Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Good evening!!

Wow....we are having EXTREMELY hot and humid weather here...with the humidex it is like 41 celcius. Unseasonably warm.......actually HOT. AND, we are in the line for a direct hit from hurricane EARL. so if you can say a prayer for would be greatly appreciated! Tomorrow is the first day of school for the kids around here, and I'm doubtful if they will be there a full day because of the heat....but I am heading to the grocery store as soon as they are on their buses and getting stocked up for several days. I am so thankful that we have a generator, (and a major one at that) that will provide us with light, the fridge, (no oven, washer and dryer, but I can surely live without that!!)....water (we are well water and depend on electricity) and all the other comforts we need. Six (I think) years ago, we were hit with hurricane Juan and we were without power for 7 days. I remember stepping outside the next morning and it was like a war zone...and the quiet.....was unimaginable......fortunately my parents were both alive at that time and they were restored power in a few hours, so the kids and I went to live with them for the rest of the time....DH would come down every second day for a hot meal and a shower. He did not want to leave our home unattended. It was an event in my life that I will never forget and I pray that this weekend is NOT a repeat of that for our area of the world!!!!

This past weekend I travelled to my hometown area for a wedding. It was the son of a good friend of mine. I don't usually post photos like this, but these girlies are my best friends in the entire world.........we are known as the OMS...between us we have 12 kids, ranging in age from 32 to 13. We see each other as much as we can, and usually try to plan a yearly overnight shopping trip......what we have is precious and I am so thankful for their friendships....I love them all dearly.

And finally.......Bethlehem - Cross Stitch Patternby K. Elaine Kramer Designs........finished by moi and framed by the DH of a good friend (and fellow cross-stitcher).

Have a wonderful evening everyone!!



jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I certainly hope Earl takes a hike off shore and does not do damage to your home and the area. Cheers to the children back to school, Happy Mothers Day!

Your group of OMS's looks like a lovely group of women, the ones you cherrish to no end. Congratulations to all of you for holding on to a bond of friendship and love.
Be always in stitches.

Audrey said...

I will keep you in my prayers. Let's hope Earl brings cool temps with out damage.

Hope the kids enjoy going back to school. I know mine where ready missing thier friends.

How wonderful you and your friends keep the strong bond going. There are so many things to be done raising a family that often we forget the importance of mainting those special friendships...glad you didn't.
God Bless

Karen said...

You sure can say it's hot! Yesterday was absolutely brutal! I'm not used to these temps. I've had the air conditioner on since 7:30am this morning, which I never do. As for the hurricane, I'm really hoping it slows down! My bfd lived in Truro when Juan hit and had to go through the power outages too. To top things off, I'm working this weekend and really not liking the idea of being away from home.

It's wonderful that you have a group of ladies like that. It's great that you have managed to maintain your friendship over the years. :)

By the way Bethleham looks great. I really like the frame you chose.

Margaret said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Love your framed finish too! I'm hoping the hurricane isn't a bad one. Time to batten down I guess!

mumzy said...

We, too, are hoping and praying that Earl decides to turn away, but the closer he comes the more he is aimed at our area in NB.

Great picture of you and your friends.

Keep safe and dry!

Kathy A. said...

Was thinking of you this morning. Hang in there! Hopefully the hurricane will skim by and you will all be ok. Worried about Mom and Dad in P too.
What great friends. Aren't they worth everything!

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome pic of your friends! Love the framed Bethlehem!