(forgive me this is a long post, I just have so much to share!)
We have returned from services for my Grandfather. It's an eight hour drive there and then back again of course. The service has very nice. My B/F and I made a slideshow of pictures for it, and helped to set up the hall and take down as well. I even spoke on behalf of the dozen grandchildren my Grandfather leaves behind. He will be missed.
After the service all the immediate family (22 of us! My Mom has a huge family) stood on the lawn at the farmhouse and released a balloon each that had a little note to my Grandfather (yes we know bad for the environment but it was a great goodbye, and good for my little cousins; youngest is 8).
Here is what they all looked like on the cloudy day as we released them (forgive the spots on the lens, it was raining and I'm just too lazy to photoshop them out right now:
I did get some stitching done... I have the saddest start ever. On another Sue Hillis pirate. I stitched these few stitches in the car:
I had the most amazing mail day ever when I returned from my trip. I had FOUR packages in the mail for me!! It definitely helped cheer me up after being at the funeral.
The first was a belated birthday present from Meari. She is tooo kind!
Look at all these goodies. I especially love the scissors. AND I have Summer Unicorn so now I have Winter to go with it!
Lisa. It's sooo pretty. I do love it! (and it's already been put to good use):
This is an out of print HAED. (more unicorns, gotta love it! :) )
Whew! Well that is all for now. I have some lab tests to go to later today. Bloodwork and stuff.
But my new meds are helping a bit. And I ate some chicken! I miss meat so much. It was nice to have some chicken. I think we will keep trying to integrate it back into my crappy diet.
It's a long weekend here in Canada and most of it will be spent just chilling out. I can't wait to just sit at my house and stitch and catch up on some shows. Gotta catch up on Idol before the finale next week! :)
Thank you to everyone for all your sweet comments about my Grandfather. He will be missed, but such is how it goes.
I will leave you with a great photo that the B/F took in front of the farmhouse last year of my grandparents.