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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Birthday Girl!

Even though tomorrow is actually her birthday, we all went to Columbia yesterday for Anna's 5th birthday.
With the exception of the California gang, we were all there. It was the most wonderful day! Richard made pizza and spaghetti and let me tell you that boy's cooking school was a good thing! He makes the best dishes and his pizza and spaghetti could easily rival any restaurant, including Olive Garden. He needs to open a restaurant! All the babies were there and it was so fun to see them all playing together and having fun. I think that I needed this day to make me realize how wonderful my life is and how all this health stuff is just a bump in the road. I am feeling so much better today about things. A visit to the Orthopedist has convinced me that I can get this back problem under control. I have been doing so much knitting and I am seriously considering starting an embroidery project. I have seen one that I am just in love with and I am thinking I will give it a go! I am also about make a needle book. If you are not familiar with them, they are handmade and they are for you embroidery needles and tools. They also make lovely gifts. Til next time~~~

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snowed In!

We are really snowed in! But, I guess what we actually are now is sleeted in. We have had non-stop sleet and freezing rain since Monday and everything is white. I am up late, as usual, since I can never sleep, and it has just started to snow a little while ago. The flakes are light and feathery, really pretty and delicate. That is what I really love to watch and if they are big and fat, even better. I have cooked enough food for about 10 people on a week camping trip, even though it is only Randy, Mom and me. I made chili, taco filling, salsa, vegetable beef soup and corn muffins and this morning Randy made a meatloaf for me and put it in the freezer. We have plenty of snacks and milk and bread and of course, coffee. So I think we will be good for the duration. Ivey sent me a picture of Ansley eating snow cream and she is so adorable...take a look:
Isn't she beautiful? Well, I might be a little prejudice. Guess I better try and get some sleep. I was up last night until 4:30 am and only slept about 3 hours. I am seriously considering asking the DR to give me something. Will post more later about the snow! Until next time~~~

Friday, February 7, 2014

So Many Things to Talk About

I do have so many things that I would like to post, but I will only hit the highlights! I am really enjoying knitting socks and the KAL I have been doing with my Ravelry group. We are working on the VisionWalk for 2014 and it is going very well. I have been reading alot about Elizabeth Zimmerman and I am so loving this wonderful lady! Good news from the doctor today, though we still have some issues to deal with. I am hoping to get all the health issues behind me in the next few months. If you pray, prayers are appreciated. Til next time~~~

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Life is Good!

It is January 26, and this is my first post! Sometimes I am such a procrastinator! I didn't procrastinate about blogging, but I do about tons of other stuff and then I get rushed and don't have time to blog! Oh well, I am trying to get myself organized, simplify my life, and try to enjoy more time with my family, especially my grandchildren. We all know that Rome was not built in a day, and all the things that I want to do won't be either! I had a pretty stressful 2013 and I am so hoping that 2014 will be a much better year! I have been knitting, a lot! and I have been doing Zentangle, though I am taking a break from drawing now. I have been doing alot of cooking and baking and we are getting geared up for this year's VisionWalk. It will be held on April 27, in Piedmont Park again and we are all looking forward to a fun-filled, family day with lots of people raising money and awareness of genetic eye diseases and the effect they have on families, especially children. I will post the link at the bottom of this post to volunteer to walk or to donate. All donations are appreciated! Brian is growing like a weed. He is 8 this year and almost as tall as I am. Here we are at Christmas!
I am doing OPAM again this year and I am excited! I want to finish much more than I did in 2014, and I am working on my TO-DO list, which is not that long, but needs some work for sure. Til Next Time~~~

Friday, December 13, 2013

Woo-hoo! It's Friday!

Finished the majority of my shopping today. Just need to pick up 1 or 2 more little things. I am happy! My socks for Ansley are going very well and I hope to have the first pair finished tonight and the second pair started. I have so much to do this weekend to get the house cleaned for Christmas. I am not expecting anyone, but I still want things to be clean. I have several knitting project started and in process and I am mailing off a swap package this weekend. Busy, as always. I think that Mom is doing a little better since the DR changed a couple of her meds and added some additional vitamins. I hope she continues to improve. I want to get back on our regular schedule. I like routine and structure and we have not had that for quite some time now. til next time~~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Holidays

Well, it is December 11 and I can't tell you what happened between today and August 28. That was the last time that I posted. My Mom's dementia is getting worse every day. I am amazed at how fast she has regressed. It is a full time job just taking care of her, and I still work full time. So, needless to say, I have been a little busy. But, I need outlets for my energy and creativity, little as there is, so I am going to try in January to start blogging at least once a week. Just to keep up with all my blogging friends and to feel sort of like a normal person. The holidays are here and I have done very little decorating. As much as I love the season, I am just not inspired to go all out. We had Christmas with our children and grandchildren, 4 of the 5 anyway, this past weekend and it was the best weekend I have had in a very long time. Peaceful, noisy, friendly, warm and inviting. It was wonderful! All that we have left now, is company parties and hopefully they will be over this weekend. We will be home free after that. I think it will be a little sad on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that it will only be the 3 of us, but we will make the best of it, and hopefully, get some needed rest. I am off to start my day! Take care~~~

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Can't Believe It!

I can't believe that it has been almost 2 months since I posted! Where did that time go? I just can't keep up, it seems. Work, home, Mom, grandchildren, just one thing after another. Ansley is almost 4 months old! She is so pretty. Anna is starting Pre-K next week and I can't believe that my baby girl is actually going to school. Brian is back in school, big 2nd grader and doing fabulous. Lucas and Colin are growing like weeds. Colin just got his 4th haircut! Michael moved to Sacramento into apartment with 3 roommates and is working for Direct TV and Benjamin is hanging out and being a comedian, something he is very good at. That's the update for today!