Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Strawberries, You've Been Warned

Thank you to all of you who stopped by to wish me a happy birthday!

I intended to post yesterday but ... didn't. The best gift I was given for my birthday? The day off! BFJ took the day off of work so that I could do whatever I wanted and not worry about the kids, the house, etc. Unfortunately, the kids were sick and one of my birthday activities was a family trip to the doctor. And now I have something. But he was kind enough to stay home today, also, so it seems more like a snowday than anything else. It was really nice, though, to have the whole day for my own devices.

It was really cold yesterday. I did try to run a few holiday/fun errands. I bought some yarn for a knitters' exchange tonight, and then I tried to go to Borders for some activity books there. After crawling through traffic (icy roads) for 30-40 minutes, I got to the closest Borders, and they were closed for water damage. Hmph! Well, I thought maybe God was trying to tell me that I shouldn't be out risking my neck for stuff like books, so I headed home and had a nice dinner with the boys.

Since it looks Christmassy, I thought you might like to see a picture of my favorite quilt (that I've finished.) It was an anniversary gift for my in-laws a few years ago. The pieced blocks are "Lucky Clover." This picture is a few years old, I was pregnant!

Oh! I was also tagged for this... photo challenge? That's what I'll call it. "Go to your fourth photo file, post the fourth photo, and explain the photo. Pass it on to four people." I'll pass it on to Audrey, Stephanie, Sara, and AmandaJean hope they want to play along! Here's my fourth photo of the fourth file. It is a picture of a strawberry plant from my yard last summer. I had a lot of plants, not a lot of berries. They have one more year to prove they're worth the space!

I hope you are all having a nice December!


Candace said...

I'm so glad you had a nice birthday, Karen and I hope you get well soon! Thanks for playing along on the "challenge"!! Great strawberry photo - makes me think of warmer times as I sit here and shiver in 19 degrees and snow!

audreypawdrey said...

I am glad you had a wonderful birthday! I am impressed you ventured out yesterday without needing to with it being so unbelievably cold!

That quilt is beautiful! You did a wonderful job with it. Also thanks for tagging me! I can handle this.:) We have strawberry plants in our backyard, too. The funny thing is we didn't know we had strawberry plants until I kept seeing my dog over in the garden with her head all under the leaves in a certain patch. She was pulling off all the ripe strawberries and having a snack! :)

Sara said...

Oh, thanks for tagging me, sorry I didn't see this earlier. I will do that tomorrow. I hope you are all feeling better!