I just got back from a short trip back to my parents' home in Nebraska. I am so excited about all the treasures I found there! First off, Mom let me go through her yarn and I found more than enough colors to go ahead and make my solar system! A trip to Hobby Lobby had the balloons I'll need. I think to make the sun I will still try to find an inflatable exercise ball I can borrow from a friend, since it should be a lot bigger than the planets. If I could find a second exercise ball in a smaller size that would be nice for Jupiter. I am going to start working on them tomorrow evening.
Mom had also finished the small blue and white quilt I asked for to cover my story chair. It has more white on it than I anticipated but that's okay, it's still gorgeous. I'll take a picture of it over the chair when I get to the school later this week.
And last but not least, Mom provided me with a perfect answer to the gnome problem. I had pretty much decided to take the gnome out of my yard and use him at the school, even though he isn't reading a book - which is what the one I loved from Amazon had. But anyway, right after I got to her house, Mom took me on a tour of her yard (she has a slight problem with collecting yard decorations...) She showed me a very pretty little girl reading a book!
I have even come up with a name for her. Ceridwen the Book Fairy. She is actually named after one of my favorite characters from Kim Harrison's Hollows series.