Friday, August 26, 2011

Where Have I Been?

If I were a dedicated follower of my blog I would wonder where I have been and why I haven't posted recently.  So, to all those readers who have wondered about my whereabouts recently, let me assure you that I'm fine, though busy, and have been away from home for awhile. 

My trips included Charles Town Race Track and Casino.  This was an enjoyable visit and sort of educational.  I understand the whole horse betting thing better and now realize that there are times when it is more lucrative to bet the odds than to bet the horses.

Our next stop was Canonsburg, PA where there is also a race track and casino, but the horses weren't running when we were there.  The casino was very pleasent but the machines were set tight which really cut down on the entertainment value. 

Next we went to Fort Wayne, Indiana where my husband had business and I spent some time with my brother and his wife.  We went shopping at Shipshewana and I discovered the wonder of cuddle quilts!  I bought the fabric to construct one and can hardly wait to start it.  I have to finish my fish quilt first.  The recipient of the fish quilt had another big catch this week, and a "fishing first" for him - a marlin.  So I'm going to try to add a marlin to the quilt to commemerate that trip.

On the way home we stopped in Columbus, Ohio to check on the new grad student in the family.  He seemed a bit stressed but I know he will soon have things under control and be more at ease with his new situation.

Now I'm trying to rearrange my office/sewing room and get back on track with my own projects.  But, the rest of my siblings are all in the path of Irene.  Two sisters live in the projected hurricane path and my brother is driving into it!  His son lives there and they had this visit planned for awhile. It seems like driving into an area that is being evacuated doesn't seem too smart.  I guess time will tell if the projections are overstated or if he has underestimated the situation.

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