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  1. Brenda, when I was working it always amazed me how many people seemed to develop serious health conditions within the first few years after retiring.
  2. Hi ladies. Sorry I’ve been MIA. We’ve been camping with limited internet access. When we got home, I got the news that a friend found her husband dead, next to a tree he had just planted on property they bought to build a retirement home. I feel so bad for her and it really struck me that we need to make the most of each day we are given. I read all the posts that I missed but I am so far behind….. I was astounded, reading about all Mona’s rain. It’s really dry here It rained a bit last night, but we need a lot more rain. The farmers are really hurting. I haven’t
  3. Hi ladies. Hope you are doing well. Mona, your dahlia blanket is gorgeous. It sounds like you found a good place for the raccoon. Really nothing to report here. I have been doing little bits on my Sophie’s Garden afghan but I haven’t been very enthused about it. I might have to dig out another UFO to work on for awhile.
  4. Hi ladies. Gloomy April weather here. We have had a few warm, sunny days, but we’ve seen a little snow recently as well. Nothing much going on here. I finished a small basket made of bulky yarn that I got cheap many years ago. I don’t know what I will do with it, but at least that’s a tiny bit gone from my stash! I need to stop buying yarn without a plan. Hope you are all doing well.
  5. Thanks, Mona. The random colors are turning out better than I thought. Brenda, we went out to dinner with friends tonight. Restaurants are open at 50% of capacity here. Unfortunately cases are rising rapidly here, and this time it’s mostly younger people. A good percentage of seniors have been vaccinated. Supposedly there is snow in our forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. I will be surprised if it happens though. We do rarely get snow in April, but it’s been warmer than usual here since mid March.
  6. Judy, I love the way the colors worked out in that blanket. Very pretty. Mona, my Sophie’s Garden is scrappy, but I have seen a few done in a single color that are beautiful.
  7. Hi ladies. Mona, so glad your sons could come over for that yummy sounding dinner. It sounds like you are staying very busy. Wow, Judy, I bet having your son finally visit was such a happy occasion. That was a long time to go without seeing him. My brother in laws stem cell transplant failed and he is again being treated for his leukemia. The outlook isn’t very good, it has spread into his liver. He is currently home after getting his first round of chemo. He’s not really doing all that well, but he is very glad to be home. I dug out my Sophie’s
  8. Wow, Judy, you have been busy! Beautiful blankets. I have made a few more dishcloths and a couple more potholders, plus I am nearly finished with a simple basket made from two strands of bulky weight yarn. No signs of my yarn collection shrinking yet though. Plus, I don’t know what I’m going to do with all this stuff! I might turn the basket into a doll bed for one of my grand daughters.
  9. Hi ladies. It was beautiful here the past few days, sunny and close to 40. This morning we woke up to 3 inches of snow. It’s starting to melt again, but it’s cloudy and gloomy. Hubby has been working on the basement. Today he found my yarn stash. He asked me if I knew how much yarn I had down there? Me: of course. Hubby, “there’s 3 crates full, about ten bags and all the drawers in that old dresser. Are you sure you remembered all of that? Me: yup! (I didn’t mention that there’s even more down there....... And I’m trying to use it up. I think I’ve made about ten dishclo
  10. Love this! Your goddaughter is very talented!
  11. Wow, everyone seems to be having extreme weather. Our temperatures have been hovering between about -5 and 10 degrees for the last week or so and we have around 2 feet of snow on the ground. We had to shovel paths for our dog. The snow is over her head. It was sunny yesterday and today though. And , unlike the poor people in the south, we are used to it and our power companies expect it. I am very slowly making my way through my crate full of cotton yarn. Several more dishcloths but a couple of potholders made so far. I also made each of my grand daughters a purse out of cotton. I’m
  12. My cousin, who lives in Pompton Plains, NJ, just said that they had gotten 2 feet and it is still coming down.
  13. Hi ladies. Nothing much going on here. I’m working on reducing my yarn stash. So far this year I have knit 5 dishcloths, crocheted a double thick potholder and finished a pair of fingerless gloves. Sadly, this did not make a noticeable dent in my stash.
  14. I’m glad to hear from you Mona. Anther online friend who recently lost her husband said the phone calls afterwards seemed never ending. Hope your DS feels better soon and that no one else gets sick. We know a lot of people who have gotten it recently too. Several have been hospitalized but so far all have survived. I’ve never bought a lottery ticket, although I’ve been tempted by those huge jackpots. I never win anything ever though, so I’m pretty sure I haven’t missed a golden opportunity. Judy, as usual, lovely baby blanket and cowl. One of my goals for this year ought to b
  15. Oh Mona, I am so very sorry. Sending hugs and prayers for peace and comfort.
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