Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Wee Hours of Christmas Morning

Earlier this evening Lucy and Emma were in the chair from which they could see any and all action taking place. They know Santa is on his way. So after watching a movie I came in to play on the computer and Carl is playing on his computer. After much hustle and bustle, last minute customers all that is left to do is make deviled eggs for tomorrow's dinner at Janet's. So I am feeling pleasantly relaxed and thinking of hot cocoa then off to bed. As I head off to the kitchen a check of the living room shows that Santa has been to visit while I have been playing on the computer. Merry Christmas and to all a Good Night!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Countdown to Christmas

Well, I finally quit stalling and put up the Christmas Tree tonight. So tomorrow I will have to get the borders on the customer quilt and get it in the machine to quilt so she will have it in time to give to her mother for Christmas. Every year I say "I'm not quilting after Thanksgiving unless it is something for me", and every year here I am last minute for someone else. Who says you get smarter with age.

I've finished a knitted scarf for my nephew, and have to get the pockets on the Reading Wrap I knitted for my sister and finish the scarf I am making for Kevin's ( the nephew) girlfriend. The only one I have nothing for is Richard he may end up with a gift card. I need another week - so what else is new.
The angel on top of the tree we purchased our second Christmas which was our first Christmas together in Long Beach, CA. Our first Christmas I was in D.C. working for Northwest Airlines while Carl was in Memphis going to A school and we were to poor for me to travel to Memphis to see him. I think in our 41 years of marriage we've only been apart 2 times which isn't bad for a military family. I'm hoping in the next couple of years Margaret and her family and Kyle will all be with us for Christmas. Well, I'm off to figure out borders for the customer quilt. Sweet dreams all.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Well, here it is the 15th of December already. Today will be spent quilting and tonight I play a dice game called bunco with a group of friends. Talked to my brother Tom who lives in the Oklahoma City area and they are doing okay. He tells me that ice storms are normal for them just not usually this bad. My sister Janet called this morning to let me know that her husband Richard is in the hospital with a possible pulmonary embolism and will probably be there the rest of the weekend. Also it seems "the boy" Kyle is sick with a bad cold. Haven't heard from the rest of the family so I am hoping they are all well and silence is healthy. So I am off to try and complete the troublesome quilt without cutting it into small pieces when it frustrates me. Hopefully a night spent partially quilted in the frame will stop the thread breaking problems. More later.


Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tree Lighting in Leavenworth, WA

Early yesterday morning we climbed out of a nice warm bed and caught the bus with several other people and headed for Leavenworth, WA to shop and see the Christmas Tree lighting. As we crossed the Tacoma Narrows new bridge headed east the sun was just coming up over Mt Rainier. I managed to capture a picture of this. Now anyone who knows me knows that I'm not fond of being out in the snow, crowds, or shoping (unless it involves material) and riding on a bus. So you may be wondering what I was thinking. I plead temporary insanity. Carl said he doesn't know what he was thinking when he agreed to go. If you enjoy these kinds of things you will have a good time in Leavenworth during tree lighting time. Now that I am home and warm once again I am looking forward to getting a quilt finished tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Rain, Rain Go Away

The excitement never ends around here. We have broken all records for rainfall. Saturday it snowed and Sunday the wind started with the rain. By Sunday morning when I went to the airport to pick up Carl the snow was melting away. Later Sunday evening the wind began to get stronger and durning the night we lost power twice. Monday morning when we got up the power was still off so we decided to go to the pancake house in Port Orchard for breakfast. We get to Port Orchard and the traffic is at a stand still and the road to the Pancake House is closed off. Seems there is a large sinkhole across the street from the Pancake House. So we decide to try Denny's in West Bremerton. Can't get off the freeway traffic is backed up onto the freeway. So we proceed on to Silverdale where we end up at Olive Garden having soup and salad. We leave there and go to Costco for gas and then on to my sister's house. We visit and watch t.v. until about 10pm and decide that we should try to make it home because Carl has jury duty at 9am this morning. So with bated breath we head home. Roads are clear except for one spot in Gorst where the water is still running quite strong across the highway. Thankfully when we arrived home the power was once again on. It is so nice to be home and to sleep in our own bed. How spoiled we have become.