Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday - Rainy and Cold

This past week has been a whirlwind - it is hard to believe that one week ago, everything seemed to be calm, with nothing looming on the horizon out of the ordinary!

So this week, we have baby Jake, who Maddie has informed me can not go visit me at my house, because he is theirs, and I can't have him. I guess she is attached to him, you think? She and I went out for a swim date yesterday and had ice cream too. I think she was still in CIRCUS mode from last Monday, because she picked Cotton Candy as her flavor. I actually think she was attracted to the color, which was bubble-gum pink! Click on the word CIRCUS and see all the pictures from that trip from last week.

This past week also sent me back to the dentist for a crown, and a prep for another. I also had an appointment for new glasses, so I should be in good working order here soon! It wasn't planned this way, as the glasses broke last week after yoga, and I was forced into going in since repair was out of the question.

Today I knitted new toes into a pair of socks for Eric. He had worn the bottoms out. I read my noted from when I made them, I had reinforced the heels with wooly nylon, but not the toes. Lesson - reinforce all his foot with wooly nylon!

This week the knitters come for a visit, and I have hopes of working on Jake's quilt. I finished the cradle blanket Becky didn't get done, and will make a small flannel crib sheet for the Moses Basket he sleeps in downstairs. There is just enough fabric left from the blanket.

We've had a cold wet rain, off and on all day. Not the nicest weather, but at least not snow. Hopefully it will be clear tomorrow, we plan a trip to SAM's and Kroger's on Tuesday. Very exciting, no?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Newest Addition to the Family



Here we are welcoming Jacob Michael, first encounter for me, Zack and Maddie. He is a cute little guy, just .3 of a lb short of 6 lbs and is 18 3/4 inches long. He'll be in the step down NICU unit for a few more days until he is eating well enough to go home. Being 4 weeks early he is slow to eat, he'd rather sleep. There are more pictures HERE .

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Hazardous Weather Outlook



TODAY AND TONIGHT...

VERY COLD AND DRY AIR WILL HOLD OVER THE REGION TODAY...WITH
TEMPERATURES OVER MUCH OF THE AREA IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
EARLY THIS MORNING. WIND CHILLS WILL RANGE FROM ZERO TO TEN DEGREES
ABOVE ZERO THROUGH MID MORNING.

A QUICK SHOT OF SNOWFALL WILL DEVELOP LATER TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
MORNING AS A SHORTWAVE MOVES OVER THE REGION. ALTHOUGH MOST AREAS
WILL SEE SNOW ACCUMULATION UNDER AN INCH...SOME SHORT LIVED SNOW
BURST MAY ALLOW FOR SOME LOCATIONS TO RECEIVE UP TO AN INCH.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

February Already?

I can't report a great deal of action going on here in Virginia. We are having a pretty cold spell lately, with temperatures this week scheduled to be 16 tonight, and 8 tomorrow! Sillly has an answer to the new cooler temps:

Yes that is the desk area in front of my TV. She discovered this is a warm place, what with the cable box being on the shelf underneath the table. We have now moved her bed here, so she is even more comfortable. And, when she is feeling extra lazy, she can still see the birds outside by turning around and to face the window and rests her head on the side of her bed.

I also made "Warm Windows" for the 5 back windows of the house. This is a gread product, and though not the easiest to handle, has defnitely made a difference in the overall temperature in the Florida room and my sewing room.


This past Satrday I met with the sewing guild at Meadow Farm and we finished up the quilt project we have been working on for the last few months.



I promise more soon, as it is late now and almost dinner time. Hope all is well with everyone!