It’s been busy, busy, busy here since my last post … which would help explain why there’s been no post since Saturday morning.
We spent Saturday at my dad’s. It was such a nice day … not a cloud in the sky, a nice breeze and delightful temperatures. I’ll be honest and say that I would have rather been home that day … out on the deck stitching. But we hadn’t been out to see my dad since April (if you recall, we were gone for a couple of weeks in May … and were busy the days before and after our trip), so we needed to get out to see him. It’s getting harder and harder for him to get around … he’s becoming a bit of a recluse, so I definitely wanted to spend some time. Thankfully his friends drop by from time to time, and he’s got a “personal assistant” who comes once a week (one of the few things that the State of Illinois seems to do well is providing assistance to low-income seniors to help them stay in their homes as long as possible).
Sunday, we headed to DD’s after church for a family get-together to celebrate Father’s Day. One of the “problems” with married children is finding ways to get together to celebrate holidays … thankfully their parents are all willing to get along so there’s no problems about how to celebrate those special days.
Yesterday we had all 4 Ts so Mama and Daddy could get a few things done around the house and run some errands. I picked them up at 6:15 to take them to 7:00 swim practice … that’s 7:00 AM! And yes, the water is cold at 7AM! By the time we got home (1:00), we had just enough time for a quick lunch before I put T#4 down for her nap. After dinner, it had cooled off enough that we could get outside for some play … I never did figure out what they were playing … all I could determine was that it involved lots of running around the house. I imagine they all slept well last night … I know I did!
Thankfully there’s not much on today’s agenda … until tonight’s swim meet. And it looks like we might actually get in today’s meet! Both of last week’s meets were halted when the storms came in. Unfortunately there are more storms in the forecast for Thursday night (the next meet this week).
In the meantime, I’m going to try to get the rest of my fabric kitted up for my retreat next month. I would like to get that wrapped up as I’d like to be able to get back into the sewing room tomorrow to finish piecing DD’s quilt. I’m anxious to start the hand quilting!
Have a terrific Tuesday!