Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday's Thoughts

This will be just a quick post as I am running here and there. The next one will definitely be longer.

The first week of autumn has quickly flown past and Christmas will be here before we know it. It always seems as though once Halloween is here the others are right behind. It seems hard to imagine. I can remember as a child that I thought the days would never come.

The other day I was merrily working on a project in my sewing room and I happened to see something flit across the yard. Upon closer inspection this is what I noticed it was.

A Roadrunner!!! We have them occasionally and it was a delight to see him/her in the yard. I guess there are advantages of not having a dog.

My DIL celebrated her 35th birthday today and her request was for a set of towels with her name on them so that no one else would use them. This is what I made up for her.

We will be busy babysitting nine of our grandchildren for the next four days. Their parents will be out of town and we are delighted to have them. Needless to say, there will not be a lot (if any) of computer time during that period.

After that we will be one vacation for a few weeks. We are headed to England and Scotland via the QM2 from New York. This is a late celebration of our 40th anniversary. We are terribly excited about going and looking forward to visiting with some dear friends. I have a few hand sewing projects lined up to take along with me.

While we are away we will be adding another grandchild to our family. It will certainly make the return trip exciting knowing that we will get to meet him or her once we get home.

I will miss catching up on what is going on out in blog world, but will do so as soon as we return. Please all take care while we are away as I don't want to read any bad news when I get home.


  1. Wow you sure are a busy lady. Love the towel set.You are a fantastic Gran looking after your granndies and 9 of them too!!! How many do you have???
    Congratulations to you both on your 40th Anniversary.
    Have a wonderful trip and have lots of fun.
    How exciting coming home to a new babe.

  2. What fun to see that roadrunner. Enjoy your trip (how could you NOT?) And the towels you made for your daughter are lovely!!!

  3. Love the towels. Quite nice work you do. Happy belated anniversary, I didn't notice the date. I saw road runners when I was in Texas. Too fast for me to get a picture.

  4. Wow - how exciting to take a ship to England and Scotland! Amazing. Are you going to meet Linds??

    I can't imagine having 9 grands here. Of course, we don't have room. But you seem to do it so effortlessly.

    We'll miss you, but can't wait to hear your stories of the trip.

    The roadrunner - awesome!

  5. Wow, you are so good with that embroidery on the towels! Love the roadrunner! Hope you have a great trip, and YOU be careful! What fun to have another grandchild!

  6. I love love love the towels!! I still can't get over 9 grandchildren and 1 on the way! Have fun on your trip and be safe. So you will not have internet??? I would have withdrawals! Ha!

  7. Busy is right! Yeah when I was a kid Christmas never came fast enough now all we have to do is blink and its here!!!

    Wow! sounds like you have an amazing trip coming up take pics! Will be anxious to hear all about it!

    The road runner is neat!

    Love the towels they are so beautiful!

    Have a safe trip!

  8. What a wonderful trip; happy anniversary! You certainly will be busy watching all of those grandchildren; you'll NEED a rest!

  9. How cool to see a roadrunner! I've never seen one in my life...and that's a pretty long time!

    Have fun with the grands! And enjoy your trip!

  10. The towels are a great gift. Have a fun trip.

  11. I wish you from Holland a very good trip with DH. safely return.
    greetings Dorine

  12. Oh how I loved seeing the picture of the roadrunner...we don't have them here and I don't think I've ever seen one that's not a cartoon before! lol

    Love the towels you embroidered for your DIL's birthday, you do such beautiful work!!

    Oh my, babysitting 9 of your grandchildren must have been quite fun but exhausting:-) I know how much you love spending time with them, though, so I'm sure it was a labour of love!!

    And now you're off to England and Scotland....I am soooo envious! hehe That's two places I've always wanted to visit, as well as Ireland. Have a fabulous trip and make sure you take tons of pictures!!!! xoxox

  13. I had to double click as I have never heard of a road runner but still am not sure what it is.

    The picture has it looking like it has a wing - tht would be a bird but I am still not sure.

  14. Wow, the 9 grandies, for 4 days!! well done you! I hope you are having agreat time on your cruise, what a fabulous idea, and a baby as well, look forward to the photos, Tracey

  15. I hope that you had a wonderful trip and all is well when you return.
    I know that you enjoyed watching the grandkids, I sure do love it when we get a chance.
    We to are excited about another one coming at the end of Oct.
    God bless.

  16. Today is your birthday and I wanted to come over to wish you a very Happy Birthday:-) Hope you're having a wonderful time on your trip!!

    Guess what, you've also won my Halloween Giveaway!! I'll mail the parcel to you in the next couple of days and hopefully be there for when you get back. xoxo

  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR NEEDLED MOM, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! It really sounds better in typing then if I really sang it! I hope you are having a wonderful trip over seas and are taking lots and lots of pictures. We leave tomorrow for ten days at Disney and will be home the 26th. I am busy trying to get all the loose ends tied up and wouldn't you know it I have a board meeting tonight at the hospital!! I really didn't want to go but I missed the one while we were in Texas and just figured I can't miss another one. Don't know if it is going to be my thing or not but it may be very interesting and I might learn a lot about the medical field who knows?

    The roadrunner is a hoot! How lucky you were to see him and have a chance to get his picture. Don't you still have another dog? I thought you had two.

    We missed you at Pea's party, just wait till you see the costumes, they are a riot! And to think you won the Give Away! Congratulations!! I have out my pillow that I won on your Give Away last October. Where does the time go?! We'll be at OR before we know it.

    The towels are lovely! I have done some monograming on towels and I think I remember I had to use a special stabilizer that just washed away.

    Can't wait to hear about the new baby! What a nice gift to come home to.

    I hope you are having just a fabulous time and can't wait to hear all about it!

    Love you my friend! xoxoxox to you and E!

  18. Whoops, a little late in my birthday wishes, but hope you had a great time and a fantastic trip!