Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Back to Normal….Whatever that is?

Well….since I last wrote, winter is back. We got snow and then it melted and more snow and more of the same. There were a couple days of warmer weather but it didn’t last. Back to “normal” for this time of year the news says. Frankly, for a little while I was enjoying being back to “normal” because it is what felt right to me. Now…I’ve had enough of NORMAL and am ready for that warm weather. A bit schizophrenic of me….I know. That’s what happens to some of us New Englanders when things are not “normal”….whatever the heck that is? Easter1

I am heading into a very busy couple of weeks. April 4th is my husbands 51st birthday….yes….I married a younger man…doesn’t everyone? I am 57. Sometimes I am 7 years older and sometimes 6 years older….I prefer 6!! My sister in law Maryellen’s birthday is April 6th. Easter is on the 8th. My mother in law Alice turns 80 on the 9th. My cousin Margaret, whom we just lost recently, would have been 82 or 83 on the 11th. We are having a memorial for her on that very day (her birthday) at the Sacred Heart Catholic church in my home town. That was the church I attended, my entire young adult life. I loved that beautiful stone church.

Those wonderful red doors were always so inviting. The doors were never locked. As a teenager I would go in there and pray….all alone. Today, I think they lock the doors.

And after the 11th, we have a bit of a break. Then we have April vacation to look forward to. I have been making regular sized pincushions for my group of ladies that come to my house on Thursdays. I asked each of them what their favorite colors were and used that as a guide. I’ve finished 4 and am working on #5. Each one has their name embroidered on it. I had two Mary’s….a Julie…a Holly and a Natasha to embroider. Of course the Natasha was the hardest, being the longest name! They are kind of cute if I must say so myself. Not perfect by any means but cute.Smile I will take some pictures when the 5th one is done and share with you. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and I will try to get back with photos of Easter and everything else soon…..easter3

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See you soon……mona72

6 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

I love your animated Mona Lisa! Enjoy all the festivities you have to look forward to this month!

Dawn said...

Hi Debbie!
I'm trying to get back to blogging. I love your coconut bunny, too cute! Can't wait to see the pincushions.

Jean Merriman said...

It has been fairly nice during the days but really cools off at night. Gives me a sense of fales hope about getting in the garden. I have done a few things outside and will go out today but only so much I can do till it warms up more. "Normal" really is a relative word, is it not?

Your Thursdays sound like a fun day!

Come on Dawn and bring it on!!!! I miss your posts. I check you and Debbie nearly EVERY day.

Good to "see" you Debbie.

Jean Merriman said...

Whoops, meant to check for email follow ups so had to comment again to get em.

vesselsmemories said...

This is a great month! My son and I also have birthdays in April. I also grew up in a small town, in CT, and went to a Catholic church where the doors were never locked. So sad they have to lock them now. I'm afraid we live in a different world today, Debbie. Your church is beautiful, have a nice Easter :)

Debbie said...

Hi Eva...Well you should take Mona and use her on your blog!! Happy Easter to you!
Dawn...Oh my goodness Dawn...YES!!! Get back to blogging! I can't wait to find out what's up with you??? And I know you mom would be thrilled about that too!
Jean...Thanks for being such a loyal commenter. I lost your telephone # so I can't call you but it sure does warm my heart when I see you here.:) I think it's great that you are getting busy outside already. I have been lazy about that. I DID pick up some flower seeds at Mardens. Couldn't resist...5 packets for a dollar!! See you soon my friend.
Dawn (A Place for pictures)...We have two Dawn's now!! Dawn from A Place for pictures or vesselsmemories2 above is also from New England so check her out! Hi Dawn...thanks for coming by. Have a great Easter too Dawn and it looks like we have something in common!

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