We picked up about 60 pounds of trash.

We participated in the Great American Cleanup. We started at Crews Lake Park, cleaning up after a big event they had. And then we went out on the street that goes by the park and picked up more. There was stuff we were seeing every day, and now we don’t have to look at it. Yay!

The anole is back in the mailbox.

The other day, I got a puffy envelope out the mailbox, and halfway back to the house, I felt something on my hand and when I looked down, I saw something black, so I flicked my arm! Then I realized it was the anole that has been living in the mailbox. I felt so bad… I searched around to see if I could find it and spent two days hoping it could find its way back. And it did. Well, at least I think and hope it’s the same one.

I love having good kitchen tools.

The Kitchen Aid really is awesome, and I’ve been using some of my favorite gadgets more often.

  • Sturdy stainless steel cup measures
  • Wooden cutting boards
  • Chef knife given to us by my parents
  • Cast iron cookware
  • Cuisinart food processor

We made a delicious coffee cake for Valentine’s Day.

Mining at The Canyon was fruitful.

I loved it, even though it’s fake. Except for the hunk of chert, which has a thin vein of sparkly crystals in it (not pictured, I forgot to get it out of the bag). One of the best parts of the tour was our guide Selena, who was into many of the same things I am! She’s a soul-sister.

Treasures from the “mine” at The Canyons – The Mother Lode!!

Our first night walk was a success!

We saw caterpillars, frogs, cockroaches, a fishfly, ants, spiders, and scorpions. Here are some pictures.

And, I made fluorescent rocks for people to find along the way!