Here I am! You know it has been a long time since I posted on my blog when Hubby mentions it! And thank you to those who have sent emails of inquiry and concern as to my whereabouts and condition. I'm here, healthy, and quite happily filling the days. Daisy and I have been taking some nice walks and lots of things are getting done around the house.
You will remember those new shelves we installed.
Well, they are filling up quite nicely.
An added bonus has been that more boxes have been unpacked as well as the long avoided and dreaded project of sorting and organizing the file cabinet contents has been accomplished. Before our move east, I could put my finger on just about any important paper in just a moment's notice. Two moves later and everything was just a jumble.
In some ways it was quite a walk down memory lane with school photos of The Princess through the years (which have been saved) and all the paperwork from our military moved from Camp Lejuene to Camp Pendleton in 1986 (which has been shredded.) Any claim we might have had has long since expired for sure.
We had a birthday celebration for Boyfriend.
Party hats all around. And a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday on the kazoo - a family tradition. You know you are in when you have been 'kazoo-ed.'
There have been some gardening celebrations, too.
The volunteer tomato plant has yielded fruit. The excitement I felt in bringing in the harvest only proves once again that it is the simple things in life that make it all worthwhile.
We enjoyed this year's ArtSplash - fundraiser for art programs in local schools.
Chalk drawings, sand sculpture, and rock stacking were all being demonstrated.
Fall is in the air.
Even in soCal, we have changing leaves. Maybe not the stunning array that New England offers. But I can enjoy this tree in a neighbor's yard and I don't have to bring out the rake or think about getting a blister from taking on the chore.
Along with the arrival of fall comes the celebration of our anniversary. Thirty-two years! Hubby and I took a long weekend trip to Las Vegas. We had tickets to see Elton John's new show - The Million Dollar Piano.
We also went to see The Lion King - after an awful experience at another Disney musical production and a child incessantly kicking our seats, we swore off Disney musicals. But the adult to child ratio in Sin City is significantly lower and we took a chance. So glad we did as it was a great show and rolled the whole Elton John experience up quite nicely.
Back at home, the fall quilts have come out.
I even finished a new fall quilt.
Yes, less computer time has lead to lots of quilting time. I am dangerously close to finishing the Penny Saved top.
The same can be said for a baby quilt that needs to get in the mail soon.
I need only get the binding stitched on and down. I put Minkee on the back and I'm pleased with the result. It is SO soft. As an added bonus, at 60" wide, I didn't have to piece the back. Another of life's simple things.
So you can see, the days have been full and the blogging break unintended. It's not always easy to find a good balance - but I'm working on it.
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