It's Friday!!!! What a fun name for a day of the week. Don't you think it just sounds happy? And happy I am today . . . . so let's get this started. Three moments for which I am grateful (no type 1 diabetes talk allowed) this week.
1. I am amazed and astounded at the relative 'smallness' of this great big world in which we live. The photo above is of Ben, our Red Dolphin whale watching tour guide. I wrote about our fabulous jet boat tour here, and told about what a great time we had in Juneau, Alaska. Just this last week I log on to Blogger to find this message staring back at me:
What you need to know to understand the complete awschumness of this message is that I have NO IDEA how Ben found my blog! I never mentioned blogging, did not link directly to the Red Dolphin website nor did I exchange any contact info with Ben, so seeing this comment caused my brain to explode with wonder. I LOVE connections like these!
Thanks, Ben, for stopping by and saying hi. And yes, the rest of our Alaskan vacation was very memorable!
2. While gearing up and organizing for our first homeschool year to begin, I had an idea about a central 'school supply center' to house many of the items we would be using on a daily basis. I wanted it to be mobile (so I could put it away) and user friendly. Well, this week was the time to see my vision come to fruition.
All our schooling needs (sans paper and books) right at our fingertips.
~ lazy Susan from IKEA = $7
~ 3 sizes of Bell/Kerr canning jars = already had
~ supplies to fill the jars = mix of what we had at home and about $10 spent at the store
~glue gun to adhere the jars to the lazy Susan = already had
~ Total spent = $17!!
And the best part?
It spins and nothing flies off! Whhheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
3. All of our cats/kittens are getting along smashingly. It was a little tense at first bringing in 2 kittens to our household of 2 adult cats, but after some nose-touching, butt-sniffing and circling around trying to establish dominance they all decided to get along amicably.
Here is Alice and Piper (old and new) snuggling and bathing each other in a too-small-for-them cat bed.
And in other good Friday news, our kitten Rosy was finally released to come back home after having to go back to the ARL (animal rescue league) for a nasty kitten cold. Our cRaZy cAt family is complete!!!