Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I had to fuss to get the points in the center to match, and I'm not sure I like the striped fabric. I tried out other fabric we are using for this BOM series, but I didn't like any of the others either. I really wanted another beige. Anyway, my class is at 10 in the morning, with is a little over 9 hours away.
Oh, I wanted to talk about our weather today. 1- Snow. 2- Sun comes out. 3- Fog starts rising from the streets and roofs. 4- Clouds again cover the sky. Then repeat this process - AT LEAST 4 different times today. It was the strangest weather. And the fog just before sunset was so thick, we barely could see the neighbors house. Anyway, I hope it settles down tonight, because I need to drive to Flagstaff in the morning. Pray for clear roads for me, OK??
Oh, and does anyone know what I've done in my settings that I can't click on my pictures to make them bigger? Or can you do it, and it's just me??? LOL
Have a great weekend!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The party was terrific. Her mom is a wonderful cook - I should probably take lessons. Hmmm, maybe I'd rather sew. But I am a tad envious of people who cook so well. I just have to tell myself - each to our own. Anyway, the whole thing was Texas Bar-B-Que style, with two types of meat, multiple side dishes, all sorts of beverages, we sat around the outdoor fire pit, and talked for hours. A very great party. And a terrific young lady!
While we were in Tucson, my friend Arlene, kept our dog Jenny for the weekend, and she is keeping Bert (our cockatiel) while we are at camp this summer. Now keep Jenny is no easy task, as she has separation anxiety. We can't leave her alone in a house, or yard, as she panics, and tries to escape. (6 foot block walls do not stop her, and she has clawed 3/4 of an inch into a solid wood door.) It really shows when we pick her up, and she barks and cries for a good 10 minutes to let us know that we left her. But we love her, and she has improved since we got her from the humane society when she was a year old.
I'm slowly moving up the UFO Queen's list in the stashbuster's club. I'm about 30th now. I have my small flag quilt that I'm going to finish soon, but the graduation quilt took priority, and it does not qualify for a UFO finish. So, I need to find time in the next 4 weeks to "git-r-done".
Also, it is late tonight (actually 1:45 Sun morning) and I have not looked at my Sunday School lesson yet. Good Grief! I need to get to bed. In 13 days, DH and I report to camp, and craziness will start. No - really - camp is fun, but it is very busy, and you never know what will happen. There are always 2 or 3 unexpected events each summer when you deal with a staff of 60+, and approx 250 to 300 campers each week.
So I'm going to say good night, go check on what I'm supposed to do for my lesson, and get to bed. Hope everyone is having a great night.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
This was our first inclination that it was not just another day in May. We've had several days where it has reached the upper 60's. It has really felt like spring. I was thinking of putting more flowers into my garden... Glad I have not gotten that far yet. And it is still snowing! Big fluffy fat flakes of snow!! (and I'm having a hard time with my satellite Internet - snow falling from the sky does that!)And here is a picture of my snap dragons with a dusting of snow... I hope they survive. They were just starting to bloom, and were looking good.
And I want to share two more pictures with you...
The picture on the left is the pine trees looking across my neighbor's front yard. Doesn't it look like a post card, or Christmas card picture??? The one on the right is the bird feeder that is in front of my house. The pic was taken through our front window, and it was (and still is) snowing, so it is not as clear as I like... The birds are fighting over who gets the left side of the feeder... Guess I should go and clear the snow off the other sides for them.
Have a great day. And enjoy the weather, what ever you are having!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
On some of the other fronts of my life, I have been to Phoenix twice in the last two weekends. Two weeks ago for Office/Trading Post training, and last week to assist in training the 80 staff members we will have working at camp. As the office support for camp, my job was to explain all the forms we needed to have filled out to hire and pay our staff. I had a team help me check in all the forms, and now I'm checking them, batching them, and faxing them to the Phoenix office, so the staff can be entered into the payroll system. For those who's paperwork is not totally correct/finished, we will again process staff on the first day of camp. Wow, is time flying. In my spare time, I've been working with the charity quilt group at church, and assisting one of the elderly people in town, running errands, etc. Add to that our "regular" job, and it is really busy. Busy but fun.
I did sneak in a few minutes after church last week to plant a few more flowers in my flower bed. DH was running a load of camp supplies out to camp, and meeting a few others to unload 3 pallets of targets for shooting sports. I stopped in the little local nursery, and bought a 6 pack of snapdragons. So far they are surviving the cold of our nights. Maybe in a few more weeks, I can get more flowers into the ground!! I hope so.
I'm having a couple friends come visit this weekend, and we plan on doing some sewing, etc. It should be a great time. But I do need to pick up the house some before they get here. It really has turned into a mess over the last three weeks! Ugh, not looking forward to that part, but it sure will be nice to have it done. And I'll take some pictures to show you of our activities.
Tomorrow however, we will be making another trip to Phoenix. One of the scouters that we have known for a very long time has lost his battle for life. He helped many young men along their scouting paths. He will be missed.