Project 365, Days 271-280

Day 271: After work, we went to hear the Kids From Wisconsin concert in the park. The theme this year was Broadway musicals. It was so much fun.

Day 272: Somebody goofed. Green Bay Raiders? I think not

Day 273: Another evening spent doing someone else’s job–pushing carts again

Day 274: Summer is over for Greg. He’s loading up his car and heading back to Chicago for another semester at Moody Bible Institute.

Day 275: This weekend we went to a water ski show in Beaver Dam, We’ve thought about going in the past, but this was the first time we actually¬† went.

Day 276: It’s tomato season

Day 277: All the tomatoes were turned into sauce today. It smells so good in the house right now

Day 278: She loves having this window open so she can bark at all the squirrels running through our backyard.

Day 279: The carts are supposed to be in nice, neat rows. Evidently, somebody didn’t get that message. This is how they looked when I got to work today.

Day 280: Please, may I have some of your food?

Project 365, Days 261-270

Day 261: Sunset over the lake

Day 262: We spent the day at the State Fair. We saw the sights and saw Matthew West and Casting Crowns in concert. This Ferris Wheel dominated the view as we were leaving after the concert

Day 263: Was told by a manager tonight that the parking lot was a mess and that I needed to get cashiers outside immediately to get all the carts in. This is what the lot looked like. Where’s the mess?

Day 264: It is going to be a long shift. A little caffeine never hurts, does it?

Day 265: I came home from work tonight, only a couple of short days before a party is happening here, to see this. The toilet is in the middle of the bathroom. Not exactly what I wanted to see. But, I’m told it’s an easy fix and will be fully operational tomorrow.

Day 266: I felt the need to get my nails looking good before the party.

Day 267: These two girls spent the day at the house getting everything ready for their graduation party tomorrow. It’s going to be a fun day

Day 268: Two Beautiful graduates. All grown up and ready to take on the world.

Day 269: As I was putting all the party supplies away, I stubbed my toe. I think it might be broken.

Day 270: It’s confirmed. Broken toe. I am now the proud wearer of this stylish boot.

Graduation 2018

Our youngest child graduated this spring. We had her graduation party last month and I am finally getting around to posting about it. Maybe the delay is part denial on my part. How could my baby be an adult?

She had her party with her good friend, so I had 2 girls to help me plan. We had the party at our house, outside. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and it was perfect weather.

The girls wanted a rustic-type theme for the party, so I found these pallets for the photo boards. They were so easy to put together. All it took was some twine, itty-bitty clothespins, and photos to hang. We also added their names on pre-cut banners. The two pallets didn’t provide enough room for all their photos, so they each added a couple of poster board photo boards, as well.

Setting up outside was relatively simple. We set up 2 10×20 canopies and put tables under them. The centerpieces were sunflowers with photos of the girls. We strung twinkle lights in the canopies that looked great once it got dark.

We also set up a screen tent for the cakes and beverages. Yes, we had 2 cakes. They were identical except for the names, one for each girl.

For entertainment, other than sitting around visiting, we rented a “picnic pack” from our local rec department. It consisted of various outdoor games–volleyball, corn hole, ladder golf, frisbee, tug-of-war and more. There was also lots of socializing. Since we live right on a lake, a few of the guests got a little wet.

The evening ended with a bonfire and s’mores

The two graduates: Janelle and Jessica

 

 

 

Project 365, Days 251-260

Day 251: Time again for some new nails

Day 252: It’s this guy’s 22 birthday. He’s home for the summer but soon will be heading back to Chicago for another year of school.

Day 253: Rest and relaxation time for Nala

Day 254: This little girl is getting so much better at walking on a leash. She love walk time

Day 255: After a walk, what’s better than a nap? She’s great at sleeping in strange positions

Day 256: A customer came in tonight upset about all the big spiders outside the store. This is one of the three I could find. It’s only about a 1/4 inch, so I don’t know if these are the ones the customer meant. I hope there’s nothing bigger out there. I hate spiders.

Day 257: I’m not sure what I came in contact with, but I have this rash in several places. It itches a lot.

Day 258: When I wake up from a nap on the couch and Nala also decided to nap, this is the view I get.

Day 259: I’m not the only one who like to take a nap on the couch.

Day 260: At work, we sometimes have our “ducks in a row”

Project 365, Days 241-250

Day 241: All tired out (finally) after playing hard

Day 242: A dark, dreary, stormy type of day on the lake

Day 243: I managed to tire her out again. That’s not easy to do. Nala is a very active puppy

Day 244: Work tonight meant pushing carts because we were understaffed again.

Day 245: Lunch date today. Greg picked me up for lunch while I was working. We went to Panda Express.

Day 246: And, again, pushing carts.

Day 247: A lazy Sunday and we ended up at Vines and Rushes Winery in Ripon for a little wine tasting.

Day 248: Monday is softball night. We usually go to watch our church softball teams play.

Day 249: I actually ate healthy at work today. It’s so easy to just grab something at the deli that is fried or fatty.

Day 250: I took the day off of work to go to the night air show at EAA Airventure. We saw one plane and then it started raining and storming. The show was cancelled.

Kohler Andrae State Park

Kohler Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, WI visited on July 29, 2018

Another state park off my list of parks to visit. This time we went to Kohler Andrae State Park in Sheboygan. This park is less than a half hour from our house, so it’s an easy one to visit in an afternoon. We’ve been here before and did some hiking, but the real attraction here is the beach. It’s right on Lake Michigan and the beach is easily accessible and very relaxing. We easily found a picnic spot with a table and a grill and after we ate, it was a short walk to the beach. There’s also a playground and camping available.

Project 365, Days 231-240

Day 231: My husband has been doing more cleaning. This time, it was the bedroom

Day 232: Sometimes, we have a little fun at work. Like, when giant dinosaur heads for an upcoming movie release make their way up to the service desk

Day 233: We went to Elkhart Lake today and walked around the huge resort area.

Day 234: One of Nala’s favorite things to do when I get home is to take off my socks. She then has to run around the house with my socks, making it difficult for me to find them when I need them.

Day 235: Even though we live in town, we still occasionally see deer, like these that wandered onto the school soccer field.

Day 236: A beautiful sunset over the lake

Day 237: Nala still loves her little bed. Every once in a while she calms down enough to sleep.

Day 238: Nala got a new haircut. This is her summer cut, very short to keep her from getting too hot.

Day 239: After¬† rough night at work and my husband falling asleep and not picking me up, my son came to rescue me and took me to Applebee’s. He even paid for it.

Day 240: This week we went to Kohler Andre State Park in Sheboygan. The main attraction at this state park is the beach on Lake Michigan.