Thursday, May 10, 2012

Really Random, 5/10/12

Postcard time again.

Gabriel is seven months old:
Ruby is three months old:

Call my agent for a poetry reading near you...

Saturday was the annual Angel Babies walk, which raises funds funds to help families whose unborn child has been diagnosed with a terminal condition or experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or other infant death. Angel Babies has wonderful counselors who provided care to our family seven years ago.

Christa forms our group of walkers, "Caleb's Cruisers," for the two-mile walk. It's an event I always look forward to each year.
It was a little chilly before we got started

After the walk is over, the kids participate in a little "fun run" and they each get a "gold medal."

This year it was at the campus of Fresno State University, and on one of the sidewalks there was this cool imprint of a leaf.

So Mark and I have been saving up to celebrate a major wedding anniversary next year.I had never really paid attention before, but $1 bills each have a letter of the alphabet on the left side of George Washington's face. Go ahead. I'll wait while you look at the dollar bills in your wallet....

...alrighty then. I read somewhere that an easy way to save a little extra cash in a painless way is to choose a letter with a connection to what you are saving for. We plan on going to Hawaii and I'm saving for a nice dinner. So I thought "H" for Hawaii was the obvious choice. Here's the kicker: each letter comes from a different federal reserve bank across the nation. "H" is located in St. Louis--we don't get a lot of "H's" here in Fresno. So the next logical choice was "F" for forty. "F" is from Atlanta and we a surprising amount of "F's". What I should have chosen was "L" for love. "L" comes from San Francisco. Lots of  "L's" go in and out of my wallet, but if that's the letter I was saving, I also wouldn't have any money left in my wallet. So F it is. With a year to go, I already have $120!
Spring quilt market is next week in Kansas City. I'm leaving on Tuesday. So excited. This morning I had a mini panic attack. I'm meeting blogging friends for the first time. I think a lot of them are mid 30s to early 40s. I', not mid 30s to early 40s.But I'd like to dress kind of cool-ish. I don't have a "cool" wardrobe. I spend all my clothing budget on quilting fabric. Eek. I'll figure it out.  My guess is that we'll all be so excited to meet each other that it won't really matter what we're wearing. Not really a First World Problem...


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M-R Charbonneau said... #

Love the video, Cindy. So true! :) Have fun at Spring market!

Carla said... #

I wonder what the top 100 world problems of quilters would be? You know that I'm over 50, right. =)

Unknown said... #

We have a big anniversary this year, and i am hoping for a trip to Hawaii! For the last 3 years we haven't even been in the same state (or the same country, as it was last year!). Too bad I never use cash, your trick won't work for me!

Enjoy market! Everyone will love hanging out with you. :)

Deborah said... #

Your new bloggy friends will love you in person! And I think your postcard poetry is pretty darn good!

CitricSugar said... #

Have a great time at the market! I'm totally jealous. Whoop it up with your new "in-person" friends! Quit worrying about a number that really only catalogues experience.... :-)

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

Age is in the eyes of the beholder......whoops that's mot right!! LOL you are loved by all Cindy! Have fun on your trip. I think those postcards are so thoughtful. Also I loved that video!

Katy Cameron said... #

The walk looks like a fun event to raise money for a great cause :o)

Happy saving!

You'll have a blast at market, no-one will be looking at what you're wearing (or at least that's the thought I'm holding onto for the FQ Retreat ;o) )

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Well I'm early 40s, and freaking about FQ Retreat in London - we are all the same!!!

Lee said... #

I can't wait to meet you at market, Cindy, and no, I certainly don't care what you're wearing! : )

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

The postcards are just adorable!!
Well done on saving all that money :) Although Manchester might be a better choice than Hawaii ;)

I'm early 30s and I wear second hand clothes, most of which I've had for years!! I am trying to reinvigorate my wardrobe by putting stuff together in a different way or accessorising differently. It's actually kind of fun! Wear what you love and what you feel good in and then you'll be cool :) You're going to have a great time!

Mama Pea said... #

I always love your postcards. You are so funny. You'll be great with all your new friends. I spend all my clothing budget on fabric too. LOL!

Terriaw said... #

I am SO jealous you are going to quilt market! and getting to meet blogging friends in person!!! Hope I get to go someday ;(

Love seeing your sweet postcards, and your smiling grandkids. They are always so photogenic.

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Just wave some lovely fabric at them - they won't notice what you're wearing, even if it's your dressing gown!

OPQuilt said... #

You'll be a star at Market. Absolutely and positively. And I'll be here thinking about all the fun you're having!