Another Busy Summer Weekend / Selling Used Curriculum / Gardening / Organizing Abeka Books / Fence Painting
This summer is flying by for me. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or if it's because all the summer projects have kept me extra busy. I think it's safe to say it must be a mixture of both, but another busy weekend has come and gone!
I have been crazy busy selling used homeschool curriculum on eBay this summer. Some weeks I've been shipping books out everyday but Sunday.
I'm also trying to get our fence painted. The summer heat has slowed this project down somewhat but I did manage to get a few more panels painted on Saturday. It's getting there. There are a few boards that need replaced but I'll have it finished before the summer ends.
July is a very hot, humid month in Georgia and the heat takes a toll on the flowers. Sometimes I take a toll on the flowers too by either over watering them or by not watering them enough. I purchased and planted some new flowers to replace the geraniums out front.
My little garden project is keeping me busy. Every evening I'm out de-weeding and watering the plants.
I was shopping on Sunday for my grandson's up and coming birthday on August 3rd. Party City had some cool Minecraft party supplies for the big event. It's funny how I shop at Dollar Tree for my own kids birthday party supplies but when it's a grandkid party, I go all out.
Then there was setting aside some time to tackle organizing the new school materials for the coming school year that starts August 12th. Yeah, this project is going to keep me very busy. I still have to get the room ready too!
Oh nuts I almost forgot about the meal planning and grocery shopping for the coming week! I worked all that out on Sunday.
Yes I'm a pretty busy lady this summer, but in reality I wouldn't have it any other way. Just keepin it real...real BUSY!
This weekend Syd and I took Aaron out shopping. He was looking for a police costume for a new character he's developing. He wanted to create a character using CGI Visual Effects for the head, but his own body for the rest of him.
First we went to Goodwill to see if they had any costumes or props he could use. Believe it or not they did have a small assortment of costumes for $2.99 each.
They even had curly wigs for $1.99!
Of course I was getting carried away and off track looking through the Halloween decorations.
He wasn't finding what he was looking for at Goodwill so we went to Party City.
The costumes and props were more expensive at Party City. The prices on costumes ranged anywhere from $16.99 to $24.99 and up.
The wigs were quite a bit more pricey too.
Aaron put his mad animator thinking cap on and realized he already had a white shirt, vest, tie and gun at home. All he needed to purchase was a police badge and black gloves to complete the character's outfit.
Next thing to do was to film him moving his head and body in order to test out the CGI Visual Effects animated head.
I don't know how this stuff works, but he sure does. He took the video footage and went to his office to work on it.
Later on he came out to share the good news. IT REALLY WORKED!! He did it! Super cool CGI VFX animated character!
This summer we planted a small vegetable / flower garden. It's something I haven't done for years and years. I wanted to experiment with it and try planting some...
Living down here in the south means there's a longer growing season. There won't be any danger of frost until late October, early November. So even though I didn't start planting seeds until June, there is still time to reap a harvest. Next year I would like to start planting in the early spring.
Aaron and Sydney planted the peppers. I see Aaron is not planning on getting his hands dirty.
I guess gardening brings out a British-style accent in Sydney! ; )
I may need to invest in some gardening tools next year. We planted the whole garden using a SCREWDRIVER of all things.
I suppose plants aren't the only thing I'm growing this gardening season. I'm growing a tiny bit of gardening wisdom along the way too.
After all of this hard work in planting a garden, our appetites are growing! It's time to pause for a pizza break! I guess this could be considered a blog commercial break! :D
My first harvest!
Yikes! The sunflowers are growing mighty fast!
Each member of the family planted our very own pumpkin seed, a little friendly competition to see who will grow the largest pumpkin. We even named our plants.
Introducing our pumpkin family: Artie (Clint), Pete (me), Ed (Aaron), and Clark (Syd).
So far Artie is growing like a wild, crazy pumpkin plant. He's the biggest plant so far.
Pete, not so much!
Ed is going to give Artie a run for his money.
And I would not count Clark out of the race yet!
Here's to growing an appetite for gardening, a little bit of wisdom to grow on, and a whole lot of pumpkin family!
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