Tuesday, July 25, 2017
1. It has been good to get back into our normal routine after two and half weeks of doctors appointments, pain and nursing duty. I found out a lot about myself and some not so complimentary. While I am a nurse and I feel capable in my nursing practices, I am lacking a servant's heart. My hat is off to those of you who are caregivers on a regular basis. I am in awe of my mother who cared for my daddy for almost ten years before his death. It was hard seeing my husband in pain and being reminded that we are getting older and things will change as our bodies age. So I am going to focus on enjoying every day that I can be active and enjoy my world.
2. I have to say my Stitchy Heart is full this evening. My friend, Sandy, and I often trade up cross stitch charts when we are finished with them. Today I received an envelope full of cross stitch patterns in my mailbox. Sandy and I are both working on decluttering our homes and that includes charts that we are finished stitching. It has been so fun trading patterns. Are there any more of you out there that might be interested in a chart Round Robin? I love my stitchy sisters.
3. Today is Charles and Nancy's 8th wedding anniversary. Their wedding was held in Little Ferry NJ. The brides maids luncheon was at a neat restaurant in Hoboken and can we say, Wonderful Bread. Being a carb o holic, I really enjoyed myself. Kendall was just a little girl and at the rehearsal, she was being a pain. Grandpa took her outside to the small playground by the church for a break. After a bit, he asked if she wanted to be nice and go back inside. She replied, "No, she wanted to stay outside and be ugly." In the South, being ugly is a euphemism for acting badly. We still laugh about that one.
4. I really enjoyed my book club today. We discussed the book, Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. It is a book I read long ago but did I remember it? No. It is a book about a young boy of 14 who writes about his family as he sees them. ( So you know it is a good book.) It takes place at the turn of the 20th century and is filled with words and memories that reminded me of my own upbringing in North Georgia. Robbie, our hostess served Sassafras Tea as this was mentioned in the book. It was very refreshing....it tastes like Root Beer without the carbonation. We also had cake and pimento cheese tea sandwiches. Our club is made up of women who like to read all sorts of books so we will be reading some books I would not have chosen on my own. It is always good to stretch yourself as a reader.
5. I am finishing the border on my Prairie Schooler Village. I will be sad to say goodbye to this piece of needlework.
6. I know a lot of you are fans of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...aka William and Kate. I have enjoyed seeing this young family on their trip to different European countries. That Charlotte is such a cutie and looks so much like her great granny. George turns four this week and what a handsome fellow he is! One of the things I like about the royal couple is that they seem to be devoted to one another and their children. I was one of the many who fell for the fairy tale that was Charles and Diana only to find it was a Fractured Fairy Tale. I think all young girls love to think there is a prince waiting for them. I am so thankful I found mine!
Have a blessed day Bloggy Friends.