Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First day for two Freshman

We have survived the first day (barely) for both my kids in their freshman year.  My daughter a freshman in college and my son a freshman in high school.  This is the busiest time of year for my job.  Despite all the whirl wind....we have made it to the other side!  Check out the pictures of the room my daughter is sharing with three other girls in the residence hall.  They should call this an apartment rather than a room!

this is in the move-in process, pre decorating.  I will update later with post move-in pics.

 This is the sitting area.  Nice couch, chair and TV stand. Cable connections in each room
 this is the "kitchen" area.  Solid surface counter...everything but appliances.
 Primping station...with double sink and more solid surface counters.  Shower in separate area
Room for two.  Beds adjust to several heights. 

Her closet is just about as big as the one at home. 

Nice place...better than any place I lived until I was almost 30 years old!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Still running

Is this just plain crazy for someone my age to be doing this?   Helping to fight age or am I abusing my body?  I sure do feel better after a run even though it is totally brutal while in process. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Back at it

I have picked up my grandmother's flower garden to work on again.  I hope to finish piecing the top in the next few months.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Loving the calm

This is where I have spent my lunch hour the last few work days.  Warm sun and a book.  Students return for the fall semester this week , the calm will be gone.  It will be craaazzy.  This week is truly the calm before the storm.  Long crazy days coming for the next few weeks.  Life and work on a college campus.  It doesn't get any better than this.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Local news

My son...The HS freshman...made the local paper.  He is in the center playing during the marching band show debut on 8.8.14

Final stitches

I did not have this finished in time for Heidi to take with her on her journey to Indiana.   So she will receive via US Mail this week.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Playing with new blocks

No wonder I have so many UFOs.  I should be working on something that is already in progress. ....but new ideas I just have to try.  Watcha think??

Band camp 2014

My kids are both freshmen this year.  My son a freshman in high school,  he just completed a week of band camp.   They have a great show that they learn the moves in one week.  Now for polish and the first football game for the premier.   Hayden is playing the tenor/tripple/quint.  (So many names for the same instrument.)  He is standing in the center of two senior drummers.

Monday, August 4, 2014


And the last (?) High school graduation quilt is under my needle.   I have three days to pressure!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ready for delivery

Third of four 2014 high school graduation quilts all wrapped up.  Ready for my husband's neice.  This has been an extremely busy sewing summer!

This is another Bonnie Hunter quilt pattern found on under free patterns.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

My run today

I have been running every other day and have been quite pleased until yesterday. 

Let me explain I am not an athlete at all.  I began running off and on a few years ago to combat what middle age woman saga is doing to my body and mind.

Having said that, I am not a marathon runner but would like to be.  Yesterday may have been the proof that I am not meant for this to be.

I have been running in five minute intervals with a one minute walk in between intervals.   Yesterday I ran eight minute intervals and have had knee pain since completing my run.   I am less than happy as this has set back my routine!

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