Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nearly There

Christmas gifts are nearly complete. Jeff and I finished up the tree ornaments for each of the grandchildren. Even for the ones we have never met and are likely to never meet. But no matter, our love goes out to them and there is always a place for them in our hearts and home.

Very early in the year I began making snuggle blankets for the youngest. I only managed to complete 5 before more important tasks entered my life. Three months of caring for a newborn grandson derailed my plans for the year, but it was worth it.

Pillows for the older kids were on the agenda, but again these things take time and I still have birthday blankets to complete.

Many items are destined to be shipped today so I will get those out and then finish what I can before Christmas.

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Getting Started

I’m not a great blogger, but it helps me to get a few thoughts down occasionally.


I’ve had a few exciting things happen, this being one of them. When I reluctantly joined Boy Scouts in 2002, I did it for my boys. They begged incessantly for weeks before I caved, mostly to shut them up. Now here we’re are ten years later and my boys are grown and I’m still a Scouter.

None of my sons earned Eagle Scout. I’m not totally disappointed though. Because their dad wasn’t around as much as he could have been, Scouting offered some terrific male role models and my sons are better men because of it. For me, that is more satisfying than any award they could have earned.

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