January 10, 2016
Good morning. Tis a bit on the gray side here in New England. Today will be warm (mid 50's) but with a bit of wind and rain. At least we get to keep the door open all day. That makes my little guy really happy.
This weekend I finished the Honeydew green baby cocoon set. This set will be for Baby Aurora (due in March), and it's green because that is her mommy's favorite color.
I think tomorrow when Pogo and I are done at the car dealership (regular auto check up) we'll stop by our local JoAnn's Fabric store and buy some new yarn. I'm wanting to get started on some new projects, though I may have enough Lemon Yellow to make a baby dress. Hmmm, sounds like a fun idea.
Today I have a photo to share of another great granddaughter. This is Alena, my daughter Audrey's granddaughter. She's three years old, and getting ready to enjoy a meal in her new "Frozen" dinnerware. What a cutie!
I opened the "2015" jar this morning and read through all the slips that I had put in it. 2015 was definitely a year to remember. It started with Jasmine getting the role of Dorothy in the Wizard Of Oz. Wow, Jazzy, you were fabulous! Next, Audrey's car got hit by a deer and the car was totaled. I had an appointment with my eye doctor and found that I had great eyes. 20/20 vision. Super!!
Next came more snow. Lots and lots of snow, including a blizzard that dumped another 30 inches of snow on top of what we already had on the ground. We closed out January (yup, all this was in just one month) with Audrey getting her new car, and Kevin passing his road test and getting his driver's license.
February was not such a great month. First Eddie (SIL) was in the hospital having knee replacement surgery, while his son Kevin was seeing specialists in Boston and having tests because of his respiratory problems. This month closed out with Audrey and Mac separating, and our Winter snowfall totaling 110 inches. After this came two weeks of much needed warmth and sunshine in Florida.
During this time, my body was trying to fight off whatever respiratory illnesses that were going around. But by April, it had all caught up with me and I was down for the count. However, my fingers weren't sick and I was able to finish a lot of crochet projects. In May, my viruses had turned to pneumonia.
June was a much better month. I was beginning to feel better, and on June 15, Kevin graduated from High School, exactly 58 years to the day when I graduated from High School. (6-15-57) By the end of June, whatever nasty bugs that I had caught were just about gone. Hooray! It's been a long haul.
July was a happier month. I bought some new furniture for the main house, and Eddie built me a new counter for my kitchen. On July 16, the last of the snow in Boston finally melted. Imagine, five months for the snow to melt!
During the summer, I was able to have a lot of new windows installed in the main house. In September, our Kevin started his first year of college, and made it on to the college baseball team. In the Fall, Jasmine enchanted us all with a fabulous performance as the Ghost Of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol.
November brought another beautiful new great grandbaby, Ali. And December had me scurrying about trying to get all my Christmas boxes out on time. Phew! I made it! All in all, the year may not have started off so good, but it surely did end on a wonderful note.
As I look out my door now, the rain is coming down at a pretty good clip. Today should be a good day to work on my tax stuff for a while and then set up my "2016" Jar. I'm thinking that another good project to start is a "Blessings Bag." I learned about this on the web. You put items in a box or bag to be given away to someone needy or homeless. This can also be made for an animal shelter. Sounds like a great project.
Well, my coffee cup is empty, so I think I'll head to the kitchen and get me a refill. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.
Hugs, Edna B.