Tuesday, August 11, 2015
summer week 4
We brought Robin, who is 14 this year and taller than both her mother and her two older sisters and me, home with us from the gathered family day at the beach on the Saturday after I returned from my week in Canada and the next day we went to Costco and the grocery store to outfit the kitchen for her visit. After that, this is mostly what she did:
We did do a few things like make a strawberry pie (sorry no pics), swim in the pool,
go to the movie to see Paper Towns,
and do the shops on the lookout for items we could use for our main project
no, not the hat
where every time I turned around she was sitting on the closest available chair
in between bouts of this:
The end of the week we got started on our project...glass totems. I've been collecting cheap glassware from the resale shops and estate sales for over a year. I keep a budget of $3 or less per piece (unless it's something that I really like in which case I'll go a little higher) and so Robin and I started putting them together.
When we had visited our favorite resale shop in Glen Flora, we found a pair of brand new never worn Tom's shoes women's size 8. I wear a size 7 1/2 but I figured I could make do so I bought them since I had already bought Robin the last pair of Tom's shoes I found there.
Robin, who wears an 8 and who packed them in her bag, took them home.
Oh well. Maybe next time.