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Sunday, February 18, 2018


Well, hello there.  Hubby and I are back home from our whirlwind trip to Nevada.  It feels good to be back home and in my bed.  I have already started back on our 'normal' routine of things.  Last night I made out our menus for the next week.  Today, after church, I made out the grocery list and after I finish updating my blog, I am going to go and get groceries for the week.  A loaf of bread was put in the bread machine just before we left for church and it is now cooling on the cooling rack.  

But you didn't come here to hear about my morning, did you.  Let me show you what I have going on.

Car Socks.  I got the cuff started before we left on our trip.  I didn't get as much done on them as I wanted to.  I drove both directions this time, so knitting time was limited to the down time I had in the hotel room, which wasn't much.

We did a bit of this:

Hubby was the lucky person this time.  I held my own but did not really have any big wins like he did.

And we HAD to do this:

Our newest great nephew...............Liam Allen.  He is adorable and I loved holding and feeding him.  He is only a week old, so he is brand new!

We got my MIL settled into her new place and it is absolutely wonderful.  Everyone there is smiling all the time and so very helpful.  She will have excellent care there.  They do not let her just sit in her room and watch TV either.  She has already been to a root beer float social, a classical music concert and even bingo where she won a dollar for the canteen they have there.  That canteen is loaded with all sorts of goodies too.  LOTS of candy, which she will love.  

Now that I am back home, I can pick up my Midnight Sunset shawl again too.  It is going to be quite chilly this week, so it will be the perfect item to work on as well as the socks.  Hubby is all excited about the socks as they are for him again.  He even wore his homemade socks in Vegas.  He said they are so comfy and keep his feet nice and warm.  (well ya!)  

We did have some sad news while we were gone.  My nephew's fiance passed away quite unexpectedly.  She was only 29 years old.  My nephew is absolutely devastated, as you can imagine.  We are not able to make the funeral as it is tomorrow in Texas and that is a solid 2 day drive there.  I let my nephew know and he was so gracious about it.  He does have his siblings with him as well as his parents. They were together for 7 years and engaged for 4 years. She was a much loved person and will be greatly missed.  This will be quite an adjustment for him over the next months.  

Hopefully, this will end the chain of unfortunate events in our lives.  I am sure my hubby is tired of seeing me with tears in my eyes.  I know I am tired of having them there so often.  

I am off to go and get the groceries so I can come home and get to the laundry.  Having been in a casino for the past 4 days, the clothes we wore has a distinct aroma of cigarette smoke on them.  Being an ex-smoker, it makes me crave a cigarette.  So I want to get them all washed and smelling like Downy again.

Until next time..........................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Hi Marsha :) I'm so sorry about your nephew's fiancee...omg she was too young. That is so sad to hear.

    Your car socks are lovely. :) And I love that you call them "car socks"! I love that photo of the slot machine! I've been to a casino once in my life. They opened one in Montreal in the late 80's or early 90's...I went to a slot machine, put fifty cents in and won $80. That was the first and last time I used a slot machine lol! Talk about luck! Hope your grocery shopping isn't too grueling. I'm so glad your mother in law is all settled!

    You need time to sit on your rocking chair on the porch now! :)

  2. So sorry about your nephew's loss...she was young...that is devastating....your car socks are looking great and your new great nephew is all kinds of cute~

  3. Oh, I am so sorry about your nephew's fiance....that is so sad....too young for sure. It has been a sad week for the nation too. Yes, I hope you can dry your tears soon and feel at peace for a change.
    Love your 'car socks'...they look very 'sporty' as they remind me of the Cubs. Glad you had luck at the casino. I'm not a gambler but I've been a few times. Glad you are home and can relax for a change and get back to your shawl knitting. Take it easy this week and breathe....hugs ~ Sam

  4. oh my such sad news. I am glad your nephew has family and friends to support him through this difficult time. My goodness you have had quite the time over the last couple of months. I hope spring brings you some relief.

  5. Oh my goodness, 29 is way too young. I'm so sorry your nephew and her family. What a terrific facility your MIL is in; I love how they get their patients out and about in society. I loved reading how your husband loves wearing the socks you had made for him.

  6. That is terrible, about your nephew's fiance. I'm glad he has such a supportive family.

    Love the colour of your socks.


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