Sunday, November 1, 2020

Happy November

Hello and Happy November to you. It's hard to believe it's been two weeks since I sat down here; I've no excuse really, other than working on a charity quilt and also making this cute Patchabilities runner.


We had a fair amount of snow last week and it certainly helped with the fires. I'm sad to say one friend lost their family cabin in Grand Lake and are heartbroken. I have another friend whose condo was spared there and a third friend who had a trailer there that I haven't heard about yet. Our skies are finally blue and smoke free, though the news says the fires are still smoldering.   Some of our closest friends(of 39 years) moved out to Colorado to live with their daughter's family and because they are so close in proximity, we've been getting to see them weekly.  They also have a travel trailer and we are already looking at trips for next spring and summer.  Hunter is sitting next to their Havanese, Milo; Hunter enjoys him because he is smaller and they play well together.  
Last week my big brother turned 80; it is so hard to believe.  He is so active, rides his bikes miles every day and although retired, he was just sworn into the Planning Commission for his city.  The quality of this photo, taken two years ago isn't very good, but I wanted to pay tribute to what an incredible example he has been to the family.
My brother and sister of my heart live in Northern California and we weren't able to celebrate with them.  However, we tried to make his day as festive as if we were there.  We knew they'd have some sort of celebration on the street and they did; it was called Champagne and Cupcakes, everyone wore a mask unless they were eating or drinking.  We sent out some banners, party hats, a t-shirt, a mug and had a birthday cake delivered on his big day.  Then our grandson put together a video for him of the entire family wishing him a Happy Birthday and telling him what they love about him; interspersed with the interviews were photos from his life and some of his favorite songs.  This is one of the photos included. At a scheduled time we all got together and face timed him to sing Happy Birthday.  He was so moved and it touched us all as well.  

We are sure hoping that Covid leaves this next year so we will be able to have them out here or go visit.
The months are flying by quickly, even though many of us are spending more time at home.  
I wish you health and happiness!

1 comment:

  1. That is such a beautiful table runner! How sweet Milo and Hunter look together. It is wonderful that you brother at 80 is still active. So sad about everyone losing their homes in the fires. Maybe this virus and other turmoils will end soon and everyone will be able to see each other.


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