Saturday, July 2, 2011
Preparing and waiting
My favorite people are en route from Vermont to spend a month with us at the beach. Mary and Tom (aka Nanny and Poppy) have been family friends since forever. Although not through blood, they are family. The kind of family you choose. I grew up every summer with their 6 children and they all consider me their baby sister. At least 3 of the 6 kids and their families are planning to come and spend a few days here before the month ends.
At the age of 80+ Nanny and Poppy still drive themselves here. I won't relax until they arrive tomorrow morning. I just got a message that they have stopped in a hotel for the night and tomorrow will only have another 4 hours to drive. I have my car packed with extra blankets, lawn chairs and a starter grocery order for their first few days. When they get here tomorrow I will follow them to the cottage and unpack both our cars and get them settled. Sooooo excited to see them!
We had a great Canada Day holiday yesterday. The weather was perfect, as was the BBQ and the Bud Light Limes. I spent a lot of the day outside in the sun and even got a little color on those super white legs. The only glitch in the day was the massive downpour that started about a half hour before the fireworks were scheduled to start. The rain didn't let up so they were cancelled and rescheduled to the August 1st long weekend. For all my American friends - I hope your July 4th celebration is as great as my holiday was.
And now I need a little help. I finally picked up my hook again and got back to the funky flower I started weeks ago. It felt great to get back hooking. It's hard this time of year so every once in awhile I need a nudge. Now I have almost all of the rug hooked except I have no idea what to do with what is left. Help me...... please
Soooo, friendly helpful hookers..........what do I do with the left edge and corner??