Saturday, February 2, 2008

Getting ready.....

Today in our little corner of California the wind is starting to blow and it is brrrrrr cold outside. It's a day when you want to sit inside with a cup of tea, a good book and do absolutely nothing. My day started out, however, sitting at the tire store reading a book and waiting for new tires. Don't you just hate to have to spend good money on things like that?

Now I'm helping Sweety get ready for his big day tomorrow? What might you ask is that? Why it's just football. Sorry, SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!! I've tried. I really have, but I just do not like football. I don't understand it. It looks chaotic. The worse part is the noise. A stadium full of screaming fans coupled by announcers yelling and music blaring is not my idea of a good time. I'm not "into" sports as a rule, but if I must, I don't mind watching Tiger on the 18th hole or a basedball game at the bottom of the ninth. My idea of great sports is being able to get into a quilt show in front of 6,000 other quilters. Now that's what I'm talking about! Hoo-RAH!

I didn't know the class I signed up at one of my favorite quilt stores was on Super Bowl Sunday. Honest. So I'm off in the morning with my BFF of 20+ years, Nikki. Although the game will still be on when I get home, that's alright. I'll have had a good day and so will Sweety.

On a side note... Is there someone out there that you love and care about? Of course you do. Is there someone out there that you need to reconnect with because something was said in anger? Is there someone out there that you have lost contact with because of just being too busy? How about someone who you are concerned about and needs a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on. Do me a favor and make that call. From experience I've learned that it may be too late if you wait. If you have that nagging little feeling that something isn't right with someone, chances are that they aren't and that person needs you. Today would have been my nephew Paul's 43rd birthday. Notice I said would have been.
I love you and miss you, Paul - Aunty Jean.


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Have fun quilting today! Or shall I say "punching?" I am sure that your home will be filled with lots of hootin' and a hollerin'!!! I'd have no regrets going to quilt! I plan on doing some embroidery while the BIG GAME is on!

Jean, it is true about making sure to keep in touch and to call if the voice inside says to do so. Your Paul is smiling at you!!!


Nancy said...

I found you through Becky. I hope you have a fun day. The game will be on here I am sure, but not my choosing. I will be reading or maybe knitting. It is in the 20's here today, but no new snow.

Esther Sunday said...

Hello Miss Jean! Here via my dear friend Becky! Nice to meet you! It looks lovely over here! Will be adding ya to my links so I can keep up with all your doings. Love, Esther

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Welcome to blogland! I wish I could have been there to join you for your tutorial 101!!! I have just begun blogging also, but I don't think there is anyone else in Michigan that is doing this, so my blog is very very basic! Yours looks lovely by the way! It sounds like you took good notes, maybe I should ask for a copy of those! (just kidding - kind of!) Anyway - I have found I spend way too many hours checking out all the wonderful blogs, there are many interesting stories out there!!!

Well, have a good Sunday,

hugs - Diane

Susie said...

Hi Miss Jean,
Just stopping in from Becky's to say hi and welcome to the world of blogging. I'm a CA girl too and we're also retired.
I'll stop by for another visit soon.

Brenda said...

Hello Miss Jean; I found you on Becky's blog and I am so glad to meet you.I also love Quilting and Scotties I also had one for a long time and I miss him dearly.I have thought about getting another one for a while now but I "adopted" a Shih tzu that was in need of a home about 3 years ago and i dont know how that would work two dogs in the house.
Well enough about me I am really looking forward to reading you blog.
Best Wishes :)

ChaChaneen said...

Greetings to blogworld and nice to meet you! Learned about you from Becky who obviously adores you! Have a great time today with your BFF! ha ha

Nan said...

Welcome to blogging! I found you through Dughall's Mom's blog. I started blogging the end of October and it's been really fun. I didn't know much about it either.I hope you'll drop over over to see me "On my porch". I'm a Midwest gal.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Miss Jean! I found you thru Becky at Sweet Cottage Dreams. As soon as she said you had red transferware, I knew I liked you! Welcome to Bloglandia!

Hope you are having a wonderful time at your quilting class. I am not a football fan either. I play golf, and tennis. Love to watch tennis...
Come visit me at my blog when you have the time!

Rosemary said...

Hi Jean,
Nice to meet you. I don't like football either.
Visit my blog sometime!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Hello Jean,
I just wanted to welcome you to the blog world. I love Becky's blog so I knew I would love yours as well.

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Jean! Welcome to blogland! I wandered over here from the lovely Becky's blog, and I'm so glad I did! Be seeing you again soon. Have a wonderful week!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Reginas Cottage said...

Hello Miss Jean!
I found you through Becky,I hope you
have a wonderful day.I'm on the
chrocheting a granny square blanket.
Have a nice day,