Another weekend has flown by. I did get some sewing in, saw my grandsons, cleaned up some areas, and did a bit of shopping. It felt good to get some things done after last weekend when I was sick. Amazing how quickly your energy level falls when you don't eat or move around much. That weight I lost? It came right back :(. But my husband and I are working on adding exercise to our week, he at the gym and me with walking, eating fewer carbs, more fruits and veggies, and just generally less of everything, especially added sugar.
But alas, the last row is still incomplete. I'll work on these tonight and get the top finished, as there are only these three rows to add. Our guild efforts have been so successful in receiving donations that we are overwhelmed and looking for someplace to store it all! What a wonderful problem to have. We have another sew in next weekend and I'll be attending that. I hope to have a quilt to bind by then.
The cries of joy heard all over Santa Barbara and Ventura County were because they reopened Highway 101 in Montecito this afternoon, after hundreds of truckloads of mud and debris were scooped up and carted off day and night for at least 10 days. A lot of the mud was dumped on the beach and will be absorbed by the surf. Many more truckloads ended up at our Fairgrounds to be combed through. There are still two people missing, though a third missing was found, a 21 year old girl who died in the mudslide. All the offramps in Montecito are still closed, and the mudslide areas forbidden to lookyloos as search and recovery goes on. We hope the bodies of the last two missing, a 2 year old girl and a 17 year old boy, will be found soon. No big rainstorms are predicted in the near future, thankfully. Our guild will keep making quilts, as many as we can as fast as we can, to try to give some comfort to survivors.
I watched my grandsons last night for a few hours. So great to be able to do that often.
This is their Christmas card pic, Hunter on the left, big brother Cove on the right. Boy, Cove sure knows how to stretch out bedtime. After a long book, and his traditional bedtime song, he had a question about "why some dinosaurs didn't die in the mass extinction". He actually said that, at not even 4 years old! So we explored various scenarios as to why some "feathered" dinosaurs made it, and also mammals. I think it was after 9 o'clock by then. Then he came out of his room 3 minutes later to ask Mimi "why sometimes you have bad dreams and sometimes you have good ones"...deep thoughts from the great staller. Finally all was quiet. Too funny.