Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
The gallery holds a time-line in glass work of the beginning of glass-making in the Mediterranean through the heyday of the early blowing and casting to the beginning of mass production with the pressers. It holds samples of everything every made in the Sandwich Glass Factory as well as other glass-work through the years.
The best part of the tour is the glass blowing demonstration. We are told of the beginnings of glass making, how it is made and what makes the colors among other things. In years past we have been treated to swans and paperweights, today the young lady blew a vase and pressed a glass plate with a little help from one of our group.
We had a grand time and hopefully we can go back soon and make a day of it on 6A.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Back then, the only person who read my blog was my mother and only because I had it programmed to send it to her. Except for Tim. Thanks Tim!
I was thinking, "Hey, I have a few people who read this now, perhaps revisiting and rewriting some of my really good ones might be nice". Naturally, I started with a humorous post yesterday but I do have some "deeper" ones ready to be dug out, reworked and shared.
So once in awhile we will revisit an old post. I hope you enjoy the journey down memory lane.
Things I have learned not to do.
1. If you are cannot find the baking soda and you have a grease fire working its way up the wall, do NOT think flour might work. In point of fact, small amounts of flour are flammable. If you do go with the flour, IF you use a 10 lb bag on it, it will go out but it is heck to clean up.
2. Do not taste the milk to see if it is bad.
3. Do not take your eyes off your best friend when he is cooking, he just might drop a huge amount of frozen chicken wings in the deep fat fryer resulting in the one and only fireball I have ever seen.
3. When you are in your room and you see flames reflecting on your door from the kitchen and your best friend yells, "I got it". Don't believe him. (after all, just last week he made a fireball)
4. IF, someone in front of you hits a squirrel on the road, and you pick it up to help it on your way to work...
Later on, when you see it running around the car, do not assume it is ok and park by the woods for it to leave. BECAUSE you might, a week later start to wonder what that smell is and you might freak out completely when you get in your car and there are maggots in your front floor!!! And your bil might have to put a gas mask on and drive a billion miles an hour to the car detailing place who will never take your calls again.
5. Quit storing last night’s pizza in the box in the oven where you will forget it and start yet another kitchen fire. And on that note, do not assume the pizza can still be eaten after you have unloaded the extinguisher on it.
6. Never assume your 3 year old is asleep just because you don't hear her. She might be in the baby's room. She might be so enchanted with the balmex and baby powder that she is terribly busy covering every flat surface and every doorknob with the balmex and sprinkling it with the "fairy dust".
7. Never let your kids watch Macgyver. They might, in the grocery store, loudly, ask for fertilizer and magnesium and oh, hey, do they have flares here?
8. Never assume that a peaceful, quiet moment will stay that way when you have children. They are simply plotting new mischief.
9. Never assume your spouse will remember your birthday or your anniversary, it is asking for trouble. Stick a post-it on his computer and send him your Amazon Wish list. Which he will then delete as spam because her didn’t know your Amazon user name was classicslover. He thought it was a Viagra sales pitch.
10. Finally, never believe your Top Ten lists are complete. They never are. There is always another anecdote that will fit into it.
Keep Laughing! Life is too short not to laugh.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
It was great to visit an old friend today and go back to a place I've been and missed and to meet a great group of tattooed men. Thanks for the excuse to indulge my love of books, guilt free.
“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty.” C.S. Lewis
"The wind shifted outside, and the rain began to rattle against the big picture window next to us. It collected and ran down, distorting reality and blurring the headlights and taillights and traffic lights and colorful umbrellas and bright raincoats into a kind of Parisian shimmer"
Rachel at And the Plot Thickens
"After all, it took more than a bit of nerve to envision a rescue group that would break all the rules, show that tough guys can have hearts of gold, and that a little testosterone introduced into an an areana heretofore presided over by impassioned cat ladies wasn't such a bad thing."
I stopped by the blogs listed in hour 3 and left comments, have fun people!
Where are you reading from today?
I ran a wildlife rehabilitation center with my husband the first 2 years of our marriage. If you can survive being a newlywed working for the public 24/7 and a bunch of volunteers, your marriage can make it through anything!
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
I want to have fun with my daughter, read as long as I can, and cheer-lead for other participants when I come online.
Friday, April 9, 2010
While it would be super to have grand memories of archery and boating and sailing and all that,I don't really remember much about camp, though I know I went once or twice. I remember more clearly my sister going to a different camp and hating it and coming home.
4. What is something you do that drives your spouse nuts?
And, apparently, talking to him when he is doing anything at all.
5. What is currently your favorite song?
I love to listen to Billy Joel's Pressure or Queen's, Under Pressure. Really loudly. In the car, alone. It helps, really.
I go on album kicks where I listen to an entire album depending on my mood, could be the Evita soundtrack, could be Graceland or an old Easter Cantata.
Currently I enjoy, as the soundtrack to my life, the soundtracks from the Lord of the Rings. It is a mixed bag, lots of whimsy, Celtic airs, battle sounds, much like home. I find that it suits me.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
You can find out about it or sign up for the Dewey read a Thon here.