Saturday, June 1, 2013

1st day of winter here in NZ

Hi I hope this posts it took me ages to find my way around the site .I do wish we could stop altering it. Back to winter, not much happening here unless you call a leak in my bathroom floor!!!!!! I have a weetbix floor not real wood and when it gets wet it falls apart. This happened because we had such a wonderful summer my house moved,darn it, I don't need this mess. I have been trying to get rid of a lot of things I don't need, this has been ongoing for a while, but so far I can't see where I have been, I didn't realise I had so much junk. Luckily my grand-daughter has now moved into her own house so a lot has gone her way. We are now in a very wet season which is great with a dog who can't count I can dry 3 feet but then he is off,I keep trying to tell him he has four feet but he doesn't listen. It is now badminton season and we are every proud of our no 2 grand-daughter. She used to play but has had a 7 year layoff. Now as she is finished with Uni she started to play again last September and is back to no 1 in NZ. I am going to watch her play in couple of weeks so will have to find my winter woollies,these halls are freezing so will perhaps have to buy some thermals. Still making baby quilts for the incubators at the hospital and now have been making beanies for the newborns,I can feel a proper quilt in the air so will have to decide fairly soon what to make.Take care and enjoy your summer, Hugs Bee in NZ.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Checking in from sunny Fla. Memorial Day weekend here

1st--Rosey love the tree.  It is beautiful.
We spent Fri. night-Sunday afternoon at Jacksonville beach.  It was a beautiful weekend for it, full moon, lots of people out for people watching.
We sold my beach cruiser to the GF I went in the 5K run with.  Since it was high tide on Sat. AM when she wanted to ride on the beach, we rode in the street up north to the next town and had a breakfast (I could eat the egg & cheese sandwich without the bread) did more people watching, and by that time the tide was out enough to ride back on the beach.
Sunday, same tide schedule.  Guess since it was full moon the tide was higher than it usually is.  I'm not all that up on tides, but it seemed to be the reason.  Some hippie-types either arrived very early in the AM or spent the night on the beach, because at 6:10AM when I got up with the dogs they were all out there.  The one girl was very animated waving her arms around and talking.  The other 5 seemed to be sleepy.  They had a case of beer there, and drank some about 6:30, then she took one of her hula hoops that seemed to have some globs of something attached, dipped the globs in a lighter fluid-type of liquid and one of the guys lit a match to them.  She did some type of hula hoop dance facing the sun, then bowed to it, like we do at the end of yoga.  Guess fire--to the sun, ?? Maybe worshiping the sun god, who knows.
Anyway, spent 2 days riding bikes, and my legs are sore.  The one GF who is the athletic person has something to measure the miles, and we did 14 on Sunday.  Probably 8 or 9 on Sat.
Slathering myself with SPF #50 or higher every time I set foot outside.
DH will not have any more weekends or time off except for a wedding on June 16th.  He will be super busy until Sept. so we made sure to enjoy the visit.
OH, went to Mayport and bought fresh shrimp Sat. evening.  Bless his heart for working in a fish market when he was 18 or so, he cleaned them, had shrimp cocktail and shrimp and grits.  (grits are corn and gluten free).  Watch the Memorial Day program on PBS Sat. night also.
There were many local Memorial programs around town, but we didn't go to any.   Our friend who rode with us (the DH of the athlete) is a veteran, and he is having some PTSD, which he is getting help for.  Thankfully there is a good Veterans clinic nearby/ and a Veterans hospital in Gainesville,Fla.  only 1 hr. and 20 min. away.
So, happy quilting.
Post some things girls!!
Sara in Fla.