Monday, August 24, 2015

Day 135 Shaker Woods Festivel Columbinana,Ohio

I do not go to a lot of  craft festivals because I am practical and I am always thinking that I need to get rid of my stuff not buy more stuff. I was interested in this one because it is really located in the woods! Even though I thought that I would not buy anything, I accepted an invitation,  on another picture perfect day, to explore the woods with friends.   

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Day 134 German Club/Wing Night

Pittsburgh’s industrial  history attracted many immigrants which resulted in the  rich ethnic  mix here. In Deutschtown, on the North Side of Pittsburgh, you can find the German club, Teutonia Mannerchor. I have passed the building and admired the beauty of the flower gardens surrounding  the sign but I have never been to one of their events.  Everthing I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Disney Golden Book reminds us that, "The world is full of magical places …be curious” and therefore, I accepted an invite to wing night with friends who are club members.  

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Day 133 Relax at Deep Creek, MD

As autumn starts to approach, I savor the last days of summer.  Sunny days are ones  to celebrate not only because fall is just around the bend, but because  it seemed like Pittsburgh was a rain forest with endless days of precipitation this summer ( see Day 120, Raining so Classic Movies in HD ). Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Golden Book reminds us that, “Magic is all around us” and last weekend, relaxing at Deep Creek with good friends was just that-magical.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Day 132 High School Friends/Little Golden Books

Di and I 

When I started this blog I was  inspired by  a book authored by Diane Muldrow, a  friend of mine since high school (See Blog Day 1)!  Her first book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, is like a flash back to your childhood and reminds us how those little books in so many ways, spoke the truth about life. Her latest book, Everything I Need to know I learned From a Disney Little Golden Book  states, “Magic is something we can make ourselves! Start with a friend, a true-Baloo friend”. That is just what I did when I spent time with Diane and  a few other high school friends.

Di's Books..New York Bestsellers

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Day 131 Beer Fest

I am not much of a beer drinker or even a drinker at all , so  a beer  fest would be the most  unlikely place for me to end up but it turned out to be so much fun and I learned a lot. Now I know you are thinking, “who learns at a beer fest" because it is supposed  to be about drinking a lot of beer, but for me it was about asking questions, taking notes, learning about beer and making new friends.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Day 130 Deck Refurbish With Warranty Use

stain after stripping and cleaning
 Two years after my attempt to stain my deck it looked very grey and shabby. I still had some of the stain. The  4 YEAR WARRANTY  on the can was staring back at me  in big letters. I thought, “ I wonder  if this warranty really works?”  So even though I did not have high expectations, since I am not sure that I  followed all the steps the first time, I called the Behr Company and inquired about the stain warranty.  After  sending  them the receipt and a picture, all the supplies that I needed to refurbish the deck came delivered to my home!  I had no excuse now to not follow all three (3) steps and  even though I am not  a “handy type of girl”- I planned my deck project.    
deck before started

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Day 129 Mt Washington, 2015 Blue Moon

My picture from Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh
I love the moon especially, when it shines like a big ball as in  August 2014, when we had a “Super Moon” (see Day 39), and when recently we had a “Blue Moon,” which is the second of  two  full moons in the same month.  This does not happen again until 2018! Therefore, I jumped at the invitation to watch the sunset with my friend above the city on Mt Washington.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Day 128 Cancer Survivor Celebration

Photo Booth at Event
My blog inspiration, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book, recommends, “celebrate your birthday” and that is just what you do every year that you’re a cancer survivor.  My mother has been a survivor  for over five (5) years! Recently we attended a carnival themed cancer survivor celebration sponsored by UPMC Passavant Cancer Center.