Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Life Afirming Weekend

DL and I, with friends, Rick and Chrys, spent the past weekend on Nantucket. 
Our Hy-Line "fast ferry" ride over was cancelled due to high winds, but we caught the Steamship Authority "car ferry" as walk-ons.   The 2 1/2 hour ride was treacherous, to say the least - so many passengers got sick.  lucky for me I didn't.    Mayflower passengers sure must've been hearty folk !    Needless to say, we will pay attention to Hy-Line, respect their decisions and won't do that again.

The guys golfed Saturday in the high winds, but loved it.   Us, gals, walked, enjoyed the sun and did our own thing.   

The first cell phone call, from the mainland, came about 10AM from our son, announcing that our 2nd granddaughter was about to make her debut.   By 5PM, she had arrived.    Ashley Karen Lex, weighed in at 6#2oz, 19" long, with dark, dark hair and eyes - absolutely perfect.   Her mom, dad and big sister could not have been happier.    I sure wish I'd been there.


Sunday was beautiful - the four of us walked, explored the island a bit and had a picnic lunch by Sankaty Light House.

Luckily, the winds had died down and our return "fast ferry" ride was uneventful.

Monday, I met Ashley for the first time.   She is beautiful.   I am so proud of my son and his wife.   They are just the best parents ever !!!    Meghan, our 3-year-old granddaughter, spent the better part of the day with me - preparing dinner and baking cookies for her mom and dad.   Delivering to the new family at home that afternoon was a delight.   Nothing like a new baby to confirm the goodness of life.

Yesterday was work, work day.    Always something to do on the computer for work.
Full retirement will be so welcome.

Today I MUST get back to the baby quilt.   Here it is on the design wall...

Progress report to follow.

But first a trip to The Quilted Crow, to pick up supplies for Hand-Piecing class on Saturday...    Never a dull moment.

And sew on...

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