First of all I want to apologize to any of you who may have been offended by my last post. I wasn't implying that it was wrong for any of you not to post to your blog. I understand entirely the reasoning behind a day of silence. I had hoped you would all understand why I decided to go ahead with my post. It was pointed out to me that I was being very insensitive by what I said. I assure you all, that was NOT my intent. I want each of you to know how much all of you and your opinions and care mean to me. We are all different people and as such react in different ways. I try not to offend anyone by my blog, and if I did, again, I apologize profusely.
And now back to my normal post! Chloe and I did go to the lake Tuesday night and it was a good thing, because the temperature got down to 22F and all the pipes would have been frozen. I was the only one there and it was so quiet and beautiful. The first picture is out the back window of our trailer. Aren't the trees with their "name tags" that the workers have placed around the park for people to learn the different varieties of trees a great idea? The children especially seem to like these signs, but they have also taught me a lot. Things are greening up nicely there and the cottages are all ready for their first guests of the summer.
The docks have been placed back in the lake in preparation for the first day of fishing season next weekend. Right now the only inhabitants are the seagulls perched at the end watching for some fish to swim by!
Hubby mowed our grass at home Monday evening for the first time this year, so maybe summer is actually on it's way eventually.
I finished the pillow cover for the trailer while watching the Create channel on PBS. I really enjoy that channel and the cooking shows. We only get PBS and a very blurry network channel at the trailer and that's fine with me. Part of the reason I go there is to escape the "real world" and be rejuvenated. Anyway, I decided to do stripes on one side and granny's on the other. I like how it turned out next to the blanket I made last year. The colors are very bright aren't they? It sure cheers things up amid all the browns of the trailer.
I also worked awhile last night on my shawl. It's the same pattern that Teresa and Gracie are using and I'm enjoying it. So far I haven't had to rip it out once! Surprising isn't it? I'm not sure about the yarn colors. I'm used to much brighter yarn these days. I think maybe I'm preparing myself for a pastel colored blanket in my future like Shari makes. :-)
I am so looking forward to next weekend when two of our three children and their families will be here to visit. Only Alex in Japan will be absent, but I'm sure at some point we'll Skype with him so he can see his neices and nephew. He was supposed to be here too, but couldn't get the time off. We're hoping for a two week visit with him in August and hopefully everyone will be able to return then.
I'm off to the doctor in a little while to investigate a mysterious pain in my upper back and chest area. If you are the praying sort I would appreciate it. I'm thinking it's probably acid reflux but there are a lot of heart issues in my family so it's better safe than sorry. This has been a nagging thing for about 6-7 weeks now and I better get it checked as it seems to be getting a bit worse. Since my stroke, oh my goodness, has it been 17 years ago, I know that I have to watch these kinds of issues, but who likes to go to the doctor? Not me.
So my friends, I'm off to begin my day. I've already vacummed and dusted and mopped, but I still have a few more things to accomplish around here. Have a wonderfully blessed day. Hug someone or just give them a smile. It will make a huge difference in both of your days!