Thursday, June 21, 2012

Maker Faire KC!!!

This weekend is Maker Faire KC!

I'm so excited - I can't wait!  I wasn't able to go last year, as we were busy unpacking.  Yes, it's been a year since we left California..

This year I'll be attending Maker Faire - I'll be doing chainmaille demos all weekend, as well as selling some finished pieces.  My demo hours for Saturday are 9:30-10:30, 11-noon, 1-2, 2:30-3:30, 4-5, and 6-7.  The hours are the same on Sunday, except for the 6-7 time slot.  I will have some extra rings and pliers available if you want to give it a try!

If you're in the area, please stop by!  The weekend should be a blast - check out their website here

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


A few months ago my son told me he wanted to play golf.



We signed him up for a 4 day introductory course, and he loved it.  We found some used clubs, because with kids you just never know how long the obsession will last... and if we had spent $150, he'd probably be done by now! :)

Since that class, he's practiced almost every day, and even went to the driving range with his grandpa twice. He's now in a more advanced golf camp - and he's loving it!   Even though my husband and I know nothing about golf and have never played, it is good to see our son enjoying something so much.

I guess it's even worth it to sit in the hot sun for an hour and a half at a picnic table... I even bought a big floppy straw hat to wear for shade -- I'm sure I look ridiculous!

Unfortunately, there is rain in the forecast for Friday.  Friday is the day they are supposed to play the 4 hole academy course.  I hope the forecast is wrong, because he is so excited... 

Here's my little golfer at the first camp..

Friday, June 8, 2012

I really need to blog more...

It's been forever since I've posted!

Much has been going on here..

Right now I am getting ready for Maker Faire KC at Union Station in two weeks.. I can't wait! It should be lots of fun! Stop by and see me if you're in the area - it's June 23rd and 24th.

 It's been almost a year since we moved, and I'm still not unpacked. I miss California very much - it's so different here. Or maybe I'm different - I did live here for a while back in the 90's, and it didn't seem so bad then.

My husband is doing better, but still has some issues. Hopefully they will work out eventually. Aortic dissection and open heart surgery are a lot for a body to recover from.

My son is doing well. He's decided to take up golf, so he starts round 2 of golf camp next week. He gets to go to a brand new school this fall - I mean really brand new... they are finishing it up, and we get to have a sneak peek in a few weeks. He's very excited, as it's a LEED certified school. He loves being green!

I've visited some of my friends in California already.. next week I'll post pictures.

I know I've made this promise before, but I will continue blogging on a regular basis. I plan on adding time to my daily schedule for it.. :)