I just got home from my 11 day working vacation on the Central Coast. I spent the last two days at the San Luis Obispo Renaissance Faire. I took a lot of amazing photos. My camera is still buried in the car somewhere but I'm looking forward to sharing the best ones after I get a good night's sleep. It is late and I don't know why I am still up. I'm certainly tired enough to fall asleep sitting up. I guess I've missed my computer and I'm catching up on Internet time.
I'll be happy to get back to my 'Give it 100' goals. I wasn't able to do it while traveling since I don't have a portable computer. So I'll just start fresh in the morning. Come check it out if you are not following me already.
My garden and my chickens grew a lot while I was gone. Chicken tails are much more prominent than when I left and the yellow chicken has a lot more white on it now. The squash and beans have both sprouted and the nasturtium seeds I planted now have leaves about the size of quarters.
The only thing that looks bad is my terrarium. I need to go look at it before bed and figure out what happened. My boyfriend thought it looked too wet and rotting so he took the lid off. But I fear then everything wilted. Oh dear. I may have to start from scratch.
I got home right at sunset. It seemed just like a cowboy movie.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
|Tell a New Story Happy Day 44|
Monday, 7 July 2014
Taking the photo is the fun and easy part. Finding the time to edit, number and post the photos to 3 or 4 spots is tedious. I've missed so many days I'm not even half done yet and I'm about to be away from my computer for 2 weeks. If you do a photo project it really helps to have a smart phone and Instagram. I don't have either of those things. I have to wait until I'm physically sitting at my desktop computer.
|100 Happy Days: Day 40 Enjoying the 4th of July weekend|
|Day 41 Lucerne Valley 4th of July parade. Galliker's milk truck handed out bottles of milk.|
|Day 43 I got my new clown badge.|
|Day 42 Planting a new garden. 100 Happy Days Challenge|
Thursday, 3 July 2014
|Sitting on my neighbor's porch knitting.|
|Happy Day Challenge Day 39|
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Perfect weather and a chance to escape the heat of the valley floor lead us to Big Bear Lake. We found a restaurant called The Log Cabin where we sat on the patio and I enjoyed a breakfast of hash and hash browns, rye toast and 2 fried eggs over easy. A cute pooch was out there begging. Seems he lives in a nearby house but knows a good meal when he smells ones.
Then we cruised over to see the lake, and on the way home we visited a thrift store. I bought a craft book aimed at teenage girls and a bag of stuffing for crochet animals that I like to make. I was tempted by a cool painting of Kokopelli. But I have nowhere to hang the paintings I already have so I passed on it.
Then we had a twisty curvy drive back to Lucerne Valley and triple digit temps.
|Breakfast at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Big Bear, CA|
|Christmas Bear at the Hummingbird Project Thrift Store|
|The Lovely Big Bear Lake|
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
|Enjoying the crescent moon at sunset. #100happydays Day36|
|Fabric for my Starry Starry Night clown costume. Happy Day #37|
Sunday, 15 June 2014
All my life I've propagated succulents. Then when we moved from Anaheim to Lucerne Valley, CA, I brought some of my succulents with me to start off my collection at my new home. Only they all froze a few weeks later when temperatures dropped. I was very upset. Now, almost 2 years later I bought another succulent. It has a bunch of common names including hens and chickens and spider web plant and house leek. Right now it's on the bathroom shelf. I knocked off two bits in the truck, so I'll put those 2 in a pot outside and hope that they root. The care instructions say it can handle cold weather so hopefully I'll be able to keep it growing.
|Care Instructions: Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'Cebenese"|
|Happy Day #35|
|Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'Cebenese"|
|Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'Cebenese" AKA Hens and Chickens, Spider Web Plant, House Leek|