Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hello Dolly!

The photo above was sent to me by my DD on her cellphone, who was right in the path of Hurricane Dolly that made landfall at South Padre Island this morning. This photo was taken about 2:00 this afternoon. So far, DD and family are doing fine and still have electricity, etc. Officials are now also saying they think the levees at the Rio Grande River will hold, so that is a huge relief!
This is a photo of the cake that DD's hubby made her for her birthday today! :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birthday, Hurricane

DD will be celebrating her 25th birthday tomorrow and maybe going through her first Hurricane, too. She lives close to South Padre Island, by the border of Mexico. Tropical Storm Dolly will probably upgrade into a Hurricane today and may make landfall by tomorrow. Hopefully the storm itself won't be too bad, (they are predicting a category 1 or 2), but flooding is currently the main concern.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lazy Summer Days

Since Granddaddy's (my FIL's) death on July 5, I haven't done anything in the way of needlework. My new job, combined with his recent death, has taken most of my focus this month. The high temps here in DFW this summer haven't helped me want to do much, either. I have been reading ALOT, instead.

For some reason, James Patterson has been an author that I have always avoided reading in the past (don't ask me why, I can't explain it!) However, when I finally picked up the 4th, 5th and 6th books in the Women's Murder Club series at a garage sale one day, I decided to read him, and SURPRISE! I actually like them. I also picked up one called "Big Bad Wolf" and "Four Blind Mice" in the Alex Cross Series that I finally read and liked, also a stand alone called "Lifeguard". I finally broke down and went to Half Price Books yesterday and got the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd books of the Women's Murder Club to read, and I have put the 7th book on hold at my local library. I am a major bookworm and read voraciously, so most of the time, I don't like to spend a lot of money on books unless it is at a garage sale, because we would be talking MAJOR bucks if I did. I have library cards to most of the smaller cities around FW, and also three in other cities across the state. I don't EVER want to be unable to read, where-ever I may go! :)

I am including what I think is a funny photo of the twins that DD sent me yesterday. She had just fed them and they are "passed out".

I was looking around on Ravelry awhile ago, and saw a knitted dishcloth pattern I would like to try. It is called Lizard Ridge and is a dishcloth version of the Lizard Ridge afghan pattern found on

Finally, a photo of the festive gifts I will be mailing to DD to celebrate her birthday later this month.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

October 4, 1915 to July 5, 2008

To a man who was still an Adventurer at heart, and a wonderful storyteller:

who was a much loved Husband, Father, Father-in-Law, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather:

October 4, 1915 to July 5, 2008.
We love you, Granddaddy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

State Plates, sofa cover

I went Garage Sales last weekend and look what I scored for my sister! She collects plates from different states, and I found two she didn't have, Alaska and Hawaii!

Why am I looking at a brown couch, you ask? This is my new sofa slipcover I got last weekend at Anna's Linens. Since we have animals who like to get on the furniture, I thought it would be prudent to cover our new sofa. DH picked the color (I wasn't thinking brown) but I didn't feel like putting up a fight for a better color. As you can see (over there in the right side of the photo, the black and white cat sleeping on the sofa) I was right to get it!