Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday to Rod

Today is my hubby's birthday, and I wanted to wish him a very happy one.

I'm feeling better about the Disney trip.  DD Mary has been checking into traveling with my ECV, and feels it will be a piece of cake.  I've just decided that if a ride looks too difficult for me, I will sit it out.  It's just that simple.  I'm not supposed to be stressing on my vacation.  Rod is making a wooden box to fit inside the back basket of the cart, and it will be there to help me get into the bed, should it be too high for my little short legs.

My sugar has been up and down in the last few weeks, but I finally have it under control again.  I will really have to watch closely while at Disney -- it will be so easy to over-cheat and send it out of control again.  I'm really excited about the restaurants we have chosen.  We're doing a special dinner before the Candlelight Processional, and that will guarantee us seats for that show.  We are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and that is a dream come true for me.

 Mary is making shirts for everyone to wear.  This is the design that Rod and I have chosen for the first day of our trip.  We are hoping that we might be given a room upgrade at check-in if they see that we are celebrating our anniversary.  I'm so looking forward to staying so close to the animals on the property and hope to be able to do some serious animal watching at the hotel.

We have chosen some other really cool designs for shirts, too.  Rod and I have chosen a Steeler design of Goofy dressed in a Steeler uniform, and the shirt proclaims "I'm Goofy for the Steelers". Perfect for us, huh?

Today I'm hoping to get some serious sewing done.  Have a good day.

Friday, October 23, 2009

40 Days til Disney

and counting.  And with each day that passes, I become more apprehensive about the trip.  I am a WOULS (woman of unusually large size) and have never flown before.  I am flying with my electric cart, and am worried about that.  I'm hoping it's too big to be lost or misplaced by the airline.  I'm worried that the bed will be too high for my 4'8" body.  I'm worried about walking for the buffet meals, I'm worried about not being able to get into the rides.  I guess I'm just worried about ruining the trip for the rest of my family because of my limitations.  Our trip is already paid for -- if not I'd be tempted to cancel it.  But the Scotch in me prohibits me from wasting money.  So, I'm going.  In just 40 days.

I thought I had all my Disney blocks done, but they have taken some of the characters out of the parks and put new ones in.  I'm so excited to see Jesse from Toy Story, the White Rabbit from Alice, and Thumper from Bambi.  Those are three of the new blocks I'm working on now.  This weekend isn't supposed to be very nice, so I'm hopefully going to get a lot of sewing in.  Hope your weekend is a good one.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Weekend

 For us, Friday night was family night.  It wasn't planned- it just happened.  I had made a pot pie with leftover roast beef, and knew that Kristin, Izzy and the twins would be joining us.  But, to my surprise, Mary and family showed up for pot pie, too.  We prayed over the pot pie, but still it wouldn't serve enough, so we ordered pizza.  And it was so much fun.  Isn't it funny how the spur-of-the-moment things can turn out better than events you plan for days!!

It took a while for the pizza to arrive, so as you can see by my "monster clock" (as SIL Jimmy calls it) it was after 6:30  when we ate.  And when Izzy asked for the choo choos, Pap put the Christmas train platform on a folding table in the living room, and oila - trains.  Krissy is manning the controls, and Kristin is just enjoying the pizza.  Bubby is on the stool with his pizza in front of him, but quite frankly, when there's trains, pizza is nothing.  The set is a great western freight set, complete with a Lincoln log car, a car with horses, and even some Lincoln logs to build with.  Rod and both loved Lincoln logs as kids, and our grandkids seem to have inherited our love for them.

I'm really getting excited about Christmas, and better go and get started on gifts.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I'm Baaaack

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted here.  Life has been so hectic, and I have to admit, I've become addicted to Facebook.  I've been playing games (something I never thought I enjoyed).  I don't want to sew, I have done little housework; but I have been cooking and still watching the Izzyboo.  But I have decided that my second childhood must come to an end, and I have to grow up and start doing adult things again.

I did work on a wall hanging for halloween.  I did a small one, which I posted a photo of in my last post.  I gave it to my Mom to hang on her door, and she was thrilled that I thought of her.  I do so love the feeling I get when I give someone something they really like.  So then I started a bigger one.  It was in a magazine, and I did make some changes since I didn't like some of the blocks.  I substituted the owl, (which is adapted from a pattern by Pat Sloan) for a witch's shoe.  I made three candy corns, and put them in a block which was supposed to be a spider (didn't like the way it looked), and I made two pieces of candy instead of one and a candy corn.  And I like how it looks.  That's the fun thing about quilting -- you can take a pattern and change it to make it your own  (for personal use only and not for sale).  I did add a dark purple border and it's ready to sandwich and quilt.  But I just can't seem to get into finishing it.  Why, I don't know.  If you can tell me why my sewing has taken a back seat lately, please do.  It's really buggin' me.

Last week, Rod and I thought that the little Izzy-fingers had turned down the temp on the water bed heater.  The bed was cold, and not pleasant to sleep on.  We turned it back up, but alas, the bed was still really cold.  So on Sunday we decided the the heater had just gotten to old to perform it's required duties and needed to be replaced.  I ordered a new one, and it's scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.  So, this weekend will be spent draining the bed, installing the new heater, and refilling the bed.  And hopefully by Sunday evening the bed will feel like the warm, inviting, comfortable bed we've loved for so long.  And to make the job less unpleasant, I'm planning to make a sausage lentil soup and homemade bread for dinner on Saturday, and stuffed cabbage and homemade bread for dinner on Sunday.  Mmmm, just the thought of it on a weekend that's supposed to be chilly and damp makes me warmer.

Hope your weekend if filled with wonderful things that you love.