My nephew, Graham, with his wife, Sherry, and their two children, Danielle and Grayson
My sweet 'baby' who was afraid Mom would leave him in Hopewell
Midori and Stoney's pet turkey (my niece and her husband) that follows you around like a puppy! :D
My sister, Flan, who is going to kill me for posting this picture, and the turkey following us :D
My niece, Midori, at her house with her 'baby'
My niece, Carmela, with her children, Ian and Rowan
I have gotten the paperwork caught up---finally---but the rest of the mess is taking a lot longer to deal with. :/ I did pull out my Fall wallhangings in spite of the dust and dirt. :)
We had a wonderful time at my sister's house in Hopewell, VA. I got to see two of my nieces and my nephew and their families, none of whom I had seen in so long that their children are well on their way to growing up. They each had us over for dinner and/or lunch, and it was great getting to see where everybody lives and spend time with them in their world. :) They are all wonderful adults, and I wish I could have had more time with each one of them. Maybe one of these days they will come visit me in my world. :D I have photos to post for them and thank-you notes (will emails work? LOL) to send. :)
We spent LOTS of time gabbing, which is what the Graham seesters usually do when they get together. :) I had a wonderful time prowling around outside (in spite of the heat!!) in my sister's flowerbeds, picking out the things that I hope she will get me starts of for my poor 'weed' beds.
Randy has had some really acute back problems since I got home, and we've spent several days with me taking him for drs. appts. We were gone today from 9:15 a.m. until 5:00 this evening in first the dr's office, then a stop at the pharmacy, then on for an MRI this afternoon. Tomorrow he has to go for a bone scan and more blood work. Then next Monday he has an appt. for a bone density test. They have to rule out before they can try to pinpoint the main problem. One cause of concern today was that his white blood count was elevated. So we just take one appt. at a time, and hope that they can get to the root of the problem and help him with the pain.
Eventually, I will get my chores caught up, and get back to piecing quilts and baking bread---oh, I had to order me a special bread pan yesterday (along with a couple of other goodies), thanks to The Wandering Quilter's post about her recent bread-baking. :D In spite of the temps outside, my inner calendar tells me it's time to start thinking about baking breads, making pots of soups and stews, a roaring fire in the woodstove, and all of those wonderful sights, smells and tastes that fairly scream FALL to me. :D