Can you believe that today is the last Thursday of November? And what’s even more unbelievable is that after today, there are only 4 – yes, count ‘em 4 – more Thursdays in 2012!
I don’t know about you, but there’s going to be a whole lot going on between now and that last Thursday of 2012. This time of year is always a busy one … but it’s filled with all kinds of good busy-ness. Let’s not get so busy, however, that we lose sight of why we celebrate this Season.
We had a lazy day here at Chez Nana yesterday … even so, it was almost 3:30 by the time I sat down to quilt. I had a lot of little things to do around the house … I was sure that it would only take me 3-4 hours to get to them all … but as is often the case, one thing led to another … and I didn’t get everything done that I had intended to. At 3:30 I called it “quits” and sat down with my needle and thread and quilted a few more blocks of my I Spy quilt. After dinner, we put Casablanca in the DVD player and had a nice quiet evening together.
Speaking of my I Spy quilt, I still need to quilt about 5 blocks of the 99 blocks – and the surrounding sashing. Then it will be time to quilt the borders. I haven’t decided how I intend to quilt the borders. This is a quilt for my grands, one I hope that they use … and since I want the fabrics to be the “stars” (it is an I Spy quilt, after all), I don’t think it needs any fancy quilting.
The next several days look to be busy ones. Today we visited my dad. He lives about 45 minutes from us, so we spent most of the day with him. We had a nice lunch, played some Rook (I won 2 of the 3 games we played), and planned our route south … at the end of December, we’ll drive my dad down to the Alabama Gulf coast where he’ll spend a couple of months. Tomorrow and Saturday will include more T-time! I can’t wait!
Today I’m thankful for:
- Time with my Ts – it’s exhausting, that’s true but I it and wouldn’t trade it for anything!
- That my dad is still able to live independently – he’s 89, and while his health isn’t what it used to be, he’s still living in his own home!
- Getting home from our visit to my dad before dark – I just don’t like being out on the highway after dark … I guess it’s official: I’m old!!
- Being able to share some of our older coats and jackets – there are 600 people in the Head Start program of a nearby city who have only hoodies to keep them warm this winter
- A nice quiet evening to spend with my hubby – maybe another movie night?