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It is Friday!

Hi all,

I am so glad that it is Friday. Friday means a bunch of driving. Driving kids to this or that activity. Fridays used to mean a movie night, stay home, eat pizza, and relax. Now Friday means driving three kids in three different directions all about the same time. I am still glad that it is Friday! So at our house Thursday is the new Friday! We now eat pizza, watch movies and relax on Thursday night. This is a great thing. I  originally started this because we were done with out homeschool co-op classes across town and on Fridays we could relax and hang out. We would still of course get the school work done but any day that we actually get to stay home and just be is worthy of celebrating.

The busyness of life is just taking over, I keep reminding myself that it is simply  the stage of parenting that we are in. Teenagers require a lot of  activities. They go places and do things and it often means we are right in there with them.

I am excited for  summer to get here and at the same time a little worried as the busyness of life will also follow us into that season.

Do you have any thoughts on how to keep the busyness of life slowed down?

Write me a comment and let me know!

See you all later,

Karen

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Memories, memories

Memories are unrestrained, they pop into our heads at the most inopportune times. A certain smell may take you back to the memory of  your Grandparents home. Another time it may be a song that reminds you of your first date. The mention of a certain kind of food or just a phrase that is used can drag up memories that you didn’t think still remained in your brain. Is it an easy thing to remember the past; sometimes. Other times the feelings it dregs up can be whimsical; like the memories of games you played as a child all the way to hurtful memories. This post is to pull out some of the fun memories that these pictures invoke for me.

West bend cannister set

Aren’t these great. I know for a fact that the Sugar cannister will hold a full bag of sugar!

These are from http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageTen

My mom has had these cannisters in her kitchen and I love them! 

Gunne Saxe formal

This dress is from http://www.etsy.com/shop/DollyrockerVintage

I wore this dress or a dress just like it to one of my first formals, without the headband and minus the boots. IT was also in the 80’s not the 70’s.

Green glass coffee cups

I think both my Grandma’s had mugs like these. I remember everyone sitting

around after dinner and drinking coffee in the shade of the trees outside.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/sassboxclassics is the place to look at these mugs

I remember learning to read from books a lot like this one!

School book

I found this school book here:http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageCDChyld

Well, that is enough of the trip down memory lane. I found this vintage clothing

store yesterday and sent the link to my Mom.   This one was both one of our

favorites, though it is before my time. 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFrocksOfFancy

Vintage dress

Beautiful dresses of all sizes and era’s.

Time keeps passing by quickly.

Thanks for reading this trip down memory lane.

Karen