Grey-Haired Coed

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year !

Stay safe!

Friday, December 29, 2006

First Real Snow...

Our first 'REAL' snow of this winter!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas Break...

A break in the school year is great. A break from a job is great. But a break is not really a break when you are no longer working or actually in school full-time. Then a break is just more time to do laundry, clean house, cook, wash dishes, and run errands. Oh, and take naps...

I find myself getting bored...

I was thrilled yesterday to receive two more books to edit for 'Seeing Hands'! The titles are: "...and now Miguel" by Joseph Krumgold, a Newbery Award winner, and "April Morning" by Howard Fast.

I have no sewing jobs right now, so I looked through my pattern selection and decided I would make 'doggie shirts' for our toy poodles. OK, call me crazy, but they are 13 years old, and their fur has gotten very thin. So when they go outside to do their 'business' in the winter, they get COLD! I will post pictures, I promise.

***EDIT***
First coat done...too small for Sony...tried to put it on Tiny and got bit...twice.... so they can just be cold...

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2006

A Note From God...

We woke up this morning to about 1/2 inch of snow on the ground. Our son found this note on the white board in the kitchen... he has been complaining about the lack of snow... Did I mention that my husband has a weird sense of humor????

Thursday, December 21, 2006

She's Home!

My friend is HOME!!! The dr. released her and her sister-in-law brought her home! We (all her friends) will take turns sitting with her, bringing food, doing chores, etc. till she regains her strength. My day is tomorrow. I have a pot of chicken soup simmering on the stove as I write this. Her dr. says she cannot return to teaching until February, if then... it all depends on how well she recuperates.

I'm so happy for her. It was really scary for a while! Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes! It meant a lot.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Another Book...

I just finished editing another book for 'Seeing Hands'. They are moving into books for junior and senior high age students. This latest book, "Chosen", by Chaim Potak, was absolutely wonderful!

"The Chosen traces a friendship between two Jewish boys growing up in Brooklyn at the end of World War II. Reuvan Malter the narrator and one of the novel’s two protagonists, is a traditional Orthodox Jew. He is the son of David Malter, a dedicated scholar and humanitarian. Danny Saunders, the other protagonist, is a brilliant Hasid with a photographic memory and a passion for psychoanalysis. Danny is the son of Reb Saunders, the pious and revered head of a great Hasidic dynasty. Over the course of eighteen chapters (divided into three books), the novel tells the story of the friendship that develops between the two boys, and it examines the tensions that arise as their cultures collide with each other and with modern American society. "

I learned so much from this book! Can't wait to see what they send me next...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Good News!

My friend is definitely on the mend! Dr. has removed her intravenous 'drips', and says she is ready to move out of ICU into a regular hospital room.
I am so happy! Thank the Lord!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Beta Version is CRAP!!!

I've spent the last HOUR trying to switch to the new Beta version of Blogger. Back and forth, back and forth. What a piece of CRAP!!!

Our Group Project...

Our class meets today for the last time. Each group will be presenting our final project.
My group is "Fiber Arts"

I tried to link it on the right, but can't get it to work...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

More Good News...

My friend is a little bit better today. Dr. removed the breathing tube, her heart and aorta are 'stable'. They allowed her to sit up today, and she had a light meal. She is showing some of her 'feisty' spirit, and that is wonderful to hear!
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for her! She's not out of the woods yet, so please continue!

A Birdhouse Quilt...




This is for a co-worker of my husband. She is the one in the office who brings cakes and banana bread and cookies and.... for everyone else. She is a sweetie! (and she collects birdhouses...)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Good Report...

The news on my friend is a slightly better again today. Baby steps...

A Comforter...



















I made this comforter for Dr. Morgan. A small thank you for all he's done for me!

Off to Class...

I'm going to class today... wish me luck...

Monday, December 11, 2006

Update...

The latest information on my friend's condition is not so good. She now has fluid on her lungs, so the dr. has inserted a tube and has her heavily sedated .

I feel so utterly helpless...

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Even Better...


My friend is doing slightly better... blood pressure almost normal, pain less, healing of the aorta is noticeable. No surgery today. Her dr. says that each day she can heal on her own gives her a better chance.
Keep praying. She is far from 'out of the woods' yet...


Pat, in her classroom last school year

Friday, December 08, 2006

Tomorrow...

My friend will possibly have surgery tomorrow. More tests were done today, the doctors are hoping the tear will heal itself. If not, a delicate surgery...

My Friend...

My friend is doing a little better. They still have her under observation, and on morphine. An MRI is scheduled for today to determine if surgery is needed.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Need Prayer...

My very dear friend, Pat, is in the hospital... Abbot Northwest in Minneapolis...

She was airlifted down yesterday with chest pains...bleeding aorta...needs surgery but blood pressure dangerously high...

She is only 57...

Please say a prayer for her

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Aspen's Cozy Quilt...

This is the 'Cozy' I made for my friend, Aspen.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Project Linus, Again...



Two more quilts and two fleece blankets.
My total for 'Project Linus' is now 44!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Possibilities...


It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

- Walt Disney