Weekend Coffee Share

Good Morning!  Join me for a cup of coffee or tea and let’s chat.  My life has gotten very busy for a couple of weeks now.

I was at the beach with a couple of friends on a little quilting retreat.  We had such a good time making purses and laughing over our silly mistakes.  I think we did more unsewing than actual sewing.

I enjoyed walks on the beach with Gracie.  It was her first time on the beach and she just loved it.  It took her a little time to get used to the water coming onto the sand where she was standing.  She would run away from them.  It was a wonderful eight days.  There is nothing more relaxing than the view of the beach while you are quilting.


I got home on Thursday and had enough time to do some laundry before I left Friday for my granddaughter Alannah’s dance competition.  We always have a good time on these trips.  Alannah did very well with her solo, and her group dances were great too.  I am so proud of her.  🙂


We drove home Sunday getting me home around 1:00, I grabbed my things out of Kelly’s car threw them in the house and hopped into my car to go to the fashion show.  My friend Ruth invited me to go.  I met her there and we had a lovely time.  The fashion show was a fundraiser for Cape Fear Catholic Charities.

By the time I got home Sunday, I was really beat.  I spent Monday watching the postponed Bristol race.

Tuesday it was sit and stitch and had a good time visiting with the girls there.  I took my crocheting with me and made a couple of newborn hats.

Did some things around the house on Wednesday, then Thursday Gracie had to go to the vet for her checkup.  On the way home, something was in the road when I swerved to avoid it, I hit a curb.  This is what happened.  tire418I had to drive it like this for about 2 miles.  That was the longest trip I had ever driven.  Gracie started throwing up from her shots.  I had blisters on my feet from wearing new sandals, and my iced coffee had gone through me and there was no way I could walk.  What a day!

Of course when I had to call to have the spare put on the van.  Do you know where that spare is?  You have to take the console out, then use a long wrench to release the spare which is under the van.  What a production.  I would never have been able to do it by myself.

So with the spare on the van, I drive down to the store to get a new tire.  Of course, they don’t have the right size in stock.  My new tire should be in on Monday.  Since the spare is a little on the small side, I am homebound until Monday when they call me.

On top of my busy couple of weeks, I have failed miserably with my blogging.  Before I went to the beach I had written my posts for the A to Z challenge and scheduled them to be posted.  I did something wrong and they didn’t post.  I also didn’t realize I was supposed to link them to the letter pages.  I hope to do a better job with it next year.

The other challenges I like to participate in went undone too.  But that’s what happens when life gets in the way.  Right?

Tonight is the first NASCAR night race.  It is in Richmond and it’s another short track.  I will be watching it with Gracie by my side and I might get some hand sewing done.  I am in the middle of a wool project and an embroidery project, so maybe I will get one of them finished.

I need a refill on my coffee so I’ll say bye until next time.  Have a good week.


“Gratitude turns what we have into enough”