Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Little More Progress!

Well, I've given up on the idea that this is going to be a Christmas present for Chris. So Now it's going to be for his birthday in late January. I guess I didn't realize just how big the over-one section was going to be. I am quite pleased with how it's turning out so if it has to wait till his birthday, I'm okay with that.
I managed to get the floor of the craft room cleaned off in time for Thanksgiving. Actually I'm very happy with the progress I've made in the Great Purge. I ended up with 4 1/2 banker's boxes full of patterns and leaflets to be rehomed. All of what is left, including magazines and the patterns I've removed from them, will fit in one file cabinet. The TV and it's stand is going as well. Dave found an entertainment unit from Ikea that is going to fit perfectly in there. And my Christmas present will be a flat screen TV to go in that room. We hope to have it all done by the new year. I'll post pictures when it's finished. Now to decide what to do with the banker's boxes.
I hope this was a wonderful Thanksgiving for everyone. I know so many are enduring hardships right now. I feel so blessed to have a terrific family and home, a good job, and so far no money worries. Brian & Sherrie are home for the weekend and it's been great having them here. So I'm very thankful for everything God has blessed us with. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sad News Indeed!

I just noticed that I hadn't written anything since October 19. Haven't made a whole lot of progress on the Chinese piece either. I guess it will have to be Chris' birthday present in January. The sad news is that Dave's dad passed away 2 weeks ago tomorrow. We flew done to Florida for his funeral this past Friday and just got back late last night. The good part about all of this is he never had any pain. Tylenol was the strongest thing he had taken. That was a real blessing. It was a sad occasion yet it was sort of a reunion as well. I hadn't seen some of my nieces since they were babies and now they are beautiful young women. Chris managed to fly down from Minneapolis and I know how much David appreciated that. Brian and Sherrie were not able to go. I know Dave misses him tremendously but as Christians we also know he's with his Father now. It reminds me just how time is passing and how much we need to live life as fully as possible. I also don't want another 20 years to go by without seeing my nieces and nephew. So much is lost that way. So kiss your families and always remember to tell them you love them.