June 20, 2010

I'm Going to Disneyland!

Where am I going? I am going to Disneyland!!  And then Dave and the girls and I are doing a road trip that will take us to Hollywood, Big Sur, Monterey, San Francisco, Yosemite, Napa and the Giant Redwoods, if we can fit that all in about 2 weeks! We'll end up in Bend Oregon where my parents live for the 4th of July.

So sorry that it has been over two months, so sorry that my blog hasn't been in my priorities for a while now...that needs to change again, I miss the community!! The girls are always keeping me busy, but I keep on with my projects and I am sure I can make the time once a week or every two weeks if I just do it!

Things are going pretty well...I had to postpone my foot operation because I would have had to cancel our US travel plans, the doctor didn't give me the full picture about the recovery time for it! I have orthotics to keep the pain away and will pace myself at Disney to be sure! I just had my MS six monthly appointment with the neurologist, and besides the bit of numbness in my right toes, and lack of graceful balance (not horrible, but not great either) the doctor thinks I am doing well, which is great! I have lost 32.5 lbs since February, and though I plan on gaining a few back in the next few weeks, I will be going to Weight Watchers with my mom in the 5 weeks we are staying with my parents in Oregon...

There has been some crafting going on:
Quilting on the Guest Room Quilt
Guest Room quilt finished!

I finished a simple squares quilt for our guest room. Eventually it will have matching roman blinds on the windows... I just did an allover meander and will NEVER put a big quilt through my machine again, ouch, my arm muscles hurt wrestling that through!
Knitted Scrubbies for Boher School

These are some knitted cotton scrubbies for a fundraiser for a local school...
Baby Vests for Ruby

Some baby vests for little Ruby...

I am also working away on my Dear Jane lap quilt with blocks that Kate and I have swapped...I have prepared all the setting triangles and muslin squares to make the quilt top and hope to hand piece that while in the States... I also have a small drunkards path wallhanging to piece together...only a few blocks left and then can piece the top which will be 30 inches square...

I've also started a knitting project for my travels, some Monkey socks for my mom!

I hope to update again soon with some highlights from our road trip, I hope to go to one or two quilting and knitting shops on the road, and get some car knitting done...car sewing...not quite as easy, and often painful on twisty roads, lol!!

I hope to update next in two weeks, not two months, cross your fingers for me!!

8 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh gosh, I'm so excited for you! I wish Oregon weren't so very far from Maine! You are going to have such an excellent time!!! :D :D :D

Jenny McH said...

Sounds so exciting...best wishes for a happy & safe journey. Well done with your keeping fit program.

The Chocolate Cat said...

So glad your MS appt went well. What a fantastic trip, you must all be so excited, enjoy every minute!!

Wendy said...

So glad your appt. went well. I hope your trip is full of fun and carefree moments while you are here in the states. You are going to love Disney World. Be sure and bring cool clothing as it is so hot here in the states this time of year. Be sure and drink lots of fluids while out having fun in the sun. Love the quilt you posted about, you did a lovely job. I am just starting a DJ quilt and am overwhelmed at the moment. Your first one was so lovely, and now you are doing a lap size. Do you do all the piecing by hand? Have a safe and fun trip.

Julie said...

Have fun, Cathi! I am so glad for a good check up...wonderful!

Gina P. said...

Cathi, next year you should start your trip in the Northwest in Washington and head to Bend. The last week in June is the annual Western Washington shop hop which is a lot of fun! You could go to Mt.Rainier and St. Helens and the beach and still see your mom. So if you ever decide to shop hop, let me know. I'd be glad to take you.

Bridgid said...

OMG!!!! I live less than an hour from Disneyland. We have season passes there. It's my home away from home. You will have soooo much fun. Maybe I could meet your there. I could show you a few quilt shops in the area too.

Sarah said...

Great fun trip you are having already. So, are you in Bend now? We'd love to see you and the girls!