Tuesday is always the best day to release any brain jumbles that Monday created after a weekend so you can get through the rest of the week unscathed. Or, you know, get random. 

This week happens to be Parent/Teacher Conference week – which means the kids have early dismissal the next three days. You know what that means, don’t you? 3 days of chaos.

Boy do I miss the days of them riding the bus, this whole drop off and pick up nonsense is so time consuming, particularly on the early dismissal days when I maneuver the crazy drop-off line, then a few very short hours later maneuver the crazy pick-up line which pretty much takes up my entire morning.

It wouldn’t be as big of a deal if they didn’t go to different schools and start/end an hour earlier/later. So Little Dude tags along for Princess Nagger’s drop off (since she starts an hour earlier than him), then we drive home and hang for half an hour before driving back past Princess Nagger’s school to get to Little Dude’s school to drop him off.

Then the scenario is pretty much repeated at the end of the day, with the exception of Princess Nagger and I drive straight to Little Dude’s school and hang out in the parking lot for the hour. 

I know, you’re pretty jealous of my daily school shuttle routine, aren’t you? It could be worse.

Moving on… Did you hear about the photo that was found at a junk store or thrift shop the buyer paid $2.00 for, and it could end up being worth a lot more than that?

As it turns out, the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid is in the photo, apparently taking part in a leisurely game of croquet.

The image could be worth up to $5 million.


A closer look shows him (he’s the dude leaning on the croquet mallet, all decked out in a cardigan):


It’s a 4-inch-by-5-inch tintype that shows Billy the Kid in the summer of 1878. It may have been taken at a wedding, and he is alongside several members of his gang, The Regulators, according to the firm.

It took a numismatist more than a year of careful inspection before the firm would confirm the photo’s authenticity.

Well worth the wait. And now I want to go thrift store shopping. STAT. Anyone wanna come with me?

Speaking of cool photos… I love this idea:


Such a cool idea! I’m now going to have to scout out which wall this will work on best in our house. I’ll keep you posted.

Keeping on with the cool factor… this is a hilarious (yet cool) costume idea:


And now I wish I had a greyhound to wear this cool dog costume:


Though it would be kind of funny if I had Travis or Rolex pretend to be greyhounds wearing that costume. But it might not have the same cool factor.

It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Chat!

This week’s prompt or question is:

“How have you changed in the last year?”

I can’t think of any way that I’ve changed in the last year – which is kind of embarrassing because everybody changes, right? I’m going to throw that back to you – how have you changed in the last year?

That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.



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Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:

Stacy Uncorked

And one for my non-wino friends:

Stacy Uncorked



  1. I saw that cute raincloud costume on Facebook! I think everyone loves it! And the photos of Billy the Kid? WOW! I could never be so lucky! Good luck thrift shop-shopping.

  2. I love to shop at thrift stores but I’ve never found anything as cool as that. The person that bought that photo is rollin’ in the dough now!
    I hate that my kids are older. But one perk is that they can drive themselves back and forth to school now. I totally do not envy your pick-up/drop-off schedule. I love that home décor idea with the canvas prints and the clocks.

  3. We have had changes in our family…
    I’m not sure how I have changed though.
    We are still shuttling one kiddo to school. Bruiser gets the Grandparent shuttle home though. Turbo gets a bus ride to and from. Handy having the Junior High across town from us.

  4. When I went to school, and I think it’s pretty much the same way where I grew up, we walked to the bus stop and it took us to school. No parents dropping kids off or picking them up. I don’t understand why it’s not like this every where. Am I missing something? I can’t imagine yours & others chaos getting multiple children to school each day. I’d be crazier than I am by the time I did that each morning. Thankfully, I was able to avoid that with home schooling. 😀 WOW, that’s cool about the vintage photo being that of Billy the Kid. Can you imagine finding something that valuable? Sure, the odds are stacked against us, but they might be better than playing the lottery. lol Have a great week, Stacy!

  5. Whoa! Billy the Kid!! that is pretty cool. I would imagine they don’t have much photographic evidence of him?! I go with my mom to antique stores all the time — we’ve yet to find anything worth 5 million though. imagine.
    Well, you know how I have changed. So I will leave you with one thing that I still need to work on: Patience. I am convinced it’s a lifetime goal at this point. ha. But we all have a bit of impatience, but sometimes I can get really frustrated, and I’d rather tone that down a bit. So… let’s check back again in a year! 🙂

  6. We had early dismissal here yesterday. That cloud costume is fun AND unique, and that Greyhound is too much!! Love them both. 🙂

  7. There are so many cool things here, it’s hard to know what to comment on 🙂

    Same with me and the pick up and dropping off kids, but the school buses have lost my trust.

    And seriously what a photo of the Billy. Thrift shopping can be interesting eh.

    And love the cool photos!

  8. I totally agree with you about picking up vs. riding the bus. Jack prefers the bus and I’m so glad. It’s sort of a circus at his school and for goodness sake don’t have someone who doesn’t understand stand the routine to pick up. I don’t know if I’ve changed in the past year either. LOL if I have it’s probably a regression instead of progression. Have a great week!

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