Thursday, November 22, 2012


First - Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends out there!  I hope you enjoy your day/days/weekend with your family and friends!

Why ‘Quickly’ you may wonder…

Well it’s because the little boy (16 mo. old grandson) may just wake up from his nap… which is what he does every time I try to do something… anything… everything… which is why my house is a wreck… LOL

But he has redeeming qualities… after he woke at 4:30 this morning for a dry diaper – he didn’t want to go back to his bed so I scooped him up and he snuggled in with me and fell back to sleep.  I felt him stir about 6:30 am – he raised himself up and looked around and then leaned over and kissed my head… LOL!  He’s just too sweet!

His Momma is in Hawaii with the other 2 kids (far left in picture below) to meet Daddy’s ship returning from a 9 month deployment.  She has had their belongings shipped to SC where they will be moving.  Shortly they will return here to spend the holidays with us.  Please keep our military families in your thoughts and prayers.  Several ships that were just days away from returning to their home ports were sent back out to the Middle East because of the Israeli – Palestinian goings on. 

Coming Home

The days/weeks/months have flown by… I enjoyed my two visits up north in MA for the shop hop and in NH for the Quilt Show.  I’ll have to do a post at some point about the show… it’s always fun!

I returned from the show on Sunday and my daughter left on Monday for Hawaii… and it’s been a whirlwind of days here keeping up with this child. 

I’ve had a couple PT and Orthopedic appointments to contend with for my sprained knee… always fun with a little one tied up belted into his stroller.  My knee is much, much better and will certainly be at it’s best again when I can get back to the gym on a regular basis.

I hear some stirrings in the other room…. not sure when I’ll return… but I do so hope everyone enjoys their Holidays!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wake Up!

That's what I would like to yell right now.... LOL

But my friends are still sleeping and they wouldn't appreciate it I'm sure!

"A Quilters Gathering" begins today here in Manchester, NH. I drove up from PA yesterday with little reminders along the way of the destruction Sandy wrecked in her trek thru earlier this week.

At home we had nothing more than some rain and steady high winds with a gust here and there. Some how we got missed by the really bad stuff.

I did pass a semi hauling what I decided was large pumps headed for NY City... It was the gigantic hoses coiled on the front end that cinched it for me... Those would carry some serious water out of subway tunnels!

Last year when I headed up to NH for this show New England was still reeling from that freak snow storm that had tromped thru just days before. Back then I passed several convoys of tree trucks headed in to help in the clean up. This year in addition to the pumps headed to the city - there was a large group of dump trucks going on that direction and again several convoys of tree trucks headed in. One company was from MI and another from up state NY.

Mother Nature has been reshaping the coastlines for millions of years - I don't think she much cares if we get in her way. High winds and fast water ALWAYS WINS!

Still haven't heard from my Jersey friends May and Elaine. I've got my fingers crossed that a power outage is their only issue...

Ok I've rambled enough... Time to rattle some beds and head down to registration. More later...