Our service project was making washable sanitary pads for girls in Africa who have to stay home from school during their time of the month, since they have no supplies ... these octagons have the side flaps folded in for use and are put in a reusable holder. As it is, girls who have to stay home for a week every month end up getting way behind, then leaving school early, which makes them eligible to marry as early as 12 or 13.
On Wednesday I managed to work in the yard and get a table painted before heading to work. Davin called and offered to bring me an early Mother's Day gift, lunch from Cafe Rio, how cool is that? With Bri's brother's wedding that weekend they knew they would miss our Mother's Day dinner. I thought that was so thoughtful!
After work I stopped and did our grocery shopping for the week.
We sponge painted stones along a corridor, trying to match the wall papered stones on the archway that another group did.
It was fun because the kids in the school kept stopping to watch us. One little boy asked another "Why are they painting zebra spots on the walls." I am pretty sure he meant giraffe spots. LOL!
This is how it looked through the stone arches we were trying to replicate.
Helping Becca turned out to be a help to Flea.o.logy instead of a hindrance, because I took the day off work, and we were done by 3, so I got a lot of flea.o.logy work done afterwards. Thanks Becca!!
Then on Friday, set up day for flea.o.logy, Dad stayed home so he could get his car fixed. That meant running to Lindon first thing, and then a morning of sweeping walks, setting up the fountains, and general yard clean up. Because rain was threatening for the afternoon we just had two dealers set up earlier. The couple who had taken the back patio space and Debbie Pain from the Park Ward,who had requested the garden house, were able to set up earlier. Debbie's hand crafted toys and animals were perfect for the space, and I loved her use of antique quilt squares as pennants on this banner. Such a clever woman!
Dad and I ran off in the afternoon for a minute to sign on the refi for the house, as there was really no other way to finance the new roof, and stuccoing being requested by the insurance company. But it was fun to find out that the bank officer we were signing with, was my friend Ginny's daughter.
It did rain heavily in the afternoon, then everyone came to set up in the evening, including Trevor and Nell. They slept in a tent over night, and did sentry duty, which I enormously appreciate!
Morning comes early on flea.o.logy day, and so do the customers. We had fewer customers than normal because the weather was over cast and rain had been forecast in Salt Lake where a lot of our customers come from, but we did have a lot, as you can see.
It was fun that Steve, one of my vendors who makes jewelry, made me these "60" earrings, since I was to turn 60 the following week. It was a great gag gift, but I loved them, and wore them all day!!
Then during the sale Dad brought in the mail and handed me an antique post card made out with a birthday message from Shauna Fairbanks. I thought it was such a thoughtful gesture, but was a little surprised that Shauna would have thought to do that, since she is so not Frou Frou. Then Dad said I would be getting more of them, and I realized that the kids had organized a 'party by mail' for my 60th, how fun is that? Nell had thought up the idea, and Brittany took on the project ... I Love it ... I later got 12 cards Monday and 3 more on Tuesday, this is just too fun!
Ginger and Tami Heuer came down and collected admission fees to benefit James' autism therapy. Ginger said they made enough to pay for a weeks worth of therapy!
It stated to sprinkle around 3 so everyone started cleaning up early, which was a good thing for us, because it meant that we could make it to ...
... Riley Rodrigues' eagle court of honor, the first eagle our ward has had in fifteen years! Dad has home taught their family for years!
They had dancing afterwards, that was a lot fun because the style was very animated, and Elias enjoyed both dancing and watching, as you can see.
I taught SundaybSchool, and thought the lesson went well, then after church I took Mother's Day flowers to my visiting teaching ladies who weren't there. I stopped at Andrea's house, and saw this cute display, and had to snap a pic. We also had a nice long visit.