I enjoy a place with character: more than just a set of beds in a room that’s a clone on a hallway of more clones. Do you recognize the style of the room numbers? They’re old post office box fronts. We had one like this in Sister Bay Wisconsin before the Post Office upgraded the the newfangled boxes that opened with a key.
Must love a hotel that has a deck opening onto the Great Lakes – or at least onto a bay that comes out on Lake Superior. It was windy, cool, and totally gorgeous.
All in all, it was a great place to lay our heads overnight. Amigo demonstrates below.
There was celebrating all around! Cartwheels, cheers, shouting in the hallways!
And that was just the teachers!
One talented fourth grader left me this memento. It’s a rather decent likeness! She left out the gray streak in my hair, but that’s okay. I’ll take it.
I hope she and her classmates all have a wonderful summer.
A chair is just a chair….
… unless Chuck repaints it, antiques it, and cuts a hole in the seat so it can become a planter. This chair was destined for the dump; we rescued it off a curb on garbage day.
>Seen on the way to a graduation ceremony:
Our April showers can be snow showers, but it’s not this cold.
Not that cold. Seriously.
But if you don’t like the weather, you know the saying: wait a day.
I looked out the window last week and saw this.
Good think I hadn’t planted any herbs yet!
>In a fine example of upcycling, a nearby charter school made bottle cap necklaces to sell as a fundraiser. I bought a daisy, of course. It’s just my style in so many ways.
This is the back. We’ve asked around and Hubs even did a cursory Internet search, and we have no idea what kind of bottle this cap adorned.
A cone-head style guy saying, “Pop My Top.” Well, readers, ideas? Is this a regional item? A soda/pop bottle, or something else? I’m listening — chime in!
For once, the robo-calls made sense. “If we win tonight, bus reservations and tickets will be on sale from 8-9 AM on Saturday morning.” “If you’d like to buy a t-shirt to support us in the State tournament, please stop in the school office!”
The student body was not lacking in spirit!
Grammar, maybe. English teachers, can you help with this one?
Each door was painted in school colors, expressing their excitement. The elementary school down the road sported a big sign congratulating their “alum” on the team.
They lost on Friday night. The team played well; the opposing team spoke highly of them, complimented our players on forcing them to change their defensive strategies in order to pull ahead and then stay there.
Win or lose, the school came out in support of their basketball players and coach. The memories of the 2010 tournament will be theirs forever.
My backyard may look like this:
But inside, I’m thinking of this:
Seeds! Spring training! Brewers baseball, beans, and basil.