Saturday, November 24, 2007

Leaves, leaves, leaves!!!!

Is it me, or are the leaves falling really fast this year? It seams that blowing those things to the curb is all I've been getting done lately. The pile of leaves in front of my house is HUGE!! The city must be having trouble getting around to pick them up. That pile has been there since before I went to Cleveland. That was almost a month ago. But there aren't very many leaves left on the trees. So, maybe it's about over. I spent three hours straight yesterday outside just trying to clean them up. That isn't easy on an old lady. I was beat when I got finished. Didn't get the extension cord put away, I was that tired.

I have only one Christmas present to buy. I hope everyone is as close to being finished with that as I am.

On Thanksgiving Day I addressed all my Christmas cards. They are ready and I will mail them on Dec 1st. If you want a card from me, you better let me know now.

Today is Bud and Pat DeBoy's 50th wedding anniversary celebration. There is a mass at St. Boniface at 4:30 with a reception immediately following in the gym. It probably will be more like a reunion. That's good. Reunions are always fun.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Nothing new to talk about. Just wanted to tell everyone reading this,

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Just talking!!!

On Tuesday this week, Mary Mailloux and I went to Westfield to see Joan Lods. Joan drove us to Noblesville for lunch. That seems to be a nice little town. Kinda quaint, but neat. Had a really nice time.

Blowing leaves to the curb has been keeping me busy. Between my next door neighbor and I we have a HUGE pile of leaves at the curb in front of my house. The neighbor lives on the outside of the curve and they don't have a lot of room to park vehicles. And since I have only one car and it is parked in the drive all the time he decided to use my pile to put his leaves on. Leaving their curb space for parking. That is the reason the pile is so large. I saw him the other day, raking some of my leaves and putting them at the curb. How nice of him. I sure didn't stop him.

Have to go to Steve's today. Emily's birthday party is this afternoon. Usually go to mass on Saturday late afternoon. I guess I'll go tomorrow. Didn't do much yesterday. I'll just have to get busy today and finish tomorrow, after church. Oh well!

Took Snookums for her walk already this a.m. She knows when I'm getting ready to go out with her. She just jumps around she is so excited. When I'm going out to blow the leaves or rake the Hickory Nuts, I take her out and tether her to a tree. She doesn't like being tethered, but she likes being outside.

Last Saturday my friend Pam came around to show me a quilt she had pieced. She had gone that morning to pick it up from the quilters. Pam had pieced it, but someone else had machine quilted it. All the pieces were one and a half inches square. All the seams matched perfectly. The main color was blue and she still had to put the outside trim on. But it is really beautiful. I wouldn't have had the patients to sew ALL those little squares. I wish she had had it hand quilted. But, it takes so much more time.

Need to go do some dishes. My dishwasher is broken, so have to do them by hand.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

That Blooming Christmas Cactus

My Christmas Cactus starting getting buds on it right after I brought it in from being outside all summer. It does that every year. It's kinda frustrating because then it blooms at Halloween rather than Christmas.....or even Thanksgiving. The buds were about to burst when I left for Lu Ann's. When I got home they were in full bloom. Never-the-less, it is gorgeous. The blooms are a bright red with a touch of orange.

I don't like this weather. If it has to be rainy, why can't it be warm, or so cold it snows. I really don't like it this way.

I was to go to a baby shower today. But Annie went into labor on Friday and they called off the shower. I took my gift to Gene and Roseanna's on my way to church last evening. Ben's "moving" truck is parked at the curb. There is so much going on there right now.

My friend Pam dropped by yesterday about noon. She pieced a quilt and brought it for me to see. All tiny square pieces in various shades of blue. it is beautiful. She still has to put the binding around the outside. THAT WAS A LOT OF SEWING! I like to sew, but I don't think I have that kind of patients.

The wind has died down and Snookums needs to go for a walk. It't not going to get any warmer, so it's time I do that.

Monday, November 5, 2007

A working visit with Lu Ann

October 27 Snookums and I went to see Lu Ann and Dan. She needed curtains made for the upstairs bedrooms. Some of the kids are going to be home over Thanksgiving and she wanted the windows covered. So, I packed up two of my sewing machines, Snookums and all her stuff, clothing enough for me for 8 days, and off we went. I arrived back yesterday about 3 in the afternoon.

The trip was uneventful and Snookums did okay. I had asked the Vet for something to give her to calm her down. She will bark at everything both ways if i hadn't. After about three hours she would get tired and lay down....then see something and bark.....then lay down again. The medication would wear off about an hour before arriving. But other than that she did okay. Getting all the stuff in my car in the middle seat was the challenge. But, I managed to do it.

I was able to get 9 windows covered before I left. Lu Ann had taken Friday off. We did have to hang a couple things on Friday morning. Then we went to a tea house for lunch. She had to stop at Wal*Mart, but I don't remember what we got. There is something we bought, but I can't tell just in case Carmen reads this. It is for Caleb and Cole for Christmas. Hopefully I'll remember to tell all of you after Christmas. Someone remind me if I forget.

Dan had gone to Dallas on Sunday afternoon and returned on Friday afternoon. We all went out to eat Friday evening. On Saturday Lu Ann had to help Dan some. He is building a deck on the back of the house and needed someone to hold boards and things like that. So, I loaded up as much of my stuff as I could. Then finished it on Sunday morning and left for home.

A very enjoyable visit, even if I work the most of the time. And Snookums is really glad to be back home.

Have lots of catching up to do. The yard is full of leaves. Still need to trim back the rose bushes and I am going to pack some of the leaves around the bushes for the winter. They make good insulation. The rest need to be blown to the street. Some of the neighbors have already done that. Now I need to catch up. The inside is dirty too. Have been cleaning all morning and watering plants. It almost doesn't pay to be gone. Had the mail held and it will come sometime soon. Then I'll have to pay the bills that are in it. I hope there is money in that mail to cover those bills.