A little change is always good

I got a crazy hair up my you-know-what and decided to organize and de-clutter my bedroom. It's always nice to walk into a room that has good feng shui. I definitely notice the difference in energy from the old room to the new room. I think my mini-framed "kindness" cards make a big, positive impact. I found the wonderful free (Yes, FREE!) cards over at Kind Over Matter. I could really spend hours and hours on this site looking over all the positive messages and images. It's a definite feel good site that makes me smile and smile and smile. As the Dalai Lama says, "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." I agree with him wholeheartedly.


Art + Science = The Fresno Met

I've been eyeing The Fresno Met since we moved to the area and I finally got us out for a visit. I was expecting so much more out of the trip, but we were still satisfied with what they had to offer. I think the price of admission could be slightly less for adults. At $9 I was hoping to see more art work. The children's admission of $5 was agreeable.

Here the kids are trying to solve one of the many mind-bending puzzles they had displayed in the Brain Teasers 2 exhibit. It was really fun trying to solve these teasers. I have to admit though that even for me some were too hard to solve. I know, I know. I shouldn't have given up so easily. Hey, that means I'll have to go back, right?

The next exhibit(Bob the Builder) proved a little more active and still got your brain tinkering. It sure held their interest and we spent a good deal of time trying out all the cool features.

After all that fun we headed up the stairs for the art. I was able to capture two shots of pieces before a docent gave me the stink eye and said, "No photos." Boo on him. Here are the two I caught. One is of these teeny tiny Chinese Vases that are awesome works of craftsmanship.

This one is an acrylic painting of a drugstore gum display. Pretty suh-weet.

It was a great experience and one that I'm glad we were able to enjoy in a city that is not especially known for its art scene. Way to go, Fresno!


This little piggie went to market...

It was a cool morning yesterday. It was early and the sun had not yet risen to its full glory. The kids were awake and looking for breakfast and I was ready to sit down with my chai. Uh oh! We were low on milk. Luke wanted cereal and wasn't about to eat it dry and I was oh-so looking forward to my chai and I only take it with milk. To market we needed to go. And to market we all went. This time, however, we decided to leave the van at home. A little walk to the market and we were alright. Ahhhh, you have to love the beauty of summer mornings when we aren't rushing to be anywhere.