Thursday, February 13, 2020

Really Random Thursday, 2/13/20

If you have been following Really Random for any length of time, you will quickly realize that I love spending time with my grandkids. The other day, I had Ruby and Amelia after school as well. We went to the local cupcake shop. While they were excited at the prospect of choosing their cupcakes, when it came right down to it, three of the four opted for ice cream. Ruby was the only one who chose a cupcake--Red Velvet--very good choice. And why not try for the unicorn look with your cones?
On Saturday night, I attended another craft night fundraiser, this time for Central Valley Justice Coalition. I made the same project as the first time, but chose a different design. Christa gave a little presentation on CVJC and the work they are doing. She is an amazing education coordinator and we are very proud of the work she does.
I sat at a table of five, and we had such a good time. Jane and her friend, Pamela, working on their project.
Rhonda and Shawna. Rhonda was a little stressed by this project, leading to her facial expression. We told her the goal was fun, not perfection. Not sure whether she believed us or not. :)

The kids were out of school on Monday so we started the morning by going to Fantasy Donuts. There are way too many choices. And if there is one thing that is hard for me to resist, it's a good donut.

Charlotte chose some kind of maple donut. I think it might have had cream filling.
Gabe chose a jelly-filled heart-shaped glazed.
Ella loves her chocolate and sprinkles.
Levi chose the same as Charlotte, and I had a classic maple bar.
That gave Levi enough energy to help Gramps with the roses. Our good friend is a master gardener and swears by a certain rose formula each year. It includes alfalfa pellets, epsom salts, fertilizer, and a couple of other things. Let me know if you are interested and I'll send you the recipe. We have had good luck with it; it feeds the roses and keeps the aphids away.
Meanwhile, Charlotte did some homework, and Gabe and Ella watched a movie. The progression of movie watching:

Start with a quilt and a pillow.
Add some stuffed animals.
Add another quilt. Tell Grandma to Alas, I can't help it--they are so cute. :)
Mark bought this bouquet of stock the other day. They are the most fragrant flowers we have ever had--you can smell them throughout the house. And they are SO pretty.
True enough.
But I won't be filling my glass with this--$29.99 a bottle!
Even though there is this...

Happy weekend!


05 08 said... #

Cindy, I would LOVE to have the rose recipe! My inherited rose w/ this 1874 house has been looking SO poorly in the last 3 years....Our Fresh Market just advertised a 'Quilt' wine from Sonoma this week for Valentine's Day. How funny. Thanks in advance, Susan

Sandra said... #

Hi Cindy! I’m a fan of your blog, especially your Really Random Thursday posts. I would love the rose recipe as mine are looking sad and that makes me sad �� Thank you “bunches”! My email is

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

I didn't know you loved donuts so much. Looks like there are way too many tasty choices. And another perfect sign too! Enjoy wrapping those cute kids in quilts every chance you get.

Robby said... #

Whoa! That donut shop looks like it could be a problem, so many choices! And really, is there bad fried dough?!

I love that craft night idea, a fun and meaningful evening all in one. And keep taking those pictures of the grandkids. The time passes so fast!

Shelly said... #

I love that coffee sign you made!!!!!

Dad Mom said... #

I would love to have your rose recipe, maybe it would perk-up mine . Thank you . Inez Fay Hulsey

Farm Quilter said... #

Cindy, your rose recipe would be wonderful!! I'm trying to keep the roses my mother planted alive and well!! Love the pictures of the grands and that donut shop looks amazing!!!

FlourishingPalms said... #

Yes, you sure do get to spend oodles of time with your grandies. I'm trying not to be jealous and think about all that I'm missing. Donut time would be awesome! I love that there's Quilt wine, but chardonnay? Ugh. The cartoon is the best though. Have you heard this one? I said to him: "I don't ever want to be kept alive, dependent on a machine and fluids from a bottle." He got up, unplugged my Bernina, and poured out all my wine.

Anonymous said... #

Hi Cindy, I would love to have your rose recipe. I'm taking care of my mother's and grandmother's roses. Thank you!

quintuplicatemom said... #

I would love the rose food recipe. Thank you so much! quintuplicatemom (at) gmail (dot) com

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