"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

06 September 2013

This week...

-I finally sat down long enough to make my own stamp for labels that I like to put on quilts, afghans, and other things I make.  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.  Now I just have to find an ink pad with a color that a I really like, to make it even better.

-  I finished the baby blanket I was working on for a dear friends soon-to-be-here granddaughter.  More pictures of that when it gets mailed out.  

-  We were at the library yesterday afternoon when the first of several storms rolled through our area.  I figured no big deal, I'll just sit and work on my knitting while I wait.  After the huge amounts of rain and the golf ball sized hail stopped, I gathered up my little peeps and headed back to the house.  Enough excitement for me.  More storms were on the way we were told.  Minutes after we got in the house the second round hit.  Leaves everywhere.  Trees bending.  Looks like someone took a weed eater to all the trees in the neighborhood.  But there was more to follow.  Luckily Hubby made it in the door when the third round hit with the strongest rain I've seen in many years (when I lived down South).  Lightning was everywhere.  We had some windows opened (under the patio) to get the cool air in and so we could hear the rain.  Then there was a bolt of lightning that hit so close to the house it sounded like a shotgun went off out on the patio.  It shook the entire house.  I'm not ashamed to say that I damn near pee'd my pants and squealed.  A few minutes later I could smell something burning.  Wires, insulation, wood.  But we couldn't see smoke.  Do you call the fire dept. and what do you tell them?  Hi, I'm a crazy lady that smells something burning but I don't know where it's coming from because there isn't any smoke that we can see.  Well, a half hour later fire engines were screaming down our street and around the corner only to stop a few houses down from us.  That bolt hit that house.  Scary!!!  Luckily no one was hurt and the majority of the house was saved.  I'm still not sure how the owner didn't know that the lightning hit her house and she was inside, upstairs.  ???    Very tense night here last night.  I didn't sleep well.

-  I have decided this morning that with all the excitement yesterday, that today and the rest of the weekend is to be excitement free.  I'm just going to enjoy the much cooler weather we have now and work on the poor little sweater I've been making great progress on here lately thanks to all the sitting time I've had at the library.  I just hope I didn't leave anything at the library yesterday when we left in a hurry.  Wouldn't that be just awesome.

-  I also think a big pot of soup is in order for today.




  1. Oh my lands! That bolt of lightening must have been so loud and powerful. Scary!

    Looking forward to better pics of the blanket.

  2. Very scary! I'm glad no one what hurt. Your blanket looks really pretty as does the sweater you are knitting. A pot of soup sounds yummy. I'm hoping to start using my crock pot more with school taking up most of our days. Hope your week is restful and calm. Heather