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Monday, October 29, 2012

Busy, busy, busy!

Good Monday morning to you. Life has been pretty busy since I returned home from Portland last week and today isn't any different. I think I may be returning tomorrow to help out awhile longer. Little baby Piper isn't getting any better with the colitis and dear daughter could use some reinforcements in the form of Mom! I can at least keep up with the laundry, cooking and other housework and let her focus on this sick little girl. You would never know it by her photos would you?
Those are the two proud grandpa's up there! They both look pretty proud of their little angel don't they? Now for a change of scene. I had to go to the trailer on Friday after I got home to get some warranty work done before winter. My, but it's quiet up there. The colors of the trees were amazing. I was the only one at the campground and it was beautiful but rainy and cold. I just wish I could live in my little trailer permanently.
The bottom two photos are my knitting for the past month! I actually had a few more pair of mittens completed after this picture was taken. I delivered 21 hand knit hats and 22 pairs of mittens to the crisis nursery here in Spokane this morning. They shelter little ones when a family is in an emergency situation, but the families often need warm items for older children too, so I made hats and mittens in a range of sizes, from infant to teen. They were very happy to get them today as the mornings are getting pretty chilly here in Spokane. The last picture is a blanket I'm just making for no particular reason. It's mindless knitting to pick up late at night when I'm up with the baby. It will probably go to some charity or other. It will be a very warm baby size blanket make with Loops & Thread yarn. It's a simple block pattern I made up of seed stitch border and 10 knit, 10 purl across to make squares. What do you think? The blocks don't show up very well with varigated thread. I have made it before with solid color yarn and the blocks pop out very nicely. Well, I just got confirmation from hubby that I'll be on my way back to Portland tomorrow morning bright and early. Please keep little Piper and her Mommy and Daddy in your prayers. Also for safe travel for me. This time of year you never know what kind of weather you'll find as you drive! Have a wonderful week everyone! Blessings, Betsy

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Home Again

Good Thursday morning to all of my friends! After a looooong drive home yesterday I finally arrived about 4:30 in the afternoon. I was starting to become concerned because as soon as I entered Washington the temperature dropped into the low to middle 3o's and it was raining very hard. That stayed with me all the way to Spokane, but didn't turn to snow or freezing rain for which I'm very thankful. It did slow the drive a bit but, in the end, I arrived safe and sound. Hubby was caught in a meeting at work and didn't leave until almost an hour later than usual so it gave me a chance to unpack the car and begin to make some sense of my life again. He took me out to The Olive Garden restaurant for dinner which was a real treat. I even have leftovers to enjoy for my lunch today. It seems so strange to be home again after four and a half weeks away. This morning I have been busy taking my car to get it's snow tires put on, (yes, it's just a matter of time before the nasty stuff falls). I then refilled our prescription medicines and came home to start some laundry. Hubby cleaned the house for me before I got home, what a wonderful man I have! Now I'm on the computer ordering photos for Great Grandma Queen and Uncle Alex. I have so much to do that I'm a bit overwhelmed. After spending the last month cuddling Miss Piper, I'm lost without her! Sad aren't I? With no further ado, here are some pictures of the precious girl.
I'll treat you with a few more next time! I haven't photographed anything else since she was born except the picture of Gracie and Teresa in the previous post. Little Piper has captured Grandma's heart. Did any of you notice the pink blanket she's wrapped in? It says "I Love Grandma". Guess who made it for her? Well, of course I did! Her Mama has sent me several texts already this morning and apparently they're missing me too. So guess what? Grandpa says we're making the drive to see her again next weekend!!!! He's as bad as I am and says since I've seen her so much it's only fair that we go again so he can monopolize her time. Thank you for all being so patient with me for the past month when my internet was sporadic. Although my life isn't all that interesting I'll try to be better about posting now that I'm home again. I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed day and I'll be back soon. Blessings, Betsy

Friday, October 19, 2012

Piper!

Here's my precious Piper. She arrived on September 29-nine days late! 7 lbs. 3 oz. of cuddly, lovable grandbaby for me. I'm still with her and her Mommy & Daddy, at least through the weekend.

I also was able to enjoy a wonderful lunch today with my two favorite bloggers, Teresa and Gracie. They both happen to live in the Portland area and since I'm visiting, well-it was a wonderful opportunity to spend time together. Lunch turned into almost 4 hours of fun and chatter.

And now, I'm off to bed. I'll catch up with all of you more when I'm home on my computer. Thanks for visiting me today.

Blessings,
Betsy