Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

First an earthquake. Next came Hurricane Irene.  Luckily, my home hasn't sustained any damage. Tomorrow I begin my 3rd year of retirement. Having been an teacher for 26 years, it's still difficult not to not think the new year begins tomorrow.  Have a super school year, all you teachers out there.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


A 5.8 earthquake rolled under my home (6 miles from the White House) at 1:51 It's epicenter was about 100 miles away, very near Richmond, Virginia. Now, I am getting ready for hurricane Irene. She's due here Sunday morning. What else will Mother Nature send my way?


Frustrated!!!!!! why you ask?    I joined Aunt Pitty-Pat's Halloween block swap. (Thanks Aunt Pitty-Pat for organizing this swap.) The RULES" said- please have all blocks in by Aug. 20th.  Since I knew when I signed up that I was going on vacation from Aug. 13-20th, I started immediately; my blocks were completed and in the mail the first week of August;  and just as I expected, nearly half of the participants have NOT sent in their blocks.  I think we had at least 3 months to make 13
blocks.  On averaage that would be 1 block a week. I guess I must be "old fashioned". A due date is a due date, be it for bill paying, or handing in a research paper and/or a a report at work. Now that I have this off my chest... I think if you sign up for a swap, no matter what it is, and you do not adhere to the timeline, you should not be invited to be a participant in another swap being held by the same organizer. I now wonder if I will have enough time tocomplete a Halloween quilt.