PICTURE POST: THIS AND THAT

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NEVER TOO OLD TO PLAY WITH A DOLL HOUSE: A few months ago my dad brought back an old dollhouse that my grandpa had made for my mom and her sisters. I know he built two dollhouses, and we’ve had one of them for years and my mom’s sister kept the second one. Anyway, the house has seen a lot of tiny hands and numerous interior changes since relocating to my dad’s house.

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Maybe I missed my calling as an interior designer? When some friends dropped by to visit, I ended up playing with the dollhouse with one of the kids, who graciously assigned me two rooms to redesign — the kitchen and the kids’ room. I vaguely remember playing with a dollhouse when I was younger, but playing with one now was surprisingly fun. I had a really good time redesigning the two rooms.

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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: The annual “take a quick photo of the American Players Theatre stage” before Charlie tells me to put my phone away. Ha! I snapped the picture before he even noticed! And the Shakespeare play was amazing and hilarious. I truly enjoy attending APT every year because the cast and crew pull off magnificent performances with each play.

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DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS UNLESS YOU’RE IN THE PETTING ZOO AREA: I love walking around zoos, but my favorite part is the petting zoo where I have no problem handing over money to feed some animals. With the exception of a dumb llama sneezing on me, I loved feeding cute baby goats and aggressive koi fish at the Des Moines zoo. How can the koi be so hungry when they’re fed every minute?

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The offender! This cute little llama (I’m 90% sure it’s a llama) followed me when I walked around the pen, but when I reached over to pet him, he sneezed on my face! MY FACE! I think he’s smirking in this picture! I was so offended that I fed the little bugger last! I took my sweet time holding out my hand to all the little baby goats before I shared the remaining food with Sneezy.

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AN OLD WOMAN WHO REALLY LOVES HER SHOES: Even though I have two pairs of the same white sandals, I feel a need to repair the sandals that are falling apart. I was never crazy about the wicker or weave part, but the sandals are super comfortable and make me feel tall and pretty. Before I start diving head first into shoe repair, I will spend a significant amount of time on Pinterest for ideas. Yay!

Categories: Jennifer Elliott

5 replies »

  1. LOL. That’s right! Piper and I would get so upset with her whenever we were playing with the dollhouse and she would have an axe murderer come in and cause havoc. Piper cried a lot when Paige did that. I completely forgot about that … hahahahahaha

  2. We had a few small dollhouses growing up more like Barbie dollhouse. Paige played with dollhouses except she made them all haunted and scary. None of the families were happy and normal — at least one of the kids was a ghost or something. She’s so weird.

  3. I don’t think you’re ever too old to play with a doll house! I can’t remember if I ever played with one when I was a kid ….. hmmmmmmm.

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