Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday, Monday

Just a quick post before I toddle off to work. I'm still feeling a little sick from the staph infection I contracted, but it is going to take a while for it to get out of my system. I think the antibiotic cocktail is what is knocking me off my feet.....

The neighbors were out planting stuff in their yard this weekend and I really wanted to join them in the planting spree, but maybe next weekend. I did go buy really cool flower seeds at Target--does that count? I want to get some rather large pots for the front of the house. It looks blank out there.

I am going to start a second quilt this evening. My first one is still over at Sue's waiting to be stitched. It seems like we just haven't been able to get in stitching time lately. I may have to pick it and my other machine up so I have everything here and she can come over here to stitch.I'd like to finish it this summer. The project quilt will use a couple charm packs (A Little Romance by Moda) but will be joined by 2 1/2 wide strips in between. The charm squares are pretty pastel, which is not something I usually go for---however I am joining them with a clear vivid yellow. You would think it would be too bright, but it actually works really well to bring out the colors in the charm squares.

Gotta run off to work. Have a great day!

1. My family
2. A bigger home
3. My health (even as shaky as it has been lately)

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Here are a couple pictures from the Cessna open house a couple weeks ago. As you can tell, one of the boys didn't want to be in pictures. We finally got him to turn around, so the face you see is the result. I like going to these every year -- we see all the models from the very beginning Cessna (the all red one at the top), to the jets. The one on the bottom is a smaller plane than what we fly around in. Hubby is also a pilot, which is a perk of working for Cessna--he is a member of the employee flying club, which allows us the opportunity to rent planes at great rates. That is just one of the perks of working for them, they really are good to him, which is why he loves his job.
I am really looking forward to the trip to Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Even if the non diving spouses don't get to go into Eureka Springs, I will look forward to having time to just sit and quilt. I need to make a quilt for my sister in law who lives in Little Rock. She is pregnant. I feel bad because we really don't live too far away anymore since she moved to Arkansas, and yet it seems we still don't get to talk or visit. We really need to change that! I'm not really very good at keeping in touch, and that really needs to change! I have a sister and another sister in law in Texas also that I should stay better connected to! I guess that would be a good goal to work towards...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Back in the Saddle?

We finally got everything out of the old house and into the new house. FINALLY! I was shocked at how much we threw away that should have been discarded or donated when we were in the old house....and we still have more to go. I have a donation box going as I unpack. It was weird looking at the old house completely empty. I have no idea how we got 5 people into that place--it is really small, even completely empty! And to think we were there for 11 years!

I have discovered that I really am a creature of habit though. We have changed a lot of our routine and it really has me off guard. We can't find everything, it took forever to get them to connect the phone-which meant no Internet...etc. It was a little unnerving. No, it was completely unnerving. And the animals are not sure either.....One of the cats walks from floor to floor calling for someone. I'm not sure who since we are all accounted for. Another cat has not ventured outside my son's closet since we brought him over. He has this wide eyed meth monkey look....I am looking forward to getting back to normal..or whatever version of normal we had before. Oh well, the only thing constant in life is change.

On the creativity side, I have been looking through several books to get some ideas for quilts. My oldest is going to be moving to Iowa in less than a month, so I would like to make him something to take with him. Jo-Ann's crafts had a 50% off coupon for fabric this week, so I picked up 5 yards of a really interesting Kanji print. Like a lot of kids right now, he is into anything Asian. I had snagged a couple of the 50% off coupons and payday is a t the end of the week, so I'll have to pick up more on Friday. I am going to have to take out my sewing machines and get something started soon. I guess that is the nice thing about this place--there really is more room.

I guess it is time to head to work! That is my only normal routine right now!

Good coffee and great friends to you and yours!