Saturday, July 26, 2008
I'll post a pic of my new block tomorrow. I'm heading to bed now.
Friday, July 25, 2008
But I keep looking around, and realize how much needs to be done in the house... and the yard. It is depressing. I am making progress. I've got some of the laundry finished, but more to do. And the house needs vacuuming and dusting.
I guess I just need to make a plan. Maybe I should do some work, and then reward myself with some sewing?
Any one have suggestions on how they handle it when they get in this mess? Or how do you avoid getting into this pickle to start with??
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
It was still small, probably no more than 6 -10 foot across, but the flames were a foot high. Chris started beating out the flames with the shovel and trying to make a "line" to isolate the fire. I couldn't find anything to help with, Chris hollered for me to go back to camp and get Ranger Bob. As you can guess, Ranger Bob was out, but I got the Trading Post Director, and her son, and stopped by Ranger Bob's shed for shovels. By the time we got back, Chris had stopped most of the advance of the fire, but we helped him put out the spots that kept flaring.
At this point we finally called for help. (Cell phones have limited coverage in this area, so you sort of have to walk around to get a good connection) The burn area was about 15 by 20. Then we noticed at the edge of the burn area was... matches.... a BBQ lighter... other things... We pointed these out to the fire dept when they arrived, and they called the sheriff. Some kid drove by on his bike, but instead of looking at the fire trucks, and showing a lot of interest, he kept his head down, and sort of peeked at us. I pointed him out to one of the fire fighters. When he went by the second time, the sheriff was there, and stopped him to talk to him. Yep, the little sh*t (as my father would have called him) probably did it (innocent until proven... but I understand he confessed, and I understand that the shoes he was wearing matched the imprint that someone had left on the BBQ lighter handle.)
I'm so glad we stopped and checked the smoke. The wind was gusty, and kept changing directions. The grass and pine needles are so dry, even if the rains have started again. And there was a horse farm across the road. If we'd left 10 minutes earlier or later, it might have been a very different outcome.
Well, my hubby will be going to Phoenix tomorrow for some meetings, and I will stay here to do some cleaning, laundry, flower planting, weeding, maybe sewing??, and visit with my son before he heads back to school this next weekend.
Take care, do some sewing, enjoy your friends and family.
Monday, July 21, 2008
When we got home, I had a quilted post card in the mail. It is the first I've ever received, and I'm very excited about it. My picture has washed out the colors some - it is a very striking card. It was sent by my good friend Brenda! Thank you so much Brenda.
I also want to show you some baby quilt tops that I made at camp. They were really simple, a yard of each fabric, layered on top of each other, cut into a nine patch, and then sewn back together with each other.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The next picture is of the inside of our office. the door to the left goes to the nurses area, and further left is the kitchen area. You can see Dorothy who works with me. She is on the phone in this picture, talking to one of the Scoutmasters that is coming next week. Our bulliten board looks messy, but we can find everything we need on it, and my flag quilt is hanging up above the bulliten board. Our counter to serve the scouts and scoutmasters in at the bottom of the picture. It is a little higher than a normal counter, and is made of a beautiful wood. I have no idea how old it is. The cash register is on the counter to the right of the picture, and a gate with a sign that reads "office staff only" is on the left, between the counter and the wall behind me as I took the picture. Oh, and my beta fish is in the tall vase on the far desk to the right of the picture.
So now you see where I spend my days. It's not very exciting, and the carpet on the floor should have been replaced a few years ago. But we make it work, and serve our customers with smiles as they come into the office. It is time for bed, so I'll say good night for now. Have a great evening, and have a great 4th of July weekend!
Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a "nice" picture of your hand?? Either the fingers look stupid, or the thumb does weird things. I solved that problem in this pic. LOL
As to being "friends", I don't feel that I've been a very good friend to those of you who have taken time to comment on my blog. Please know that I have enjoyed everyone of your posts (even the one from my son chastising me for not calling him about my mom). I will do my best to answer your posts for now on.
Friends! Gotta have them! Take care, all my friends!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
My mom will be in the hospital for another few days. She has a clot in her foot of the side that she injured. They are giving her meds to dissolve the clot, so keep her in your prayers as she is recovering.
OH, and all that free time I THOUGHT I was going to have while the staff was at the Grand Canyon.... nope, it didn't happen. I did bookwork in the am, and then got a little cleaning done in the camper trailer, then people started arriving. Besides the staff members, we had two commissioners arrive, with their kids. So I spent time showing everyone their tents, etc. About the time one got settled, and I thought I'd start on my stuff, the next arrived. I'm lucky I got the dishes done (and there were only a few of them!!) LOL. Anyway, it was nice when everyone got back, and they had a good time.
I hope you are all making time to sew. I can't wait to get home so I could have a little more time for my sewing also.