Turn around and the trees have changed and dropped their leaves and all of a sudden we are talking about Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas gift buying. It’s all strung together into one big to do list that can be overwhelming if I think too much about it.
We watched the last of the soccer games. Our youngest played his tournament and their team won handily.
It began on a Saturday morning when the trees still had their leaves and were beautiful.
We drove to Bloomington where the games were played.
Out grandson is a real hustler. He really likes soccer a lot and will be playing again next year.
He was put in as goalie which he doesn’t like as much as there isn’t as much action, especially when your team keeps the ball at the other end of the field. At one point we looked at him and he was dancing.
Later this month our two youngest grandboys’ school honored veterans. Since their grandfather served in the Army National Guard for 36 years, they wanted him to come to the program. David always enjoys these so much. It’s wonderful seeing school children singing patriotic songs and saying the pledge to the flag.
Here is our youngest grandson. They go to an International elementary school and this picture depicts the diversity in the student body. There are children from everywhere who go here. Some of their parents teach at the college and live in Bloomington for a while. When I was in school there was no one who looked different from me and I always longed for a black friend. Now my grandsons make friends with people from all over. I think it’s wonderful.
Kids are kids no matter where they come from. And they are all so cute!
This is one of the songs they sang
The school orchestra played.
Here is our second youngest grandson in the blue with his class. This is his last year at this school. Can’t believe he’ll be in Middle School next year. Just yesterday we were waiting in the hospital for him to be born and he was the tiniest baby.
The veterans were asked to come forward and for their grandchildren or children to join them. We are so proud of these boys. There are a lot more women veterans than there use to be. Sometimes I wish I had joined the armed forces when I was younger.
Children can be so angelic at times!
There was a nice reception after the program with food for brunch which was very good. The principal asked the children not to take seven or more things because he was afraid there would not be enough food as so many veterans showed up, but in the end, he was passing out donuts and muffins trying to get rid of them.
It was a very nice day.
Me, I keep making things. Don’t know if I showed this pillow I made from a state handkerchief I had bought.
And, of course, I keep knitting socks.
This yarn is called Monarch Butterfly.
A while back I ran across a magazine with a quilt pattern I have made before.
It’s called Grandmother’s Fancy. I had a few blocks left over from that quilt so I made some more and bought some fabric for the borders and binding.
Today I finished piecing the quilt except for the border. It’s huge. I think it’s at least king size.
Now I have a Christmas quilt I want to get quilted before Christmas and this quilt which I can only show a corner of because it’s for someone.
While cleaning out a drawer the other day I found these.
Post-it notes with what I call my Yellow Book stories. I began writing about this imaginary town with people I made up and drew. I couldn’t stop writing them. Then I lost them and now I’ve found them again. There are some characters who live in my imaginary town.
I don’t pretend to be an artist, but I drew each character for my stories. Maybe I’ll finish this one day.
Sunday we have our first Thanksgiving dinner and then I’m having Thanksgiving here and then it will be Christmas all the way. Jingle jingle. We’ve had lights up for a couple of weeks. David surprised me with tickets to a Beatles’ impersonation show. I’ll write about that later. Can’t wait to see it.
Here’s to our veterans who serve our country and to children who honor them. Bye.