Friday, August 20, 2010


There’s something about the end of the work week (for most people) that brings a deep sigh of relief.  I’m particularly relieved this week, and I can’t really even say why.  It’s not that it’s secret or anything, it’s just that I am so glad to get away from everything and retreat to the comfort of my homey, modest little house and the loving arms of my dear hubby.  Do you ever have weeks like that?

This has been a normal week in most respects, and as I weigh the good things and the inevitable not-so-good things, I know how blessed I truly am.  Good things included an afternoon of tending my DGD London (pictures later in the post), helping out a few friends with computer and blog issues, walking three miles on four different evenings this week and seeing a 1.8 pound loss at the scales when I weighed in today at Weight Watchers (total down is 32.2 pounds), and getting some major projects accomplished in our yard.

And the not-so-good stuff .... well, the truth is I DO know why I’m glad the week is over, but after writing a very dark and ranting paragraph (which was wonderfully cathartic), I decided to delete it and spare you.   It’s totally off-topic and beyond my control anyway, so I’ll just have to put on my Big Girl Panties and deal with it.   :-)

And now we will return to the usual, sunny programming on this channel!!  (insert six or seven smiley faces here).   Better yet, let’s see London’s cute little face.

One of her favorite toys at Grammy’s  place is this little fabric birdhouse and stuffed birds.  

London isn’t walking yet, but she did try to get up on the fireplace ledge.  She was unsuccessful... this week.  

She absolutely LOVES this stick pony.  Well, it’s a unicorn.  And it has a little red button (which you can barely see) that, when you push it, makes horse galloping sounds, then three horsey “neighs” and then a brrrrrhh sound (a horse blowing out through its mouth).   London bounces to the gallops like it’s a musical beat.  When it’s done playing, she pushes the button again.  (She can’t quite push it hard enough yet, so Grammy has to help).  The main reason I wanted to show you this picture was to show her curls in back.  I hope they stay!!

Then she discovered the Cute Little Girl in Grammy’s full-length mirror.

I’s praying wif da udder Little Girl

Now we’s gonna kiss

Ehhhh..... we’s da new FONZIES !!  

Daddy calls this my “Dick Cheney look”.  What does he know?
It’s SUPPOSED to be my Elvis sneer!!

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And if you have a moment, hop over the the Crazy Quilting International Blog.  They/We are having a Follower drive.  We reactivated the blog earlier this year and have been posting lots of wonderful eye candy.  Great pictures of all the wonderful crazy quilting being done in the group.   So, to get the word out, we are offering a giveaway prize package - or several - depending upon how many new followers sign up by September 15.  Check it out, and while you’re there, check out some of the wonderful pictures from round robins, contests and challenges in the last couple years.  There’s a lot of inspiration there!

Have a great weekend!
Cathy maroon


  1. What a cute little thing , I can imagine you adore her :))

  2. Oh my gosh, she's growing like a weed! LOL. She's is so pretty and she looks like she would be a hoot to hang out with. Better take your vitamins, grandma. LOL.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Very cute pics! Hope you are doing better. (-;

  4. Cathy I could just hug her. I so miss not having a baby or toddler around. I laughed at the pictures and just can imagine her thinking who is that in there?

    Enjoy her now because they grow too fast.




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