I don't know if anyone's noticed, but it's been almost a full week since I posted last. In that post, I mentioned a tummy bug that had hit DD's house. Guess what? It made it here, too ... and it's still kinda hanging around (although I did get a full night's sleep last night - 'nuff said ha!). So far, DH seems impervious to my germs, for which I'm thankful. I definitely would not wish this on anyone. In all my almost 60 years, I can't recall a worse bout. :-(
My dad has reported that he's about 1/3 of the way through his final leg to the Alabama Gulf Coast, where he goes to spend a couple of months each winter. His ophthalmologist gave him the ok to head south, so he left yesterday morning. Thankfully he didn't push himself like he usually does and stopped about 3 hours away from his destination. I hope I don't worry DD as much when I'm in my late 80's. ;-)
Speaking of my dad going to the Gulf Coast, I'll be leaving next Thursday to go spend a few days with him and my sister L. He's staying on the 12th floor of a condo right on the beach, so I can't wait to enjoy the fresh seafood, walk along Johnson Beach, and enjoy the panoramic views from his condo. Here's a picture that I took last year of Johnson Beach; it's a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, so it's totally undeveloped ... and beautiful.
I've been offered a part-time, extra-help position at the University ... in the department where I used to work. So much of our retirement nest egg is still in the stock market, hoping for a rebound, and what's not is in CD's which aren't earning nearly enough these days, so I thought that I would take advantage of this opportunity to add to our nest egg. I'll be limited on how much I can work, so I'm optimistic that I'll still have time for my Ts, quilting, etc.
Speaking of quilting, I have everything cut from my fabrics for T#4's big girl quilt except for the binding. I hope that I can do a little sewing over the weekend, but T#4 is probably still a year away from her big girl bed, so I've got time.
Hope you all have had a wonderful first week of the new year.