Thursday, August 21, 2008

Today's the Day

We are leaving in about 1 hour for the walk. Jack has to be there for "crew training" and since we didn't want to take 2 cars, Lynn and I are going with him. We'll help set up for the opening ceremonies, sort T-shirts, etc. Jack will have to be at opening ceremonies at 4AM so I'm sure we'll all TRY to go to sleep early tonight.

Pray for good weather (cool and no rain, please) and I'll update early next week!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Here's a Quickie!!

The bake sale was a huge success! We had a ton of food and even though it was a fairly slow Saturday for Bob Evans, we sold a lot. We started selling a little before 9:00AM and were scheduled to stay until we sold out (we assumed that would be around 2:30 or 3:00). There was so many items donated that we were there until around 4:00; but we did sell out. As usual, I met a lot of interesting and fun people! I don't have my camera here to download pictures, but I hope to do that tonight.

We are getting close to the 3 Day event and I've checked the weather forecast. It is supposed to be cool in the mornings and evenings, but hot and humid during the day. Also, there is a chance of rain on Sunday. Of course! Oh well, as you all know I'm not made of sugar so the rain won't hurt me. It sure didn't last year!

I'm both excited and anxious for the event. My foot has been giving me some real trouble lately and I worry about that. I guess that I just do what I can and not put myself on too strict of a schedule. I have 12 hours each day to complete the 20 miles so I don't have to be back in camp within 7 hours! I will take my time and get there when I get there.

Lynn has been babysitting every day this week and won't be home until tonight so we haven't really had any time to organize ourselves yet. We'll have to get the packing done tonight and make the final decisions on how we are decorating the tent. Since we are each allowed 1 bag at 35 pounds, we have to do some constructive packing to get everything that we need to take. Our shoes (2 pairs each) take up a lot of room! We know that we over-packed last year and hope to avoid that this year. Jack is also allowed 1 bag and I doubt that he will exceed the 35 pounds, so he should be ok. Anyway, we are getting excited.

I have binding to add to two large quilts. I was hoping to work on them before the weekend, but I don't think that will happen. That will give me something to do next week, while I recover. I'll also post pictures.

The Melon Festival is coming up fast and I will be selling raffle tickets for the guild quilt. It is pink and brown and I love the quilting. Check out Karen's blog to see a picture.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Baking up a Storm!!

Well my house smells great and so far I haven't eaten a single cookie, muffin or brownie!!! Lynn works at Bob Evans in Norwalk and they are hosting a Bake Sale for us tomorrow. Of course we are baking alot, but what is really neat is that a lot of the employees are donating baked goods as well.This is the last organized fundraiser before the 3-Day walk so I hope it is successful. I am pretty near my goal and with the Pampered Chef donation I should be good. Lynn still has a little bit to go, but I'm not really worried about it.

Anyway, I will take some pictures of everything we bake and at the sale tomorrow and post them. I will also post the picture of Devon's quilt. Speaking of Devon, he is getting stronger and doing well. He is getting breast milk through his feeding tube and has stopped losing weight. I think he is now up to 1 lb., 7 oz.!!! Lisa was able to hold him (in the incubator). She was so nervous, but so happy. I see a bright future for this little guy. He's a fighter!

I better get going so I don't burn any of the cookies!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'm Back

I was told by my friend Karen that I needed to post here, as it has been quite some time since I've written anything. Of course I always listen to Karen, so here is my post!!

As usual, things have been very busy here. Lynn and I had our second garage sale and that went pretty well. We also had a fundraiser Pampered Chef party and that was fun. The party was an ice cream social and we had about 20 people attend. We had over $1000 in sales and we get 15% of the total donated to our 3-Day fund. Yeah!! I also sold raffle quilt tickets at the Basket Festival and that was really good, so we've given our 3-Day fund a retty good boost lately.

Speaking of the 3-Day...we are less than 3 weeks away from the event. I am getting pretty excited, although my foot has been giving me some real problems. I guess I just have to "suck it up" and deal with the pain!

This past weekend, my niece Lisa (from the Dayton area) was visiting my sister Ann in Canal Fulton and she ended up delivering her baby early. Devon Michael was born Monday at 11:15 in the morning and he weighed 1 lb. 15 oz. It is amazing to see him. He is 14" long, but so tiny. He is hooked up to a ventilator and he has an IV going in to his belly. It is amzing to see him. The doctors have been doing lots of tests on him so at this point everything is pretty much a "wait and see" situation. I have faith in modern medicine and I'm sure in a couple of years you'd never know that he was born so early and small. Of course I've made a quilt for Devon. I have to hand stitch the binding to the back and I plan to finish that before work tomorrow. I'll post a picture soon.

Ok, it's 3:05AM and I'm getting tired. I'm off to bed for the night and I promise to try to post more frequently!