Matt took me to the Racine Zoo today. I haven’t been there in ages. It used to be free admission but is still reasonable at $5 per adult. My favorite part had to be the Aviary. Matt and I were in the exhibit with approximately 300 budgies aka parakeets. It was so much fun. I loved interacting with those lil birds. The Meerkat Manor was another big highlight. I took around 160 pictures today and I think my favorites are of the meerkats.
I really was hoping to start this earlier but my brain thought napping was more of a priority and I got behind on my list of things to do. This will have to suffice for tonight’s blog entry. I hope you enjoy the four-into-one Polaroid-esque photo. I will try to get my behind in gear and get so more pictures posted of our grand day out.
Take care and be well.
I’ve been asked what I carry around in my daily bag or “purse” if you prefer that term.
I carry WAY too many pens and markers. I’ve started using a make-up style pouch to hold them so I don’t have to unpack and refill my bag every time I search for THE one. The other pouch holds my Carmex lip balm, lip gloss, oil absorbent papers, nail file, contact drops, advil and other meds. My Circa/Rolla compact size planner is always with me. I’m getting myself back into the habit of writing everything down. Too many things nearly missed or late for my tastes. My journal is usually with me too. I like to doodle on the way to work. I’ve declared one glue stick for travel only so I never leave home without it. I try to keep clutter and receipts under control but you can see, there is usually some bits and pieces that manage to remain. The last thing I try to keep close at hand is my camera. Some days you will find a pack of colored pencils or a set of markers in my bag as well. Afterall, a girl always needs to be prepared.
Take care and be well.
I was asked how my Rotring Core XS nib compared to another fountain pen’s nib. Unfortunately I don’t have the other fountain pen to offer a comparison.
I offered to do a comparison of a different sort and thought others may be interested in seeing the results.
My Rotring Core is armed with Private Reserve Supershow Blue ink and an extra fine (XS) nib. I grabbed my Pilot G2 0.7mm, 0.5mm, and 0.38mm. They are in that order in the following pictures. (I apologize for the lighting – I did my best to salvage with Photoshop).
I would say the Rotring Core XS with Private Reserve Supershow Blue is between a Pilot G2 0.5mm and 0.7mm on 20lb every day multipurpose paper.
Hope this helps or at least is interesting to someone out there. Take care and be well.
I know I recently had a hair adventure and shared the “highlights” (hehe). Last night after work and walking Iggy Pup, Matt took me to get my just-shy-of-chin-length locks chopped off. Yep, my short hair got shorter!
Nothing says summer like short hair – well, for me at least. I used to look forward to summer – I’d get my hair chopped off and swim the days away. Now I work all the time and on my days off I try to catch up on chores and errands. Okay, that was a bit pessimistic.
My gardens are doing well. My mother gave me blue balloon flowers. Last year I recall having a couple double blooms. This year it appears that the doubles have taken over. Believe me – I am *NOT* complaining.
Been trying to doodle when I have the opportunity. I don’t often get the opportunity to doodle on place mats these days so when I got the chance, I really enjoyed it. I may work on an evil panda drawing one of these days.
We took Iggy Pup to the dog park on Sunday. My car hit the big 20,000 on the way home. It’s a 2004 – can you believe it? I guess I don’t drive enough.
Iggy was less than impressed with the great vehicular milestone. At least he got to have fun running around and playing with the other dogs at the park. Poor pup has a rough life.
If the last overflowing truck was a manifestation of the word “crap load’ then Matt and I encountered a truck carrying what can only be described as a “crap ton” of stuff. Look at those mattresses! Is that even safe? The best part was the lack of license plate and horrible cloud of rancid exhaust that followed it down the road.
Ripley and I enjoy cuddle sessions. He will sit still as long as I rub his cheeks. I love how he tilts his head in for better cheek rubs. Can anyone resist his smooshy lil fuzzy face? For being so tiny, he sure has a large place in my heart.
If you haven’t stopped over at at the DIYSara Zazzle shop, you may be interested. I’ve put up some new items… Hope you like them!
That pretty summarizes where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to lately. Take care and be well.