Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vacation's over

Yep, my vacation is over and I have some more marvelous memories to store in my head and my heart. There were 4 of us for a trip to the coast where we stayed at a bed & breakfast, walked on the beach, took pictures, tried new food & drink, and had a blast. Of course, it will be hard for some to believe, but we 4 women are related by the dearest of ties. My mom and myself, my Aunt & my cousin. There is a large number of years between us all, but when we get together, there is no difference.

We laugh, we talk, we play, we rest. We try different things and sometimes we even watch while part do something we wouldn't all do. For example, my cousin & aunt went horseback riding on the beach. I can no longer participate in this, but I can certainly wander down on the beach to take pictures, as is seen here.

While I was talking pictures, Mom stayed in the car as she can no longer hike in the sand. She did join me for a little while on the paved walkway above the beach area.

We enjoyed our time on the coast and will most likely try it again another time. We've traveled together before and will most likely do it again. Hopefully, the next time my sister will be able to join us.

I worked on some of my quilts while on vacation and have now completed another 3 from my UFO list, but that will be another entry.

Monday, February 13, 2012


They are nice to have!  I spent the first day of mine taking care of errands. Got the oil changed in the car, deposited a check, made a couple of reservations, talked with friends, picked up my mail, mailed a card to Canada, and had lunch with my husband.

Then when I got home, I grabbed a cold drink and sandwiched 4 small quilts. Called my mom, got some dinner, read a bit of a book, and played games on my computer. Now I'm thinking seriously about heading for bed so I can enjoy tomorrow, my 2nd day of vacation.

Sleep well and wake refreshed. Sounds good to me!  Night all.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Traffic Woes!

Traffic usually gets crazy around Christmas Time. This year the crazy was this past week. Monday I was "stuck" in traffic on the freeway for half an hour. I should have been 10 minutes early to work and instead was 20 minutes late. Thank heaven for a cell phone that works! I was able to call in to let my co-workers know where I was. I thought once I got to work "okay, now things will settle down". Boy was I wrong on that count!

I went to pick up my mail at the Post office after work. The 10 minute parking spaces were full, so I parked in the lot. Went in, got my mail, came back out, got in car. Simple, right? Not so! A gal knocked on my car window to get my attention. Not knowing her, I rolled down the window enough to hear what she had to say. Seems while I was in getting my mail, one of the vehicles in the lot had backed into my car giving it a new dent. Well, it had to be a new dent, there wasn't one there before!

Suffice to say, I am now dealing with that vehicle's insurance to try and get my car "back to new" or as I like to say, undented. Will have to schedule the repair job with my favorite shop and then wait while they do their magic.

So at this point, I'm thinking, okay, no more accidents on the freeway for a while. Now that was a wrong thought! Sure enough, on Thursday, it happened again. Only this time I was in a position I could get into the right hand lane and exit the freeway and go through town. I got to work with one minute to spare. I had to share the drive through town with all those other people who did the same thing.

I'm hoping that this will be it for a while. I hate seeing munched up cars on my way to work. I always feel bad for the people it happened to, yet, glad at the same time it wasn't me! I think the car insurance people are busy enough now. Let's give them a break and drive more defensively. Slow down and leave room between cars so we all have stopping room. In other words, don't ride my bumper.