It’s Been A Long, Long Time…

Hello All!

It has been a long time since I’ve been here.

Many don’t know how much time it takes to sit down here

and make and then type up cards and such everyday!

The Pandemic had me working on other things, while homebound!

I Crocheted 4 afghans! Oh, yes I did!

I first made one for Mr. Hubster. It is beautiful! (and heavy!)

I then proceeded to crochet 2 at once, for 2 of my Sisters.

They both requested my squares afghan (regular is 64 squares).

The last one was a shell stitch with multi-colored yarn for another Sister!

At the end of this month, I will be traveling up North for ‘Sister’s Week’!

These are my gifts to my 3 Sisters! I also have several other items for them too!

We exchange gifts with each other to cover, Birthday and Christmas!

I have to admit, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!

It’s so cool to open our gifts to each other, with each other!

We do seem to relive our Christmas’ Past!

I will return on the weekend of the 4th-What? Am I crazy?

Well, I will driving one of my Sister’s back home to WV.

Spend the night and leave early the next morning to head home to NC!

In September, my BFF, Dixie will drive from Texas to NC.

She will stay a couple of days here and then off to RI, we will drive!

We will be attending our 50th High School Reunion!

This will be the last one I will attend! Only doing this for the 2 ‘girlfriends’!

A good excuse to visit and have some fun!

After the Reunion, we will head up to Maine to visit a friend of Mr. Hubster and mine.

We will spend a night , or two, then head down to Mystic Connecticut.

We both have never been to the Mystic Aquarium.

We will do so then! We will spend a night or two there…

Then finally, we will drive back home to NC.

Dixie will stay several days to recoup and then head back to Texas.

It’s going to be a great time with Dixie! We always have fun together!

I am serving another year as President of the Community’s Garden Club here!

I had to be voted in for this year, since I didn’t really serve last year, due to the

Pandemic’s shutdown of all activities here, in the Community.

The By-Laws state a President can only serve 2 consecutive years.

After one year passes, then can serve again, if they wish, and are voted in, by the membership.

I had to send out a flyer to all the members for permission, and to be voted into Office.

For a 2/3’s majority, I needed 42 votes. I got in with 43 votes! Only by one!!!

The rest of the membership voted aye at the meeting, it was unanimous!

We will install our new Board Monday, June 14, 2021

So as you can see, I’ve been busy and remain so, too!

I haven’t given up cards. I have a monthly Card Class that I am

busy with, making Card Kits for the Ladies.

I have had to make up all the kits for Class, up to and through October,

because of being out of town, these 2 trips coming up!

I had to get July’s Class ready, since I will be returning on July 5th and

Class is on July 7th! Then I had to get September’s Card Kits done, since Class will

be on September 1st and I will be leaving for RI on the 5th. I will return on the 15th

of September…had to get October’s Class done, since I will not have enough time

to get 10 Card Kits made up for the October Class, on the 6th!

While I was getting those Cards done, I went ahead and got ALL the months made up!

I have 2 of the 4 Card Kits made up for November!

I am waiting for the NEW Catalog to come out to see what is coming about for

the Holiday’s! I love the Holiday’s!

November and December’s Card Classes are strictly Christmas Card Classes!

The Ladies in Class make 2 each of 4 different Cards. I have 8 Ladies for Class.

I try to make up 10 kits, 2 for samples for the Ladies to put together!

Next Year, I will be going back to the Ladies stamping their own Cards!

I will make up the Kits, pre cut, but all stamping will be theirs to stamp!

For this year, due to COVID-19, I did all the stamping and any coloring.

I wasn’t able to pass around ink pads and pens during the Pandemic.

Now that all are immunized, we can get back to normal!

Last month was the first time we we able to gather, without masks! Aaaah!

I hope you all are well, and have survived this Pandemic.

I think, now I know where the saying

“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

I do believe the truth is there, it sound harsh, but it is reality.

We have made it through, now we are as strong as the previous generations

before us, who went through Pandemics and World Wars, the Great Depression and survived.

They came out stronger and more resilient to what is thrown their way.

I believe we now can too!

I wish you ALL Many Blessings, Hugs and Love!

Until we meet again….

Happy New Year!

2021 happy new year

Hello All!

It has been quite awhile since I posted here.

Since the COVID-19 shutdowns/restrictive use

and re-shutdowns/restrictive uses…

…It’s been a bit crazy here too!

I decided to get the much needed knee replacements done,

while everything is on shutdown/restricted use.

On October 19th, I had my right knee replaced.

I did 8 weeks of PT, I scheduled to get

my left knee replaced on December 14th.

Exactly 8 weeks after the right knee!

I wasn’t going anywhere due to the COVID-19

limitations for travel. I did my part…

I stayed home!

No visits up North.

After the uptick in numbers after Thanksgiving…

…this family played it safe, so as not to contribute to

the possible spreading of this virus.

I want this Virus done and over with!

Thank you Lord for the vaccine…now it needs to get to all!

It looks like possibly Early Fall before we can say it is finally over!

So although 2020 is finally over…we still have a ways to go in 2021

before we see a real significance in change, from this COVID-19.

Be patient people.

We can do this…we just have to set aside the selfishness of

instant gratification and resign ourselves to protecting others,

than just ourselves. We can do this!

So as I go through my PT with this knee replacement,

let’s all work our part in helping to eradicate this Virus and get

back to our old normal!

Until I get into the Craft room, again…

Blessings to you ALL for 2021!


Happy Halloween!

Hello All!

I am doing well…the knee replacement surgery, went well.

I am recuperating. My home therapists are pleased with my progress.

I see the Doc for post-op on Tuesday.

The following week, I start the out-patient Physical Therapy (PT)

I am scheduled all the way up to New Year’s Eve!

I also can cancel if those dates will not be needed.

They told me it was easier to schedule all now, than later.

Easier to cancel than schedule! They are a busy place!

I feel like I am progressing. I still get very sore and antzy if I go too long

without the meds. I tried cutting them in half, to no avail.

The Doc reassured me that the meds also help with the healing of the knee!

I do the exercises daily…I want this knee to work better than before!!!

The Doc was right…he wasn’t my friend for the first week after the surgery!

Because I expected, what he said, I won’t cross him off the Christmas Card list!

I will try to keep you all posted with more updates!

But, all in all, I am doing well!

Until the the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

So Sorry, it has been awhile…

Hello Friends!

It has been a long time since you all have heard or seen anything from me…

The knees are to blame.

It has taken all my time, just to ready for my Card Classes.

I had to cancel the November Class and then divide those Cards, between

the months of October and December!

The Ladies in my Class , for October, put together 6 different Card styles,

instead of 4 different Card styles.

Instead of going home with eight cards…for October (and then again in December)

These lovely Ladies will go home with 12 Cards (2 each of 6 different styles)

for those two months! I divided November’s Class!

I go into the hospital tomorrow for a Right Knee Replacement.

It will be awhile before I can get back into the craft room.

Because, once I am up and doing well…I will schedule to get the

Left Knee Replacement!

Once I am back to a new normal…I will hit the ground running!

Hopefully, literally too! (well, walking fast! LOL!)

I had to get the 3 months of Cards prepared, before I go into the hospital!

I hope by December, I can get back to making the cards for January’s Class!

Meanwhile, I will be working on crocheting…I don’t have to stand for a long time!

It gives me the chance to work on afghans for 2 of my Sisters!

Thanks for staying tuned and staying onboard.

I do apologize for no posts, but I look forward to getting back,

as soon as I am well, to stand for a long period of time, again!

Thank you for your patronage!

I ask for your prayers for a good surgery, prayers for the physician,

prayers for his surgical team, prayers I get well with determination!

AND mostly for Mr. Hubster…he’s going to need those prayers!

Until the next Post…

God’s Blessings on you ALL!

Getting to Know the NEW WordPress Setup!

Hello All!

Learning how to use the NEW WordPress Editor for the blog here!

It’s not like I don’t have time for a lot…but a NEW way to blog? Really?

I just found out I can switch to the ‘Classic’ way of blogging…but…I have

to make sure I click on it, to set it up, each time I go to write!

I had to print out the ‘how’, so I can read and do each time I write!

I apologize for lots of delays.

I am working on my Card Class Cards…I have the 2 Christmas Cards

to design and to make the kits!

I did get the other two Cards made up and kits made!

I have been running around looking for Clorox or Lysol Wipes.

There are none to be found here in New Bern, NC.

I am trying to get a couple to have on hand for cleaning.

I use them to clean my bathrooms.

But, I guess you have to get up early and get to the stores,

at an ungodly hour of the morning, to be the first in line, to be able

to purchase them, if they come into stock at the local stores.

I did get a package of TP, Paper Towels,

Hand Sanitizer, gloves and masks last month.

I’m not hoarding, but I am keeping one in reserve, for these items.

I have always done that, shopping!

When I open the last package, I replace it immediately.

It is what saved our butts, literally and figuratively,

last Mar, Apr, and May!

I do wish this COVID-19 thing would be over…if everyone

would put themselves in a mandatory mask wearing and

total social distancing, I think we would be able to get this under control.

But…I see the people in stores with no masks, the Spring breaks, Holidays,

and Protests, and Back-to-College Frat and Sorority Parties…we will never be free of it?

People need to get themselves in check.

We are a ‘social’ people, but we need to learn to be ‘alone’, together.

What happened to Social Media?

You couldn’t get people’s noses out of their screens…do it again.

I’d rather my family be noses to the screen, than in person!

Keep following the 3 W’s…

Wear Your Mask

Wash Your Hands

Wait at a 6′ Social Distance

I need a haircut, pedicure and a manicure, bad!

But mine and Mr. Hubster’s Health is more important.

I will have to do my own thing (not the hair!)

I can wait, can you?

Are we so ingrained and too vain to just let things be?

We all have a vice and I guess mine is the

Card Class.

We do mask ourselves.

I’m doing something NEW the next Class…

I am going to keep the Ladies at the Social distance…

I will keep them at their spot on a table and bring their

kit, with a sample card, physically to them to assemble!

I think it would be safer than the ladies,

switching tables, to get to the Card.

I will bring the Card to them, so they don’t have to

pack up and move to the next table, that someone else sat at, to work.

I set up the tables, wipe them down

with the disinfectant spray and paper towels.

(supplied by the POA)

I put down grid paper and the stamp sets and ink pads

will still be shared (I only own one of each!)

When the Class is over, I push the tables back to

the way the POA set them up and Re-Wipe the tables

and the Chairs!

I guess we are all on the edge and tired of it all…

…we need to stick it out folks!

We will get back there…when? I don’t know.

I think we will go through another dark spot,

before it will be all over.

I pray you all are keeping yourselves safe.

One good thing…where I live, I haven’t heard

of anyone being positive for COVID-19 here!

This is very GOOD NEWS!

The average age of the people who live here is 65!

We have about 2000 homes in the Community.

We are all working to keep it this way too!

Well, I’ve vented enough today!

Thank you for letting me spout!!!

Please think before you go out…Stay Safe!

Until the next Post…Blessings and SAFE wishes to you ALL!