Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dry and Cold

When we arrived home from our Thanksgiving jaunt we saw J J Pump & Well Service’s truck parked in the lane. Mary was standing by the well. Robert asked what had happened. Mary said the well had stopped working so she called Jorge.

Thank goodness the well had not gone down on Thanksgiving day. Our little mutual water district serves 40 residences and Scout Hall (our community center). Scout Hall holds an annual Thanksgiving dinner for islanders. Robert is the volunteer president of our water district and Mary is the secretary. Robert keeps his ears attuned to the well’s sounds all the time. He can pick up odd noises and often can catch a potential problem before it gets out of hand.

Jorge did a temporary repair and will be coming back Monday with some new parts.

When we went inside our house it seemed a little cold. I turned up the heater. Cold air began blowing out of the registers. Robert checked the furnace and banged it a few times. He turned it on and off. Cold air kept blowing. I called Larry of Cypress Air (Larry’s wife Kim is my haircutter). He said he would come over to see what was going on. A few minutes later, the heater kicked on and warm air began flowing in. I called Larry back and we made an appointment for a complete furnace check on Monday.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Giving Thanks

I am so thankful for my beautiful, loving family. Davis and Toni invited us for Thanksgiving this year. They worked so hard preparing the bountiful feast for us.

You can click on the pictures for larger views.

Left to right: Davis working (with Robert looking on), Toni working, the kids' table, and Davis’s delicious Bruschetta (I’ll try to get his recipe and post it in the near future.)

Left to right: The grown-ups' table getting set up with Toni’s grandmother’s china, Scott supervising and giving advice to the kitchen workers, Kyle & Seamus, and Davis starting to carve the turkey.

Left to right: Joey and Spencer tossed a football back and forth, Victor and Kyle puzzling, Joey, Robbie, and shy Lisa watching a football game on TV in the family room.

Left to right: Serious Joey, Robert and Robbie, Joseph, April (she will become a Thresh on May 9, 2009), and Spencer.

Left to right: Victor & Seamus, Al (Toni’s dad), Robert relaxing, and Toni finally taking a break.
Davis and Toni just finished their new living room addition on Wednesday. They were doing the final touches on the new space until 2:00 a.m. Thanksgiving day.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Sewing poster

This my favorite sewing machine poster.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Look at what I won

I am so pleased. I won this quilt called “I Think My Brain Is Leaking” by Marcia Middents on the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Auction.
There will be more quilts up for auction in December to support this worthy cause.

If you love this quilt too, you can go to and buy a T-shirt with the same image. The T-shirt money goes to the Alzheimer research project, NOT to me.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tooting for my tote

I am tooting my own horn to announce that I put a quilt tote bag up on Café Press.
Click on the picture to go to Café Press.

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Puppy Cam

Shush, some of them are asleep right now.
You can click on the photo to see if they are awake.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Robert's birthday

You seem to get better and better with every year. I love you.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I’m Obamamistic

I’ve always been an optimist. Yesterday’s election of Barack Obama as 44th president of the Untied States reinforces my belief that good things happen more often than bad things.
I was taught this phrase in childhood and it often lifts me up:
“Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.”
Mary Baker Eddy

John McCain’s concession speech last night was sincere and moving. He said, "Senator. Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country." He said Obama’s victory proved that the country is “a world away from the cruel and frightful bigotry” of the past.

On another note -- Now that Sarah Palin’s fashion coordinator is out of work, perhaps she can give Michelle Obama a little advice. That peculiar black and red dress she wore last night at her husband’s Grant Park speech needs to be tossed out.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

We voted

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Eye(glasses) on the candidates

Way back, long ago in 1984, there was a female candidate for vice president of the United States – Geraldine Ferraro. She wore these cool-looking rimless eyeglasses.
And now, once again in 2008, we have a vice presidential candidate – Sarah Palin -- wearing cool-looking rimless eyeglasses.
Is nothing new under the sun? I wonder if their fates will be the same?

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