I must admit that I have become a blog addict since I started blogging myself. There are so many times when I sit down to follow some of my favorite sites and end up jumping off to others. My list of favorites seems to grow by the day and I find it harder and harder to pull myself away from the computer after my allotted time. I am finding that I have to make myself complete my chores BEFORE I reward myself with the pleasure of sitting and reading.
On Sunday Susie had a post entitled Sunday Blessings. So often in our whirlwind lives we don't really stop and take the time to appreciate the blessings in our lives. There are several blogs that I follow regularly and I find myself drawn to their incredible faith and thankfulness for things that I so often take for granted. Two of those blogs are Heather's and Kate's who are both suffering from brain cancer while raising young families. Their stories will amaze you. Another one is the Smith's family. Their baby girl was delivered yesterday and departed to join the angels shortly afterwards. There again, their faith in their blessings will humble you. I have been praying for these people for some time now.
Some of our most wonderful blessings are our grandchildren. Over the weekend our daughter and SIL made the announcement of their first pregnancy - our 20th grandchild. The family could not be more excited with the news. The baby will be due on her birthday, October 20th. People tell me that it will be different since it is my daughter and not daughter-in-law having the baby, but I wonder. I have always been very close to our DILs so I cannot imagine it being that different. Time will tell, I guess. It will be the first grandchild without our family name which will be strange. I have a hard enough time remembering that our daughter doesn't have the same name.
This evening we are going to our son and DIL's home for a birthday dinner. It is our granddaughter's ninth birthday. Her request was for a long floral dress. I made her two in fabrics she had liked and then made little purses to go with each one. Both dresses are the same pattern, but the purses are different.
I've also been working on some more fabric postcards for friends who have birthdays this month.
Our temperatures have been a bit on the cool side for us. A change is in the air as our temps are forecast to head up into the 80s over the next few days. Our rain that they had predicted never came and the hillsides are starting to show a little brown. It would have been nice but certainly nothing that we expected in April. We will probably be without rain until November so if any of you have any extra and can figure a way to get it to us, it would be appreciated. Ha.