Daily(ish) Sighting 4/28/09

April 28, 2009

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I really don’t make it a habit of chasing birds, or any other animals, on a daily basis. I was almost home from my walk and heard something come out of the weeds and brush (on the right in the photo). He (or she) followed me for about 10 steps until I turned to get his picture. Which, of course, made him turn and waddle the other way. Not a very good picture at all, but he was adorable.


Daily(ish) Sighting 4/27/09

April 27, 2009


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I never played hopscotch as a kid, I’m not even sure of all the rules. I can never resist a chalk drawing though, or lots and lots of color. The rest of the board is over to the right, and over to the right and back, and behind where I’m standing. These 2 girls had a lot of fun with chalk this weekend. I hope the rain stays away for a few more days.

Daily(ish) Sighting 4/26/09

April 26, 2009


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Reason #1 why I will be spending limited time in the backyard until hell freezes over. Or at least until the backyard does. That little bit of poison ivy is just the beginning.

Etsy End of April Sale

April 25, 2009



2 post in one day! That ain’t gonna happen often.

Next Saturday, May 2, I will be having my 1st in-person in-the-vicinity-of-Tiny-Town sales day since I officially started my jewelry/suncatcher/whatever making business. Since I have many, but not nearly all, of my items listed on etsy and will be taking all of those items to said sales day, I’ve decided to offer a special discount to all my many thousands of few readers. The more I sell on etsy before Saturday, the less I have to schlep around this weekend, and the less I have to sort through on Sunday to figure out what I still have left that’s already listed in my etsy store.

So, for anyone out there, even if you aren’t a reader (feel free to pass it around), I will be giving a 20% discount until the end of April. I advertised a 15% discount on etsy for this weekend, but THIS special discount is better (cause it’s more and it lasts longer).

It’s very easy to get this discount.

  1. Go to my etsy store – pennycandyshoppe – and buy a ton of stuff (just kidding, there’s no minimum purchase)
  2. Purchase the items with the code “MISSNIGHTOWL” (spelling and capitalization optional) BUT don’t pay for your items yet
  3. I’ll send you a revised invoice with the discount
  4. PAY

In addition to this special offer I always offer FREE US shipping (FREE!) and discounted shipping outside the US.


What are you waiting for? Go buy some pretty things!

Daily(ish) Sighting 4/25/09

April 25, 2009

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This is motivation enough to bring my camera along with me! I saw these 2 guys (or gals – I thought it rude to ask) about 5 minutes into my 1st day of walking. The deer on the right stayed there the whole time, and seemed as if it would stay there all day. The one on the left wasn’t having any of it and sauntered away after the next picture. I’m guessing their some of the same deer I see in my neighborhood, so maybe they’ve seen me around.

Daily(ish) Sighting 4/24/09

April 24, 2009

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I had an errand (to which I walked!) after I finished walking laps today so I didn’t take my camera with me. But I found something closer to home to photograph. My 1st tulips finally bloomed! I think the rest will be in bloom by the end of next week. My flower bed is VERY weedy, so I’m not sure how many will end up not blooming, but it looks like most will.

Somewhere I have the names of all of the different tulips, but I have no idea where that is right now.

Daily(ish) Sighting 4/23/09

April 23, 2009

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I was fortunate to have company during my walk yesterday and today – and I happened to know both of them. I don’t care if I have someone to walk with everyday, but it’s a nice change.

Yesterday it was raining so much, as it has been most of the week, I didn’t even bring my camera. Today I did bring my camera, but all of the shots were before and after the walking track.

I don’t know what kind of tree this is. I’m sure if someone told me I would feel pretty stupid because I should know what kind of tree it is.

I love flowers. I’m allergic, but I love them. I used to live in the same landlord-owned complex – not an apartment complex, more of a random mix of buildings – as a florist. At least twice a month I would buy flowers for my desk at work. Sadly, I spent way more time at my desk at work than at home.

This is about the only place I’ve lived where I’ve really been able to plant flowers (and hopefully vegetables again this year). My mom had flower beds and vegetable gardens here when I was a kid (there are still a couple persistent plants that come up about 30 years later, no flowers on them, just the leaves).

Tulips are almost my favorite flower (Gerber daisies are my favorite). A few years ago I decided to plant my own flower bed. Our yards are a bit of a challenge. This land has been in our family for about 50 years. Not a long time, but through 3 generations. Before I was born some of the yard was filled in with fill dirt to try to level it out some (it is still not level). The tiny front yard used to be the gravel lot of an auto sales business, and there is still gravel down there. No one told me this before I started digging. Also with fill dirt you get things like ROCKS, and TOOLS, and TRASH, and I DON’T KNOW WHAT  THE HECK THAT IS. Also my brother used to bury his toy cars and little army men so no one else could have them. Let me just say – if you have some frustration to let out, do some digging with a mattock. That is like heaven. Except for the pain the next day. Totally worth it though. Plus I have about 10 different kinds of tulips that are almost ready to bloom.