When I retired in October of 2010 I was asked if I would consider working on call. After a year and three months of not being called it all changed. Two cooks from different centers in the hospital while others taking vacations. I can now say I have worked all the counties Senior Centers. Maybe just 3-4 days a pay period but been working. It has been nice being back a few days at a time.
Problem is I have really gotten behind. Just managed this week to get out some Easter Decorations.
I have managed to get in a few crafts but not for me. I did 75 small Leprechaun Hats as table favors at the Adrian Senior Center. What fun they were to do.
This is what they started out as.
A stack of styrofoam cups
I placed them on a baking sheet and heated them at 250 degrees in the oven til they shrank down to look like a hat. You need to watch very carefully.Once they start to shrink they will go fast.
Here they are starting to shrink. Sorry the picture is not real clear. It was a bit hard taking pictures of something in the oven.
Here are the hats all shrunk down. I then just painted them an Irish green added a black band and doted on a four leaf clover.
And leave it up to me to forget to take a picture of them all totally completed.
I am now working on center pieces to use on 8 foot tables for our Volunteer Banquet in two weeks.
I will be finishing them this week end and share a picture of what I did. A very fun theme to work with "Thanks a Latte For All You Do."
Colors, gifts, and all decorations are coffee based, Those of us working on the committee are having so much fun with the theme.
I hope that everyone is enjoying the arrival of spring. I know I sure have . Got several flowerbeds raked and all my spring flowers and trees have bloomed way ahead of schedule.
We have birds building their nests and our spring birds arrived 4 to 5 weeks earlier than normal. Weather has had several record setting days in March with a few days in the high 70's and low 80's. Just unheard of in Michigan.
Total snow for winter here was not more than 8 inches. Not one day of cancelled school and just a coupe delays and that was more for fog and one day for ice. Warm rain and then froze over night causing back roads to become a sheet of ice.