Saturday, September 29, 2007

Birthday week!!!

Thanks to Jill (and my wonderful friends and family) , I have had the most awesome birthday week! I am lucky to have a birthday day celebration! She has given me small gifts each day of my birthday week and cooked me dinner for my birthday and given me carte blanche on where we might go...woo, woo!!! And Mom took me out for lunch (red lobster!!) and gave me money for a pair of Merrel shoes! My brother gave me a Target credit card (a BIG blessing), my Sisters (bible study group) took me out to supper (red lobster), my friends gave me various gift cards, Joelle gave me a camera, Sydney gave me a wonderful card she made herself and took me to the movies, Jill gave me a (what else) red lobster gift card (getting the message here? LOL) Nichole gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers that still looks great! I received many cards and best wishes.....God has blessed me with amazing people in my life! (Now if only I could get a newer van in the near future.....)

On the 8th of October I will be going to visit my granddaughter in Illinois and I am so excited!!! I have missed Tore sooo much in the last few years. First she lived in Germany and then she went in the Air Force and will be moving around a lot! She is an amazing girl and I love to be with her at any time! Of course, all my grands are amazing, but she has lived with me off and on most of her life and I feel like she is mine.....and Jordan, Sydney and Christian too. Life is so unpredictable and sometimes that makes for good times and sometimes not so good. Some of my grands I have not been able to keep in touch with and I miss knowing about them and their lives, their likes and dislikes, their dreams and aspirations, who they are.

But I can still pray for them and hope they know the Lord and live in His Will and Love.

I will be putting some crochet links on here to patterns and maybe some patterns of my own from time to time. Right now I am madly crocheting Christmas presents and birthday presents too. Whew! Talk about cramps! Fingers, arm, shoulders, hands...even my mouth which I have to hold a certain way to get the stitches even and figuring out the patterns...LOL

I just got a sweater done for my granddaughter, Faith, (Tore's sister) who will be 4 on the 3rd of October. And I also have three new babies coming to crochet for....hmmmm, I need a crochet income!

I hope all of you will have a blessed day! And may God bless you always in all ways!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Crochet, crochet, crochet!

I am trying to get ready for Christmas early by making things but birthdays are getting in the way! But I am making things anyway and enjoying the creation of...oops!..."stuff". (Can't give away the surprise!) In October I am visiting my granddaughter in Illinois and really looking forward to spending time with her! She will soon be 20 and is in the Air Force. I have loved her dearly ever since she was a red-faced newborn, angry because she had the hiccups! She has made me so proud of her in so many ways! Her self confidence and poise are unusual in one so young.
We will visit St. Louis while I am there...looking forward to that too!!! But my yarn, hooks and patterns will go with me so I can continue the present making while she is at work.
Jill is going to keep my cats fed and my plants watered while I am gone...I will have to get her something special to thank her!
I will get back to this later...Right now I have to get back to work!
God bless you all in all ways!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

God's blessings

I have been so blessed in so many ways! I now have a scooter and an electric lift for my car...I am a free woman...hear me roar! Now I can go where and when I want! Yippppeeeee!!!!!!!
And my brother filled my freezer for the second time in the last few weeks! I sure won't go hungry!
I have the most awesome friends and family!!!! Jill keeps me in line, most of my other friends keep me in their prayers and give me support when I need it. My church is the greatest! I can get all the hugs I want every Sunday (and, of course, I want lots!)
Tuesday morning I begin crochet classes again...sure have missed my ladies!
The temperature has finally dropped below the 100s and we got some much needed will be nice when we have a rainy day and not a thunderstorm downpour but who's complaining? My grass is dancing around out there! My tomatoes are a lost cause this year...I am putting them in the ground next more pots.
I will have to have surgery on my knee in November and we agree this will probably be the last one on this (left) knee.....if this one fails, I will go to a wheelchair....hey, they told me by the time I was 40 I would be in a w/c full time and here I am at 62 and still walking by the grace of God! (and Dr. Voss)
I hope you all have a safe and fun-filled Labor Day weekend! God bless you always in all ways!