Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holiday Happy Day(s)

This Christmas holiday has been delightful. The three boys and one significant other (very significant) spent time with me Christmas Eve. On Monday I saw a good movie (Philomena) with a good friend and had dinner afterward. Christmas day I had brunch with new friends who are now good friends.

Eron's and Dad's surgeries went well. They both have challenges ahead: Eron will need further cancer treatment and Dad will need to slow down to let his ankle heal.


My yard project is coming along weather permitting. The ridiculous amount of rain Atlanta had this year put outdoor activities at risk of failure (like the 2013 tomato crop). The whole project began as I searched for someone to correct the horrendous drainage problem in my back yard. Now I have underground drains, steps to access my upper yard and the beginnings of dry creek beds.
The trees came down.
The overgrown shrubs were yanked out.
And that was the front yard.
The back yard was similarly de-foliated.
Ada Yuen of Eastern Redbud conceived the design. She wanted the storage building gone, but the boys talked me into keeping it, so she will work around it.
I love the steps! Finally easy access to the upper level of the yard. What you cannot see is the network of underground tubes to guide the water away from the house. This was phase one; the phase two plan is on its way to me.
I'm getting back to a little sewing. I'd like to make some progress on this hexagon center medallion. I started it at Mom's house back in August. Sewing is not a priority since I started practicing golf. (It's not an obession if you only go to the driving range once or twice a day. Right?)





 Only one more hexie-block to go! Next I have to decide if I am going to do like the picture in the book and join these blocks with unbleached muslin hexagons or black ones. I'll post pictures of both to see what they look like.
My bed is covered by a quilt Mom made; I cannot wait to hop in and get a good night's rest.
One more thing before I go: Family, friends and neighbors may need us, and sometime we may need them too. Let's get our priorities straight and give each other a hand.

6 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Your yard is looking wonderful, I wish we could have landscaping done, nice land but nothing nice on it. Beautiful quilt and it will be nice to snuggle up under something made with love by your mom. Prayers coming to Eron and your dad.

Debbie

Karen said...

The quilt on the bed is so soft and pretty looking. A treasure made by your mother!

Libby said...

There's got to be some good therapy smacking golf balls at the driving range. Looking forward to the next landscape phase.

Muddling Through said...

It is always exciting to see a landscaping project moving along. Yours looks like it will be a real blessing to you!

lettielulu said...

Lovin' the sound of your voice (your happy voice). Golf is so much fun, it does take a lot of time but there is no better place to be than a quiet, beautiful green golf course! The best in 2014 for you.

Katie Paxton said...

So happy to know you are back in the quilting mood. It is your gift I hope you know.
Also happy to hear of someone significant.
Be safe this New Years Eve, but also have fun.
Keeping you, Eron and Bob in my prayers for healing.
love ya.