Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday Stuff (er, Wednesday) On the Way to Other Stuff: Tucson

We spent last week with Daughter #2 and her partner in Tucson, Arizona, touring their many rock and jewelry shows. Wonderful exhibits, wonderful pieces...Angel and Keith bought a ton of stuff. (You can see items as she posts them on Phenomenal Gems on Etsy.)
      I bought some inventory for Brickworks, too. We saw many interesting pieces. But trudging around in dry heat can take it out of you. (Although spending time with friends Joline and Neil was a pleasure. They are still the most welcoming people on the planet.) 
     We got home a little after 1 a.m. Monday morning, and have been recovering ever since. Usually we adjust right back quick to the altitude -- but not this time. I feel exhausted...and the Brick is having the same problem.
    To make life even more interesting, the Mama flew in for a 2+ week visit this morning at 7:30 a.m. (The Brick went to get her while I vacuumed frantically.)
    Let's put it this way: we are NOT morning people. 

This week's list is a brief one, but next week will be better. It is nice to be home. 

Ever wonder what the players are talking about, out there on the field?

Superbowl 50, mic'ed up (Part 1)


Superbowl 50, mic'ed up (Part 2)


Worst financial mistake ever? Buying a house! (From Budgets Are Sexy) And if you enjoyed that:

'My Worst Buyer's Remorse' -- a big list to learn from. I was surprised at how often the list included houses...and bicycles.  (Thanks to Len Penzo)

Forty side hustles for extra cash. (From Making Sense of Cents)

Hope you're having a great week, so far.

Herkimer crystals from last year's Tucson gig -- even better stuff was found this year! 

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