Wednesday, August 19, 2009

august 19 - already????

I just realized that August is more than halfway over. Today is our last summer reading program at the library - Creature Feature (a reptile zoo)...always a big favorite. And I haven't blogged in what seems like forever. It's crazy...I feel like I've been very busy but at the same time I feel as though I haven't really accomplished much. Does that make sense? We survived one heat wave and are now in the midst of another, although not anywhere near as hot as the last. The Pacific Northwest is not know for extremely high temperatures so it kind of comes as a bit of a shock when it happens.
So...what has been going on for the past few weeks? My darling grandson celebrated his first birthday! Talk about not knowing where the year has gone! We actually had two little on his actual birthday and another with some family and friends a few days later. None of which meant too much to him, but it meant a lot to the rest if us!
My daughter and her husband also were here to visit for a week from Boston. We had a really nice visit...just hanging out and having fun. We took Asher to the zoo one day where he bonded with the orangutans and loved the fishes.
And hubby bought himself a new (used) car the other day. So last night was spent cleaning out the garage to make room for it! It actually didn't take us as long as I thought it would considering how much stuff is in there, but it really wasn't the way I wanted to spend my evening either! So now my car is jammed with stuff to drop off at Goodwill after work. We also unearthed my exercise bike, and hubby brought it inside for me, so I guess there's no excuse not to hop on now. Drat!
One thing that I haven't managed too much of is stitching however. I did my bit on two round robins, and another very special project for a friend. Also stitched up two exchanges which I have to finish and get in the mail this week. I'm still working on Beatrix Potter of course, and am on to the last two parts of "Alla Turca" so I'm hopeful to have that finished soon.
No pictures to add because I am posting this at work, but I will post some later this week.
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  1. Those library summer reading programs are wonderful. My sons participate in them every year (even though the prizes typically are the they point out to me)-both are good readers and don't necessarily need the incentives, but it does add something to the summer. This year our library's them was creativity and the boys had to color in paint splats for every 30minutes they read. What I do think is neat is the use of the middle school students as volunteers to work with the librarian to help with the summer reading program.
    Anyway...congrats on the garage clean out, even though it did come at a good time (do those things ever come at good times, especially when hubby wants to do them?).
    I hope that things slow down a little so that you can find more time to stitch!
    Take care,
    Lisa in CA

  2. Exercise bike, hmmmm - now what do you do with that??? (LOL) Always have loved the summer reading programs. Glad you had a great time with your dear sweetie for his BD!


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