I bet you're all anxious to know whether Soccer Son survived his 30th birthday. He did. At least he survived the sky diving part and I think his evening was going to be a little bit tamer, so there's every reason to believe he made it through, safe and sound.
Guess what? Now it's the Wild Child's birthday. Yep, she's three years and one day younger than her brother, so she turns 27 today. No sky diving is planned, thank goodness! People always ask how I managed to have two kids with birthdays one day apart, and I don't really have an answer to that, although I'm absolutely positive she was conceived on Mother's Day 1983. That morning, my sister-in-law picked up our son and took him over to visit grandma and grandpa; Hubby and I were to follow a little bit later. Yeah, uh huh. And it's really odd, but I KNEW I'd gotten pregnant right away--like that minute. Even though we were trying not to--sort of. But it all turned out fine. And I think for a lot of couples, there's no "right" time to have kids anyway--they just seem to happen, and it usually turns out okay, one way or another.
There hasn't been much talk of quilting here for the past several days, and the reason for that is that I'm just quilting along on the BIG quilt, taking breaks now and then when my neck and shoulders demand it. And really, they demand breaks so often, you'd think they belong to a union! I've finally gotten to the outside border, and it only goes around three sides of the quilt; I have half of one side quilted. So the end is finally in sight--maybe another night or two of quilting and then it's on to the binding.
On the quilting front, though, since you mentioned it, I'm looking forward to getting caught up on all of the blocks I've fallen behind on--and I'll do that once I finish quilting the current project and get my Bernina set up again. I'm even getting more enthusiastic about Block-a-Palooza now that I've seen more of the designed blocks, and I know I can simply change the few that don't suit my style as much. I just clicked over to Monica's blog as she's the next designer to post, and I truly LOVE hers--but then I knew I would.
But enough about that. If you work in an office, like I do--or maybe even if you don't--you probably get tired of the same old stuff for lunch every day. I spotted some new Stouffer's frozen meals at the grocery store the other day that looked pretty promising--soup and "melt" combos, and they make three different meals. I decided to try the three cheese and ham melt with tomato soup--I even took a photo because I thought it looked pretty good despite being served on a paper plate with a plastic spoon.
No, I haven't started putting paid advertising on my blog--I see this more as a public service announcement. If you want to try one and would like a $1 off coupon, click HERE and follow the links on the Stouffer's site--you can also see the other two soup/melt combos there. Really, I think they're pretty good, and have I steered you wrong yet?
Finally, I wanted to welcome my new followers--I see quite a few more have hopped on board in the last month or so, since the Be Mine Blog Tour, I think. I hope you enjoy visiting with me. And for those of you who have been around longer--and I know some of you have been around since the start--well, I always enjoy "seeing" you, but I hope you know that already.