Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Dave's office

Sign outside Dave's office

Darling thank-you card made by Pat.

Photo inside journal made by Pat.

Sweet Aurelia!

Aw! Isn't she cute?! (Aurelia, that is.)

Lovely tulips given to me by my boss, LaVonne, for Administrative Assistants' Day
These past few days have been very busy, indeed. Here's a little bit of what I have been up to:
  • Saturday: choir rehearsal in the morning. After our rehearsal, my friend, Pat, gave me an adorable Thank You card to include with the prayer shawl I knit to give to my host family while in Ukraine. She actually knit the little piece using toothpicks on which she had glued beads for the ends to make them look authentic! Inside she included a hand-crocheted book mark. She also made a journal from a little notebook she found at a local store for each woman going on the trip. The outside of the journal is pattern that looks Russian, and is in the colors of the Ukrainian flag - blue and yellow. Inside the cover she glued a photo of one of the churches in Ukraine. Pat is an amazingly talented gal!
  • Saturday, continued: I had lunch with Peder, Sarah and Aurelia, and got to see Aurelia crawl and walk with our assistance. She is so cute. Her smile is infectious, don't you think?!
  • Sunday: I sang for two church services, had a little snack with some friends, shopped for a few more things for the trip, decorated a co-worker's office for his birthday. Dave is a great guy. When his father died a couple of years ago, he inherited a summer home in Arizona. But Dave wasn't allowed to use the pool until he reached 55 years of age. Well, yesterday he turned that magic number so we went with a "pool" theme. I picked up the giant size swim trunks and kid's towel at a local thrift store. My boss, Paul, lettered the pool sign for me. I capped off Sunday by attending a concert by the Gustavus Adolphus College choir. It was so beautiful.
  • Monday: I worked my heart out for 8 hours and then went to tutor Rosy for my final night this season. At the end of our session, she hugged me real tight and we each said, I love you. She told me her mother said to say, "Good Luck" to me for my trip. I'll see all of them on May 31 when I return to their home to tutor Rosy's mother and grandmother. They are so sweet.
  • Tuesday: The first thing I did this morning was bake a blueberry pie for Dave's little birthday party this afternoon at our break time. Oh, did my house smell good!

That brings me up to date. I still have things to cross off my list, but the list is getting shorter.

1 comment:

MamaD4 said...

Wow, your friend knit with toothpicks? I can barely manage with needles the size of tree branches!