The Snowman/WPC

Magic

One of the most frequent questions I have ever been asked about in my job as child care provider is, “How do you get them all to sleep at the same time?”

Enter one of 1 million ideas I’ve tried over the last 21 years

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This naptime ploy (Miracle Melting Snowman) brought to you by my eldest who thought the kids would like to see some “Magic” after they wake up. Thank you Miss Rachel!

For other Weekly Photo Challenge entries, click here.

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Owl Be Darned/Thursday Doors

With all the hubbub about that supermoon, of course I had to take at least one photo.

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I’m sorry, but not really impressed that much. With the photo I mean. 😉

In order to collect some material for Thursday Doors, we took an evening drive through the one and only Downtown Sedalia.

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I can’t tell you what resides behind this door. It could be a residence for all I know.

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But I can assure you, the owl is not real.

I wonder if it really keeps the pigeons away??

For other Thursday Doors entries, click this link and then the blue button at the bottom of Norm’s post.

 

White House/Thursday Doors

As this is the first Thursday following our national election day, I’ve saved a particular photo of a favorite house from my city. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed this one in my lifetime. It’s on a very well-traveled street in the middle of Sedalia, Missouri.

Presenting a”White House” pic for my Thursday Doors entry. This is a drive-by photo as it’s at a pretty busy intersection. This is 803 West Broadway. This section of Broadway was recently named after Scott Joplin, whose Missouri hometown was Sedalia, Missouri. But I have yet to hear a local say 803 Scott Joplin Memorial Highway.

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According to a real estate website, this home, on .53 acres, was built in 1925.

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But I wonder what the 1878 means on the bottom of that post??

Maybe it now has 2 addresses??

For other Thursday Doors entries, click this link and then the blue button at the bottom of Norm’s post.

The Seasons Have Changed/SundaySampler

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Today I bring you…..cowlsunday

The short ones for keepin the wind from getting inside your coat:

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This one has a little twist:

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Then there’s a bit more lacework to some.

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But the newest trend for the season is in the versatility.

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From my favorite author John Steinbeck:

“What good is the warmth of summer

without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

Have a wonderful week everyone!

 

Enter Winter/Wordpress Photo Challenge

Transition

Just after our last craft show today when leaving Windsor, Missouri (population 2858 respectively), we saw the entrance of winter in the form of thousands of Canadian geese. The transition to winter this year is definitely abrupt in Central Missouri.

 

 

Craft Shows in my Future

Took a break this week from the Victory photo challenge theme. Instead, focusing on work, family and more work.

Work related post can be seen on this link. But those of you who know me, know my work is also childs’ play. Lucky me! 🙂

With a craft show season in full swing, I’ll be seeing (hopefully) a restocking of my inventory so that I can have more to post about. Until then, hope to see my local folks in Cole Camp, Missouri this coming Saturday. Windsor, Missouri the following.

Going to be a cold one so wrap up!

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Hand crocheted in “Edwardian” Homespun, very soft             Sold, sorry. Other lovely colors ready to ship on Katy Trail Creations on Etsy

 

 

Kickin’ Back/ Wordpress Photo Challenge

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ornate.”Ornate WPC

My crochet spot.

I got to pick out this ‘ornate’ fabric when I purchased this recliner. The throw is for some chilly nights we’re about to have thrown our way.

 

My evenings aren’t’ complete without a pair of glitzy, over-the-top house slippers.

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Tonight’s choice was the ruby red.

Treat/Wordpress Photo Challenge

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Treat.”

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Indulging in a little crochet this weekend,

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A little prep for more crocheting,

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Hemming some jeans (I’m short),

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And being the recipient of this ‘treat’ from the hubby.

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The Royal treat would be to see my Boys in Blue win the World Series.                   (That’s Herrera after striking out Murphy in the 8th inning)

Time will tell…….

Fast Flashback: A Social Media Detox in Retrospect

Introducing my good friend Jeanna, the Writer. Also a wonderful mother of 2 awesome little boys (who I was blessed to care for during their earliest years). Read about her reflection on going without social media for a month.

Jeanna

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No Facebook November is long over. December 1st arrived and I welcomed social media back with a wink and a shudder…

The fast was not as difficult as I thought it would be…don’t get me wrong, my November was filled with plenty of #thestruggleisreal moments. I promised a follow-up so I’ll just let you in on most of the crazy and you can make up your mind about how you feel about me or social media detoxing or whatever…

The first few days my hands literally acted like they didn’t know what to do when they picked up my phone. There was shaking…and fruitless tapping as my thumb attempted to locate a non-existent Facebook icon on my phone’s cracked screen. After about 5 days into the fast my eyes stopped looking up at my browser tabs to see if I have new FB notifications. (Excessive or obsessive behavior?–sometimes you don’t…

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