Monday, July 30, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

There's been a lot of water under the bridge since my last post. The summer has been filled with some nursing, some travel, some house predicaments, and a lot of needed family time. Sam came home from her first year of college in May and had arthroscopic hip surgery in June. It was like having a newborn again for weeks. We camped out in the family room and watched lots of movies while she was hooked into her machines. Physical therapy started the day after and became our big outing. I am happy to say that she is progressing in her therapy and does have a shot at a gymnastics season this year if things continue to go well.

Let it never be said that I am sedentary. We traveled to the Outer Banks in July for a week with family and it was a delightful house and wonderful weather. It was fun seeing it through Ellie's eyes, my grandniece, who is still under 18 months. Sam couldn't be immersed in water so she had a blow up princess chair that rode all over the pool daily. It was a long trip but fun. I pulled myself away from family two weeks ago and headed to CHA. It was the first time I had been there, but I really enjoyed it. So much to take in and fun seeing old friends along the way. Chicago was great for our two day stint, except for their confusing toll system.

Stampaway is this week in Cincinnati. I leave on Thursday and teach ART of the Word on Friday afternoon. I can taste the potato bar on Friday night already. I have a few spots available in my class so hit up Stamp Your Art Out if you are interested.

After I return it is time to kick it into high gear getting Sam ready to go back to PA. Lots to do before we make that jaunt near the end of the month.

Local classes will resume again here in St. Louis this fall. I do not have dates but will be at Wood Icing twice and am in the progress of pinning down dates for For Keeps Sake as well. Look for more details as life slows down. In the meantime, enjoy my birds! These are so fun to make.