Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Wedding and other stuff

I haven't died and gone to heaven (or that other place either). I've been so busy lately, I've been living life on automatic pilot. Work, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep. That's been my life for the last couple of months. Living like that doesn't make me very happy, and as our mothers always told us ... if you can't say anything nice ..... you get the idea.

I haven't been in the sewing room in a couple of months, except to do some mending. My pile of unfinished projects is still sitting there -- unfinished, waiting patiently for me to have time to pay attention to sewing again. There are so many distractions this time of year!! First there was the yard clean up from the winter debris, trimming the shrubs, pruning the trees. I even mowed the lawn this spring ... for the first time ever!! I grew up with three brothers, and raised three sons, so I've never needed to mow the lawn before. But with the kids all gone, the yard work is too much for Honey to do by himself. Now, understand, we have a riding lawn mower, so it's not like I pushed a mower over our half acre lawn ... but still. It was an accomplishment!!

The biggest news lately is that my oldest son, the Poet, got married on Saturday. He and his new wife live in Florida, but the wedding was here in their hometown. It was absolutely lovely!! Everything went off without a hitch, down to the smallest detail. If I ever need a big event planned, I'm going to call my new daughter -in-law, because she did a wonderful job ... especially considering it was all done long distance!!!

I didn't get any good pictures at the wedding, the lighting in the chapel wasn't ideal from our seats, so this is the best picture I have, but I'll post more when we get the professionally done photos.

We haven't had a chance to get to know Katie very well, but we love her already because she makes Ben so happy!! He's like a different person!!

Today is my birthday. I'm 39 years old for the 18th time!!. Honey is cooking steaks on the grill, and making strawberry shortcake, so I'm going to go have a glass of wine with him and celebrate!!

I won't wait 2 1/2 months to post again!!



Needled Mom said...

Glad that you're back Terri. It sounds like life has been hectic and we can all understand.

How wonderful to have also enjoyed a wedding during your time away. Congrats to all.

Shari said...

Wow! Congratulations to Ben and Katie! Looks so lovely. How wonderful to have a wedding as an excuse for not blogging! Definitely better!

And a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to you as well. Sounds like a lovely little celebration for it with steaks and strawberry shortcake - the closest thing here in Oz to that is scones with jam and cream - not the same at all... Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Hugs - Shari

Sara said...

Good to see you back...

And, happy, happy birthday...

Lurline said...

Happy Birthday and congratuations to you son and new daughter-in-law! I'm sure you will all have lots of happy times together!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a lovely couple! Happy birthday to you!

Regina said...

Happy belated Birthday Terri!!!!

I wish your son and new daugther in law all the happiness in the world.

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