Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Texas Never Does Anything in Half Measures

The news is filled with images like the one above.  Texas is indeed over it's four year drought (it officially started in October of 2010)  The land is green again....well the land that isn't under water.

This spring we have had more cloudy, overcast, and rainy days than we have had sunny ones; and more bad storms than I can remember there ever being in one season.

The forecast for the next week or so promises more of the same.

I have to admit that I am getting a little weary of the weather. That drought is looking better and better, but there is no putting all of that water back in a bottle.

On the upside, I and my family are fine. Our yard is greener than it has been in years. Water restrictions have been lifted. And the sun is shining at the moment.  There is no need for worry; however, your prayers are coveted for our friends and neighbors in the rest of the state.   

Monday, May 4, 2015

April in My Rearview

There are so many thought that go through my head, so many things that I would like to sit and talk about with you....and yet my blog goes for weeks on end with no word from me.  I have to chalk it up to the season of life I am in.  You would think that I would have been more busy before, when my boys were little and underfoot, when there were ball games and concerts, and teacher conferences to take care of.  Of course, that was before I met arthritis and its lovely relationship to monsoon season. Ah well.  It has been a busy month.

Tops to Treasures is busier than it has ever been.  April 2015 saw 25 projects cross the bars.  Some of them are delightful secrets for up coming weddings and graduations.  I promised those people that I would help keep their if those people read my blog.  LOL  Anyway, the ones I can share are pictured here.

April 2015 At Tops to Treasures

I also got to spend a wonderful weekend with my college boys and their friends.  My house was filled to overflowing with young men and woman.  Yes, you read that correctly. One of my boys brought home a girl. No, not that kind of girl, at least not yet. Time will tell.

These good byes aren't getting easier. #gowithGod #5weekstilsummer #comeagainsoon

I celebrated my 52nd birthday.  It wasn't terribly exciting after having all of the kids home.  I got them to share a cake with me while they were home.  My mum sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

My Mommy loves me. #happybirthday

She had them make the bouguet "cat proof" as my fuzzy helpers like to eat the tiny flowers, and them spew them all over the floor and counters. It was a good thought. When they found the flowers inedible the cats tipped the vase over....left on our table over night the puddle created a mess of our kitchen table.  Granted the table was a mess to begin with.  We bought it 26 years ago and have many adventures on it.  However, it gave us an excuse to purchase a new one.  Our kitchen now looks grown up.

After the kids left we discovered that we had some other visitors.  It took one rainy weekend to extricate 5 scampering squirrels from our attic.  Oh my. They were cute little buggers, but I am glad they are gone now. (the squirrels not the kids)

Squirrel Party 

Squirrel Party

And now it is May.  My quilting schedule is filling up again.  My college boys are in their last weeks, #2 has exam week this week. He should be home for the summer on Friday (SQueeeeeeee!) and #1 has exam week next week.  I can not wait to have my boys gathered around me.