Monday, March 24, 2008

A Happy Happy Easter

Whew - I'm exhausted but had a great weekend. (guess what...?) My Sister and her family were here for the holiday festivities and we had a lot of fun. We had a girls (us moms and REI Girl and my niece Hillary) day out on Saturday - a little shopping in Bend and a road trip. We went to visit an Alpaca Farm - her daughter is taking a photography class and needed some 'landscape' photo ops - then out to where I work - it was a picture perfect day. (REI Girl is going to...) I was really good - they have a beautiful Boutique on site but I didn't buy any yarn - but picked some out for next time. The baby Alpaca's are so cute!We had a great dinner on Sunday where The Geek joined us -gosh it was good to see him! We lamented the absence of the two College Girls but still had a lot of fun.

I want to mention an incredible event - REI Girl has been planning to go to Africa - but it was iffy whether she could save enough by July-August when all had to be paid for before she goes in November - but a wonderful friend from work surprised her - and BOUGHT HER TICKET!!! OMG what an incredible thing for this young man to do (just a good friend). She spent the day Friday in tears so overcome by his generosity. She couldn't even personally thank him - he's off back country skiing for 9 days! She will be paying him back of course, but still. This is a poor college student who works his butt off! Another friend has volunteered to loan her anything else she needs too! I am so honored by what these people are doing to help my daughter! A lot of people at REI are going to help with donations for the Orphanage where she will be working. And my knitting group is going to be sending socks and hats for all the kids. Needless to say all weekend we kept saying - "guess what - you're going to Africa!" This has been a dream of hers for years so she can hardly sit still now - she'll (me too!) will be a wreck by the time November rolls around!

I didn't get much knitting done - but hopefully this week will be quiet so might accomplish quite a bit. I'm not going to be traveling far - the water pump went out on my car this afternoon- good thing College Girl left her car here when she went to California for Spring Break with the Boyfriends (She still claims he's not The Boyfriend) Family!
So here's to a week when it should get warmer and more spring like - hurray!!

1 comment:

Roxie said...

Hooray for REI girl!!
Hats and socks for kids? OK! Machine wash or wool? (Wool is much better around open fires.)