Summer school indeed, we will be going all summer at this rate. Four consecutive snow days. Actually, snow, ice, snow, ice days; 5 inches of snow followed by 2 inches of ice followed by 7 inces of snow topped off with 1 inch of ice. Quite a glistening scene outside the windows here in the Valley. I haven't stepped outside my door since last Monday and am beginning to get alittle squirrely. I've cut out a new quilt, shopped QVC, bought sandals for summer, the Inaugural necklace, jeans which quarantee a slim look and moved over to Amazon for some reading material; The Middle Place and some other must read that I've forgotten the title of. Stephen King is about to burn the card. We were blessed not to lose power, our kids were without for 3 days. Many still don't have any.
I am waiting to hear from our Momma re: Homer/Harriet. I did the quilt in faded pinks and browns, but can quickly do a blue one if needed. I did dream of the little one the other night; boy oh boy, that's all I can say. Of course, if my memory serves me, I thought Lady Avery would be a Waldo, too. I just love those little boy babies. Although I wouldn't trade the memory of Courtney's birth; I could not believe we'd had a girl. Such a rush of tenderness toward that little bundle of pink skin and red curls, I cried and gushed over her for hours. My boys on the other hand looked like athletes at birth; Stephen at 24 inches, with those long arms and legs could have shot 3 pointers by the time he was a day old, and Trent at 9 pounds was the spitting image of a linebacker. All boy, the both of them. Small wonder it took 6 years before we tried for another.
How about the 21st? Where would be best to meet? Lafayette is OK by me, I want to have Courtney come along. She is leaving March 10 for Australia and I want you all to meet her. Plus, traveling with someone will mean I'll be sure to fight the weather, otherwise I might chicken out like last winter. I feel more comfortable driving north since we took that trip to Janelle's this summer. We will probably get a room wherever we meet and stay the weekend. Any nice places that aren't full of Purdue people? If anyone else wants to stay, we will share or get another. I'm so looking forward to seeing you all and catching up.
Staci, want to join us? We'd love to see you and it sounds as if you could use a break. Could you meet me in B-ton and ride up? I realize you all have family commitments that I don't, but I hope everyone can make it. Enough begging.
Anna and Kirstie, how goes young love? Made any decisions on next year, Anna? Keep showing them what YOU do, my Girls, and the appreciation will come. Again, we all need to educate our co-workers on what we do for them as well as, the kids. Although after all the years, my people are seeing the big picture. It is the "P----" that refuse to open their eyes. Dead Horse, I know. I'm over it. Moving on...
This weather has allowed me to really look at our house and make some decorating decisions for summer. The bathroom is going black and white. We desperately need a new floor in there. Black and white square tiles, I think. The walls are cream tile about 5 feet up then 4 feet of wallpaper, cream with black sailboats. Sounds bad, but really not. Now the vanity, that's bad. Fake marble and ugly faucets. I'm thinking white terry shower curtain and rug to disguise the dreary tub.
I am looking for a table for the parlor to use for sewing. That room is all rocking chairs and a library table with the computer, aqua wicker table and painted book shelf. Grandma's lace curtains at 4 big windows, it is a calm, pleasant room. Quite the contrast to the living room with the navy leather recliner and 40 inch flatscreen. Not quite a man cave, but close.
Our kitchen needs deconstruction, but Stephen King is in denial about it. This may take all of the wily female ways to get accomplished, but I won't give up w/out a fight.
Right now the poor guy's is in fiscal shock over the economy. Retirement is treating him well, but he fears his future outlook. We've always been conservative spenders, and now he borders on tightwad. :-( Yet he is looking at more livestock, go figure.
Gotta go, I guess. Daughter is insisting we go see a movie and she has invited my Mom along. Three generations of womanhood; look out world.
Everyone stay safe and warm. Love, Hedy