Hi everybody - I'm back!

Well, firstly, I missed you guys even though I lurked when I could. I am
finally homebased for a while from all my travels and actually fondled
fabric today - boy did that feel good. I kept you all in my thoughts and
prayers even if you didn't need it. Those that did, got extra helpings.
And I'm on a new weight loss program (down 8 pounds) so happy dancing is my
exercise of choice. I won't go into details about my activities over the
last few months, but here are the highlights:
The positives:
Took a trip to Florida to visit mom who is still in good health and where my
two grands got to meet each other and play like they knew each other for
years!
Celebrated my grandson's third birthday with him and the family.
Took a 4500 mile train trip with my husband across the country and back. I
waved to everyone in NJ, PA, VA, Washington, DC, Illinois, and all the
states between Chicago and Seattle down to Oakland and San Francisco!
Didn't buy any fabric, but picked up lots of thimbles!
The negatives:
Not much quilting happened
Hubby had another diverticulitis attack - scary when that happens.
I missed sharing with you all
But hopefully, I will soon be 'splaining the new baby quilt I have in the
works for a dear friend's first grand baby. The sewing room has been
straightened up and cleaned out. Big tubs now hold the inventory with clear
labels. Project list has been reorganized. I accepted the fact that I
don't have to finish every project I started in a class if I didn't like the
technique. Phew, that was a tough one.
Well, enough for now. Time go get ready for tomorrow!
Alice in NJ
"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
- Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)
Reply to
AliceW
Hey, Alice, it's good to hear from you! So glad your hectic life is settling down for a while. Congrats on the good things and commiserations on the not-so-good. Looking forward to hearing about your quilts and your grands.
Reply to
Carolyn McCarty
So very good to see you, Alice. Stalwarts are *so missed when they have to have time off. Enjoy your home-based time. . In message , AliceW writes
Reply to
Patti
Welcome back, kid! I was actually just going to email you yesterday and see if you were done traveling yet. I see you are! : )
Karen, Queen of Squishies
Reply to
Karen, Queen of Squishies
Welcome home, Alice. We would so love to hear all about your 4500 mile train trip; DH and I think about that sort of adventure sometime. Could you possibly do a sort of 'traveling' report and tell us about it? And furthermore - as to abandoning a project from a class you took - Of course you can abandon. Think of it as your history report in 5th grade about cannibals. Just because you studied it doesn't mean you have to make a habit of having people for dinner. Toss it. Can that precious grandson really have turned 3 years-old? My goodness. Polly
Reply to
Polly Esther
Hey Alice! It's been a loooooong time! Welcome home. My parents took a train trip from Florida to Seattle once, when they came to see me. They loved every minute of it. They had the "sleeper" car to ride in. Sounds like fun. Hope to see you hear a lot more now.
Patti in Seattle
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Patti S
Ah-ha! So, Polly, you would enjoy a travel report about a long train journey. I wonder if you would like to look back with me on my train journey (both ways) from Canada to Mexico City? I also went across Canada and back by train (I wouldn't fly then - I came over to Canada, and returned home, on a large liner!). The Canadian trip even had a romance!! and the Mexican one had lots of Bridge! . In message , Polly Esther writes >Welcome home, Alice. We would so love to hear all about your 4500 mile >train trip; DH and I think about that sort of adventure sometime. Could you >possibly do a sort of 'traveling' report and tell us about it? And >furthermore - as to abandoning a project from a class you took - Of course >you can abandon. Think of it as your history report in 5th grade about >cannibals. Just because you studied it doesn't mean you have to make a >habit of having people for dinner. Toss it. Can that precious grandson >really have turned 3 years-old? My goodness. Polly
Reply to
Patti
In article ,
Welcome back, Alice! It's good to hear that your trip was such a success, and I hope DH is feeling better by now. :)
Reply to
Sandy
Welcome back Alice. Glad things are getting back to 'normal' for you and the family. Hope your dh is on the mend and stays well. DD is getting ready to do a cross country train trip too. Was that fun? SHould I be worried about her? I hope you are able to get back into your quilting and drop in here once in awhile. Taria
Reply to
Taria
This sounds like the makings of a new book Pat! Maybe you should post it here in installments. You could have cliffhanger endings so we eagerly await the next chapter.
Reply to
KJ
Well - guess what - it won't be with the same publisher >ggg<
Actually, I have had some really fun/interesting adventures. I did start writing an autobiography once, because of them; but last night I thought: perhaps I should just pick out the fun bits and leave all the intervals!! Have to link of a linking title. It would be a great trip down memory lane. I found last time (about 15 years ago) that, once I had started, all the memories came flooding back, things I hadn't thought of for many years just popped back into my mind. Eg getting ready for bed in a tiny 'cabin' in a train, where you had to zip up a canvas door and leave the wooden one open - or you couldn't move your arms enough to get dressed or undressed!! And, of course, you had to remember to leave the bed 'up' until you had been to the loo and washed
fun! .. In message , KJ writes
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Patti

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