We haven"t seen Apollonia in a long time! She has been far away on a dig finding
artifacts to bring back to the museum. She was with a team and most of the
things they found will go to the National Museum here but a few things
will travel with her before they return to the National Museum.
They uncovered some really cool thing and they should bring a lot of people to
the museum. They will also send thing from their museum out on loan
Apollonia loves sleeping in a tent. I reminds her of when she was small.
She got a good rest and woke up early. There is a lot to do.
She starts a fire for warmth, breakfast and as always...coffee!
She stretches and notices whirling sand in the distant.
Apollonia: I am not a fan of sandstorms but I can deal with it!
The sun is high and warm. She has breakfast and even has an energy bar
as a snack.
It does really look like it is going to be a great day!
The plane is to arrive today that will take her back to the States! She scans the horizon
but no plane as of yet.
Hmm...maybe this way.
I don't see anything, so I guess I'll get some stuff done.
I have the crate and the tools to send things home.
This will be a special exhibit! The town will love it. It should also bring
out-of-towners to the museum also.
I love it when the school children come to see our new exhibits.
I really love this onyx and gold cat! It is priceless!
I should take some pictures to send to Megan so she can prepare. It will be a lot
of work. She will be excited.
She thinks about what Megan is doing right now. Megan keeps everything running
smoothly while Apollonia is away. They are a good team!
There is nothing like morning light for photos. Apollonia get out her trusty camera.
It has seen many mile but works like a charm.
Megan is going to flip when she sees these!
I'll have to make sure I have all my permits to bring everything back and into the U.S.
I really hate being delayed in customs!
Checking our route, we are in for good weather all the way back and I got an
email that my permits are waiting for me at the airport! Fantastic!
My life has changed! I have lost my mom and my greatest supporter for what
every I did! My mom passed on March 2nd. I can't even begin to tell you how
wonderful she was. She was kind to all and very active in her church and community. She worked at an area school. Children in the area would always stop her and say hello. My mom is what bounded us all together. Our lives will be very different.
Kola has just arrived at the Johnston Zoo! She is a adolescent Koala and is not
quite breading age! There is a lot of excitement about her being here. There is
hopes for a good size Koala population.
Here Is Kola!
She is very playful!
A little shy...
and very cute!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thekoala(Phascolarctos cinereusor, inaccurately,koala bear) is anarborealherbivorousmarsupialnative toAustralia.
It is the onlyextantrepresentative of the familyPhascolarctidae,
and its closest living relatives are thewombats.The koala is found in coastal areas of the
mainland's eastern and southern regions, inhabitingQueensland,New SouthWales,VictoriaandSouth Australia.
It is easily recognisable by its stout, tailless body; round, fluffy ears; and
large, spoon-shaped nose. The koala has a body length of 60–85 cm
(24–33 in) and weighs 4–15 kg (9–33 lb).Pelagecolour ranges from silver grey to
chocolate brown. Koalas from the northern populations are typically smaller and
lighter in colour than their counterparts further south. It is possible that
these populations are separatesubspecies,
but this is disputed.
typically inhabit openeucalyptwoodlands, and the leaves of these
trees make up most of their diet. Because this eucalypt diet has limited
nutritional and caloric content, koalas are largelysedentaryand
sleep for up to 20 hours a day. They are asocial animals, andbondingexists only between mothers and
dependent offspring. Adult malescommunicatewith
loud bellows that intimidate rivals and attract mates. Males mark their
presence with secretions fromscent glandslocated on their chests. Being
marsupials, koalas give birth to underdeveloped young that crawl into their
where they stay for the first six to seven months of their life. These young
koalas are known asjoeys,
and are fullyweanedat around a year. Koalas have few
natural predators and parasites but are threatened by variouspathogens,
likeChlamydiaceaebacteria and the koalaretrovirus,
as well as bybushfiresand droughts. For more info click here!
I found this clone doll during the Christmas holidays! She is an Anlily Doll.
She was a new clone face that I hadn't seen before.
She was 8.00 and I thought that wasn't too bad because she had two outfits.
Out of the box.
Her face looks like the old Barbie/Summer face from Fashion Fever dolls.
Side by sides!
Her face paint isn't too bad either.
The outfits! Well, there is good and bad to the outfits! The jacket is kinda nice.
I like the gathering on the sleeve and the fabric isn't too cheap. The top is pretty
This doll has a clone body and as with most clone dolls she has no but and
skinny legs! The legs on these pants are soo small not many other dolls
could fit them. Also her head doesn't pivot. The way the neck is made,
she is always looking up! Her complexion is more the tone of IT AA
dolls and not the warm tones of Mattel dolls. Because of that, her skin
tone doesn't match any Barbie doll bodies I have. This will make
finding her a donor body hard. But I am looking!
The shoes for a clone doll are quite nice and so is the bag even though it is paper.
The earrings are quite nice too. I and see many of my other dolls wearing them.
Second outfit! The top is done well the decal on the shirt is crisp!
Th boots and the handbag are pink but good quality pink boots and bag.
The skirt is a strange denim. I has bits of red and silver in it!
I have been playing around with diorama ideas. I have been setting things up and
taking test photos to see how it photographs and if I like it. These are some of
my photos of Pacific Rim Restaurant. As I take photos, I see what I like in the
way of furniture, dolls, walls floors and nic nacs detail. FYI, I don't dust
before taking draft photos! This will not be the final restaurant but it give
Akira: I just go over the menus while I wait for Connie.
Connie: You must be Akira! Hi, I'm Connie.
Akira: Hello Connie. Please have a seat!
I like the wall decorations but they need a little more work to make them like I want.
I used crepe paper as a wainscoting but I thin I need something else. I do think
it should be black to break up the look of the walls
Akira: I was just going over the new menus while I waited for your.
Connie: WOW! This place is really coming along.
Akira: Do you think so? There is still so much to do!
Connie: Oh Yes! ...
I think it is coming along nicely.
Connie: The Asian Business Association would love to have our dinner here.
My thoughts :I got the chairs at thrift stores over time. I real wanted to use
them here. The small tables are coaster. I'm still working that out.
Akira: Well, I need to really get things moving if I hope to do that!
My thoughts :The candles are beads.
My thoughts : I just love my dragon!
Connie: I was surprised and pleased to know that you and your husband
were able to get both businesses up and running on your own. If you do need
any help know that the Asian Business Association is there to help you.
My thoughts: I am thinking about adding this from an earlier post to the restaurant.
Akira: We will be helping your cousin in opening her market.
Connie: Yes, she told me. She is very happy about that. We will be
combining some of the grocery orders for the store and the restaurant to keep
cost down for both of us.
My thoughts: I am hoping to find more things for the etagere.
My thoughts: It is one of my favorite pieces. I got it at the Flower Show.
It starts again the end of this month.