Sunday, September 26, 2010

Finally, Fall!

So happy that Fall arrived.  Not just on the calendar, but today it arrived outside too!  Nice cool weather.  Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Tomorrow is Jacob's 17th birthday.  I wish we could do something spectacular for him, but that won't happen this year.  Let's be honest, probably not next year either!  Oh well.  I try to make it a point to tell him that I love him and appreciate him.  He helps me a lot.

I am very blessed!  

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, Day of Rest

That is just what I did today too.  Yesterday, I cleaned like mad.  Cleaned just about everything (except my junk room!).  It sure felt good to get it done.  I sat down to knit in the clean house when I was finished.  That was such a good feeling.  House clean and quiet.  Knitting going well.... then CRASH!  No, not really "crash" exactly.  I just dropped a stitch.  I am working on a scarf for a friend.  I have tried this scarf before, without success.  I don't know why this pattern is so hard for me.  I have trouble focusing on it and keeping track of where I am.  Suddenly I have dropped a stitch and usually have to pull out 4 pattern repeats to get my stitch back.  It really stinks!  It is a slow pattern for me.  My friend will love it, I hope.  Maybe it will be ready for her by her NEXT birthday.  I dont think Samanatha reads my blog anymore, so there is not much danger of her seeing this.  If she does, well that is ok, too.  Her birthday was a week ago.  It may be 3 more months before I finish it.  Sigh!    
So that was yesterday.  Today we went to church.  It was our turn for the nursery and there was a sweet little month-old baby girl there named Juliette.  She was ready for a nap when I got there.  She went right to sleep in the rocking chair.  It was so sweet to hold such a tiny baby again.  Babis smell so sweet! 

After church we had lunch and I sat down and pulled out about 8 rows of the knitting project and got back to a good starting point.  Then I took a loooooong nap.  That was awesome!  I woke up too late for evening services.  Jacob went to see a friend and Kim and I watched a movie he rented.  It was a nice, quiet, restful Sunday.  I hope you had one too!       

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My life....

September, one of my favorite months of the year is here and nearly gone!  It has been a strange month for me.  Kim has been in the hospital for nearly a week.  Finally got home yesterday.  Jacob's birthday is coming up in a little over a week.  He will be 17!  My baby is a grown (mostly) man.  Tonight my aunt took Jacob and I to dinner at Olive Garden for his birthday.  Meredith, Uncle David and Ruth joined us.  It was very good food and even better company.   

It scares me sometimes to think of what the next few years will hold.  Changes will be coming fast now that Jacob is practically grown.  The older I get, the less I feel equiped to handle change.  I can only assume it will keep coming at me, so I'd better get ready.  I guess all I can do is trust and pray that things will all work out for all us.

Sorry no pictures lately.  It has been a busy few weeks!      

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Memorial - 9/11/2001

I have not posted all week, and my last post was just photos. I just don't have much to talk about. I try to post good things, and this has been a tough couple of weeks. Sniff!

More important than all my sniveling, today is 9/11/2010. Nine years ago today, terrorist attacked our country. Many lives were lost. Many hearts were broken. The spirit of America was not broken that day. America came together to help our brothers and sisters. It bonded us like nothing else. The mental image of those planes plunging into the buildings and people falling out will never leave my mind. It won't, it can't, it shouldn't. Not just for anger, but for the sake of those who died. In my mind it is like the cross. I need that image in my head, so I won't forget what happened. Who died and why. Not for anger, but for inspiration. So this is in memorial to both events. Let's never forget.

Have a good weekend.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Random Pictures I Love...

Jacob on a junk adventure.

My favorite sister, Debbie.
Me and my beloved husband, Kim.
Jacob and I at Talley's in Tulsa
Amy in downtown Tulsa.

Nellie and Gina

Architecture in downtown Tulsa

My 89 year young Grandma.  Road trip!
Cool spider web in the early morning light on the Illinois River 
Myself and my Bestie, Necia.
Bella and Isabella enjoy ice cream together!
Fall trees in Chandler Park, Tulsa.