Monday, June 23, 2008

On the road again!

Just can't wait to get on the road again! I love that Willy Nelson song! And we were on the road again this weekend. We drove to Minnesota to visit daughters Andrea and Joanne. It was a mini family reunion. Daughter Alison and her family drove up Thursday. Daughter Carol was unable to be there because she was in a wedding... what an excuse! It was great fun to see the changes Andrea and Jake have made in their home since we were up last July... a deck and patio off the back of the house, a guest room, and an almost finished guest bathroom and family room. We got to see the apartment that Joanne and Jan are moving to... much closer to work, and a little bigger than the place they're in now. I know. I know. I should have pictures, and I did take my camera, but when I'm around family I tend to forget about taking pictures and just enjoy the company!

Dave and I were very sneaky... we sent the girls and their significant others out for dinner and a movie Saturday night, and we babysat the grandchildren! The squealing, the giggles, the hugs were unbelievably fun!

One of the reasons I like road trips is that I spend the time knitting new dish cloths for myself... and sometimes I knit them for friends and family. When I was cleaning my sewing room, I found that I have an abundance of cotton for dish cloths... and the ones in the drawer are pretty dingy looking! I did try to tat in the car, but the bumps in the road were just a little too much for me to handle, so I only tatted one bookmark... most of that was done at Andrea's while everyone else was sleeping. I tend to wake up very early in the morning, so it was the perfect pastime for me!

When I checked my e-mail and blogs this morning, I was very pleased and honored to see that I have been given the Arte Y Pico Award from Dave and Jo at Grizzly Mountain Arts. I am embarrassed to admit that I found out last week that I was also given this award in April by Sarah at A Gardener's Gazette. The message from Sarah was in my spam folder, which I never thought to check. So, my thanks to Dave, Jo, and Sarah for honoring me with this award!

There are 5 rules attached to this and they are:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

There are so many blogs I love to read, and I know that the people I believe deserve this award already have it, but I'll list their blogs so that you can visit them and see why I love them so much!

Grizzly Mountain Arts
Threads of a Tatting Goddess
Yarnplayer Arts
A Gardener's Gazette

Now, all I have to do is figure out how to post the picture of the award! When you see it, you'll know that someone helped me figure it out!


  1. I'm glad that you are enjoying your road tripping, knitting and tatting. How fun to play with and enjoy your grandchildren. What a blessing!
    Congratulations on your award. You deserve it!

  2. Oh my goodness! Thank you Diane!
    I need to go update my blog now.

    What a wonderful grandma you are to give the kids a break!

  3. Second try at leaving a comment. It sounds like you had a lovely trip and I'm glad you got to go. I'm sure it was difficult to spend time with those grandchildren! LOL The dish cloths are lovely. I haven't done that in ages.


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