I have a ton of excuses for not blogging but I won't bore you with all of them. I'll just hit the main one. If you remember my post from April 2009, I told you of my neighbor's passing. I helped the family clean out the house and then kept a watch on things as they went back to their homes in other states. In September my husband had a brilliant idea to buy the house and move my Mother. Okay! So, my first call was to my mother - asked her if she would like to leave her home of 56 years and be our neighbor? She didn't even hesitate - Yes!
So, we bought the house and I went to work. 3 layers of wallpaper in the kitchen and 4 other rooms. paint, carpet, tile in the bathrooms and entry way, etc. We did as much of the work as we could ourselves. Momma moved in Dec 7, 2009. She was moved in but not moved out. That took a bit longer. She is settled and happy and we are hoping her house will sell this year.
We also now have all of our children within 5 miles of us. Megan and Scott ( children Scottie and Addie) moved from Roscoe IL to Crystal City MO this past summer. It is good to have all the grandchildren close!
This past July I traveled to Cleveland to take a class with Tracy Moore - the pictures above are the book I made in class and the necklace I made after returning home.
I hope I can stay with this - time will tell - it is good to be back.