Thursday, May 28, 2009

Duty Calls

We are taking our sweet granddaughter home today...early!! I've been summoned for jury duty, and have to report next week, so home she must go! For her "farewell" luncheon, Allyson chose Pizza Ranch (or Pizza Branch, as she calls it!!)...her favorite!! G.G. joined us and we had a great time! I so hate to see her go, but know that she will be back again in July for a longer visit! And jury duty should be over with by then!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Out of the Sawdust

Just returned from a very memorable retreat! This was the best retreat...the fellowship was fabulous, loads of laughter, and so many fun projects were made!

The first night of the retreat, a typical spring storm moved in, including thunder, lightening, rain, and straight-line winds. The winds moved in and out very quickly, but not before pushing a large maple tree onto my car! As demonstrated by the photo at left, the car was a total loss. I continually thank God that only the car was damaged and all human life was spared! Just 20 feet in another direction, and the tree could have fallen on the retreat center with all of us in it! My insurance company set me up with a rental car, and I was able to resume my time at retreat and them head home.

This is my new car! It's a PT Cruiser, and it is so much fun! (Yes, Jacob, it's an "old lady's car"!!! LOL!!) This baby will hold lots of quilting stuff for the next retreat! Ladies, I'm so ready...but I get the parking spot farthest away from the trees!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Burned Hard-Boiled Eggs

Yes, hard-boiled eggs, do, indeed, burn! As I was attempting to get myself ready to head out for a retreat tomorrow morning, I was making sure my sweet husband had some food prepared in my absence. This included some chicken, and 9 hard-boiled eggs. I put the eggs on to boil, and headed upstairs with a load of "put away" items, then I'd come back down stairs and set the timer for the eggs to boil their allotted 10 minutes. While upstairs, I found some binding for a quilt ready to be sewn together, so I quickly made the binding, and then decided to apply it to the quilt. That didn't take long, either. I was feeling pretty good about the entire process...only an hour to do the binding and the "put aways". I had laid the quilt out on the floor to admire it's beauty, when I heard a loud "pop"! I thought to myself, "Wonder what that was?"!! Then, the smell of burnt toast was enveloping the room. I thought to myself, "Wonder what that could be? Is one of the neighbors burning tree limbs again?". So, I decided to investigate. As I made my way to the staircase, it occurred to me what the smell was!! I panicked, and ran! THE EGGS! I had completely forgotten about them! The loud "pop" I heard was the eggs exploding! The pan had boiled dry, and was not far from catching fire! I turned the gas burner off, and thanked my God for sparing me a house fire! Think I might have to buy a new pan, too!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bunny Update!

Here's a little update on the bunnies...there are 5! The Momma moved them this week...a whole 2 feet north of their birth location!!! Still in the middle of the lawn, next to the dog pen. They are not under the the clothes line anymore, but beside it. LOL!!! The Momma Bunny has been spotted tending to her young, and they are growing rapidly. I find it interesting that the only protection these babies have is the taller grass around them. Nothing over the top to shelter them from the daily rain we have been having.