Sunday, June 14, 2015

Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exagerated.......Mark Twain

I can't believe I have not posted in over a year, that is life I guess.  We love living in Hagerstown and doing all the things that are available to us.  Since Darby and I both like trains we have visited the train museum here and also taken a trip on the Western Maryland Railroad.   Darby has been able to put his trains up and leave them up for fun all year round.  He is excited about expanding his layout with mountains and a bigger board.  We are surrounding by train tracks so we hear them day and night, a very comforting sound to me.

Our children are doing great, Catherine has been at Bethesda Naval in the NICU for 6 years now and loves her job.  Darby and Dawn love San Antonio, TX and have purchased a home there, they and Paisley (the cat) are doing great.

My parents have finally agreed to move to Homewood at Crumland Farms a beautiful retirement community with  lots of activities.  We are trying to go through the house and get rid of things and get things ready for sale.  There is 64 years of things to go through.  If you want to know what it was like in the Depression, talk to someone who was born and lived through it.  They don't get rid of anything, it may be useful someday.  I do not say this as criticism, but just a statement on a time in our countries history.  What will our children find that we have kept for no apparent reason?

I am still knitting; at the moment I have a plain toe up sock on the needles, the Sunshine Shawl and the Pebble Beach Shawl, which is part of a KAL that ends July 5.  I believe I will get it done in time.
I am also sewing a good bit, shorts for Catherine are the latest thing and I am going to start on a dress today.
I want to start weaving and plan to ask for a loom for my birthday in July.  I have sold my spinning wheel to a good home, since it had been almost 2 year since I had spun anything.  I like spindle spinning better, and I have a Kick Spindle that  have not tried yet.

I also believe I am going to try jewelry making since the things I have made have gotten rave reviews.

My Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue are really getting me down and I am going to see a Rheumatologist soon.  I need a nap almost every day.  Of course not sleeping well at night does not help.  And before you say anything, whether I nap or not it doesn't matter.

I have joined the Bible Study group at St James in Boonsboro, MD, we are known as the Bible Babes.  This a wonderful, caring, supportive group of ladies, I am very lucky to have them in my life.

I believe that is all the catching up I can think of, hope you enjoy the pictures.

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