Goodness it was a busy weekend here at the Queen homestead. I had my class Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday but we did get out early on Saturday at 3:30. I hurried home and got Hubby and we met some friends at the Spokane RV show. We had a great time looking at all of the campers and RV's. It amazes me the things that are in some of them...and how people can possibly afford to buy them! Afterwards we went out to dinner and had a wonderful time visiting.
I'm not sure what my plans are with CASA. I have been sworn in and have officially completed the training. I could get a case as early as today, but I'm not sure it's for me. I want to talk to my supervisor and discuss my options as to what I can do in-house with the program. I don't think "on my feet" very well and that is needed as a CASA. The situations you find yourself in can be unusual to put it mildly. I also tend to be emotional and when attacked verbally, (which is guaranteed to happen), I cry. At 54 years old I know this about myself and I also know it isn't likely to change. That would NOT be a good thing to happen on the witness stand and it would undermine anything I had done on a case. So....I'm praying and asking God to lead me where He wants me to go. I so appreciate the comments and emails of encouragement from all of you. I am blessed indeed to have friends like you.
Yesterday we were greeters at church, (we have been all month for January), so we had to be there extra early. Our small group provided the hospitality lunch for visitors and we served 34 people. Hubby and I then went right out to take communion to the elderly in the church and the people who couldn't come because of illness or the weather. We finally got home at 4:30 in the afternoon and I collapsed into my recliner. I didn't even pick up my knitting or crochet although I finished two baby hats during my few free minutes since Thursday. I spent the evening watching HGTV and surfing the net on my iPad. Some would consider it wasted time, but I needed the relaxation and mindless activity.
This communion kit was made for my husband about 27 or 28 years ago by his cousin. Isn't it beautiful with the inlaid cross? The side joints are also dovetailed with different woods. It is very smooth to touch. You would think it was one solid piece of wood.
He also cut out a piece of foam that fits the bottle, bread holder and cups perfectly. We can take communion to eight people with this beautiful kit. Can you see the little nick by the clasp? That was where Hubby fell on the ice about 20 years ago while carrying it.
I did get some squares cut out of my leftover fabric. These are the squares that I'll use for my "quilt as you go" quilt. I have lots more to cut-maybe a few today or tomorrow.
I love Knit Picks Dishie for dish cloths and started a new one Satuday night. I gave all of mine away except two. I WILL keep this one! :-)
The doily hasn't changed at all, but hopefully I'll have some time tonight.
I have laundry in the dryer and I've been to the grocery store and to pick up prescriptions. I also went up to the church and raked 3 big garbage bags full of leaves from the stairwell that blew in during the windstorms we've had lately. Funny thing is that they were all oak leaves and we don't even have any oak trees around the property. The winds were fierce and must have blown them in from a distance.
I'm heading back to Portland and my Piper next Sunday. Yippee! I'll be there a week and I hope I'll get to see my "blogging girls", Teresa, Taci and Gracie. It sounds like Brad & Mandy could be moving before too long, much farther away from us, so I need to get my Piper time in now. Mandy has been asking me to visit so off I go! It's sure nice being retired and having this freedom.
Have a lovely afternoon my friends and I'll be back soon.