Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ahh Fall

The wedding went off without a hitch, the bride was beautiful and so was everyone else. I can't believe my little boy is married. We had a wonderful time in Williamsburg, VA on vacation with Darby's sister Catherine and her husband Jack. We are planning on making this a yearly thing. Next year we are going to Myrtle Beach sometime in October.

Life is getting back to normal, vacations are nice, but as Dorothy said, there is no place like home. I can now concentrate on our Study of the Catholic Church and enjoy my knitting get together's on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings.

We even got some Christmas shopping done in Williamsburg, there are only 90 some days left until the Big Day. The many Christmas Shops told us that. Thank heavens for the cool weather, I am not a summer person. I love the Fall and yes, even the winter. I just finished my shawl for the Shalimar Early Fall KAL, once I get my computer back, I need to take a picture and post it. The shawl is so warm and cozy I can't wait until it gets a little cooler.

I guess that is about it for now. With the wedding behind us, things are a little slow, but that is OK.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Today in History

I remember vividly that morning. I was watching the Today show and saw it happen. My neighbor came over and we couldn't believe it. I tried in vane to get in touch with Darby and couldn't. When I finally went upstairs to get dressed and turned on the TV I was in for a bigger shock. They were reporting on NY and the local station switch to the Pentagon, I knew it was the Pentagon before they even said anything. Darby had worked there for years and still had meetings there on occasion. Since I couldn't get in touch with him I really panicked. This was before we all had cell phones. He could have been at the Pentagon. I did finally get in touch with him and we tried to figure out how to get him home, the metro was not running. When they finally reopened metro he got home.

I will never forget the feelings of that day. I sat on my porch waiting for my daughter to get home from school. It was eerily quiet. No planes were in the air. We are over the flight path for Frederick Airport, so this really was eerie.

It changed our lives. We all got cell phones after that. We all felt a little closer to each other. It didn't bring us back to church because we always went to church, but I would say church was a little fuller after that.

Will we ever not remember I don't think so. I think this will be with us for the rest of our lives. Let us not forget to tell those who were to young to remember so it is never forgotten.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mid Month Ramblings

The wedding is almost here, and we are glad. It will be a wonderful day, but at this point we just want it over. DH and I are going to Williamsburg, VA the Tuesday after, with DH sister and her husband. We are really looking forward to this.

My Tropical Tee is done, but a little big. I have to figure out how to pull it in. I have some ideas. I am now knitting on a shawl in Blue Sky Alpace, it is so yummy. I am also going to do the Shalimar Early Fall KAL. I am doing my favorite shawl in Missy, in the colorway Billowy.

Our daughter is just waiting to hear that the first mortgage bank has signed off on her offer for the house in Germantown, hopefully she will be a homeowner in the next week or two. Of course that means, painting, putting up fans, replacine flooring, etc. She is excited but I am sure a little scared. The house is really beautiful, it has a porch and flower garden in the front. I am sure we will helping build a deck next spring.

I am looking forward to the weather cooling down. I don't like hot weather!!

Well I am sure you won't hear from me until after the wedding, so tata for know.