Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year ...

It has been a busy first week of this new year!  Whew!  But today was a little less busy.  Wendell & I have been busy preparing to go to Texas for a few weeks to get out of this cold Indiana winter.  We're lucky to have good, close neighbors who will look after our place.  I think neighborliness has almost become a lost art, don't you?  There are lots of little last minute things to do but today was spent cleaning our vehicles.  We're taking the pickup but I don't want to leave my little car sitting with salt on it this winter, so it will get a good wash before we go.  This a.m. we cleaned up and cleaned out the inside of both vehicles!  Boy, was that job overdue!  I really need to put some sort of bin in my PT to haul around the odds and ends that need to be delivered here and there!  LOL!  I know you know what I mean!

This afternoon I got over to my work room and trimmed a quilt I made several months ago to send to a veteran.  I hope I'll have time to bind and mail it out before we leave!  As I was flapping it out to lay down on the floor, after trimming, I learned a hard lesson.  Don't flap things around my new design wall!!!!!!!!!  The quilt pieces will just fly off!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh, well.  I love to mess with this anyway and only "lost" about 20 pieces, all down low.  So it was fun putting it back up.  But lesson learned...

Tonight we're going to a flood risk seminar to pick up some literature, then on to dinner at the local gun club.  Someday I plan on taking the shotgun and shooting some clays!  Believe it or not, several years ago I won a turkey by being the closest to the target with a shotgun at a turkey shoot!  I was the only woman shooting!  Bet you didn't know that about me ...

Anyway, happy new year and my God bless you richly in this new year.