Taking a break…

Linda and I have each spent the last few days mostly sitting at our computers. The combination of the sale and the drawing has kept us really busy but we are not complaining! It's nice to hear from so many of you and the closets are looking a lot cleaner. I'm happy to report that so far my email inbox has not crashed.

Lorna brought Jack and Elanor over to swim and I had to take a short break to join them. Jack, at 2 1/2, is already in a size 5 boy's size. Not toddler, boys. He's swimming pretty well for 2 1/2. He likes the noodle, but Lorna makes him swim some distances without it too. He's started to be able to come up for breaths. He's nowhere near ready to swim across the pool on his own, but will be in a year or two. Elalor swims like a fish!

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Stop to see the flowers…

It's been busy for both Linda and me today but I did stop, briefly, to admire some flowers in my yard. The morning glories are finally blooming! The little, fuzzy bud is almost as interesting to look at as the flowers are.

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This hibiscus seems to have extra petals. More than I'm used to. I think I must have bought a 'double' variety. Good for me!

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A new toy…

 

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I was shopping at The Container Store last weekend and saw one of these Slice precision cutters. I've had a paper cutter with a ceramic blade before, but this one is such a pretty green that I put it in my cart.

When I got home I took it out of it's package. It feels really good in my hand. It has a soft finish and is weighted well. It cuts paper like a hot knife through warm butter. It does not cut fabric. I may not use it often, but I know I will use it.

Turns out that these folks make ceramic cutters for food too. Check them out here.

FYI – If you have never been to a Container Store and you get a chance to visit one, don't pass it up.