Mommy, I'm bored (the song of summer holidays)

Are you kidding me? The first full day of summer holidays and already they're singing the song, "I'm bored mommy." OK, my kids haven't actually said it but they have friends down from across the street and they're running out of things to do by lunchtime.'s my solution. Goop (or Gak, or Oobleck, or Goo, or whatever you want to call it). It took only a few minutes to make and the giggles haven't stopped upstairs since I made it. I'm downstairs with absolutely NO shortage of things to do. At what age does "nothing to do" turn into "not enough hours in the day to do what needs to be done"??

If you're kids are's the recipe: 1 rounded tsp. of 20 Mule Team Borax, 8 oz. white school glue, 1 1/4 c. water, food coloring.
Instructions: In a glass bowl, stir together 1 c. of water, glue and food coloring. dissolve all the borax powder in the remaining 1/4 c. of water. Add borax misture to glue mix and stir until a slimy lump forms. Stir vigourously for another 30 seconds. Remove the lump of slime and knead it with your hands to dry it and complete the reaction. In 2 minutes or so, you should be holding a ball of slime that pulls clean from your hands. ** Safe stuff, but maybe keep it away from kids who'll eat it or smear it onto things.
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Oh my word....a month has gone by?

What in the world?
I can't believe I haven't blogged for a month. For shame.
I'm not going to make this lengthy....just a short review of my month.

*scrapping my butt off to get CHA stuff ready and my class ready to teach there (SRM/Cosmo Cricket)
*surgery in early June (which was a very simple procedure, quick and easy recovery, thank you very much) and then 2 weeks off from work to "recover" because I wasn't supposed to lift anything over 10 pounds for 2 weeks and basically lifting and pushing (a girl in a wheelchair/standing frame) is what I do at work). It was a lovely break. Aside from the guilt of feeling great and not being at was lovely and couldn't have come at a better time.
*Egan hurt his foot again but just a growth plate injury this time, not a break. Ironically, the very same bone as the break a few months ago. A cast for a week and now he's good as new.
*Flights, condos, van rentals, etc are all booked for CHA/Disneyworld!! I cannot tell you how excited everyone is around here. It's hard to sleep at night.
*Mica had softball this least 2 nights and more often 3-4 nights/days a week. She really turned it on 1/2-way through the season and she's really coming into her own as a pitcher. Her windmill is deadly. She's got a few years of learning to go to be really consistent but if she continues to be as excited about it as she is right now.....she'll do very well.
*Also softball....I was on the Exec so I had fundraising to manage and a tournament to plan - this is, by the way - way out of my box and while the actual tasks were fun....the meetings were not so I'm unsure about staying on the committee.

I think that's it.
I still can't believe it's been a month!! I apologize and will try to keep up better this summer!


New stamps from my Stamp BOX - and the chance to WIN THEM!

I love all the stamps I have from my Stamp BOX....but this latest set A Tree for all Seasons is one of my all-time favourites!!

Here are a few of my newest A Tree for all Seasons cards:

And a couple more myStampBOX cards made with Funky Circles and Funky Flowers:
And the best news......go to the myStampBOX blog to win that first set - A Tree for all Seasons!