Sunday, May 30, 2010

They say things happen in three's, what about four's?

Or five's? Our hot water heater and dryer both went out. Then our washer caught on fire. I had a blood transfusion. Then Mark totaled out his truck. All in under a week. Yep living the good life here. Hopefully the same talented son-in-law (we only have one by the way) who installed the new hot water heater will be able to get the truck runnable again. Hopefully.... They think there is hope. But really, we always have hope, right??
On a happy note. Penny and I (and Mark) are doing a local farmer's market. And having a good time people watching and selling a bit of our wares. Our life is a fundraiser you know. LOL Here is a pic of our lil space today. Folks are set up on either side of the sidewalk. Some on the lawn and some on the street edge. Either way is fine with us. It is just 4 hours long. Actually the table is fuller than it looks. I have felted wool bags, infant hats and dishcloths stacked up. The red suitcase is full of zippered small bags and pouches. Penny has beaded earrings on the right corner (on a spinner rack) also and a basket full of hand painted wool yarn. The wooden bowls are holding paper pieced pincushion.
On the health front...I am seeing a neuro-ophthalmologist, June 7th. They will be determining if my brain tumor is putting pressure on my optic nerve and other factors. All this is preparation for the removal of the tumor. It is a pretty big deal. BUT I am grateful that technology has caught up with me and it is now possible. The crazy thing has grown rapidly in the past months and it very necessary for it to be removed. So...let the games begin. I am not letting it scare me off new projects. Am in the planning stages of starting a Project Linus chapter in our area. Have a quilting retreat planned for November. Holiday plans. Yep I am making my lil' girl plans and that is just THAT! I do request your prayers in the coming months. I just want this behind me. :o)
Hope you are having a lovely long weekend. Take time to rest and just give yourself permission to take care of YOU! When you are at your best, you can give other's your best. Think of it that way if you feel guilty for taking time for yourself. 
Be blessed my friends.

Friday, May 21, 2010

A great read

Another great novel by Sandra Dallas. I read it through twice. Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. That is the marker of a good book for me.
Whiter Than Snow
Prayers for my sister Debbie's family please. They buried BOTH of her in-laws today. They were elderly and passed away 8 days apart. Very very hard on the family. Single funerals are hard, double funerals are horrible.
Still trying to get caught up on my rest from retreat. Had the family over for a funeral dinner today. Which was a blessing to do. Tomorrow I rest. Saturday, Penny and I are planning on vendoring at the farmer's market with our wares. This is IF it isn't raining. Who is over the rain?? Glad it hasn't been snow! :o) But come August, we will be cryin' around wanting it. :o)
Be blessed.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I love my friends and sisters!

Front Row- Vickie, Lori, Patti, Peggy, Me, Connie and Nancy
Back Row- Christie, Conni, Deb, Robin, Laura, Penny (my real sissy) and Michelle

This is the group shot from our annual online quilt group's retreat. Us in front were sitting on a soaked wooden bench! :o) We were missing some who couldn't come. (Prayers for my sister Debbie's family. She has lost both of her in-laws in 8 days. Very hard.)  These ladies are so great! And so fun. And so talented. And so bad! :o))) Much laughing and eye rolling occurs at our retreats. But all in good fun. No drama. Just relaxing and a respite from some of our real life. There was quilting, crocheting, beading, knitting and crafting all accomplished. No cars were totaled by storms either. How boring!!!!!!!!! hahahaha

I will be hosting a first time retreat in November. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones! By then, I will be needing another get-a-way for sure!

More photos to come.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Our mom

I love our mom. Debbie, Penny and I are blessed. And I can only get by with these photos because she will never see my blog. :o)

Monday, May 03, 2010

Come see Penny and I

 Friday, June 4, 12pm-8pm
Saturday, June 5, 9am-5pm
Johnson County Fairgrounds
250 Fairground Street
Franklin, Indiana 46131