Thought I’d stop in to say Hi! Here are randoms bits of Tuesday for you.

Right now I’m sitting here enjoying the quiet. The Mister is working, the kiddos are sleeping and I’ve been… doing some more work on my adventure. I can’t wait to bust it out and tell you all about it but, baby steps.

Picked up credentials for the 500 today so that was exciting! I love May in Indy, did you know that? Time for life to adhere to a strict calendar for several weeks. (ha) Hoping to have a little more courage at Media Day this year and ask a question or two of my own instead of just smiling and shooting the video. Who knew I would become the quiet one?

I got a FitBit today. I’m hoping that I can finally get motivated to do something and maybe write about it on the Buzz. I’m planning to document a baseline for the next couple of weeks and then formulate a game plan. I think #1 on the list should be eliminating all candy and cookies from eyesight. Yes, that should do wonders. I’m also curious to know how well I sleep and how many times I get up in the night. Hopefully those middle-of-the-night steps to the bathroom count toward my total. If so, I’m golden.

Well, I think that’s all for Tuesday. Hope you all are well, dear friends. I’d love to hear about your Tuesday, too.

adventure is out there

I’m embarking on a couple of new adventures this year!

The first… I was elected Vice President of the Indianapolis Liederkranz Damenchor. Pretty sweet since I don’t speak German. (yet) These ladies are wonderful and I’m glad to help serve them and our German community in Indy.

The second adventure is currently in progress. I should have confirmation in a couple of weeks and be able to make a formal announcement then. It is going to be huge, awesome and fun. The best part? You can participate in this adventure with me!

I’m really excited to see what the rest of this year holds for me and my family. I hope you’ll be around to share in the excitement!

The Piano Guys are coming to Indy!

I can’t even begin to explain how much I love their music!

Via Naptown Buzz:

The Piano Guys – Murat Theatre, Monday October 13th

wondersThe Piano Guys will be gracing Indianapolis with their presence at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. The show is on Monday, October 13th at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com.

The Piano Guys are four dads from Utah who became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 40 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. It’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has taken the world by storm. It is their endearing personalities along with their obvious will to inspire young and old which keeps their fans coming back for more!

Personally, I think these guys are some of the most talented musicians of our day. Their creative use of their instruments integrated with a sense of humor really sets them apart. I can’t wait to see them in concert because I’ve been a fan of theirs since near the beginning. They’ve made me wish I hadn’t given up the cello!

Visit their YouTube channel here. You will not be disappointed!


Finally got back to the sewing machine this weekend. I made a pillowcase dress for Miss HH and patriotic curtain dresses for Miss HH and Miss C.

Pillowcase dress for Miss HH

HH dress

indy 500 qualifying 2014

Wow, what a weekend! This is my first weekend doing media coverage for the Indy 500. I’m glad to have had the 400 at the Brickyard and the inaugural Indy Grand Prix under my belt before tackling this race.

The new qualifying format had most people confused, including 3-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves. He asked us after the press conference on Saturday what the new rules were for the Fast Nine Shootout. I don’t know that I really like the new format but it made Sunday interesting.

It was a nail-biting final run as Ed Carpenter captured the pole position for the second year in a row. (he is the 11th driver to do so) I was watching his family as he completed each lap. It was fun to see them cheer him on and jump up and down as we all learned he’d secured it!

Now that the field of 33 is set we have some great events to look forward to this week leading up to the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. Particularly the Media Pit Stop Challenge at high noon on Wednesday, May 21st at Victory Circle. Having come in second place in our first 2 appearances, Naptown Buzz is hoping to take home the top prize of $5,000 for the Salvation Army of Indiana.



Quick update – I am now a member of the glasses club. After seeing my husband go through torture with his treatments (read SHOTS IN HIS EYE) for histoplasmosis last year I decided I should get my vision checked. Turns out my vision is worse than his. Oh well – now we look sophisticated. Or old. I can’t really decide.

the yard sale – follow up

All in all I think the yard sale went well.  I made over $100.  That was really over the span of about 3 hours so I’d say it was worth it.  It was a nice day and I got to sit and chat with my hubby.

I decided to set things out on tables and put one price for everything on that table (ex: $1 ea) and that worked really well.  Saved me from putting stickers on 300 rompers.  I only had a couple of people try to pressure me to drop my price on some things.  I held my own and got full price from other people later in the day so that worked out.

Now the plan is to take the biggest kiddos shopping for clothes since they don’t get any hand-me-downs.  I hope to find some good deals on summer stuff.  Now that it’s May they should be on clearance, right?  Ha.

I am already thinking about what I’ll have to put out at the fall sale.  Can’t wait to clear out some more stuff!

the yard sale

I have never participated in a neighborhood yard sale.  Can you believe it?  I don’t even shop yard sales, really.  I mean, I might wander by one and look and pick up something but I don’t “yard sale,” you know?

This weekend, however, I am going to participate.  I have enough baby and kid stuff to clothe a small army.  I need to be rid of it.  I also have some other things but mostly clothing.

I am little nervous about this.  I don’t like to haggle and I don’t want anyone to do that to me.  I want to put a fair price on it and move on.  Anything that doesn’t sell is going to Burmese refugees in Indy.

So, here’s hoping the rain holds off and I can make a little bit of money to help the Groce(ry) fund.
Any yard salers out there have tips for me?  Leave your tips in the comments!