Friends, as most of you know, I get to spend an hour each week with a group of young people going through addiction recovery. Yes. Young people. I’m talking teenagers who are locked away for at …
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On my lunch break I pulled into the beautiful fall colors of the park. A man was playing fetch with his dog, the sun was dappling the green grass through the yellow maple leaves with clear light. I pulled into a nice little spot not far from a wooden picnic table.
I had just visited the store and had a little bundle of supplies. For this lunch break would be spent feverishly constructing a cat costume for my daughters class party that was in exactly 20 min.
I had just enough time to quickly grab some supplies from the mega mart because after careful deliberation in the costume isle I decided that the pre-made cat ears and tail looked trashy. I couldn’t put my finger on what was so offensive about those black sparkely ears on a headband, but nevertheless I couldn’t bring myself to buy them! I know picky, but I’ve learned to accept my picky ways and do the best I can with my personality flaws.
Supplies laid out I went to work.
Next to secure these ears to the headband. This took me a minute or so to figure out because they would just come right off that slick fabric headband. I decided to line the top with some fur so there was more surface area to glue to.
Then with visions of accidentally gluing this thing to my daughters head (the glue wouldn’t be totally dry in the remaining 10 min I had to make this thing) I attached another piece of fur to the underside of the headband.
Now for the tail.
A quick snip of the scissors, a liberal application of some more fabric glue, a pipe cleaner, some velvet ribbon and ureka! A cat tail.
P.S. – I find it kind of ironic I grabbed these particular snacks in the checkout isle on my way out of the store.
Was I channeling my inner cat?
As I was lunch time park crafting today I couldn’t help but wonder who else was making costumes at home or on their breaks? I pictured minecraft boxes being colored with markers, princess crown carefully fashioned out of tin foil, etc. 😀
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What a fun time last weekend! A friend and I got together and spent our Saturday at ‘Shabulous’ visiting with people and offering some Autumn home ‘Oxygen’ and homemade baked goods. We also served one of my favorite coffees ever. Starkey Coffee Old Mossy Backed Buck blend freshly ground andmade in an old fashioned percolator. 😀