But, luckily there were lots of things to like this week.
First, I have to just share my weekly blooming flower. My spiral begonia, which I at one point despaired of keeping alive, has made a bloom!!! I'm so excited! I thought this plant was so cool, I asked my friend to get me one, but it's been a bit touchy. I was thrilled when it felt healthy enough to make a flower. Even just a little one. I've never grown begonias before. Mike took the macro picture. Anyone have any tips on growing begonias? I still don't think it's what you would call healthy.
I also like doing crafts with the kids! So fun to do low-pressure things that they enjoy. Both kids got a kick out of this project my sister found on the internet somewhere. It's fairy mud! It's made out of microwave-exploded Ivory soap, shredded toilet paper, water, and glitter. The soap thing was especially cool, if you've never done it, it's pretty nifty. Apparently it only works with ivory though. After they made their fairy mud sculptures they covered them with treasures found around my studio and backyard. All kinds of random things, including an empty shell casing that fell off my reloading area. I love the sparkle and bright colors. Unfortunately my sister "forgot" to take them home. They were fun to make, but I'm not sure how long I'm obligated to keep them. :)
All in all a much more likeable week than others. Linking up as always with LeeAnna!