Monday, June 3, 2013

Let the Summer Vacation Begin



So much for being a better blogger this past winter and spring. Work has been crazy and I am ready to take a step back and relax. All of this Common Core stuff is kicking my behind. I had more professional days this year than sick days. Jonathon and I left on the Tuesday after school got out and headed to Washington DC on a group trip. We went with the kids from my school, three of his friends and one momma. It was a whirlwind trip we walked an average of about 5.5 miles a day. Above is my favorite out of the five hundred pictures that I took while I was there. Our group consisted of 10 adults and 22 students.

This summer promises to be a busy one. Jon is getting his driver's license, playing baseball and doing summer weightlifting to football season, and going to football camp. I am going to be chauffer, we aren't quite ready to turn the kid out with a car just yet.

Hopefully this week I can get back to stitching and quilting and have a nice relaxing time.

Catch y'all later.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Blocks Three and Twelve

So you know I said that I was going to be a better blogger, but the best laid plans don't include three trips to Urgent Care, bronchitis, upper respiratory infection, and three bouts of the stomach flu. I am not sure, but I think that Norovirus hit the entire household last week. Anyway, there has been lots of laying on the couch, eating saltines, and drinking Gatorade. This past Thursday was the first day that everyone went to school and or work for over seven days.

Anyway enough of the gross stuff. I managed to finish block three and then decided to do block 12, because it looked pretty easy on my C@HRH. I am using DMC on this instead of the silks. I am sure it doesn't look as good as it could, but I have this thirteen year old that is growing like a weed, always needing money for something, so we went with the cheaper option of DMC. The good news is that this coming summer he will be able to work at City Rec and make some of his own money to spend. Here are my pics.




Have a great week, I hope it keeps you in stitches. Maybe next time I will have something a little more appetizing to talk about besides germs and stuff.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A New Year and Perhaps a Better Blogger


So I am hoping that all of you have had a wonderful holiday season. I know that we have enjoyed the break from school and work, but tomorrow we go back to our old routines. I have managed to get some stitching done over break. I am working on Christmas at Hawk Run's Hollow. I have almost three entire squares finished.
I am hoping that next year I will have lots more stitching and quilts finished.


Right now I am typing this blog post on my new laptop from the boys. We did have an extremely nice Christmas. Christmas day it was just the three of us and my mom, which was nice and relaxing. Then the weekend after Christmas we had Invasion of the Clan. It was a nice experience, I bowed out of few activities, but they were all here on Saturday night to eat pizza and play games. It was quite a loud celebration. J had a friend over that night and we had a couple of other friends stop by also. You know you have a house full of company when you have to break out the lawn chairs for everyone to have a place to sit. I had to chuckle because they were playing this dice game for four people and about every 3-4 minutes someone would yell because they had "Tenzi", and this was usually followed by three or four other yelps from those who lost. I wondered if the neighbors could hear us at one point.


On the down side of things we have had a lot of flu and little viruses going around and around. My mom got one of those for Christmas. We ended up at Urgent Care the day after Christmas, she had bronchitis, was dehydrated, and had some other sort of virus. They wanted her to go to the hospital, but she would not hear of that. Today she finally seems about normal, but it has taken seven days and lots of meds to get to that point.

The boy got a dirt bike for Christmas, and his dad bought himself a four wheeler. Jonathon was really happy with the dirt bike I think. We gave him his other presents and the last one was helmet. He thought it was to ride the old dirt bike at the shop. We had him come out to the garage to help put the trash away. He looked at the bike, said, "Oh, my God." really slow. Walked around it and sat on it and then took a picture with his cell phone to text a friend. I was standing there thinking to myself--"That's it!?!" He has had fun with it, however, so I guess he was jumping up and down on the inside.

Well we are t-minus 3.5 hours for the Fiesta Bowl, which the boys are all excited for. J is busy now preparing hot wings and chicken strips with wing sauce. The smell is making my nose twitch. They will be cheering on the K-State Wildcats!