Off To See The World.

Patty left this morning for her trip to Paris. She should be there later tonight but of course it will be tomorrow morning there so I hope she gets a lot of sleep on the plane. We have all been busy here this last week getting us all in line and ready to carry on without the captain of the ship. She will meet Celina there in Paris and even if Celina will be working all day they will have time evenings to sight see together. Celina has been there before so she wants to show Patty around and Patty has been reading up on Paris so has a list of things she wants to see and hopes she can fit it all in as she will be there only one week. One of her side trips is to Normandy and that will take a couple days but I think well worth the time. Then the next week she will get to visit Norway. I would love that too but my travel days are done, her’s are just beginning.
I have been crocheting again. Each month I make some fridges for the kids to bring to school to say thank you for all they do for the kids, so they bring one to each teacher, each bus driver and sometimes an aid who has been special that month. Then Patty takes them to her nurses and co-workers and gives out as many as I can get done. Some months everyone gets one but not every month as that takes about 30 of them and I don’t always get that many done. This month it was flowers and next month it is animals. Here is a couple pictures to show you what I am working on now. These are the pig, the lady bugs, the fish and my newest one the beaver.
Here we have the sea horse, lamb, cow, cat, pig and the dog. There are 26 different animals in all so I have quite a few more to do and then I will go back and make second or third ones of the ones I like to make the best. some are very easy and others not quite so. Some I have the correct color of yarn and others I have to just take the color I have so I like to make one of each and then spend the rest of my time doing the ones that are fun to make. I am sure I will make more dogs, and beavers. I bet I do extras of the owls but I haven’t done those yet.
I haven’t found patterns for July yet so have to keep my eyes open for that. The kids go to summer school so I’ll need to find something. Maybe I could do fruits and vegetables. I have tried the flags but they take too long to try and make 30 or 40 of those for the 4th of July but maybe I can find fire works or some such thing. Aug will be a challenge too but I have a long time to think about that one.
Have a good day. I should be able to write again each day for a while. Each day is so much like the next that I find it hard to find things to write about. I hope to start a garden soon and that will give me lots of things to write about.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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