Friday, October 30, 2009

Feeling better, finally

Happy Halloween

It's been a long haul. I've had the flu or some such nuisance and I've been off work for 6 days now. I still have the dibilitating cough, but it's not producing any dark phlegm anymore and the fever has been gone for a couple of days now.

We have a teacher at school whose husband has cancer. He was diagnosed late last spring and it's very serious. We folks at school often make meals for families dealing with such situations, but I don't usually make meals. Mostly because I don't cook much and I'm not the greatest cook in the world. However, I did volunteer to make a meal this time.

The family has three girls and when I asked the mom what they like to eat, she mentioned they LOVE macaroni and cheese and the meals that had been prepared for them were lots of meatloaf and other things, but no one had made mac and cheese. WELL NOW, mac and cheese is right up my alley and I make a "mean" mac and cheese. So, here's how my menu goes...

Brains Au'Gratin (macaroni and cheese)
Spooky Tidbits (buttered veggies)
Haunted Moons A'Rising (dinner rolls)
Goblin Delights (cupcakes)
I made some halloween napkins, pictured below. Not the greatest pictures, it's really gloomy outside and my indoor lighting leaves a bit to be desired, but it's the best I have to remember them:

Rick is supposed to bring home a box from work that I'm going to wrap to pack the food into. I'll deliver it to their house later this afternoon. I just emailed her and they are at the hospital for treatments today, so I guess they eat around 4:30 or so. I hate to have her reheat it, so I'll probably deliver it around that time. That way all they will have to do is heat the rolls and that's optional.

After that I'm going to go to Jennifer's house and visit them. She has things for me to take to Kelly's house for Vivian. We are taking Guinness home tomorrow. It's good and it's sad, too. He's been good for Gracie, but it's not his home. I know Lily will miss him, she loves to torture!! I'm sure he will be excited to see his mama and dada, too. He's a good boy. Talking to Kelly today, she said the neighbors are missing him. :)

The plumbers were here this morning for drain maintenance and they left me a mess. I got it cleaned up, but now I have to finish getting me ready for the day.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I've been remiss in writing for quite a while. My life has been full, yes full of life, love and blessings.

This picture is a site that Rick and I took in while we hiked a little in Zion National Park.

We were on the trail and these beautiful trees were below us. I had to have a picture and even in the low light because of the time of day, it turned out lovely.

Then, on the flip side of natural beauty is the downright craziness of Las Vegas itself.

Rick and I had a wonderful week in Las Vegas. We really enjoyed ourselves and had lots of fun. When we returned, guess what? Swine flu has hit my high school! YIKEROO! We had 380 kids out one day. So, it was rush, rush, rush, try to get all the absences entered and then I get sick. I often get some sort of respiratory thing after flying, but this time it went full blown and I have something with a fever, and all the yucky stuff associated with it.

I'm missing my grandchildren. With being on vacation, then coming home and getting sick, it's been a looooong time without grandbaby lovin.

Absolutely no sewing has gotten done with all the hoopla. I have plans for Vivian's quilt in my head, then it's time to come up with an idea for the new baby due in April.

Enough for now, time for a nap and more Tylenol for fever.

Last pic, the handsome man and his wife in the beauty of nature:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Busy, crazy and sweet, all in one week!

Wow, what a week this has been.

Monday was a regular work day.

Tuesday and Wednesday was a visit to PA to help with the children at Kelly's house. Everyone there is so sweet...Evie had school, but she was there in the morning and right after school. She's a dear. Anna and Nathan...what sweet kiddies. Little Vivian is so darling. She's a calm baby and very sweet already.

Thursday and Friday was back to work and what a day it was today. It's been Spirit Week and the kids (and staff) were spirited, to say the least. Today was just over the top busy. Thankfully it's over and I'm off all next week

I've not done any sewing, but I did get some time in to straighten up the sewing heaven and make some baby hats. They are so darling and they are becoming my charity project for this year. Blankets and matching hats to go to Children's Hospital.

Tomorrow is homecoming at Kent State, so we'll go to the parade in the morning. It's always fun to see the fraternities and sororities on their floats.

Sorry no pics today...just too much to get done.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!

Vivian Kelly has arrived!

This morning at 12:47, Thursday, October 1, 2009, our newest grandchild, Miss Vivian Kelly, has made her appearance.

She is 6 pounds and 6 ounces. She is presently cuddling in her mama's arms. Congratulations Kelly, Scott, Evie, Anna and Nathan.

I'll be seeing her when dawn breaks. Mimi is on cloud nine, by the way!!

God is SO great!