Roller Toaster

Found this Roller Toaster in Charlie’s car bin this afternoon and thought it was fun. We were building a block tower and an adjacent parking lot.

Turns out there’s a Fast Foodie Series of Hot Wheels Vehicles.

In 2020 it was $4.95. Listed at $19.95 today. Yikes! But on eBay a pre-owned one is $2.

I do love toast.

The size of a matchbox car but manufactured by Hot Wheels weighs 1.55 ounces

Morning Frost

Frost causes lethal damage to crops, fruits and plants. You know how aggravating it is-scraping it off a car window. Florida friends were getting all their orchids and plants inside recently as there was frost. In fact their situation was more intense than frost with unexpected below freezing temps. I think it was ICE!

It’s interesting how frost forms and the crystals are beautiful, too. I learned there are four types and if you want to learn all about frost click on this article from the National Geographic.

This early morning I noticed how the frost looked on different objects.

Frosted Glass
Frost on a dead plant
Frost on a hinged plastic lid.
Frost on the grass Sunday morning
Learning how summer turns to autumn with the assistance of a mysterious man (Spoiler: hinting he might be Jack Frost)

I used to read a book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg to the kids titled….

A Tidy Life

Tidy-(adjective)- neat and orderly in appearance or habits : well ordered and cared for”

It’s the word that came to me as I peered into the bedroom of the dollhouse. The lights on the nightstand shut off automatically, so as to not waste battery.

No slippers, dirty laundry, not even a pile of books on the nightstand.

Tidy

St.Martin’s Day

St.Martin’s Day was celebrated Thursday evening at the school.

First the story of St.Martin was told to the families inside the school. Then the families went outside to see the circle of all the school children. The children carried lanterns they’d made and gathered in a circle to sing. There were candles along the stairs and paths to light the darkness.

Inside where the story of St.Martin was told
A glass jar with colored tissue paper decoupage a tea light at the bottom

“Martin of Tours (died 397) was a Roman soldier who was baptized as an adult and became a bishop in Gaul. He is best known for the tale whereby he cut his cloak in half with his sword, to give half to a beggar who was dressed in only rags in the depth of winter. That night Martin had a vision of Jesus Christ wearing the half-cloak.”

Five years ago I attended another St.Martins Day in Berlin. Here’s that post

Looking Back and Walking Forward

Laura, Roy, Oscar the Labradoodle and I walked to pick up Charlie after school.

Look what we saw on the way home.

An abandoned chair in Columbus Ohio
It’s still there