May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Planning a Visit to the Mouse

I have a mental list of all the things I want to see and do before we retire to CA and leave the east coast. Right up near the top has been a trip to Walt Disney World. I've only been once. That was in 1984 when we traveled with our boys from CA for a trip through the southeast. I've wanted to go back ever since.

My chance is coming this Friday. DH will be celebrating his 60th birthday on November 5th. I suggested we go to WDW to celebrate. He agreed. What he doesn't know is that our oldest DS, DIL, and DGDs are going to join us. They will be flying in from CA. Unfortunately, youngest DS can't get away due to finances and job committments. I've kept DH totally out of the loop for planning this trip. He doesn't know anything except when we are leaving and how long we are staying. There have been a zillion phone calls and e-mails between my DIL and me as we put all the pieces together. We've even ordered a birthday cake to be brought to the restaurant for DHs big day.

I think I've become something of a WDW expert through this experience. My personal reccommendation for anyone planning a trip to WDW is to invest in a great book called, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World by Bob Sehlinger. He also has a website called Another great site with lots of tips is

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Travels and Projects

What interesting weather we are having. Here it is the middle of October in the Mid-Atlantic region and we're having daytime high temps in the low 80's.......not at all the usual. I'm personally quite ready for Fall and cooler temps.

The beginning of October, we were fortunate to take a trip to San Antonio, TX for a conference for my DH. I kept myself busy while he attended meetings. I enjoyed the Alamo, the Mercado and the Museo Alameda. The Riverwalk was a wonderful many choices for places to eat. The weather was warm and humid but bearable. Later in the trip, we visited my siblings in Jefferson, TX (NE corner of the state) where it was a lot warmer and a lot more humid.

Once home, we were back to painting. This time, the painters arrived to fix and paint the Master Bedroom ceiling. Nothing like moving out all your furniture and taking down window treatments to energize your day. Great chance to get rid of dust bunnies.....but I really wanted to quilt not clean.

But I finally got to quilting. I finished a baby quilt for a baby due in November. It's all set to have it's binding sewn down this evening when I meet with my small quilt group. I also played around with an art quilt that I'd ignored since April. I finally got up the courage to add some embellishments.

I made this quilt in a class at our guild show in April. It was taught by Amy Stewart Winsor. She called it Wonky Log Cabins. It was fun and very out of the box for me. I just couldn't figure out what to do about embellishments. Basically what I did was to couch yarns on the surface. I've thought about adding a few beads but I'm leaning towards leaving it as is. I don't want to overdo it.