9 thoughts on “Labor Day Happiness

  1. Mama_Abbie says:

    Spending the weekend at the family house on Cape Cod – first time I’ve been here since Thanks Giving, birth of first grand-child and breast cancer diagnosis. Entire family was here, including, for one night, daughter, her husband and grand-child – first opportunity for (extended in some cases, initial in others) meeting of said grand-child and her great-uncle and great-aunts (or is it grand uncle and aunts?). Love at first sight between great uncle’s Lab and grand-daughter. Just makes you laugh to see the joy on GC’s face when she see’s the dog and vice versa. Unfortunately, close contact was discouraged as five minutes after the dog gave GC a big slobbering kiss, small bumps appeared on her face, despite washing her face right away. Fortunately, the bumps disappeared in a very short time.

    Other big news is that I finished my last chemo treatment on Wednesday and rang the bell. Happy to be done with the treatments; going to miss the folks at the infusion center and the way they spoiled me while I was getting the treatments.

    Next step is surgery (lumpectomy and axial lymph node removal) scheduled for two weeks from tomorrow. Going to be a busy couple of weeks fitting in all the pre-surgery activities.

    Hope that every one can enjoy a beautiful Labor Day weekend. Hope that east Texas friends are well on the way to drying out and that west coast (especially LA) friends stay safe from the fires.

    • Jill says:

      Mama Abbie, I hope the lumpectomy goes well and comes out clean.

      Where on the Cape ? I was in Dennisport in May. If you are ever in West Harwich on a Friday night stop by Jake Rooney’s. My brother in law (Geno) sings Frank Sinatra there on some Friday nights. Tell him Jill sent you.

      • Mama_Abbie says:

        We hang out in North Falmouth and rarely head east of Mashpee until after the leaves fall. Just too much traffic! Your brother in law’s gig sounds like a blast. My brother heads up a local blue grass jam and sit-in at a local bar every Sunday evening.

  2. Jessie says:

    My sister came to visit and it went really well. Of course, we did not talk politics. How someone married to an American Native can be a Trump supporter I do not understand. Also someone who lives in coastal Alaska and every year sees the glaciers retreating dramatically and still denies global warming. Oh well, I kept my mouth shut and we had a nice visit even if we were limited to talking about family. So mostly happy this last week.

  3. I played with fabric for the first time in a long while. I do love quiltmaking. And today I went digging through my stash to choose a binding, and my stash is so huge (many multiples of beyond my life expectancy) that I’ve forgotten I even have most of my fabrics, so it’s like they’re all new acquisitions.

  4. Enjoying a long weekend with a close friend who lives in Surrey. Wandered around Wisley garden with my new camera, and then for a second time with my friend, sharing my favourite bits. Also met up with my sister-in-law at another beautiful garden. And a possible house came on the market: hope I can arrange with the incompetent agents to view it this week.

  5. Office Wench Cherry says:

    Tall Boy and I were able to spend a lot of time together over the last few days, which is pretty great since he’s been working so much lately that we haven’t been able to for the last month or so. I’ve missed him.

  6. Jill says:

    Usual Friday night dinner ride with motorcycle friends. LOH (Ladies of Harley) meeting Saturday. Working on remaking a quilt. It started out as a wall hanging. Very lazy weekend.

  7. Thea says:

    Happy long lunch with beloved friends too rarely seen.

    Given intimate news by a woman who owns and runs my favorite shop, ZaZen, so happily confirmed I’ve been accorded friend status.

    Happily ate at our new Mexican cafĂ© in town – owned and chef-ed by the guy who previously ran the kitchen at the tony Cali-French place down the block. Wall art by a Tijuana artist is a mastery of color and design.

    Bonus: Late at night – long story – reluctantly phoned the fire department when the stove went up in flames. I can happily say, those fire dudes, they’re the best.

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