** Past 'Skeleton Action Figures" and sources can be found on my flickr.com page. Credit where credit is due.
50 New Things
This year I'm going to try to do at least 50 things I've never done before (I did not come up with this idea...but they say imitation is the highest form of flattery ;-). If you have ideas, feel free to make suggestions. I'll document them on the list below, with links if possible.
36. Played craps and roulette for the first time at a casino.
35. Visited the world's largest bead store (Shipwreck Beads).
34. Drove over a floating bridge
33. Flew in a helicopter!!
32. Visited Mount St. Helen's - wanted to see this for the past 30 yrs
Thank you to everyone who sent cards, emails, posted comments, covered classes, fed cats, and/or made "wake up" calls during my long drive to/from Baltimore. The funeral was a very sad event, although the turnout of hundreds of people was very heartwarming. And pretty incredible for a 94 year old woman - apparently many shared the opinion that she was a special lady! Everyone was given a unique memento, a rose named for Grandmom several years ago - the "Saint Etta" rose by Jackson & Perkins growers. This was the first time most of the extended family was together in 4 years, it was nice to catch up, share happy memories, and in general, celebrate a life well-lived.