Thursday, February 20, 2014

Really Random Thursday, 2/20/14

I'm pretty long on "random" but short on time this week. But I've kept a list of things I don't get to, because next week I may be long on time but short on "random."

Best logo I have seen in a really long time. I would love to go to this retreat just based on this:

Whoever thought to design the sewing machine to look like the state of Oklahoma--well, just genius. And while I'm on the subject of Oklahoma, can someone please tell Starbucks to make an Oklahoma You Are Here mug please?!

Air Force One landed in Fresno last week. The president was here because of the drought. Chris, who works with Mark, snapped this picture. It's a huge plane. It flew nearly over our house its the way to Palm Springs.
So...Valentine's Day. Just for fun, because we really don't "do" Valentine's Day, Mark wanted to plan something unique. We drove to Sanger, a small town about thirty minutes away, and had dinner outdoors. By candlelight--which shocked me. Mark is not a big fan of candles around the house, so this was a quite a romantic gesture on his part. The food was really good. And our total was $14.48. We had a lovely time.

Anything Pantone makes my heart beat just a little faster. These cups? Yes, please...
Our niece, Becky, is crocheting. Lego's, Olympics....I give her a gold medal.
In totally exciting news, my friend, Jennifer, now has eight chickens. One of them is a Rhode Island Red, named Cindy Lou after me. I have a chicken named after me! I'm unbelievably excited about that. Redheads unite.
Seen in Poppyprint's Instagram feed the other day. Interesting. 

My morning yesterday looked like this. I hashtagged it "nothing better." Anytime you get to spend the morning with a superhero, well, it just makes for a super day.
Here in California we are undergoing a severe drought, while other parts of the country have so much snow, they literally have no place to put it anymore. Every year when the petals start falling from the pear trees, drifting down in the morning breeze, it kind of looks like snow. And yes, flowers are popping up all around town.
But then we saw this in our friend's facebook feed--two feet of snow. And there isn't anything I can think of to add to that...

Your turn.


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Studio Paars said... #

You have a chick named after you, you lucky person you!
How cool it would be to have anything at all named after me.

Thanks for the linky!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

hahaha! Love that logo, cutest superhero and fabulous little namesake!

Sara said... #

The OK sewing machine really cool!! Love the crocheted blanket a lot:)

How do you get your photos from IG down to that size? I have seen others do it too and feel like I am missing the boat here lol

Cute feet at the end of the post hehehehe

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said... #
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Joanie's Trendy Quilts said... #

There isn't anything better than spending a day with a "super hero"! Sweet pics. Funny a chicken name after you! Yes redheads do need to unite. Saw an interesting redhead list of facts on facebook yesterday and of course from a friend who has red hair. Red heads in my family - cousins and nieces (3). I hadn't realized CA was under a drought. In Charlotte we had two days of snow that stopped the city for several days and this week lots of rain. Water is sitting on top of the ground and not seeping in to it. It has been standing for several days. This is quite unusual. Thanks for hosting Random Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said... #

Sorry about this!

Needled Mom said... #

The OK sewing machine is genius!!! Love it.

Ah...such a sweet little chick AND Superhero. It is a great day when you get to spend time with them.

The 2 feet of snow is brilliant too.

Loree said... #

OH My love the OKlahoma Sewing machine! The two feet are brilliant, Just found you today and LOVE the Randomness! Cant wait to read more.

Debbie said... #

No OK mug?? South Carolina doesn't have one either. ;-( I had no idea they had a choice!

Katy Cameron said... #

Loving the logo! I do hope that chook isn't destined for the pot at any time...

Gotta love a day with the super hero, and could those 2 ft of snow not have come your way?

Susan said... #

The flowers are pretty despite the drought! Super Superman, Mark is a romantic at heart and love the Panetone mugs too! Another great post.

charlotte said... #

OK, love the two feet of snow. Made me laugh.

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Oh I would love a drought! Even a hose-pipe ban would be great!

The Luedtke Family said... #

I would gladly send you some of our melting mounds of snow and rain! Our pumps are in the window wells to help keep our basement dry! A very rainy, February day. No flowers popping up around our town. We just get excited for cleared storm sewers. Within today, I saw lighting, heard thunder, sort of a wintry mix of precipitation, rain, and now fog. High winds expected overnight with possible snow flurries tomorrow. What other weather could we get?

Love the little chick and the super hero.

Thanks for including me in your randomness.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Your Valentine candlelight dinner for cheap made me smile. We did our taxes. Guess that's what happens when you've been married awhile.

Leanne Parsons said... #

Love the two feet of snow! We could easily make the entire body, just from our backyard. It's crazy how much snow we have this year.

Susan at said... #

oh! cheeseburgers! love! :)

FlourishingPalms said... #

Your randomness is just as wonderful as it's always been, Cindy. You write and share pictures about the coolest stuff! Love the two feet of snow. Giggle. Thinking about the shape of Florida, all I can think of is a hockey stick!

Rachaeldaisy said... #

2 feet of snow!! That is Hilarious! Your candlelit dinner sounds wonderful!! I'm still stuck in 2013 with my love of emerald green, those panetone cups are such a fun idea!