Monday, December 31, 2012
The Weekend Wrap-up
And it definitely wasn’t your typical weekend. ;-)
Friday I finally got the disappearing four patch top sewn and sandwiched with the batting and backing … and even got a few stitches in.
We finally got some snow Friday afternoon/evening - it came out of nowhere. All that “complaining” about wanting some snow must have done some good – ha! We only got about a half inch, but it was enough to cover the grass - and there's still a little snow on the ground with more coming today.
But it wasn’t enough to cover the roads and highways … and didn’t keep us from leaving Saturday morning to take my dad south for a couple of months. Driving through busy cities is too nerve-wracking for him, so we drive him south of Montgomery, where we stopped for the night. He’s able to make the rest of the trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast Sunday morning … and DH and I drove back home. That was a lot of driving in 2 days, but it was worth it to help my dad get away from the cold Illinois winters and to the warmer weather on the Gulf … with his friends, golf and fresh seafood.
Of course, with my dad, there’s always apt to be a little drama … and this year it’s the absence of a recliner in the condo he rented. His knees are about shot, and the only comfortable position for him to sit is in a recliner with his feet up. So my sisters and I will be trying to resolve the situation long distance.
This is taken with my iPhone camera from the passenger seat as we were driving down the highway at 65 mph … forgive the blur.
This is also taken with my iPhone just as we got onto the highway on our way home Sunday morning.
You can see here that the snow that fell Friday evening has managed to stick around … this is a view taken shortly after we crossed the Ohio River into Illinois – again with my iPhone camera and again at 65 mph.
You should be able to enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.
We’ll be traveling along some of those same roads in a week and a half when we head to Florida for our cruise. It’s a good thing we both rather enjoy driving.
Today is New Year’s Eve … our plans are to have a quiet day here at home (quilting?) and to bring in the New Year at DD’s this evening. I’m hoping that you all will have a nice evening, whatever it is that you have planned … and wishing you and yours a very blessed New Year!