Monday, November 24, 2008

The party's over

Spent the day cooking and cleaning house. We celebrated SIL's 34th birthday at our house tonight. It is our family tradition for me to cook the chosen dinner and cake of the birthday celebrant, so tonight was Matt's night. Here is a photo of he and Ashley:

And one of Matt blowing out his candles:

And one of granddaughter, Sara Ashley, helping him celebrate:

Tomorrow Blake and I will go to Sara Ashley's school for their Thanksgiving celebration and grandparents' day.

We are off the remainder of the week, and though it will be very busy, I am really looking forward to not having to go to work for a few days.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Where did the weekend go????

Seems the weekend has come and gone before I know it!! Saturday morning Blake and I had breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants in Newnan, The Redneck Gourmet; spent the remainder of the morning doing errands. Does anyone else feel as if they spend an inordinate amount of time running errands?.........and this from someone who feels she is fairly organized.

Saturday afternoon we moved lots of boxes into the basement with the help of my stepson, John. Lots of old friends in those boxes that have been packed away for nearly a year. And lots of fun fondling the books and fabrics as I unpack them all..........but I am afraid they multiplied while they were packed away!!!!! I feel sure no one understands this, huh?

No new photos, but about a month ago we hosted The Big 6-0 here at our house. In reality, it was my 42nd high school class reunion, but we chose to celebrate our 60th birthday year instead. Can it really have been so long ago?????? Anyway, here is about half of our graduating class:

We had a great time!

On to a new week now!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

First post on a chilly Friday afternoon..........

It is a chilly Friday afternoon here in GA........much colder than normal for this time of the year!!

I thought that restarting my venture into the blogging world on a Friday afternoon was appropriate, based on my place in life-----OVER THE HILL AND RUNNING!!!! That is the way I felt when I hit the Big 6-0 this year. There is so much more I want to do in this life and not as much time left as I had on the other side of 60, so I want to make the best of it.

I am going to be blogging about whatever I choose and pretty much whenever I get the time. And, like most of you, "whenever I get the time" is the big issue. When I tried blogging a couple of years ago, it was mostly about my stitchery. This time it is going to be about whatever comes to mind. Maybe my family, yard, pets, quilting, hooking, friends, church.........just whatever tickles my fancy at the time. I'll just have to give it a try and see what happens. My intentions are good.

For lack of being better prepared, I am just going to post a photo of a recent rug that I finished hooking about a month ago. I designed it in a class with Susan Feller, a wonderful teacher from West Virginia. In this class, she taught us about frakturs, and then we took traditional design elements from antique frakturs, designed and color planned our own rugs. This one turned out to be one of my favorites that I have hooked so far. It is titled "Bluebird of Happiness", and represents our move into our new home.

Since this was a trial run post, I will be signing off for now.......