Monday, July 12, 2010

Reunion and Snappyfriends young

We were at a family reunion over the weekend and saw Charlie! The kids played ball and tag and soccer and ate brownies. It was great. At the end of the day Charlie was saying good-bye to Adelaide and couldn't resist a little pat on the head. He is going to be a very good big brother.

I love this!

I may have missed the week of Snappyfriends challenge young but I have lots of excuses starting with way last week when the 4th of July holiday started. We had family here for picnic and beach, Patient Husband's brother and sister-in-law, the grand-daughters for babysitting, a family reunion anda birthday party...all in one week. It was fun and that's what summer is for, right? But I didn't give much thought to something young. Embryonic green beans? Boring! Then while we were walking to a river festival to see how my daughter was doing with selling and signing her book, I saw Elizabeth's mode of transportation and thought, "yes, only a young daddy could carry a young lady for blocks like that!"

Searched the house. Every bookshelf - and there are lots of them - but I could not find my copy of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. So on the way to the city to the birthday party we stopped at a bookstore and I bought another copy. I had it on the list, along with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for this summer and just assumed I'd find it. I'm a little panicky that the summer is sliding by and I'm not getting much reading done. There is just so little time!

Quilting? What's that!??!! I started this blog to connect with quilt friends and I have to hide my head in the sand for lack of things to show or talk about. Putting a stitch in here or there doesn't count. There are no real results. I'm working slowly on a placemat for a retreat house we are going to this fall, and another square for Elizabeth's big girl bed, a combined project with Friend Marilyn. But real show and tell tangible finished projects? Not a one! Besides, you know, it's summer here and hot and it stays light till almost 10 p.m. and we have long winters for staying inside. I like to be outdoors while I can.


  1. like your youth pics........

    you'll get back to your sewing...........

  2. I admire all you do get done. No regrets.