Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New books

When my late husband and I got married in 1967, we lived in South Florida. Our wedding trip was to Wilmington, NC to see his family.  After we went through Charleston, SC (on Highway 17), I noticed roadside stands with women selling baskets. Several stands, actually. With our many trips going back and forth from NC to Fla, I always wanted to stop and look and buy one. We never did, and I regret that a lot. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about those beautiful baskets (and I still want one!!). I found a couple of books at Amazon.com and guess they will have to do for now. I became really interested in the Charleston area again after reading the Tea Shop mysteries by Laura Childs. (I really love these books!!!). Hope everyone is rested up from their Memorial Day weekend. Let us always remember those Veterans who have and continue to fight for our freedom.  Freedom isn't free!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cloud 9

This is a picture of myself (on left) and my good friend, Tammy. This morning we met at the Cloud 9 (Christian) coffee shop in Mount Airy to work on prayer shawls for awhile. We hadn't had a visit since before the Holidays and it was good to get together and catch up on  current events. I asked the young man working there to take our picture, and he was nice enough to do so. It was an hour well spent....thanks Tammy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Road Work

They have been working on the road in front of our home. It has been a mess for a couple of weeks now, but yesterday they started to put down new pavement. There were large trucks parked in our driveway/parking lot and they had a lead-car escorting traffic up and down the road. This morning, this "what-ever-it-is" was making such a noise that it shook our whole MH and scared Earl half to death. ( Being a Russian Blue he is "nervous" at best.)  I do have to admit that yesterday, when they were working on the other side of the road, a very nice semi-tractor-trailer truck driver (hauling large equipment) helped me to get out of the driveway & up the road. I'm not complaining (well, maybe a little), but I will be very glad when they are DONE! Progress, I guess.....or maybe just because there is a very rich man up the road who owns a winery.....just sayin'

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

First of all, I want to say happy Mother's Day to mothers everywhere. Yesterday, my daughter took my son and I to Shiloh General Store, which is the Amish store in the next county over. It isn't that far away, but I rarely drive over 10 miles away from home any more. We ate lunch outside (sandwiches) and enjoyed Whoopie Pies! Their homemade breads are always good and we brought some home for later (also a jar of seedless blackberry jam). They had a lot of Amish goods for sale, and even some quilts hanging up near the ceiling so no one could touch them (wise idea). I was surprised that many of the quilts used printed fabric instead of all solids.  I have been a little under the weather lately, and was too tired to do much of anything else, and my son wanted to mow grass before it got too late, so we didn't stay out too long. It was a very nice day, and the sun was shining. We met a lot of nice shoppers who gave us good advice at the store. I know we will go back again soon. (Photo from the internet, as always, I forgot my camera.)