Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Memorial to a Great Little Friend

I have some very sad news to share with you all...we came home today from looking at furniture to find that our little companion, Powder the parakeet, aka Birdy Bird, had passed away =( He lived a good life for the 8 years we owned him and he will be sadly missed. The place doesn't feel the same without hearing him playing with his toys or just squeeking and chirping.

As far as parakeets go, this little guy was just full of personality and loved Bill to death! We got him as a baby, and he became an important member of our household. He went through 2 moves with us and this upcoming move in August would have been his 3rd. We noticed over the last few weeks that he seemed to be sleeping more, didn't want to play as much and was eating a bit less....just like an old man. We had mentally prepared ourselves for the inevitable, but it was still a bit of a shock and very sad.

So, our little blue friend, we will miss you very much and you'll always have a little birdy-shaped place in our hearts...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Panera and house-hunting and quilting, OH MY!

I think I listed those title items in order of priority lately! Contrary to popular belief, I did NOT fall off the face of the earth! I returned from our BPF quilt retreat in May, and it's been a whirlwind since then! So now it's time to catch up ;)

Tonight we went to dinner at Panera' of our favorite places to go for some eats and laptop time! As you can see, Bill gives it a big thumbs up!

We usually get the same thing...smokehouse turkey sandwiches and coffee...are you hungry yet? LOL

The other big development as of late is that we are actively house-hunting! This is happening almost a full year ahead of our "schedule", but we feel that the time is right to buy, so we're going for it! It's very stressful for both of us, but we're keeping our sanity..for now anyway ;)

Lately between work and house-hunting, I haven't had much time for quilting! I am going on a family vacation to Canada in a few weeks and will take some hand-work with me, so at least I'll have some quality time for that ;) And for my family of course!

Gosh, Summer is right around the corner! And where are YOU going for your summer vacation?