Monday, March 31, 2008

No Stitchin', friends, pets, green pools, the end of snowbird season, Easter and 40 years!

Whew! It's been a busy couple of weeks at our house. No stitching to show, but stick around, I'll get back on it, once I finish the tax returns.... gotta buy Turbo Tax first....

News! I'm now a "pets" owner! Hahaha.... I have been wanting a dog. Maybe a Schnauzer? Maybe a Yorkie? Maybe a Pointer? Maybe another English Setter or how about a Chocolate Lab???? Every week my wants changed but the one thing that remained constant was: We just do not have the time to take care of a pet. It's not fair to adopt a new family member only for us to both be gone from home for 10+ hours a day. So...... a dinner trip to Cracker Barrel Friday night and look what I brought home with me:

My Schnauzer, Baxter and Miss Rippit, the Tree Frog. Both officially adopted at I picked up Baxter first, then found the tree frog & knew she had to come home with me. I also picked up a lovey for my secret sister at ABWA! Such fun. No mess, no shedding and I can take them to work and stitching with me!

I checked the pool Saturday morning. Ick! It was green!! One of the downfalls of keeping the solar cover on and having a couple days of heavy rain... A trip to the supply store for more chlorine and shock and algacide.... That's what happens when you ignore it for a couple of weeks. Looking good now, but I'm sure the chlorine level is strong enough to eat the suite right off your body...

Saturday morning I drove down to Coconut Point Mall south of Ft Myers and met up with Deb (Lavender Rose) and a fellow blogger, Lynn (Kearnel's Corner)that Deb has been stalking, I mean discovered, for a light lunch and some heavy visiting. What a fun time. We had lots of visiting and lots of laughing and we all brought stitching projects to share and oohhh and aahhhh over. There was never a lul in the conversation or the laughter! I stole this pictures from Deb's blog. {;^)

I'm the quiet one....Do you believe that??

The time went way too fast with Deb & Lynn. It was a fast drive back home, picked up Bruce & off to Englewood Beach to meet some friends for dinner in Venice at my most favorite place, Luna's! Lots of fun visiting and saying goodbye as they will be heading up north in a few days. Home late, quick house clean, up early Sunday morning to put a roast on & prepare for 11am guests from Ft Myers. Had a wonderful visit with Dr Jensen & Ardath. They are heading back north tomorrow. Again the day went too fast!

Easter was wonderful. We missed not spending it with our family, but sure enjoyed our Florida Family! Ate too much! Drank too much too....
RJ entertained us with his spoons again:


His Grandma couldn't be out done...!

Happy 40th anniversary to my brother & sis-in-law, Chuck & Cheryl! I'll miss your celebration, but will be there in spirit! Keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Love you guys!

This Sunday is Steamy Sunday Stitching! I'm looking forward to it! I need some time with my stitchy friends! Our food theme this month is Favorite Family Reunion Food! I'll take pictures!

Stay safe! Happy stitching!


Vonna said...

What a special, happy post! You havea busy social life Martha...makes me tired reading it! :)

Lynn said...

I had a super time meeting you Martha! Any time you want to head north you're more than welcome here. Enjoy your stitching time with your friends. It sounds like you've been pretty busy lately!