Well....the weather did not cooperate with us for my cousin's sunny California visit. We experienced record breaking low temperatures and rain. At least we did not get the snow that many parts of the state did. That would have been quite a shock. Despite the rain and cold, we had a fabulous visit.
|We had to scrape the ice from the window before heading to church Sunday morning.|
We visited the Reagan Library and were thrilled to find the miniature White House on display. It is a traveling show and if you ever get the chance to visit it you must go see it. Everything is on a scale of one inch to one foot and it is amazing! They have working televisions, secret service attendants and vehicles. The rooms are decorated exactly as the White House is and is constantly changed as the decor changes. The portraits of the family are all hand painted, many times using a single haired brush. There is no flash photography, but I hope you can see some of the detail.
We made our way up to the wine country and spent an enjoyable day touring the area.
Saturday evening we celebrated my mom's 88th birthday with a nice dinner with my siblings and their spouses. It was a great time filled with laughter and memories.
Sunday we had our children and the grandchildren over for a BBQ. Although the afternoon was fun, it was marred by the phone call that our son had been involved in a skiing accident. He suffered a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula in the lower leg. They took him to surgery that evening and placed a rod down the middle of the tibia and all went well. We all counted our blessings that it was a leg instead of a head injury.
Monday we dropped our company off at the airport and headed up to the Sierras to check out the "patient." He was discharged on Tuesday and we brought him back to his wife and children who were thrilled to have him home. With all the nursing care needed, I think we may get a nurse out of the kids yet!!!! He has to have an anticoagulant shot each day and one of children wanted to do it for him this morning. What a thrill it was for all!
|A courtesy smile!!!|
The drive up was just gorgeous, but quite cold. We wondered if the car thermometer would register negative numbers and we found out that it does. It was -5* with a freezing fog. The trees and bushes were just magical looking - all white and icy. There was a ton of snow with the new storms that had brought such frigid temperatures to our area.
|Lots more snow since our trip up two weeks ago.|
I am hoping for a little more sewing time now that the busy month is behind us. I did manage to work on my embroidery for my Raggedy Ann and Andy quilt while we were driving. I am on my last three blocks of that quilt. As well, I made another doll uniform for the grandchildren's school auction this coming Saturday night. I won't bore you with another picture.
My mug rugs from Betty arrived this past week and I just love them. They are perfect for my morning coffee. I love the fabrics that she used and her work is just wonderful. This was a really fun swap and I am so glad that I participated in it.
Now it is off to catch up on cleaning and laundry as we have out of town coming for the weekend. I hope everyone has a great weekend.