Hello My Friends! Happy Friday to You!
I thought for my five things this week - I would share some fun random bits from my past week.
I'm the Box Tops lady at my daughter's school. If you don't know what they are - they're basically little proof of purchase kind of symbols on packages of food and other products. The students cut them out and send them into school and each one is worth 10 cents. With over 400 kiddos at my daughter's school it adds up to lots of tops! I process the tops and mail them in to the Box Tops for Education company. I run contests throughout the year with prizes. I just ran a Spring contest where the top class won an ice cream party. And 2nd place class (which happened to be my daughter's class - yay!) won goodie bags. So I put them all together and decorated them with stickers. They were filled with things like glitter glue, balloons, putty and snacks and treats. Ruby supervised my work. ;) We've raised almost $1,000.00 for our school PTA this year just in box tops. Pretty cool, huh?
I continue to caregive for my MIL during the week, but less than I was before. I've really enjoyed the less stressful load and it continues to go well. I also continue to cook meals for my in-law's at least 2 times a week. I love to cook and bake and I'm so happy to help them in this way. This night was meatloaf dinner (a hubby & FIL fave) with cheesy potatoes and green beans with toasted almonds. They had the caramel pecan bars for dessert.
We finally got our new fireplace insert. Our old gas fireplace didn't work, so we had the lines replaced and a whole new insert put in, but to make it work it needed to fit snug into the opening and cover the jagged edges from the marble - which would have had a gap too. So it's a different look being tall to cover the opening, and we don't like that the back drop is black when the screen is bronze and our lighting above is bronze. So my hubby is going to paint it all bronze to match. However, I do LOVE that I now have a fire - with a cozy blower - at the touch of button.
I'm extra happy I grabbed those pretty flowers recently, as today we're getting inches of snow again! At least my flowers make me smile before I see the snowflakes outside.
3-D printer in action
Steam Punk team was our favorite
My little Gear Head
We also loved the all girls team (The Robettes)