Saturday, January 9, 2010

Last day home

We are leaving early tomorrow morning for Florida, stopping to visit friends along the way in Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, S.C. I won't have my MAC and will miss it terribly, but we will have the laptop, so that I can retrieve my e-mail. I am very excited as we are finally off and nearly running! I will miss all of my cyber friends in the meantime. Back in March or April -- we'll play it "by ear"! (Photo by Sandrine taken at Central Park in NYC in October! She is an excellent photographer).

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Swap from Michele

I thought I was all done blogging for a while; however, I received these lovely handmade pincushions as part of a Swap Bot exchange and want to share them. I was so surprised to receive them in the mail today, and just in time, as I went to the post office today with our "mail forward" paperwork changing our address to the Florida address until April. It was on dear Cyn's blog that I saw her listing for this swap, and thought it would be an easy swap to do before leaving. I am so happy I joined. And, the date of departure has been announced by "the Bob".... we are leaving early Sunday morning (3 am).... Lots of things to get into that Jeep! Thank you Michele for the lovely pincushions. I will make good use of them.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Birthday Celebration

Just had to post these before all is said and done for a while. Two of my sons spent New Year's Eve with us and we had such a great night. My son Bud brought 2 huge lobsters to eat and I was amazed at their size. He also brought over 2 bottles of home-made wine as a gift from a co-worker. Needless to say, all of the lobster and a bottle of wine was long gone before dinner was done. I didn't make it to ring in the New Year, as the wine did me in and off to bed I went at 9:30. My husband wasn't lonesome though, because Buddy stayed to keep him company, which made me very happy. Beau left early as he had a date with his girl. We always celebrate my birthday on New Year's Eve, although it is on New Year's Day. I thought the gift my son Beau gave to me was quite different, so here it is. It is like a hologram, picturing the sign of Capricorn, half goat, half mermaid, along with the constellation of Capricorn inside the object. I love the card too. I am off to a brand new year of love and adventure.