Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1, 2008

The big Thanksgiving week has passed, was a big success and all survived! It was fun and interesting to have so many house guests. Once everyone had left on Saturday afternoon I was truly exhausted and slept from 11 pm on Saturday to 11 am on Sunday!
Now onto the Christmas portion of the holiday season. Today I'm getting all my fall decor quilts and other items and preparing to put up the Christmas ones. This year I am going to do my decorating a bit "finer", not quite so much of traditional greens. Will see how it comes out.
Back to the sewing room, get some of those things back up and running.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Out of the Mouth's of Babes.....

I had an interesting conversation with almost 7 year old Jillian today. She said something about Barack Obama becoming the new president and I said yes, that was right. And I thought he was a very good man. She asked me if John McCain was a good man and I said yes he was too. Then she asked me how I felt about Barack Obama thinking it was okay for babies to die........After I picked my chin up off the floor, I asked her where she had heard that and she said from a friend in her class. First grade. Stunning. I took about 10 minutes and talked to her a bit about babies growing and that most of the time they come out around 9 months after the beginning of growing (that was all I said about that, and she didn't ask anymore about THAT part of it!!) and they are totally fine and healthy, just like her cousin Carter. But that sometimes something happens that makes a baby not grow correctly or be able to stay inside long enough and they come out sooner and they die. That it is no body's fault. Will see how that's interpreted in days to come.
Had my second day in row visit at the gym. Two in a row is good! When I came home I again spent time raking leaves in the yard, so bonus exercise! Plus cleaning up the recycle stuff that had blown over the yard before it got picked up this morning. More bending! The key is to keep going. Somewhere I need to find the place where I can NOT go EVERYDAY and yet then not quit going all together. I still have a half a bottle of water to finish for my daily total, and my food intake today has been good.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10, 2008

The sun is shining today, the air is a bit crisp. Just spent a nice weekend "south" as we shall call it. Got to cuddle baby Carter a few days and spent a day with sister Carol. We just can't seem to stay away from a casino when we are together....
Did some Thanksgiving planning. Looks like everyone will be coming for dinner this year. I'm thinking about doing the food buffet in the kitchen, but still having the table set so we can all eat together. I'm going to have to buy another table, and some more chairs though.
I was joking with Carol about how I think I am going to have to start "journaling" daily things like my Mom has done for the last many years. My parents will come up for a 5-6 day visit over the holiday and I would like to remember what I cooked for them last year. They appreciate whatever I place before them, and there have been a few meals I've made in the last several months that I thought would be good to cook for them, but now I can't remember what they were!!! So Carol suggested using my blog here for that. So we'll see.
Off to gym now, as I work on my "52 weeks, 52 pounds" program! Carol and I are flying to Rome in just over 52 weeks. We are planning to go a few days before the scheduled cruise departure and "roam around"...we both know that losing some weight will not only be healthier but make the long flight from Seattle much more comfortable!
Will keep up to date here on that too.
I WILL post some current photos in the next few days of quilts, kids and so on.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Goodness, almost the end of October and thankfully the end (and hopefully a wonderful future) of the political marathon going on. I have been following it for a few months now and look forward to getting back to a routine that includes some regular exercise and activities away from my TV and computer.
I have a new grandbaby since I last posted. Dear sweet Carter James was born on September 18, 2008 to my oldest son Kyle and his beautiful bride Genie. It was a terrific birth. I got to spend one weekend with them all and am looking forward to another one in two weeks. It will be hard having him be 90 minutes away. But we'll manage.
Jillian is in first grade and naturally excelling at most everything. She is one of the very best readers in her class, enjoys singing, working in the computer lab and working on running her 26 miles (over several months) during P.E. class. Making friends.
Ethan enjoys his time without Sissy, but really lights up when it is time for her to come home. He is definitely "all boy", keeps us on our toes. An infections laugh and happy spirit. He will go to preschool next year.
I'm still working a shift here and there at the hospital. Still wishing I could find a way out. Still have the paperwork to try to work for the free standing birth center in town. What is keeping me from returning it?
Quilting is still the hobby of choice. I'll get some new photos up soon.
That is a quick catch up. Hope I can be better at keeping up.