Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thankful Thursday


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!  Disappointed smile


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!  Red heart



Today I’m thankful for:

  • Time with my Ts – it’s exhausting, that’s true but I Red heart 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? 



  1. God Bless your Dad!

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Great list and great heart. I didn't even make it to post this am, but that's o.k. I don't want to even think about the end of the year-it makes me feel like there is so much to do still and after all He is the reason for the season.
    Hugs tonight.

  3. How wonderful that your Dad is still in fairly good shape.

    I don't like to drive on the highway after dark either. Guess we're both old! :o)

    I have the Princess again tomorrow and we'll probably lay low. I'm not feeling too chipper. This has been the oddest cold and today it has turned into laryngitis.

    Happy weekend!

  4. Nice that you visited your dad. You know what I decided - I am going to CELEBRATE the joy of Christmas every day this month. Not spending money - just time. And are you going thru GA?


  5. Enjoyed getting caught up.You have been busy! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving but sorry little ones were sick. In nearly all our Christmas videos, at least one of our kids is coughing. It just comes with the season I think!

  6. That is neat that your dad can still live independently, Kathy! Sounds like he has a good routine too with his travels south for the winter months!

    Good idea to give what you aren't using coat wise to those that might need it. We are going downtown on Tuesday night to "feed the homeless" again and I told hubby we're going through our closets before then and thin out things we aren't using any more to take down with us.

    I too can't believe how fast this year has gone!!!


  7. Your dad sounds amazing, and I'm glad that you got home before dark, we don't go out much after dark either, now that we are retired there isn't that much reason to. I love the little feet in your header.

  8. To have your father at such a wonderful age, and still living independently...that is a marvel!! And to be able to enjoy his company is even more so.

    Enjoy those movies!!!

  9. You sound like you have had some full days, I love it when my grands spend time with us too but like you, I am always exhausted by the time they is precious time though and I am so thankful that my DIL and son value the importance of grandparents and encourage these visits
    Hope you have a great weekend


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