The best thing about warmer weather is that I can break out my flip-flops and sandals now. I do love my sandals!
The only drawback to wearing sandals is that we have to take better care of our feet, don’t we, ladies? This means regular pedicures and changing the toenail polish at least once a week. My toes will be a bright pink by the weekend. Bring on the hot weather!
My Pretty Toes
It looks like the outdoor furniture covers that I bought at such a reduced price at the end of last year’s shopping season, did a great job during the long period of time that I used them. Winter just seemed to drag on and on and on. I am so far behind with spring time tasks, compared to weather that normally happens around this part of the country. I haven’t gotten a seed one planted and next week we will be starting the month of May.
I’m so glad that my mother found the covers for me at such a great price. Though they are certainly worth every penny to keep my outdoor furniture in the best possible shape that I can do. Everything is nice and clean and dry!
About five years ago, my Mom gave me a small Cactus plant. She did not want it and so she thought I might like to have it. I took the plant and put it in my living room bay window. Since then, it has grown to a height of almost five feet. I really like the plant because if I forget to water it, it doesn’t die right away.
I am thinking that I may have to clip the plant soon. It is getting very close to the ceiling and I don’t know what it would do then. I don’t want to kill the plant by accident so I am looking for a way to clip it without harm. All in all, I am really happy about the plant and am glad I seem to have a green thumb! At least it isn’t as tall as this giant cactus!
With the thought in mind that many parents have all ready found and registered their children in their favorite camps for the up and coming summer camp season, I was a little gun-shy about looking around. I really hate when I find something that I really like and or am interested in, only to find that it isn’t available for one reason or the other. But I have to admit that using the Internet makes the whole process a lot easier than the days when I was a kid and my mother was looking for a place to send me to for a couple of weeks during the summer months. She was a working mother and couldn’t afford to pay for day-care or take the whole summer off, so summer camp(s) were a big deal for all of us.
I have found some really inspiring Best New York Camps for summer excitement for my sister to take a look at for her tween daughter that really needs a good quality camp to keep her interested and keep her attention at weeks on end. Bless her heart, if my sister doesn’t keep on her almost 24/7 this tween will get into trouble. She is just like her mother and I’ve been done that road before. It was a very bumpy road, I can tell you that!
It was interesting reading about how the National Postal Museum is now displaying a treasure from long ago. It’s an envelope that was found in a saddlebag that was carried by a Pony Express rider. The riders name is unknown and the bag spent two years in the desert before being recovered and its contents delivered.
The envelope is owned by William H. Gross. He donated enough funds to have a 12,000 square foot gallery built at the museum. The envelope is the centerpiece of the new display. It is Pony Express history at its best and is a rare piece of Americana.
I bank at Wells Fargo, so every time I see my bank I am reminded that the Pony Express was an important piece of history, since their logo is a stage couch and I have always been fascinated with the Pony Express. One day I would really love to visit this museum and find out even more about the Pony Express.
The Pony Express