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.  photo

This is also taken with my iPhone just as we got onto the highway on our way home Sunday morning.  photo

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
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.  Winking smile

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!


  1. Glad you got a little snow : ) It snowed all day here on Saturday-so pretty! We have about six inches on top of a couple that fell over Christmas. It is super cold though, and really windy.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Like Joyce said - its super windy here and lots of snow. Its nice and definitely feels like winter.
    Happy New Year!!!

  3. Your snow photos are pretty. I'd much prefer to be in the car than out in that weather. LOL

    As for warm Gulf waters, shrimp and golf...that sounds heavenly. You did a good deed, driving him there. Then, your cruise...I bet you can't wait for that. Are you packed yet?

    Awwwww, a quiet evening to spend. No better way for New Year's Eve if you want my opinion.

  4. glad you got your dad safely settled..sounds wonderful to me.

    Enjoy your day and evening, that sounds wonderful too. ; )

    Happy New Year to you too my friend! HUGS

  5. So glad you finally got some snow! I still say you can have some of ours! Hope the drama of the recliner is resolved soon. Happy New Year! ~Jeanne

  6. Happy New Year to you and your family. The cruise sounds wonderful!! Enjoy!

  7. Pretty pics! As much as I love snow (and ours is now pretty well gone, for a little while anyway), I envy you your cruise! Enjoy! And have a Happy New year!

  8. It's so nice of you and your hubby to help your dad make his way to a warmer climate. I hope he gets that recliner!

    I know you're looking forward to that winter cruise. I know I would be!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  9. Wow I forget how different it is to drive to other places. Just to get out of California to Arizona is a 8 hour drive and to get to Oregon in 12 so it always amazes me when you just did that on a weekend.
    Your Cruise got here fast didn't it?
    I bet you are looking forward to that.
    Have a lovely evening and a wonderful New Year.
    Yay for snow!

  10. Hi dear friend, So glad you didn't have really bad weather when you took your dad down south. You will have such a fun cruise. WE are getting a light snow here this afternoon and I still haven't managed to get to my sewing room to reorganize it. Spent almost all morning and early afternoon cleaning, putting away decorations etc. We are going out for a really early dinner and then will head to our daughter's house for games. Have a nice warm evening and New Year's blessings to you and yours.
    Hugs, Noreen

  11. How nice that you could help your Dad get away to warmer weather! Looks like you had some pretty scenery on the way, too. Happy New Year!

  12. Happy New Year! How sweet of you to help your dad out. I hope you find him that recliner chair. I know my dad loves his! Beautiful pictures from your road trip.


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