Monday, December 16, 2013

Getting ready for Christmas

All my shopping is done and the house is nice and clean(that is because we hosted the Lions Christmas party on Sunday). Now all we have to do is set up all the beds and mattresses for 16 overnight guests for Christmas.  They will start arriving on the 19th of December.  Unfortunately we won't be home because we will be in Baltimore on the 19th for daughter Amy's graduation with her master's degree. By the 21st almost everyone will be here. We will also be picking up our new puppy that we will be raising for Leader Dog. We will name her Mindy. She is a black, Labrador-golden retriever cross. The dog we raised last year, Penny is almost finished with her training and in a month will be assigned to a blind person. We are very proud of her. Honestly we didn't think she had a prayer. That day is also my Mom's 96th birthday, but we will celebrate on the 22nd. So it looks like a busy season with a 7 week old puppy.


Pam J. said...

Glad to see you posting again. 16 guests is a massive undertaking, whether you're home or not. And it appears, from your post a few days after this one, that you are home. Congratulations on the daughter's master's degree, the dog graduation and relocation, and mom not being hurt in her "fall."

About quilts: I've made at least 50 in my life -- I used to keep track but those records are sadly lost in the chaos of my house. I've got a crazy quilt to finish for a Christmas gift -- yes, THIS Christmas, as in yesterday. But it's a quilt swap (my friend Shannon and I each make sort of matching quilts for each other from time to time), and Shannon has suggested that we swap them in mid-January, so -- whew -- I've got a couple more weeks to finish. I do all my mine by hand and they are rather slap-dash affairs. No seeking perfection for me! My goal is to make quilts that keep people warm, won't fall apart in a washing machine, and are pretty to look at -- just not up close. Merry Christmas!

Peggy said...

I am glad to hear from you. I promise to work harder at posting this year.