May was a great travel month for me. Had the opportunity to visit all of the older neices and all of the baby nephews and neice. You will see more of that in the following days this week.
But something for you the think about. Careen, Dillon, and I did a little road trip as part of our adventures. Outside of Kansas City, Missouri we saw this sign: Cinderalla Moble Home Country Club. Don't have a picture - should have but done.
I have been sick for two weeks. Tired all the time. And this week is Thimbles. Thanks goodness this week is Thimbles. I need sewing time, laughing with friends and the general out of controlness (I don't think that is even a word but it should be) that happens during Thimbles. My blocks for the exchange I am doing with the girls - Becky, Kristie, Gretchen, Karin - are not cut out. I don't think they will get done tonight. Cause I think I am going to bed. I need to be ready for tomorrow. How many hours till Saturday morning? Once it is here it will fly by.
Occasionally our lives are touch by very special people. Last week I attended the funeral of a friend from my life like that.
Nancy is someone that I became introduced to at church over 15 years ago. I think we crossed paths first at a church choir made up of several congregations. Over the years my contact with her has continued and she became a friend. Don't misunderstand, I was never one of her "buddies" but feel lucky for her friendship.
About six and half years ago, when I was having surgery for cancer and radiation treatments she shared of herself in the way only she could. Several years before my cancer diagnosis she had breast cancer. Even though it was a different cancer than mine, she share of her experiences that help me during my treatment. In Nancy was someone who understood without my having to express what I was going though. She understood how radiation treatments affect you and offered encouragement. Mostly I received a strength from her to face this head on.
When her cancer return about a year or so later, I continued to learn and feel her encouragement. As I was around I learned about dealing with the return of cancer with grace, courage, and humor. She always ask about others and truly cared, even in the end when she was in so much pain. You felt better seeing her smile. A smile that will be missed.
If my cancer were to return, how would I deal? Don't know, but maybe with that same hope, forthrightness, and humor.
As I prepare to go visit the parents for Thanksgiving I have been trying to get projects ready to take. Now I love going to the farm and I love those two people I am going to visit very much. But I have to have something to do with my hands while I am there.
So I have been making a boat load of binding. I think that I have about five quilts ready for binding and will take probably three with me. I am only going to be there three days, way more that I need but heaven forbid that I run out of things to do while we watch news 24 hours a day.
Wish me luck! Maybe I really can get three done while I am gone.
My favorite book in the whole world is a children's book called, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.
Well, two weeks ago on Monday I had one of those days. Actually several of you have commented on your blogs that you had bad days as well. I have a two week string of those days. Not everyday but enough. People at work yelling a me about something they have to do, my only involvement was that I was to go to person. Cubicle mates instant messaging me about my cough from allergy. They are sure that I am putting their health in danger and I need to use hand sanitiser. I haven't figured that out yet.
Then flat tires and fender benders. Well, you get the picture.
NO SEWING. I have to do my taxes. My life is out of control.
Hopefully after spending the morning in my room for some quiet, alone time things will be better.
For those of you who guess out my day from the pictures, he is the second from the left. Rt to lt they are Roy, Dee, Al, Norman, and Ruth. We were celebrating Uncle Al's birthday. I really do have a great family.
Back to my taxes. I am going to finish them so that they are not hanging over me. Right after I go the Emma's blog to watch the video of Evelyn and laugh again.
I know you are still waiting for the treasures from my trip to Ohio. But I wanted to share a picture (well actually two) from my trip to OK by way of KS in May. The first picture is of my dad and his brothers and sisters. Can you guess which one he is? (Well, my family can't tell you for a week. Cause I want to see if any of you can guess.)
This next picture is of everyone that was there. We were celebrating my Uncle Al's 80th birthday.
As you can tell I did not set down on the ground cause I could not get up from there. We had lots of fun seeing everyone. We don't connect often enough anymore.