Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to Grandson, BJ!

Hey, Y'all,
Well, I've been kind of busy the last few days working on Teresa's quilt, and, of course, Sunday was church day. On Sunday afternoon, Carol came over and helped me by drawing around the template on a bunch of the quilt squares. I really appreciated the help and the visit. I now have all the pieces ready to go onto the quilt.

I did want to post today, because today is my grandson, BJ's (Guillermo's) birthday. He is 26 today. BJ is in the U.S. Air Force and stationed up in North Dakota. He is Teresa's son. Both his dad, and his stepdad, Tom, and Teresa were all Air Force members. It is a proud tradition. He is a wonderful young man, and I love him dearly. Happy Birthday to you, my dear BJ. I don't have a good recent picture of him, or I would post it. 

Today, I need to tackle the cutting of the background cloth  of the quilt, so I will do that after I have my breakfast. I cut up half an apple while ago and am going to put that into my pancakes and have...ta-da! Apple pancakes!

I do need to go to Hobby Lobby and buy some cloth for the front of the quilts because I have only enough for the backing. First, however, I am going to cut and wash the cloth I have. It is still on the bolt and I always wash new cloth so it won't shrink after it is a part of the quilt. It is easier to wash and press if it is in one or two yard pieces. 

I had supper last night at Fuddrucker's with some of the seniors, and enjoyed that. I ordered the salmon burger, thinking it would be a salmon patty (you know, mixed with other ingredients) and was surprised to see it was a slab of salmon on a bun. It was okay, but not what I had my mental mouth prepared for. Next time, I'll know not to order that particular item. :)

Only two more episodes of "The Closer" and then that will be all she wrote, so to speak. This is the final season, and like most fans, I want more! Oh, well, that's the way the cookie crumbles, the old ball bounces, etc., etc. It was fun while it lasted. I am sure I must have seen all the reruns at least two or three times. I just went to a website to see what Kyra Sedgwick has in store for later. It seems there are six more episodes which will air next summer to lead into a new show called Major Crimes, which is a spin-off of The Closer. Kyra is planning to do some Broadway acting, and is married to Kevin Bacon for the past 22 years. 

Well, my breakfast is waiting to be made and eaten, and I have laundry to finish sometime today. I may even get dressed and go outside sometime today, although yes, it is going to still be in the hundreds and hooooot! I may just wait till tomorrow or Thursday to go out. 

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.


myletterstoemily said...

hi grammy!

i bet that salmon burger was a surprise!
it makes me happy that you like 'the
closer', too! she's great!

hope to see some pics of your quilt soon.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Your quilt must be lovely, I saw some lovely quilts when I visited The Amish village back in May,

Happy birthday to your grandson.

Take care.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday to your grandson!
Quiltmaking sounds like a task that requires patience.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful grandson! Kudos on the quilt making. I've always wanted to learn...
I've never really paid much attention to The Closer, but I kept reading about how you enjoy it so I've been able to catch a few repeats of it on and...well it's really good. I guess I'll be looking for more repeats! Thanks!

Manzanita said...

Hope your grandson had a happy birthday. You do find time for interesting projects. Quilt making is a lost art for me but I appreciate a warm, snug home-made quilt.

Teresa said...

Thanks for remembering B.J. I know he loves you dearly! Love you bunches!!! Teresa