Can it really be almost 4 months since I posted last. Wow! Maddi was born Nov. 17th and is now about 9 weeks old and holding her head up and can flip herself over if left on a flat surface.
Ali, Rebecca and Austin came to stay with for a week (between Christmas and the 2nd of January)...and what a fun time we had. We cooked and had friends over; sewed and shopped, started Ali's quilt in purples mostly and just had the best time I believe we've ever had together. Now Ali's talking about driving down here next time....WHOA! Am I ready for this .... I'm not sure but there's time to get used to the idea. If you want to see pictures of the baby or of Ali's quilt please so to my Facebook page (Cecelia Glass Mercer) and take a look. It's much easier to put photos up there than here.
Our evangelist and his family have left Edna and have moved to Beaver Dam, Ohio where he will work with the Knollwood church of Christ. We were heartbroken to see them leave...just a couple of months before he had stated that we would have to run him off. But a turn in the situation of his in-laws helped them to make the decision to move closer to Christy's parents. We wish Heath, Christy, Paige and Isaac Rogers all the best in their new home and with their new congregation. We will pray for them to have as good a relationship with that congregation as they had here...no, even better!
Boy have I been busy since my last post. We bought a building for my quilting stuff and have been working on getting it ready to move into...I would never have believed how much work this "finished" building required. Site preparation, delivery of building, underground electrical conduit put in place, wiring into house electricity, priming the floor and laying carpet tiles, getting the heat pump's hole cut and framing that opening and then wiring the outlet for the unit. I may start carrying a few things out there today but I have to go pick up a file cabinet for Sherrel's study and see about steps to make for easier entry.
Add to this 2 trips to Houston to take DD Betsy to see what's going on ... a cerebral angiogram showed no aneurysm and the EEG showed nothing to cause the problems she's having with speaking and with understanding other people's speech. They've ruled out stroke, TIA's, dementia, and Alzheimer's...the doctor calls this the serious stuff. So now he says that what she has is a minor problem...maybe to him it's minor but certainly not to Betsy when she's trying to write a research paper for a college course or communicate with someone.
And it's football season and our DGD Chloe is in the flag and rifle corp. Oct. 16th is district band competition and so everyone's a little tense even though 2A doesn't advance this year. That's weird for us since we didn't advance last year as a 3A band and should have this year but the school's enrollment dropped below the 3A requirement so they bumped us down. Industrial is 2A and Ganado got bumped to 1A. And this year we have to play Hitchcock (this week's home game) and also Hempstead. This is the last game and out of town...we'll probably get a hotel room and stay there overnight and come back the next day...it's a 3.5 - 4 hour drive and I do not want to start that drive at 10 p.m. Even Chloe told her friends there was no way her grandma would want to drive back to Edna from there on a Friday night.
Eli's wife Brittany has about 5 weeks until Maddi is born and so they're not going much of anywhere that's away from Victoria and all our games are the opposite direction. They do come to the home games but usually leave sometime during the 3rd quarter.
I had a lovely visit in Virginia with both my sisters as well as my step mother and her children at her 90th birthday party. My dad's sister was also able to come and we had a lovely time.
There we are, all updated. Love you all!
Sister Dorothy French passed from this life to her reward this morning about 5:30. Please join us in prayers for her family and for the congregation here in Edna, TX where she and her husband Dick are members.
Another month has passed and now we're in June. Day after tomorrow marks the 4th anniversary of Richard's death. This spring has somehow seemed harder. Our grandson left home last December and got married in March. This period of time was very stressful for his parents, sisters and all of his extended family. No effort was spared to try to get him to turn away from this "independence" quest and return to his parent's home...to no avail. In early December our first great-grandchild is expected. Our granddaughter-in-law remains friendly for which we are very glad. This path they chose was hard on her family too.
Later this month we will make our annual trip to Tennessee and Georgia and this year we will add a trip to Kentucky for my DH to speak at the Truth Lectures. We will also spend a little time in Alabama so he can do a little work at the same place he went in February, Stevenson, AL which is near Fort Payne in the upper right corner of Alabama and not far from Chattanooga, TN. So we'll have a busy time. We are grateful, as always, for our daughter Betsy's care and keeping of our home while we're away. We come home to neatly arranged mail, newspapers, etc. We are going to invest in some water timers for our garden so she doesn't have to water our garden areas.
School is out on Thursday at noon...Betsy started her two five-week subjects for the first summer session at The University of Houston/ Victoria.
Hope you all have a wonderful summer...it's always over too soon!
About 3:30 it started raining...not hard, just rain. But then the orange band moved across and it POURED, then let up, repeat about 4 times between 4 and 6:30. My sweet husband went out to check on his garden areas and says the rain in the wheelbarrow shows that we got somewhere between 4 and 6 inches of rain. We haven't had rain in well over a month and we needed it but I'm not sure it didn't come too late to help the farmers. We'll see. The greens beans were laying down but we'll wait until tomorrow to see whether they'll straighten up on their own or if we have to stake them. There's standing water in several places and it's still raining. TWC says we might get another inch in the next hour.