Saturday, May 29, 2010

Things Work Out...

Grandpa's memorial service is Weds, June 9th. I'm flying to MN on Tues the 8th to spend that time with family. My aunt and uncle are coming from Germany. My mom is coming from Idaho. I am coming from North Carolina, and I am sure there will be more.

Thank you so much for the comments of sympathy. He was my last living grandparent, and it is kind of shocking when we all move up a notch on the generational scale. In my life it's always been 4 generations....My grandparents, my parents, myself and my siblings, and my children.

My children don't have children of their own yet...and we've all moved up a notch now that my grandparents have all passed. My parents become the eldest living generation, and I am moved UP one rung on the ladder! My children are now on rung 3 instead of rung 4. I don't want to go there yet! LOL

(There are way too many quilts to be done yet....story of my life)

I spent the morning upgrading my computer to Windows 7. It was easy...but now I need to see if I still can't install block base and EQ because of those stupid errors I was getting previously. I've got them on my laptop, also vista...but this desktop wouldn't let me load them and I've got some design work that needs to be finished and instructions written for future things and..I NEED IT ON A BIG SCREEN! My lap top is 13" and its just too small to be pinpointing bits of color into a quilt layout :c/

That said..I did get an email for EQ7...and I've not mastered EQ6...this is the story of my LIFE!! I was the same way with getting a CD player..I've got cassette tapes, why do I need that? And then when it came to MP3...I've got a CD player, why do I need THAT?! I just can't keep up. I guess that's further proof that I've moved up one more rung on the ladder...into obscurity!

SO...I had plans to spend the day sewing on the UFO that is going in the next book...and I've been side tracked by little churndashes! I want to play with bright color and scrappy happiness, and here I am back into the bin of plaids and just not sure what I want to sew on.

A bit ago I ran upstairs to get a bowl of cereal, poured it into the bowl, only to discover there is no milk in the house. :c| SO..I've been munching it dry, and washing it down with a can of diet cherry coke zero. I think grocery shopping ought to be on my list of things to do today too...but I just want to SEW!

Oh..and while I was away...Buddy got bit by a snake :c( His leg swelled up like a tree trunk, the vet found the bite marks after shaving part of his leg. We don't know what kind of snake, but he's been not able to really walk around the past week. He's been on antibiotics and pain killers, and he'll just have to ride it out. He's lasted THIS long, he should be okay, but it's a painful process for him. That's the dangers of living in the woods with a creek at hand. Even though it probably wasn't of the poison variety, his leg got infected due to the saliva, etc. it's just...EWWW! Living in the country just creeps me out sometimes.

And...I'm sorry to report that Emmy Lou has been gone since I left for Texas. That's the thing with In/Out cats...she was 10, so still middle aged by cat standards. She wanted out.....just never came back. I don't have much hope for her coming back, but I keep watching. Maybe she was adopted by someone. She HATED Oscar and Chloe....so maybe she found greener pastures in a one cat household? Who knows. I just keep hoping I won't find her carcass anywhere :c(

And if you made it to the end of this..I apologize for the wordiness with no pictures to hold your attention! I'll do better next time...promise!


  1. With all of that going on, it sound like you could seriously use a sew-therapy day! Sorry things are such a mess. Sending good sunny thoughts your way from here in AZ.

  2. Just catching up on your posts today.
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My grandparents & parents have all passed on. It does make you think more about mortality and what you want to get done in this life.....and what work on next to whittle down the stash.

  3. Sometimes, like this, words are enough ~ take care!

  4. I think when you move up on the generation ladder, there should be more people lower on the ladder who will go get milk for you. You need a sew day. Take it. You deserve it. A friend of mine actually orders her groceries on-line and has them delivered! I think that's a great idea, don't you?!

  5. Bonnie,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather- We also have no living grandparents - my grandmother, who was the last of her generation passed away nearly 7 years ago. I miss her presence greatly in my life. My mother is the oldest of her generation and I am the oldest of the next rung so I can relate to the changing of the guard.
    My grandmother lived a long life (she was nearly 87 when she passed away). She still lived in her own home and was independent and in good health all the days of her life. My wish is that we all should be so fortunate to live each and every day of our life.
    I hope that you get some opportunity to sew and enjoy some time to recharge yourself this weekend. Life sometimes just bubbles over....
    With sincere condolences for your loss.
    Warmest regards,

  6. My condolences on the loss of your grandfather. I am glad you are able to attend the service for him. Also sorry about the cat, we live in coyote country, so we keep ours inside (lost one years ago, lesson learned...). Hope Buddy recovers well. Best wishes for sewing therapy renewal...

  7. Yes, Bonnie, you do need to quilt! It will settle you down a bit..does me anyway!

    It always amazes me how many people come to our loved ones funerals....enjoy visiting with them, despite the circumstances.

    Sorry Buddy was bitten by a snake....yikes! Hopefully, he will be OK following treatments.

    Hugs, Karen

  8. You really do need a sew day. I had the same no milk experience today. :(

  9. I think today you need the bright happy colors!! Something fun :) Blessings to you and your family, you are in my thoughts and prayer. Take care.

  10. I know it sounds strange but I love to have cold coffee on Grape Nuts cereal...

  11. Poor Buddy. Just hope it was a snake outside, not one living under (over?) the ceiling tiles.... my condolences.

  12. Don't stop the wordiness - I like the words!

  13. I understand the moving up a step on the ladder, I lost my grandmother last month and that was unsettling, that i am becoming one of the old people in the family (hard thing for the baby girl to realize!)

    enjoy remembering your grandfather with your family.

  14. Bonnie,
    Sorry about your grandpa but glad you will be able to make the funeral and family time.
    I'll keep you and the animals in my thoughts too. I know about the in/out cats...but don't give up hope. We had one come home after two years...I think he just lost interest in staying where he was.
    Travel safely,
    Anna in IL

  15. I'm sorry for your loss, Bonnie - but so glad it worked out that you'll be able to be there. Weddings & funerals are family reunions and it's good to be there whenever you can.

    Here's hoping Buddy will be better soon, and I like the suggestion that Jeff go get the milk! lol

  16. I am so sorry for your loss Bonnie. When my grandmother passed away a couple of years ago, I was thinking the same thing - we have all moved up a generational rung. Not a good feeling.

  17. Sorry seems like such a small word to me, and yet, it is the best I can do. Sorry your g'father is gone, sorry Buddy got bit, sorry the kitty has left, sorry no one left milk for you.

    A sewing day sounds like something you sorely deserve. Take care of you.

  18. Pictures are not always required and you so readily share lots of great and interesting pictures so often. So sorry to hear of your Grandpa but it sounds like he had a great life. Its so nice we all have this opportunity to share our lives with people who understand. I hope you can have a few days to relax and be with your family.


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