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Made it Back Home.

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Yesterday was a day of driving. Patrick and dad traded off on driving back to WA. We left Las Vegas at 7:15 am and arrived in Boise, ID about 8 pm. We traveled the same way back, and it worked out great. Mom and I slept for the first 100 miles. We stopped at the rest stops along the way. One of the rest stops  was so windy that when I got out of the car, I was fighting the wind. Since Nevada's rest stops are "porta potties" it wasn't the cleanest places. That same rest stop had the wind flying up your rear when you went. Talk about cold wind!


My brother's dog seems to know we were leaving.

We stopped in Ely, NV and Patrick won another $20 at the casino. We had lunch there. It was the same place we stopped at when we went to Vegas. Then we stopped at Boise, and ate across the street from the Motel, Food was good.

We woke up an hour early this morning, so we had breakfast and started out an hour earlier than we planned. At 6:30 am we were on the road.


It was 12 deg…

Happy Days.....Restful Days

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The day after Thanksgiving and I'm sitting outside in my brothers backyard. It's been interesting and fun. We just finished playing square 9's, and everyone but Patrick and I are watching college football. I haven't been a college fan for years, so decided to take a break.


Would love to swim in the pool or hot tub, just just a little chilly for me.

Interesting views back here too.

Last night my niece pulled a last minute wedding on all of us. So right after the Seahawks game (we won by the way) they did the ceremony then went to the white chapel to be married. They were married at 11:58 pm from what we were told.



Quilting is coming along, and mom is starting to drive me crazy. She's hovering over the quilt. I got her starting on the border now. There are 2 mmre blocks to finish and I'll do that, but I cut my thumb the other day right next to my nail and it hurts like a son of a gun.


It's looking good too. As the day goes on we will be Happy Quilting.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving today.

We are enjoying friends and family. I've got my bread rising and wishing the gluten free bread turns out. The regular bread is awesome!


Family gathered around the kitchen. We tend to gather there.


The best times with family is around the table.

Quilting is happening, but not as much. May your day be filled with family and friends, and with luck, Happy Quilting!

Made It To Vegas!

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A long 8 hour drive from Twin Falls, but we finally made it.

 They do have mountains, but nothing like we do in WA. We didn't get any rain but it wasn't too far behind.

Mom and I quilted the whole time this time. Still took dramamine but didn't sleep this time.


Mom here quilting. Looking good. We got a lot done, and at this rate it will be in the mail in two to three weeks.

She fell asleep lol.

It's great to be  around my two brothers again. Looking forward to Thanksgiving with them! Will be busy and and not sure if I'll be Happy Quilting!




On The Road

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Today started out going to doctors appointments. Once dad and I were done, we headed to Twin Falls, ID.

Mom and I put the quilt between us, and quilted on the road. Because I get motion sick, I took a dramamine.  I got a wing quilted before I was out like a light. I slept all the way fron Kelso to the Dalles, OR. Mom got half a block done in that time. Before the sun went down, I was able to get half a block, while mom finished one block and started another one.


I even marked the one border just in case we needed to start quilting on that. All's good.

Even on the road, I can be Happy Quilting!

Is A Mess Worth It?

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Patrick finished up on the cabinets today. He got a lot of stuff done today. It's all set up for me to move in, so to speak.


He put peg board in the areas that were "open" or unfinished. The peg board helps. I found a lot of things I could put on the peg boards, and I have the peg boards on the wall as well. As I was looking and cleaning out some of my stuff for the peg boards, I found my roller drawers to be filthy and ended up cleaning that as well. I couldn't believe the mess the stack was in. So, I went through each draw and pulled a few things out, re-did the drawers and put them back in place.


You can see the roller drawers on the right side. This is what it still looks like, but I'm getting there. Most of the stuff on the top of the table is pegs for the peg boards. I cleaned up the peg board on the wall and I like it right now. I also put the rulers on the front of the cabinets.


It's not done, and it's one heck of a big mess! I'm not sure it&#…

Cabinets Getting There

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We ended up going shopping for the trip today. Patrick also went shopping for some parts for the cabinet. He's been working on my cabinets. You should have heard the noise down there, and it wasn't all hammers and nails. lol - He is picky about how things go together, and I'm thankful for having a "carpenter" for a hubby!




As he said, they are not perfect, but the will serve the purpose. Mom didn't take very good care of it. Patrick had to re-do the drawers so they would work. He hooked the two cabinets together, and lined them up just right.



He had all his tools handy too! I cleaned out the drawers and shelves.



He added the peg board where the cabinet used to connect to the other cabinets. This way I can us pegs for my rules and things I want to keep hand. There is another area that is "L" shaped on the other side, and he's going to do the same there too, as well as the end. This is all coming along great, and I can start putting stuff away tomo…

A Quiet Day

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As much as I would love to say I got a lot of quilting done, I can't.


I had my physical therapy today. More exercises for the trip.

Today is Patrick's and mine's 32nd Anniversary. We decided not to do much, so he came home with flowers. He took me out to eat. I told him not to worry about doing anything, so it was a shock to get flowers. Poor guy didn't get anything from me.

Tonight we are watching "The Bishops Wife" while I  finally get back to quilting. I won't be getting this quilt done at this rate. Time to get in gear!


Every little bit helps at this rate. I didn't make it to quilting today, just wasn't in the mood. Looking forward to tomorrow being a day of Happy Quilting.

Home All Day

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I spent the day at home. I was able to get a good 4 hours in on quilting, if not more. The quilt is coming along nicely.


Each step gets me closer to being done.

Tomorrow is out 32nd Anniversary. Hard to believe we have been married that long! Not sure what we will do, since we will be spending Thanksgiving with family. That means we will be going out to eat more often and enjoying family. We had agreed we wouldn't do anything "big" other than on our "big" dates, like 35th, 40th, ect. Plus, since I'm not feeling that great, I really don't think I'm in the mood to go out. Guess it's a wait and see day.

This is a quick post, because there really isn't anything exciting going on here. Boring.....as I said in the beginning - this blog can get.

No one called to say hi today, and I really don't know what is new with my son and daughter. lol As for mom, her cabinets won't be in till we get back. As for mTy cabinets, I'm still waiting, bu…

Honey Bee Moving Along

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When one has a cold, it tends to put a damper on things. The day started out sleeping in, or at least trying to sleep in.

I had one of those days when my physical therapy was at 11:00 am, the phone goes off 15 mins before I'm supposed to be there. So, I'm running around as if I don't have a head on. Getting Charlie out the door, called to let them know I'd be 5 mins late. He actually thanked me for letting him know. Guess he has a lot of people that don't bother calling or showing up, and then he wonders what's up.
He gave me a few more exercises to do with my shoulder. I just wish the pain would go away and quiet coming back.


I pulled out my Hawaiian to take a photo to show a friend. I realized I'm half way around the quilt as far as finishing it. I need to get back and finish it, but I need to get moms quilt done first.


I love the way it looks on the bed.


I pulled this out and put it on the bed to see how far I was. There are 5 rows. Two rows are done, on…

An Interesting Day...Little Quilting

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Today started out early. I ended up taking our neighbor to Olympia for his eye exam. He found out today that he can not drive at night or on the freeway. He lost the sight in one eye and is loosing the sight in the other eye. He was talking about having to get a seeing eye dog, and I'm betting he will probably have to do that after all. We stopped off at Costco and then had lunch at the "Burger Claim" in Ground Mound, WA.

After getting home, I made dessert. While I was gone, my dad dropped off the drawers to the cabinets mom gave me. All the drawers are out in the garage till Patrick has the time to fix the cabinets and get them set up for me. Guess mom's been working hard and fast to get her stuff in her quilt room, even before the counters are put on.


It will be nice to have all this done. I can't wait to have my room back in order.


Patrick asked me to take all my stuff of the board so he can cut up the board and put it around the cabinets. That way my stuff wi…

Cold Weather bring Colds and Flu

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Well, here we go again. With cold weather, and a hubby who gets a cold, guess how I felt today. I had thought I would get away from getting the cold, but after a week of Patrick blowing his noise, coughing, and just not sounding good, it didn't happen! I felt like crap this morning and canceled walk. I did get laundry going all day, played some games, and just watched TV. No cribbage because Art's wife, Flo, has been going through chemo therapy and doesn't need me blowing my noise and coughing.

I did get some quilting done - but not much. I will try to get more done tonight and go to bed early. I have to take Art to Olympia tomorrow for his appointment. Since Flo is under the "weather" so to speak, I'm taking him to his appointment. He lost the sight in his right eye, so he doesn't like to drive on the freeway.


Charlie has been giving me attitude today. She was mad at me today and spent most of the day outside. That was fine with me. Now she has to be on …

Seahawks LOST! Ugh

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Spent the morning downstairs with the fireplace going. It was warm and cozy. I was able to get in the last half of the Seahawks game - once I decided to quit looking for photos! And we were sooooo close, but couldn't carry it off. UGH! Good game though - considering.


I called Katt today. Then when I was looking through some photos, I found this of her. This was taken in Pullman, so it made me think of her and where she is today. My sweetheart of a daughter!

As I was looking for photos (still not finding the ones I wanted), I found a few "memory" photos.


This was one of the locks I made when I took a class in applique from Patricia Margaret. I've thought about her a lot lately and hope she's still around.


This was a "round robin" quilt that I put the musical notes on. I've often wondered how it came out. I would love to see the finished product of this quilt.


This photo was sent to me from a friend. She was showing off all the blocks she put together…

Reflective Saturday

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Had a lousy nights sleep, but that wasn't the reason for today. My shoulder was giving me problems again. Guess it's all that massaging the physical therapy did the night before.


This morning was a slow start. Just played games before having to head out to a "Celebration of Life" for a very dear friend, Will "Willie" Keepers, who passed at the age of 47. He fought cancer for just over a year.

They had a lunch and slide show for everyone. They started at 1 pm but the slide show didn't start till 3 pm. Dad was in a hurry to get there on time, so we ended up waiting 2 hours or the slide show. Patrick and I didn't know too many people there, as Will and Andie (wife) hung around a different "crowd." They didn't have children, and they were busy people. He did more in his short 47 years than I've done in my short 32 years marriage. He was so well liked that it was crowded at the place of services. He was out going and very much a likable…

Friday Quilting

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Friday morning started out fast. Got up, showered, and headed out the door to find frost all over my car. Turned the heat on, sprayed the windows, and headed back in the house to get my hat and gloves. Headed back outside and started out to the bowling alley.


Got to the bowling alley before the guy who I bought the ball from got there. I practiced on the alleys and bowled a 157, 156, 210. I'm getting better at getting that form back.


Loved how the sun hit the tree this morning. Plus that is about the only area where the sun hit the tree and the only area where we have any leaves left. lol

After the bowling alley, I headed to mom's house. When I arrived, they were bringing in her cabinets for her sewing room. She has been so excited about this. She kept looking in the room to see how it was being put together as well as checking with them very once in awhile. I headed to physical therapy. After physical therapy I ended put going with mom to Office Depot to get her handles for h…