Sunday, August 31, 2008


Hi everyone! I know it's been soooo long since I've done a post, but we have been going-going-going! We just got back from Washington and had a great time (see the pictures above-the middle one is my sweet husband, Roger holding crab bait!); and that was after our trip to California and a quick camping trip in between! Also, as you may or may not know I work four days a week at the local grocery store - I'm the baker! I get there at 5 a.m. and home about 2 p.m. And sometimes I even take a NAP after work!! So it doesn't leave much time except my days off, which have lately been spent going places. Enough excuses though. On our trip to Washington, my terrific friend, Fran and I went yard saleing, to thrift stores, lots of eating, and boating with our husbands....Between them, and our friends still in California, and some who moved to Wisconsin, we try to get together at least once a year. We are trying to put together a caravan trip to Wisconsin in 2009 - but there are a lot of hurdles to overcome, it may have to wait until 2010.

I have four lampshades to make for two customers right now. (I also do requests) One is quite an unusual request; originally it was a glass shade, but it was broken and she cannot find a glass replacement. I had made a shade for her once before, so she called me and I am going to make one out of styrene. The other couple would like two simple white shades to replace the old torn ones for their bedroom. Needless to say, I will be busy for a while! I added a picture below of two shades I made for another customer earlier this year. You know, it is always a pleasure to work with these nice people.
Well, that's about it! I have found a lot of projects to do, especially in my garden. Fall is almost here and soon Winter will follow - so I have to spend a lot of time planting and getting them ready for the snow which will surely follow! I'll write more later and I am always checking out your blogs too! I have found some really great ones that I added to my "favorite blogs" list!You'all have a great Labor Day!


kari and kijsa said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing about your own loss! This has been a tough time, and wonderful comments like your have so helped us through it! Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Marilyn, So glad to see you're back, I was starting to worry! Sounds like you were having fun though so that is all that matters. hope your Labor Day holiday was a good one!

Adrienne said...

Hi Marilyn -
Glad you had a good trip and lots of fun. We were in your neighborhood this weekend but there was no way I could let you know and plan to meet you somewhere. We met family at Crane Prairie! Almost in your backyard! It was so beautiful but SO cold Saturday night and Sunday. Yesterday (the day we headed home) was gorgeous and warm. We drove Century Drive past Mt. Bachelor into Bend where I grew up. Such beauty. Can't wait to go back again.

Sharon said...

Love your blog.Husband and I live on the other side of the hill in the Salem area.We LOVE Central Oregon,especially the towns of Sisters and Bend!Just wanted to stop by and say hello to a fellow Oregonian!Blessings~Sharon