First for the bad. Yesterday morning, as I was letting the puppies out in the back yard for potty breaks, I heard sirens. They sounded close but I really thought they were down the road and around the corner out of sight. I couldn’t see across the street where they were. I do remember chills down my spine and a very uneasy feeling. As the puppies came in, my thoughts turned to other things.
Later in the early afternoon, hubs came into the cave and asked if I knew what our neighbor’s daughter was talking about on Facebook. It seems her mother had passed away.
I love this picture of Brenda. It almost captures her beauty, her sense of humor and her friendly and radiant style. She was just a little over a year older than me and we shared a love of sitting around a bonfire, drinking wine and laughing. She was one of the first friends we made in our neighborhood. I still can’t believe she’s gone.
She had knee surgery last Wednesday and her family says she hadn’t felt well the past few days. An autopsy is pending because they aren’t sure why she died. I’m just speechless.
Now, the good stuff.
“Keeping the Faith” finished!
Its prettier than I thought it would be. I think I have to keep it!
OK folks, this is what happens when you lose weight and your under wired bra doesn’t fit anymore. And you go bowling.
At first, I didn’t know how this happened. It was much worse than this photo shows. But then, the next day at work, I figured it out when my already sore arm got poked some more. Good thing I kept my “skinny to fat” clothes. I have a size for each stage but this time I’ll be getting rid of the clothes as I shrink. Great incentive to work at maintaining loss!
Because the hubs had let the grass get long, we found these. There were 5 but only 3 made it to this picture. Sadly, Baby found them a few days ago and shook one before my son knew what had happened. We thought it would be ok, but hubs removed it from the nest this morning. The final 2 are snuggling to each other with opened eyes and ears almost fully erect. I’m sure they’ll leave the nest this week. I read they leave around 3 weeks which is very surprising to me. They are about the size of a fat chipmunk right now! I may regret them once the garden is in but I need to fence it in anyway.
last night, we went out to celebrate our 11th anniversary. (May 1st)
We had a great time with my work mates, Steve and Becky…
Daughter and son in law Colleen and Jesse…
And our bestie neighbors Cheri and Butch!
I broke my diet for the night and enjoyed a degree of enebriation.
The answer to the question I asked was 2 pounds. What was my question? How much weight can one person gain in just one bad night of eating. Haha!
Finally, the gorgeous
I made myself a new bag. I used my favorite pattern but made it wider. I also made a matching wallet but you’ll have to wait to see it!
I’ve been saving this fabric for some special project. I almost bypassed it, saving it again in a stash where I don’t get to see it much and enjoy it. Especially with what happened to my friend Brenda this week, I am reminded that today is a special occasion. Tomorrow isn’t promised. Every day should be cherished. Even at work 😉