Friday, August 24, 2007

Oops

Ok, ok..................I know it has been a while since I last posted and my family and friends have been calling me on it. But it has been so BUSY!

Our grand daughter turned 2 on the 1st of this month and there was a great party for her on the 4th at Peter Piper pizza. I am such a good Mimi..........I left my camera at home. (Hopefully her Grammy will send me some pics so I can post them on here.) She had a blast and enjoyed the attention.

We left on the 7th for Chicago to visit our son's family. He is in the Navy and a training instructor at Great Lakes Training Station. Right now he is teaching firearms and seems to like it. It was nice during our week there and we had a wonderful visit with all of them. I did take pictures and as soon as I get a few hours free will download them off the camera and onto the computer and upload a few here. The 4 grand sons were a blast to be around and our DIL is so much fun too. My Mom went with us as she had never met the youngest.

We got back from Illinois on the 14th and by that weekend I was feeling a little under the weather. But that did not stop me from going the the Casino with our Son and his wife (the ones that live in AZ). By Monday morning I knew something was wrong and sure enough...............strep throat. So got on the antibiotics and today is my last day of medicine and I feel so much better. If I could get rid of the cough I would be happier. But that will take a while longer.

This weekend we have a Marian Conference to go to for 3 days. We will not stay at the resort (because of the doggie). We go to this everytime it is put on. They only hold it every other year. It is spiritually uplifting and really gives us a boost in our lives.

On the crafting front...............While in Chicago area we went to Hobby Lobby (the one here is a day trip away) and I was able to get the #18 nylon cord to make purses with. I had made one some time back and really enjoyed it. SO my DIL came over and asked if I would make her a "Gambling" bag. Something just big enough for her wallet, chapstick and smokes. So I have started on the handle for that. I will definately post pics of it when I am done. I worked on my socks while on vacation and got it all done up thru the gusset and had one heel done when I realized they were: a) too short, b) heel to narrow so will be frogging that back to the end of the gusset. I still have a prayer shawl partially done but think I will take it with me this weekend and see how much I can do at the conference. What better place to work on it then in a spiritual place. I have several other things I really want to get started on but refuse to start anything else before I finish what I already have started. I haven't even mentioned the other two projects I have going but that is because they are for gifts for people that read this blog. Oh I did start another purse (my own design) just before my DIL asked for one for her. So that is on hold too.

That is about all from the wonderful sunny and extremely hot state of Arizona. Just so you know we have had over 26 days of 110 plus weather this summer.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

long week(s)

I think the last 2 weeks have been the longest weeks of my life.

My friends husband had to go in for heart surgery last week. He had a defibulator put in as his heart was not pumping and beating the way it should and it was very scary as his type of heart condition could have ended his life at any moment. Well, he came thru the surgery fine and is feeling much better. We are all relieved that things went well for him and his family.

My DIL informed us the first of July that she was pregnant. We were all so happy as they have really wanted another child for over a year now. Then 2 weeks ago she had an ultrasound and they told her they could not find the baby. Well, she was a bit early on in pregnancy so we waited for another week and then had another ultrasound. She had an ectopic pregnancy and had to have surgery last Friday to remove the baby from the tube. She was so upset and we are all feeling for her right now. She was going to announce her pregnancy this Saturday at her Daughter's birthday party. (she turns 2 today!)

So my DH and I have been spending a lot time at my DS and DIL house trying to help them out with housework, dinners, laundry, etc.

Another good friend of our with the Downs Syndrome baby has him back in the hospital with pneumonia and other problems. He just turned 2 months today. Please say a prayer for Noah and his family. He is such a loving child and for all these medical problems to be coming on him........it just breaks my heart!

Needless to say I have not been doing much crafting the past 2 weeks. I think the only thing I have been doing is working a bit here and there on my Crazy Toes & Heels magic loop socks. Oh! I also made a small bag to carry my knitting around town in. I fashioned it after the "GoKnit Pouch" I saw on another website.

We leave Tuesday for Chicago to visit our DH and family. He is a training instructor at Great Lakes Naval Station. We have not seen them for over a year and really miss those 4 grandsons.

So my blog will be very quiet for the next couple of weeks. After I get back I should have lots of pictures to share with you.