It's been an amazing month so far. While I was waiting for Movable Type to let me back into my blog, we became grandparents for the fourth time. Sophie was born early in the month, and she's a charmer with loads and loads of dark hair. I haven't started shopping for her just yet, but I did manage to get her baby quilt done before she was born. Welcome, sweet baby!
My youngest niece turned 21 yesterday. There are at least eight birthdays in October in my extended family, but turning 21 is pretty significant. Happy Birthday, Becca!
Dear Husband has a birthday coming up next week. He has been initiated into the world of Medicare, and if we didn't know our government was screwed up long ago, we definitely do now! We did an on-line enrollment three months ago and still don't have a Medicare number. AND, we continue to get mailings telling us that it's important that he sign up for Medicare before the enrollment period closes. Our government at work.
The boat is home, safe and sound, as is the sailor, home from the sea. The second weekend of October was glorious, the epitome of Indian Summer, and that was the weekend they lifted the boat from Lake Michigan. DH was truly sad to have missed the sailing that weekend, but the following weekend a storm blew in that made him thankful he was home, high and dry! And the storm that came through yesterday was so bad that they closed the Lake Shore Drive bike path, and probably should have closed Lake Shore Drive, too, given that there were 22 foot waves.
I put out the invitation for Thanksgiving for this year, and so far we have between 35 and 40 people attending. I love having the family gather.
Scraps on a Mission has one month left before we give the quilts we have made this summer. We had hoped to finish twelve, but I think the five of us will have completed more than two dozen just since June. This has been a MAJOR growing experience for me. I'm so glad I've had the chance to participate.
Today, I sent off a box of 67 six-inch crocheted squares to Shelly Tucker, who oversees Share A Square from her home in Denton, Texas. Shelly is busy putting together part of the 100 afghans we hope to give to Camp Quality in Frankfort, Illinois, a camp for kids with cancer. Four of us contributed to that box, and another package will go out soon.
It's time to look for a cat! We need to give a needy cat a home. I plan to visit our local shelter, and see if I can't find another cat who will live up to the reputation of my two previous cats. My-Sister-The-Nurse's family speaks in horrified tones about Jamar, my gorgeous Seal-point Siamese, and Edward Scissorhands had a lot of personality, too.
I hope you've all been enjoying October as much as I have. Happy Fall to you all!