It's been such a busy year that the time is just flying by! I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving already!
We're having a small family group this year (3 of us) but we're all getting together for Christmas, including our son who lived in Denmark for 3 years. He moved back "home" (the continental US) last month. After I finish writing this post, I have to get busy on making pies, cranberry sauce, etc.
Speaking of busy, we met a group of friends and went to Galveston for a Segway (historical) tour of the island. It was my first time on a Segway and made me into a liar. (I'd previously seen those things and said I'd never ever be caught on one.) At the risk of sounding like a dork, it was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Maybe because I was enjoying being with our friends? Before we started, we had a short lesson in how to operate the Segways which included info about what happens when you hit top speed....all of 12.5 mph. Of course, I had to try that out. lol!
Our tour guide was great! He was very informative and obviously very interested in the subject matter. One of the favorite stories he told was about a house where the original owner wanted himself, his wife, and his daughter interred in a special room in the house. He was but the house was sold before the demise of his wife and daughter. Unfortunately because of zoning restrictions, they couldn't make an opening big enough in the house to remove him for burial elsewhere...so whenever the house is sold, the owners have to disclose that the buyer is getting the house AND the original owner.
The next day I flew "back home" to Ohio to visit with my parents and attend Camp Gottastitch with a friend. I enjoyed the whole trip. My parents and I went to all the hot spots of my small home town so it felt like I was a tourist. I can't even remember the last time just I visited them and that was really nice too. When I first walked into their house, it felt like that commercial where the grandchildren are visiting their grandparents who greet them with a handful of devices and saying "Welcome! None of this stuff works!" I updated their new phone/new SIM card (which turned out to be a comedy of errors because they got mixed up which was the old phone and which was the new phone) and their iPad. Then I recharged everything for them. The funny thing is that they hardly use either device.
If you only knew how technically illiterate I am, you'd be laughing at my being their tech guru.
I'm most homesick in the fall (down here in Gulf Coast, Texas we don't get the beautiful fall foliage...and this year it's been unseasonable warm here). The drive from my parents' house to my friend's house and then the drive from her house to Amish country in OH (Berlin was where we stayed) was gorgeous! I decided I must try to visit "home" in the fall more often so I can experience my kind of fall. It even snowed while we were in Berlin! (For some reason, I was a lot more excited to see snow than all the other women Midwesterners.)
Stitch camp was so much fun! I was already acquainted with a few of the women who were there and made friends with many more
I won a prize for coming the furthest to camp. (Take THAT, Miss Chicago! 😃😃😃)
I took along an old wip of Bent Creek's Snowbuds (I've been trying to seriously work through my wip pile recently) and started a new sampler...Pink Sparrow by With Thy Needle and Thread.
This was my first time to be able to go to this camp and definitely won't be my last time.
Happy Thanksgiving and....