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San Francisco trip and DH is sick

May 18th, 2011 at 08:57 pm

Last week we drove down for a Giants game. I was completely miserable as it was a 7:00 pm game and it was windy and cold! I seriously did not know if I was going to last through the game, but DH bought me a warm Giants blanket. We met our older daughters there (who live in Reno), but my middle daughter leaves in 2 days to start a new job/life in Charleston, SC, 1.5 hours from where my youngest daughter lives with her Marine husband and my sweet granddaughter.

It was a pricey trip, we stayed at a funky hotel that was about 1.5 miles from the park and about 2 blocks from a very nice breakfast place called Rocco's. They had the best coffee!

We said goodbye to the girls and headed north, while they headed East. Dh stopped at a little quilt store in Laytonville, which is about 1.5 hours from home. I fell in love with the little store and ended up buying more fabric.

I have made several this year already and have 4 more about ready to quilt. I took a machine quilting class the day before leaving for SF and am ready to try it out on an actual quilt after using 18 inch block "sandwiches" to practice in the class.

DH made a lovely brunch for Mother's Day and one of the easiest recipes was from Relish Magazine:

He also made Alton Brown's version of Eggs Benedict and made a very successful Hollandaise. I made Alton's scones, but threw in a handful of blueberries instead of dried cranberries. It was one of the yummiest brunches we have had. He also made 2 quiches and a SIL brought fruit.

Financially I am matching my medical EOB's to bills and getting them paid, and am sending in the registration for our new security system to the local sheriff's office. Then we have a niece and a nephew graduating from high school this year and I am getting checks written for that.

Last Saturday was a Cookies for Kids with Cancer National Bake sale day and Friday I helped bake and package a ton of cookies. They ended up making $2800.00 in our small town, which was really good.

I was going to help with the sale, but my DH has come down with some very weird flu and has been sick all week. I finally took him to the ER yesterday, where they took x-rays and did blood work, which were all normal. He got a shot of morphine and some fluids along with some prescriptioms for nausea and headaches. He is not much better, but believe it or not the doctor actually called about an hour ago. He is on again tonight's shift and said to bring him back if I felt like I needed to. I thought it was really nice of the doctor to call.

So I am doing pretty well with the food challenge my sister started. Of course DH not eating much for a week has helped! I did buy popsicles today and some already made jello, but otherwise I have been sticking to perishables only.

Here are another couple of quilts I have done or am working on:

For a new mom in my pain group.

For a great-niece who is turning 9, this will be my first machine quilted with a pattern I traced on it using a homemade light box.

This is our new patio that we have waited 10 years for.

Here is the before shot:

I worked in the yard today as it was sunny, but windy. I love being home!

9 Responses to “San Francisco trip and DH is sick”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Beautiful quilts! I hope your husband feels better soon.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Hope you enjoy your new patio!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I agree with Ceejay! What beautiful quilts!

  4. patientsaver Says:

    You are very talented!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Wow, your new patio really upgrades the whole look of the house and yard. Nice. I wish I knew how to quilt like that. When I was little I hand sewed a quilt for my Barbies and stuffed it with tissues. That is the extent of my experience with quilting. *laughs*

  6. Jerry Says:

    I've never been to a Giants game, but I've been to SF enough times to know that it can really lead to a chilly trip, even when it's not winter! At least you got to enjoy the game, and you got the insurance of a nice, warm Giants blanket out of the deal, to boot... Smile Jerry

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    Just checking your blog and saw I missed this post. I had a busy May..
    Going to the City is always spendy!
    I love the quilts. The second one especially.
    Your new patio looks nice.

  8. DayByDay Says:

    Beautiful quilts! Hope you are getting lots of enjoyment from your new patio, too!

  9. creditcardfree Says:

    Haven't heard from you in awhile. Check in and let us know what is new!

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