Janet Evanovich, 1 photography, 1 decorating, 7 by Julie Garwood and 15 quilt magazines.  AND I plan to go again on Sunday when the books are really cheap (half price). 
Today Mother took me to see the Broadway show Wizard of Oz.  It was one of the best musicals that we have seen. 
So, I have not been quilting nor have I been gardening.  This week looks like life will be back to my routine. I hope to be quilting by Wednesday. 
Until next time,

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mosaic Monday - Not Talking Snow

Welcome to Mosaic Monday.  Mary at Little Red House hosts this event.  Please be sure to visit her blog to see what other mosaics were created this week.

I am tired of winter and all this snow.  I would bet that you feel the same way.  So I dug through my pictures and found a few that I took last summer at the OKC Zoo.  I have a season pass to the zoo and I buy every member of my immediate family at pass.  When the weather cooperates we meet at the zoo and walk.

The Aquarium is one of my favorite buildings to visit.  I do visit the Aquarium during the winter because it is soooooo warm inside. 

To get our walk in we go visit the Giraffes and the Gerenuk.  I have to visit the reptile house and look at all of the frogs.  And isn't this porcupine just precious?
Here's to Spring!!  Until next time,

Monday, February 1, 2010

More Kaleidoscope Fun

Today I didn't get any quilting done so I can't show that.  There is snow on the ground and I am tired of posting about that. Soooo, what is more fun than a few Kaleidoscopes.  I took pictures through my glass kaleidoscope and created these from those pictures. 

Until next time,