Monday, March 19, 2007

Bright Shiny Day

Oh Happy Day! The sun is shining and the ice is melting. The kid quilts are on the way to Amy and the quilt for the woman soldier, Molly, is on the way to Fran in Colorado. Very productive day and a delicious weekend. Chinese for dinner last night so I had the whole day without cooking or even thinking about it. Hooray!I will get the heart donation quilt top into the mail later in the week. I'm sort of involved with a number of nuisance things this week and the house is seriously filthy-feh!
Thanks for leaving me all the nice comments. It really makes my day to hear from you.
Here's a picture of what a sad young man, without his girlfriend, looks like after 5 hours outside chipping and shoveling. James couldn't even get his car up the icy drive covered over by the glacier. Dani couldn't get up here so it was a-gahd!!!"stuck in the house with us" kind of day. He watched a bunch of DVDs and I watched all 6 episodes of Elizabeth I. Roger did taxes. We left a wide swath around him. It's so sad when he whimpers and moans. Poor soul.

In case you're wondering what the sign in back of James says and you have forgotten your Latin-It says Hic Habitat Felicitas- or happiness dwells here. I gave it to Roger on our anniversary way back when we were just starting out. We saw it on a Charles Kuralt, Sunday Morning biography about a very poor black man in Georgia. This man had nothing, barely a roof over his head, but he loved to read and had educated himself in this way. He was a laborer and all he really owned were the books that lined the walls of what literally was a shack with few everyday conveniences that we all take for granted. He had, other than the hundreds of books, this sign on his wall . It makes me smile every time I see it and sometimes reminds me of what is really meaningful in my life.

It's on to the grocery store and, as always, laundry had managed to multiply alarmingly overnight. Shenanigans in the night? I think so. See you tomorrow.


Janet said...

I'm glad you've got sunshine and the snow is melting. Thanks for sharing that little story about the sign. That's very inspiring and I think I'll copy it and make a sign for myself. We all sometimes take too much for granted! I try to notice all that I have and be grateful for it.

My laundry must me up to no good, too. Every time I turn around the basket is full!!

Rian said...

Looks like Bloglines has hiccupped again and I'll have to check your blog the old-fashioned way.

Its supermarket and laundry for me today, too. Bleh.

Jane Ann said...

It should be against the law for any man to have eyes that gorgeous blue!! Did he get them from you? So glad you thawed out some today. (I guess it would be impolite to mention our 70 degrees today, hunh? And 81 predicted on Fri, Sat, and Sun would really be rubbing salt in the wound, wouldn't it? You can get back at me in July and August.)

The Carolina Quilter said...

Hi, my old pal, Dee! I am not dead--just swamped with work, children, etc., etc., etc.. But glad to be working here at the quilt shop as opposed to, say, the DMV, and very glad to have the children, two of whom are now driving! Sorry to rain on your parade but it's 70 here and the daffodils and yellow bells are blooming!