Juicy July – 2019 – Are we having fun yet?

Well, as has been happening, the month is shooting by!  I’ve only done 5 posts so far.  Haven’t even been keeping up with the Song Lyric Sunday and Stream of Consciousness Saturdays!  What have I been doing??  Mostly taking care of my mom.  You read about my cooking lesson last week and in addition to that one I also got a lesson in making spaghetti.  Not an unusual thing for an Italian girl to learn from her mom but without going into too much detail, let me just say there are a lot of details in the way SHE cooks it, including how to open the package.  Silly me for trying to just cut the corner off the bag!  Apparently you can’t cook spaghetti properly without cutting the entire end off of the bag and then cutting it down the middle to expose the whole lot of spaghetti.  Who knew?  LOL I really love my mom πŸ™‚ 

Yesterday we spent the day at the park participating in our local Clean Sweep Flea Market.  I was trying to sell some of the household stuff I had been accumulating and a few of my extra craft supplies while my husband was selling some of his tools.  He is retired and has no need for all the things he collected in his years of working as a mechanic.  We had space enough to put up a canopy so my hubby could stay in the shade.  He’s in the background of this picture wheeling and dealing.  There were a lot of people selling things and a steady stream of people coming through all day. 

We did okay but mostly it was my husband’s tools that sold.  I decided that anything I didn’t sell was going to get donated to Goodwill.  If I was willing to sell it, I don’t need it.  
In addition to that, I was commissioned to make four cards for a friend of ours.  She is a teacher and wanted to send some thank you cards to people who helped out during the summer programs.  She gave me four words…library, construction, cupcake and ballet.  Here’s what I came up with:  
For the library:   




Whaddya think?  
Oh yeah, my daughter and I went to see the movie Bohemian Rhapsody on the big screen at Oracle Park.  It was supposed to be a sing-a-long on the night of the 34th anniversary of the Live Aid performance.  We were surprised that more people weren’t singing!  There were people who were dressed as Freddy Mercury, but we just wore the crowns we got going in πŸ™‚

The next night my husband and daughters and I went to see the real Queen in concert.  Two great nights in a row!

The local reporter made the mistake of calling them a “tribute band” since only two of the original four members remain but let me tell you, that was no tribute band.  Brian May even made a comment on Instagram that he didn’t appreciate that review and didn’t think that the fans felt that way! 

So, that about catches you up with me and my corner of the world.  How about you guys?  Anything special going on in your corner this summer?  Lemme know what I’m missing! 

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13 Responses to Juicy July – 2019 – Are we having fun yet?

  1. joey says:

    Oh fun! I love the book card. All your cards are so cute!

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  2. Whew! You’ve been busy. The cards are soooooooo incredible! I know she’s going to love them. You are so talented! I’m not surprised your husband did the best in the flea market. When we were selling everything, Mike’s power tools, hand tools, and tool boxes (I dubbed them ‘man things,’ although he said that didn’t sound right) were the first things to go and what earned the most. I’m glad you did well and hope the donating wasn’t too painful! Looks like you’re having a wonderful summer, Janet!


  3. Ally Bean says:

    I like that your community has a flea market geared toward getting rid of the stuff you don’t really need. And to put in a park is brilliant. No such thing like that around here.

    As for our July, it’s been too hot and humid to accomplish much of anything outside so we’ve been working inside the house, updating a few things, playing games on our phones, being slugs. You know, the usual.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      The city does this twice a year, once in July and once in September. It was a bit much for my husband and his back issues but getting rid of some of the excess tools in the garage was really a big step for him. You know men and their toys! Fortunately the day was not too hot and we had a tree near us for shade.

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  4. Barbara King says:

    It’s super fun to hear of all your summer adventures. You care for your mom is so precious. I love those stories. I also had an Italian Mom. . .Sounds like you had some exciting entertainment events. This is so interesting. . . Great photos, too. What a fun idea.


  5. ghostmmnc says:

    You’ve been busy!
    The flea market day sounded fun, and I would have gone if it was here.
    Pretty cards, and so nice to create some for your friend.
    Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week! πŸ™‚


    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Barbara! It was a lot of work for my husband and his back is taking a few days to recover but the money is helpful now. Have a good rest of your week too!


  6. Sounds like fun! I plan to order more cards next month. I’m all out!


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