Wrapping up the end of May 2008

Saturday morning was spent the usual way…at yard and garage sales. Came home with a pair of really good Birkenstock sandals for $1, a Bobby Flay cookbook, 3 cereal bowls (turquoise California Pottery), necklace (that I re-stranded for my husband), Kite Runner book, Oakland Raiders framed print of some sort..that wild-looking quarterback from the 70’s (husband)…more, but I can’t remember at the moment.

Ohhh…summer clothes at Savers for under $12 (3 tops and 1 crop-pants). I love shopping there…people throw away the best clothes!

Saturday evening at Hannah’s birthday campout. Saturday night watching my WINGS beat the Penguins. Hoping that they wrap it up in Detroit!

Stayed up until midnight working on my photograph note cards…received the plastic sleeves to slip them into on Friday. I sold 13 of them already and have about 82 left of the original batch. I’m going to try to get them into my shop, Sleepy Cat Hollow, on Etsy this week.

We drove up to Sierra Valley yesterday…there is a great day spot on the way up to Frenchman’s Lake, just north of Chilcoot, CA. It’s just past the Chilcoot campground on the right before you pass over the bridge. I hiked around and read while my husband mountain biked.

Then played a game of cribbage. Looks like it costs $18 a day to camp at the campground…we may have to take the tent up some weekend. There’s a nice creek that I see people fishing in all the time.

My husband got a bee under his bonnet and started ripping up weeds on the alley side of the fence…and more juniper, elm and some type of stinky tree stumps. Stepped all over one of my mums… 😦

Then while gathering rocks to make another cairn out front I noticed that SOME ASSHOLE STOLE MY BIG OBSIDIAN ROCK! I’ve had that rock since I was 20 years Old! Over half of my life…and someone STOLE IT! I about sat down and cried. I’m so pissed. We even hopped on our bikes after dinner (which was great btw…bbq chicken, acorn squash with garlic olive oil, and a salad) and rode around the neighborhood looking for my rock. I was hoping the arse who stole it was an idiot and put it out front in their yard. If I ever find my obsidian rock I’m going to slap the silly out of whoever has it…I miss him. I want him back home. Why would anyone come into someone’s yard and steal something? He was extremely heavy…a person could not just reach over the fence and pick it up, they’d have to come into the yard and pick it up that way. I just do not understand the assholes running around in the world.

Camping with 8 year old girls!

My mom and sister are either very brave or not right in the head…still debating that one. They took on a lot of 8 year old girls (6 of them stayed and camped overnight) for my niece’s birthday party on Saturday at Davis Creek Park out in Washoe Valley.

When I got there we started making walking sticks out of 5/8″ wooden dowels. We wrapped hemp rope around the area where we would hold the stick and then painted, beaded, and added feathers. It lasted about 2 hours. Then was cupcake decorating and opening presents. I only have pictures of the crafting part…had to get back home before the rest of the party was over.


Group painting

Julia wrapping her stick with hemp

Izzy painting

Birthday girl wrapping little cousin’s, Brooke, walking stick

Brooke painting said stick

Girls tying up birthday girl’s little brother, Nathan.

Garden Pictures & Birthday Weekend

I went out and took pictures last night after watering the garden ~ it’s the first time I’ve had to water in a week with all the rain we’ve been having!

The green onions and carrots are about 1″ to 1-1/4″ in height now. Radishes getting bigger. Peppers looking good….as are the pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes, corn, peas and beans! YEAH! All of the herbs are growing nicely too.

My niece’s birthday is Saturday and she wants to go camping! Her party will be at Davis Creek Park out in Washoe Valley. So, I’ll be spending some time out there tomorrow exploring the park with a bunch of girls and their parents. 🙂 Below is a picture of Hannah and Nathan at Davis Creek Pond last year.

Hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND! Will be back on Monday with lots of pictures. 🙂