Thursday, September 12, 2013

Houston …. 2013

First a picture. A sparrow.


I mentioned at the end of my last post that we have been back in the states for year now. I can still remember the anticipation of our move to South Africa! and when we left we thought that we would be gone at least 3 years, and possibly 5 years, and returning would be to Chicagoland. Isn’t it amazing how things can change?

I figured that we would settle down… here and get quiet… and back into a routine. OK, for the record, I never have a real routine… I don’t know how some folks do it, because I don’t do the same thing from one week to the next, never mind day to day!

I was happily unpacking, putting things away and basically finally settling…thinking that my adventures are over for awhile -when an email arrives early in the new year. Would I consider going to Houston for Quilt Festival this year? Escorting and helping a friend around the city and venue? I know you are all thinking a friend from South Africa, but no. A friend I have known online (-A Pickle-) from a Yahoo Group, that hails from Sweden. Yes none other than Wolfie!!! (she blogs here).

We have been working out the logistics and details… and are in the final count down. For me, the trip is hop and a skip, but for her, somewhat longer…. We have planned classes, shopping, viewing the quilts, site seeing and anything else we can cram in to 5 days!!! Are you going to Houston for the Quilt Festival this year?

and last another picture.


For lunch he had Spaghetti-O’s. How he got it on his forehead I have no idea, but I at least had the foresight to cover his clothes with a towel.

More later- Beth


Exuberant Color said...

It's no wonder you don't have a routine with all of the relocating you have done over the years.

Have fun in Houston. I was down there several times working in a booth and it is a wonderful show, so many vendors.

Diana LaFaro said...

I'm so excited for you and Wolfie! I know you'll have a great time. Can't wait to read both of your blogs after your adventures. I haven't had a routine since I retired and I'm happy. I had a fast-paced, high stress job. I don't think I could ever do that again now that I've been living life in the slow lane for 5 years.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy happy happy and that DGS is so cute!! Those eyes remind med of Sam's eyes when he was small, only his are dark velvety brown.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

WHAT FUN!!! Wish I were going....hope I don't miss you in DC.


Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Have you saved up all your pennies? What a fabulous trip!!! Have fun.