Yes, I was supposed to stick to my production schedule this weekend, but didn’t. I didn’t work at all -except for inputting the last of the first quarter’s accounting junk. All work and no play just isn’t how we roll anymore, I get too fussy. Saturday my sister and I attended the sold out Transformed Treasures luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom while Daddy-O and Gus completed ALL of the yard work honey-do’s (xoxo). In March, I finished up my two donation pieces for the Salvation Army’s 3rd annual fundraiser and thankfully
on Saturday both sold for over their value! The Birdhouse Topiary went in the Live Auction and sold for $550 and the St.
Francis Garden Sculpture sold for $160 in the Silent Auction. My friend Deanna Teders, the volunteer organizer of the event said the Salvation Army had over 50 new Transformed Treasures for this year’s event bringing the total number of items “transformed” by creative people topping 150! The event is so inspiring, you could hear bidders wandering the tables, scribbling their bids and saying “I’m going to make something next year!” Favorite items included, a stained glass window “transformed” from hurricane glass lamps, ties flatten and sewn into place mats and wool sweaters became very cool pillows with sheep on them. Many pieces of furniture were given new life with a little paint
and artful details added.
The best part of Saturday was that our oldest offspring, Kristen was able to stop in for dinner! She and a group of her UAF cohorts, School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences (SFOS) scientists were on their way down to Seward from Fairbanks to board a research vessel. They were able to take a pit stop at our house. We happily had a couple of roasted chickens that we turned into a chicken taco feast! Knowing we always have hot showers, a spare room and PLENTY of food the group affectionately calls us their "Anchorage Shore Support!"
Sunday was also supposed to be a welding day but I chose to hang out with the Family. We first rode our bikes to City Market to grab a newspaper and hot cocoas. Daddy-O’s bike needs new tires so he rode the Long Board –which I was supposed to ride but
only made it as far as the driveway before I realized that I’d probably become an episode on Jack-Azz. Gus and I went to Bear Tooth Theatre Pub in the afternoon and caught the movie “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” He’d read the books and wanted to see the movie. Daddy-O took the opportunity to jet down to Girdwood to make a few runs while the snow is still good. He even had the BBQ going with deep-fried Halibut by the time Gus and I got home. Now that’s the way to spend a weekend!