Monday, October 12, 2009
It was today that made me happy to be a grandparent and not the parents. My granddaughter, Julia hid my wallet. I left there house without knowing this. I got all the way home to discover no wallet. Driving back to their home, I prayed the whole way it was there. Her mom, Joanna, had looked everywhere for the wallet but couldn't find it. When I got there, she hadn't found it. I looked. Then asked if she had asked Julia. "No" Well, I went back to her room where the girls were playing and asked. She didn't say anything. I took the baby to change her and in walks Julia with my wallet. She was so cute. She looked up at me and said, see I tricked you. I hid your wallet. Her mom scolded her, all I could do was give her a big hug. I said thank you to God for it being there and could only reward her with kindness for having found the wallet.
I have the fortune to enjoy the children, but the discpline is left to the parent.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I also was able to sit for the grand kids again. On Tuesday I was able to sit for the grandsons and on Wednesday and Thursday, the granddaughters. Andrew and William's pictures were quickly taken and are added here.
I have officially applied for Social Security. It was painless with the exception that I am not working and have no money to waste on crafts. I will need to work a little.
Visiting a dear friend in Fresno was part of the weekend. Hal drove down with me on Saturday. I awoke with a headache and to thunder. I checked the Doppler and found we wouldn't have lightening south of Modesto. Well, we found lightening to follow us as south as Merced. I do not like storms, wind or lightening. I would have considered not going if I felt threatened. I had a good visit. I wish there was more that I could do, but pray is the only source I have while not there.
Football season is upon me. I am an avid 9er fan and will tolerate other teams, especially the Packers. I spent yesterday making jewelry and watching the 9er's win their first of many games. (I have high hopes.)
Friday, September 4, 2009
Today comes Jenna. She is in the fourth grade now. Last year I went to Sunnyvale before school start to take her to the doctors and spend some time with her. (She lives between two parents, so I don't get to see much of her.) I plan on picking her up from her mom sometime before 3PM and then doing something special with her. I do want to help her make a bracelet or necklace. I am looking forward to it. Her dad and Ruth will drive up tomorrow with the dogs to spend the weekend with her. Have a happy Labor Day Weekend!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The grandsons were so cute yesterday. Andrew is such a perfectionist. It took him an hour to complete a picture. He got upset and through a tantrum. I had him come and sit with me for a while and he was able to continue his drawing. The other grandson just finished his nap and I was able to give him his lunch. We played together while Andrew drew his panther. William played in a tunnel and we played pick-a-boo for the longest time. Good times.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday was spent traveling to the Bay Area. We visited our daughter,Ruth, her husband, Jon, and our grand dogs. I brought a potato salad and we bought some KC. The salad was delicious. The recipe was given to me by a knitting friend over a year ago. I finally got around to making it. I've had a lot of time on my hands lately. It seems that there are a lot of teachers that were fired from the district I worked in and are now given jobs over the loyal subs that served them over the years. I really am not too bitter, but... So I have time to clean and cook. Oh no! calories galore. At least the potato salad was shared by others. I finished my cat quilt top and am now working on a oneies quilt top for my oldest grandson. His mom wants me to use the oneies that were made for him by those who attended the shower. It is going to be a challenge, but I'm up for it.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Our flight to Georgia left early on Wed. Both Duane and Kathy drove us to the airport a little over an hour from their house. This was our first experience with a hub port. Hal and I had to run to get to next plane clear on the other side of the airport. We landed in Charlotte, N. Carolina, another Hub run to the plane to get our last plane to Augusta, Georgia. My sister Dottie and her husband John met us. It was our first time in Georgia and we didn't know what to expect. Dottie and I were to visit my brother in Tenn., but I didn't want the drive. I also didn't realize that my sister was going to take off from work. It was great to be with her. This was the longest visit I had with her alone for along time. I've always had to share her with her family, or John's family. She took us to see the Savannah River in Augusta. I saw some turtles close to riverbank. Dottie showed me the sign that said to stay away from the alligators. They also took us to Savannah. The trees are as beautiful as the pictures. I saw Paula Deans restaurant, but didn't eat there. We went to church at the catholic cathedral. It was large, but also reminded be of a couple of churches I had been to with my friend Mary, St. Paul's, in S.F. and a little catholic church in Petaluma. The priest was delightful. He message reminded me of what I heard the week before at Kathy's church. On our way home for Savannah, we stopped at a Cracker Barrel. Great experience and food. The fried chicken we delicious as was the sides that I was unable to finish. Our visit was too short. We left there at a decect time on the following Wed. I do want to go back to Georgia.
My family is up so I will continue the rest another day.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Today I was able to complete a quilt top. I went to a Linda Ballard retreat earlier this year (January) and was so frustrated that I made a preemie quilt with the initial completed squares. I sat down with the rest of the fabric and squares to decide what to do. I added some simple squares and the results are a cute children's quilt.
I also started a new entrelac scarf for a birthday gift. I don't think I would use the yarn again. I used the yarn because my sister is allergic to so many things I didn't want to chance it. The yarn is so nice to work with, but not for the scarf.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday I spent completing the blouse. It looks more like a duster. You know the type our mothers wore when they were home cleaning the house. I chose seersucker fabric and I believe that was what caused the duster look.
Sunday was spent trying to figure out a shrug I started in March. I purchased the pattern at Stitches in February. It looked so easy on the mannequin. The pattern was a struggle for me. Then I fell on May 10 and gave me an excuse to stop and let my hand heal. Well, wanting to being other project for traveling, I needed to get it completed and that I did. I am so excited to say that. I went to bed on Sunday night ready to start my sleeves and I finished those today!!! Now I will purchase a closure and block it.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This weekend I spent with my grandchildren. On Saturday Hal and I went to see the boys. Andrew was singing for his school (it was nice to watch him with the other children and he sang well too)and they served a spaghetti dinner. It was a long day. The school held an action after the dinner and I won a gift certificate. I gave it to Brian since it was for Shushi. When we got back to Brian's I watch William take a few steps. It won't be long before he is steady on those feet and running. Heather and Brian will have their hands full then.
Sunday was spent with the girls. Eric and Jonna had some friends over to help them remove a dead tree from their yard. I took the girls to McDonalds. It was a nice walk and it didn't rain. Julia behaved, no clothing removed. Jazlyn fell asleep and my chest after both her dad and myself tried to put her to sleep. She actually rocked herself to sleep in my arms struggling.
Monday, March 2, 2009
March not only came in like a lion weather wise, for me health wise. I made myself sick. I didn't intentionally do it, I just over did it on the activities. I went Stitches West on Friday. Of course who can sleep the night before. I was up by 5:30 and left the house a little after 7 AM with 2 additional passengers and we stopped for coffee and tea and then picked up the 3rd passenger on the way out. The drive was wonderful. The weather and traffic were working together to make for a short and delightful trip. We made 1 pit stop and off we went again. We were in Santa Clara before 10 AM and in the marketplace on time. I was able to purchase my blocking blocks from Coco Knits and my new Namesade bag "Zada." It's grey and the size is between my Jordana Paige and my "Lolli " (Laguna, Namesade). I purchased some patterns and books too. The trip back was just as delightful as going. I did make a mistake and miss the carpool lane going over the bridge. I just hope I don't get a ticket. We will see.
Sunday I spent with my daughter-in-law, Joanna, making a bracket that took 6 hrs. to make. I want to make another one, but not just yet. I need to make some money to pay for my expenditures then I'll see about another class.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Today we are celebrating our youngest son's birthday. He was born on the 15th of Feb., but let's just say that it is easier to celebrate his birthday around the date rather than on the actual date.
Tomorrow is Jolie's Rememberance Day. She would be 2 yrs. if she lived. I made her a quilt and knitted a blanket. Joanna is going to donate them to a hospital for premiees in Jolie's name. I also made the cupcakes and Joanna and Eric are having a little dinner to remember her tomorrow night.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I finished my latest knitting project finally. I started it a month ago and it was a two week project. I will be blocking it and wear it to Stitches West. Pictures will be up soon. Currently, I am knitting a preemie blanket in Jolis memory. I have until her birthday the 17th of February. I wan to give Joanna both the quilt and blanket in Jolie's memory.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I finished my knitting before December, but as I was wrapping gifts, I couldn't find one pair of socks. I started to panic and decided to make another pair. Well, as you probably guess, I did find those socks and will be giving both pairs for a gift.
Just after before Christmas, I went with another friend shopping at a new fabric store in the El Dorado area. Of course, I didn't get away without a little fabric. We also stopped at a knitting store Sierra Knitters. There they had a bracelet knitted from wire. (I did try it and I enjoy making the jewelry. I made my first, but want to make a few more before I give away any of them.) We decided to go see the movie, "The Day the Earth Stood Still". That was a better film.
Movies seem to be the theme for Holidays. Betty and I went to see a movie on Sunday, "Marley and Me". It was a cute movie and I was glad to see it.