Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mid Summer

Well, hard to believe that it is already mid summer! I honestly can say that this summer has flown by! How about you? Have you done anything fun this summer? I have been working part time this summer and to be honest, I have totally enjoyed it! I have been able to have 3 day weekends and I have been loving every minute of it.

Today I went to my weekly meeting and it was inspiring! I got new recipes and then afterward, I was so inspired that I went to the local farmer's market. I got fresh fruits and veggies and promptly went home and chopped, cut and "created" with my purchases. I got a delicious Greek salad recipe and let me tell you, this is wonderful! I had to make a few substitutions but it was just as good and I have almost eaten the whole bowl full! I am heading to the grocery store soon to pick up some Greek yogurt and a few other things to make a dip and peach salsa and few other goodies...I am so excited...

My knitting is progressing. I have almost finished my first mitten ever! It is the second project for my "camping" trip this summer and I will post a picture soon. These are ground breaking mittens for several reasons:
1. First mittens ever
2. First cable project ever
3. First beading project ever

I am quite proud of myself, the cable looks like a cable and the beads actually look good.

I have disturbing news. A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with cancer. I don't have any details yet but suffice it to say that I am unsettled. She is a good person and is very private. She had not shared any details and I must respect her privacy. I want her to know that she has my thoughts, prayers and hopes for a successful surgery. She goes in soon and my thoughts are with her. I can't share details but please keep good thoughts and karma for my friend.

Remember, life is what we make it. We can all be dealt a life altering blow at any time. How we chose to deal with it says alot for who we are. Some things are out of our control as far as when and where, but we can always show grace under pressure and rise above. Be strong of character, convictions and actions. Do this not for the people around you, but for yourself. You are the only one who has to answer for your life. Make sure you make the most of every moment. Life is a gift and remember that what you do with your gift is up to you. For me personally, I try to be the best person I can, try to look past someones "flaws" and see the true person. I am not a perfect person, no one is, but I do try to do the best I can in any situation with what I have been given to work with. Please be the best you can be and make peace with yourself.

Until next time, I wish you peace.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

You know it's Summer when...

You know it's summer when:
1. You smell grills every evening when you go for your neighborhood walk.
2. Your neighbors have you over to swim in their pools at all hours.
3. The house looks like a tornado hit inside, due to the kids being out of school.
4. You can play connect the dots with mosquito bites.
5. When stopping to smell the roses, you get stung by a bee.

I tried to figure out what type of blogger I wanted to be. Did I want to blog every day, every other day or weekly...I think due to my lack of focus and concentration (ohh shiny object) I will try to be a weekly blogger. I think that will work for me.

This week I finished a shawl for my Loopy Ewe Camp-along this summer. This was the first project. It was to be something to keep us warm on those cool camp evening around the campfire. I must tell you that even my DH thought this was nice...hummm maybe he's coming around!

Well, that's about it for today. I have several projects on needles as we speak:
1. Baby blanket for my granddaughter.
2. Baby blanket for one of the Dr's I work with.
3. Socks
4, Ribbed scarf
5. Extra baby blanket, just in case someone has an unexpected" baby. :)

I am excited, next week is July 4th and I get a 4 day weekend...Whooo Hoooo!!! So here's hoping all is well in your world. Take some time this week and see what summer means to just never know when you will need some summer time.

Until next time


Monday, June 20, 2011

Six months later....

Hello all,

I begin this as I always do, saying that I am sorry for not keeping this totally updated at all times. I used to be a dedicated blogger but alas, this too has changed. I have decided that somehow I didn't always have time for this. Truth be told, it only takes about 10 minutes out of my busy schedule, so you would think that i could get this in....that's what you get for thinking... :)

Well, my granddaughter is now 6 months old....she is the love of my life and I can't help but spoil her rotten...much to the dismay of her parents. As you can see, she is trying to enjoy her first clementine...

Two more children have graduated from high school...I am left with our youngest...she turned 16 in Feb and is going on 18. She will be a Jr. this year. The two that graduated will be going on to school in the fall: She will be going to Mary Washington College and He will be going to Old Dominion University. Whoooo hooooo I am one proud mamma!! :)

One of the major downfalls of living with the miltary, is that from time to time, friends much move away and it is never easy, no matter how often you go through it. One of our closest friends are leaving tomorrow for Maine. They are both from there and are definitely looking forward to going home. I know that they are going to be happy, but it is still hard to say so long. :(.

That's about all for now. Things keep moving along whether or not we are ready for it. We can either jump on and go for the ride or we can fight it. I for one, am going to do my best to keep my balance and go along for the ride.

Until next time....


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

For those who do celebrate this holiday, I hope that your day was filled with joy, peace, good will and of course, hope the present exchange was wonderful!!

Our day was great!! We arose at the early hour of 7:00 am...that may not seem early to many, but for us to get up on a day without work or school before the crack of noon, is astounding!!! With the coffee made, coffee cake cut up and trash bags at the ready, the ritual of present opening began.

It was wonderful! All the children seemed to either get everything they wanted or even a few things they didn't know they wanted but have since not been without! Our DS2 got an i-pad..and well, he just didn't think he would ever use it, trust me when I say, it was pretty much the hit of the morning. DD2 got a laptop and printer to take to school next year and she was happy as well!
DD1 got the I-touch that she had been wanting for about a year or so, and needless to say, she is happy as well!! All in all a very successful round of presents!!

I surprised DH with an i-touch of his very own. He has fallen in love with it. Maybe now, I can get mine back! Love ya dear!!

DS1 and GF brought over DGD!! Such an adorable baby!! We had a fabulous visit and grandma even got to change a diaper...I still got it!! Here we see Charlie, making sure that the baby is clean and ready for her bottle!! He loves this baby!!!

They took a few pictures of the baby all dressed up for the here is one in her Christmas dress........

Then they took on of her in her Birthday suit! It's just an adorable picture.....
As you can see, she is not inhibited on bit for bearing it all!! :) I think this has to be the most adorable picture I have seen yet!! :)

So, now that 2010 is almost done, I hope that next year brings you all love, peace and tidings of great joy. I know many have had some battles to fight this year, for those I say, congratulations you made it. I am sure it was a hard fought fight, but you came out on the right side.

Life is not easy, and we were not put here to "skate' through things. We must enjoy all our victories, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem. I have said it before, I truely believe there is a reason for everything and we are put in situations to learn from them. Sometimes the lesson is obvious, but many times it's not. We have to keep our eyes and hearts open to learn and accept. I wish many blessings and joy to all of you and may you and your families have a year to remember for 2011. I hope many opportunities are brought as well as taken. Please take the time to seize the moment but also to keep reaching for ultimate prize, true love, joy and happiness.

I have had a wonderful year and am so very thankful for all the people who have shared time with me this year. From work to friends to family, I love you all and am so looking forward to next year and what will happen. I have so many things to be thankful for and am truly blessed. I know how lucky I am to have a great family and wonderful friends. Thank you all so much for making 2010 a fabulous year. I have great hopes for 2011.

Take care everyone. I love you all.

Hugs, Debi

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Welcome DGD!!!!

Well, last night, this morning, around 3:30 am, my darling granddaughter was born!!! She is just beautiful. Her parents are overjoyed. She weighed 10 lbs, 15.2 oz...she is perfect and beautiful. I would like to introduce her to you

She has very healthy DS1 and GF were awesome...she was so tired by the time the baby came.. I had never seen one from the "receiving" end and I was awestruck. It was such a miracle to watch a birth. My faith is fairly strong, but after what I was witness to last night, it is so much stronger now. This is truly the season for miracles.

The proud parents are taking a well deserved rest now. Some of us will be going to the hospital later today to visit them. Welcome to the world little one. :)

May the spirit of the season be with all of you this year. Remember, "..a little child shall lead them..."

Peace to all..

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

11 days till Christmas....

Hello to all!!!

Well I am here to update a few things.

1) DS1 and GF1 have NOT had the DGD yet!!! The official due date is December 20th, but hey we were all hoping that she would come early, but as of yet, no news....

2) The sign-ups for The Loopy Ewe's Spring Fling started yesterday...and tonite, I signed up to join the lottery for a spot at the retreat. I was able to go last year and had such a fabulous time that I am so excited and hoping with all fingers and toes crossed......

3) Still working on holiday shopping and preparing. DH had decided that he really wanted a real tree this year, so last weekend, he went and got one. Well, it is a beautiful tree and was ment to go downstairs into the family room, but alas, the best laid plans.....needless to say, the tree was too large to get into the family room so it is now proudly standing in my living room....hummmmm oh well, it is a pretty tree..

4)One of my friends from work has decided to leave and begin a new chapter in her life. I am torn. I am so sad to see my friend go but I am so excited for her to begin this new chapter in her life. She deserves some good things to happen to her. She has had a really tough year..I am so hoping that this new venture is a good and wonderful thing. I will really miss her and her "diversions" at the office...but I know that she will succeed in anything that she tries...good luck friend, know that I am always with you and will be watching over you in all you do. You are a wonderful person. Thank you for all the lessons you have taught me in the last few years. Bless you.

That's about all for now. As the Christmas holiday draws near, please take a moment to reflect on your own life. Pay it forward during this season and throughout the year. There is nothing better than being a caring and wonderful person all year long....bless you all.

Debi :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I love the weekend....

Hi again,

I did my show for my friend at her kid's school. It turned out well.

This what my table looked like...I had alot of variety and this was good. I did manage to sell a few things as well. It was a nice way to spend the morning. I also got a few leads on sewing "jobs/projects" for other people. I don't mind doing those either...we'll see what comes of it.

DS1/Girlfriend are almost moved out. They spend last night at their new apartment for the first time. I am very happy for's good to be on your own...I'm very sad for me but I will get over it...I can hardly wait for the little baby girl to come out and say hi....we are all waiting on her! :) Should be any day now....(hopefully).

For the rest of the weekend, I am probably going to clean a bit here at the house and then get some knitting done. I may even get to the gym again. It's been a while and I am really kinda missing it....we do still need to get lights up outside but that is out of my hands...

Poor Charlie had to go to the vet this morning. Turns out poor little guy as a UTI, Hopefully he will be feeling better soon and back to his old self....

That's about all for now...things to do , places to go, people to see ... ok not really, just gotta go let the dogs in.....

Debi :)