Sunday, May 19, 2019

May has been busy

This month has been busy for me. My grandson graduates kindergarten and I have been planting flowers and vegetables for the summer. I am also working on English Paper Piecing as well. I want to make a grandma's garden quilt somedays. I have to admit, I like the smaller hexagons better but I don't think my 50 year old arthritis hands could handle that. I hope to do more camping this summer. I only have one more trip scheduled and that is in the Fall and the camper is currently being fixed for a leak. Hope to get it back soon and find some time to get away for a weekend. Or an extended weekend would even be better. For now I have a lot of work things scheduled and enjoying my gardens.
My grandson with his teacher
Red Sweet Peppers

Cherry Tomatoes 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

First Camping Trip of 2019

We had a wonderful time, this passed weekend, camping at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The boys made new friends and even started a rock selling business. They waited until Saturday evening. Pretty smart, most people had a few drinks  by then. The kids made $4 each and there were kids. New Pokémon cards all around for thee boys! The weather was lovely, we did have a little rain Saturday morning but it makes for great sleeping weather. The lake was really low and the boys got to play around where there was normally water. Great laughs, great wine (a few bottles) and even roasted peeps. Personally, I prefer the regular marshmallows. Beautiful weekend! I am so glad my grandson can go on these camping trips and make memories with us. The camping trips I went on as a kid made for some of my best childhood memories.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beautiful Spring evening

I got to pick up my grandson after I got off work today. He loves looking at all the flowers and garden plants I've planted. We have the best conversations even if it is about Pokémon, which this 6 year old boy loves! We had a nice evening together.

Monday, April 15, 2019

NAMI training

Almost a year ago, I left my state job and accepted a job with a grassroots agency called NAMI. NAMI is short for National Alliance on Mental Illness, and is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. This past weekend I got to go to Reston, VA for a training to become a state trainer. I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given with NAMI and helping fight the stigma of mental illness. 
Saturday night, my friends and I did a moonlight tour of the monuments in DC. I highly recommend it if you are ever in the DC area! Lots of fun and beautiful! I wish I would of had more time to spend in our nations Capital! So much to do and see!

My friends and I on the trolley

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Could it be?

Could it really be Spring? After a very long and snowy winter, I'm almost afraid to let myself believe Spring is finally here to stay! My yard seems to think so but someone dropped the "S" word today. Said next weekend was calling for the "S" word. I won't say it. I love these great 60 degree temps and working in my yard! I even got my hubby out to help me this weekend! Normally he is golfing but yesterday he helped me! I moved my vegetable garden from the front of my house to the back. I even making a path around my raised beds he made for me! I have to say, it is looking pretty good! So let's hope, no more "S" for a long time. I'd be good without any until 2020 even!

Friday, March 15, 2019

March 2019 MSQC Trip

Last week, my friend & I, went to MO Star Quilt Co again. We made our normal stops along the way. Breakfast in Macon & shoping at Ben Franklin. We stopped at another small quilt shop in Brookfield. Next stop was MO Star Quilt Co. They were habing an employee quilt show & we enjoyed seeing all the amazing quilts. On the way back, we took a different route tjrough Brunswick & Salisbury. Each town has a great quilt shop that everyone should visit! Lots of fun!

Ben Franklin in Macon

Hamilton, MO MSQC 

Brunswick, MO 

Salisbury, MO