Hello fellow blog readers. I thought I would post an update on activities here (unfortunately there aren't any photos).
As posted earlier, my week started off with a beautiful L*K exchange from Sandra in Venezuela. These exchanges are not only fun because you get to "meet" other's who have a passion for needlework, but receiving beautiful things from people all over the world is so fun. I have received exchanges from Canada, France and Venezuela so far this year- which makes the world seem so much smaller and my sons think it is really "cool" to be getting things from the different countries.
I have been trying to finish stitching my PS Exchange. The design I picked out has beautiful colors and should have been simple enough to stitch pretty quickly, but for some reason my "stitching mojo" has been running low. I sit and stitch for a few minutes and then feel the need to either get up and "do something" or just lay down and take a cat nap. I am pretty close to be done with the stitching, so I am hoping to finish tonight or tomorrow.
I have received a few more designs from CindyMae to stitch models. She is coming up with some fun designs and hope that everyone is taking some time to check out her website.
I am in between Friendship Sampler RRs right now, waiting for the next one or two to be sent from Canada. So, after I get the PS exchange completed and get refuel my mojo I am going to look into starting my Mary Wigham.
This week, Robert (oldest son) went to a hockey clinic set up by hockey family friend in Fresno, CA. He stayed at the family's house until last night. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings he and his 2 hockey friends (his age) skated with the Fresno coach - working on drills and scrimmaging some of the Junior Players (who are 16-17 years old). Robert said that it was a lot of work to keep up with the "bigger" boys - but it was a lot of tiring fun! In addition to their time on the ice, the coach also worked on some physical training with the boys. So it was a very good clinic to get them in shape for the start of the hockey season with their team here.
Speaking of hockey season...as you know tryouts are over and both of my sons have been placed in their respective teams for the year. Robert's team will have its first practice this upcoming Sunday and Matthew's started a couple of weeks ago. Earlier this week, I was asked to be the team manager of Robert's team - which is a volunteer position I have done for the last 3 years. It is a lot of work, but the kind I enjoy (organizing paperwork, communications with the families, and working with the respective hockey club). So, I accepted the postition.
Other Life Issues
This was the last week of summer camp for the boys - last day today. This week is also the week to pick up the registration packets for their schools. We don't really "register" them per se, the packet just contains all the emergency forms, school policies we have to read and all the requests for money. Next week, we get to go to the schools (elementary for Matthew and middle for Robert) to stand in line and hand in all the completed forms and money for the different programs. But after we get through the lines and everything is turned in, the boys then receive their class information...this is the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow.
Next week is also the last week of summer break for the boys - no school and no camp, while we will start to get ready for school and find something to make the last week "special", it is going to be a crazy one. DH will be experiencing "executive week" at work - this happens once a month and he typically is tied up in meetings or just late nights working on projects. And for me, my boss is coming in town from the U.K. for some meetings and wants to have some time to meet with me. Even though the boys are old enough to be home by themselves, I don't feel comfortable leaving them here all day w/o supervision. Mainly because they are brothers - and you know how siblings get along (good for a couple of hours and then typically they get tired of eachother). I have a plan in mind for the days I need to go into the office that only leaves them home for a couple of hours at a time.
Hard to believe that school will be starting up and I will soon have an 8th grader and a 5th grader this year. I have gotten use to having the boys around and our summer schedule. I am blessed with 2 wonderful sons and a wonderful DH - Life is good!
Hope Life is going well for all of you out there in blog land. Thank you very much for visiting and all your support. I have enjoyed reading your comments and meeting many of you in cyberspace! Take care!
Remember...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa