Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Howdy!

I've got a few pics to share with y'all, so lets get to it. First the vacation!
This is a picture of Jekyl Island taken from down by the village on St. Simon's Island.

As I said, the place is beautiful, even when it's getting ready for a t'storm.This is the lighthouse on St. Simon's. I have not yet gone to the top, but maybe on my next trip.

DH and I trying to look pretty:)


While there, we visited the Jacksonville Zoo. Unfortunately we did not bring our camera (all these pics were taken using DH's phone.) So we only got one pic while at the zoo - a giraffe:) Cute little guy, sticking his head up to get fed. The baby was cuter, but I couldn't get a pic of him.



As I mentioned in my last post, I did add a little to my stash while away on hols - some needles and three little bent creek patterns. I'm hoping mom can get the fourth one for me. The lady in the store said they would order it on their next order. Like I need more patterns:) But I think they're cute.


There wasn't a whole lot of time for stitching, but I got a tiny bit done on the sampler.


I think it's coming along nicely - might actually be done by the time the baby arrives! lol

I received some bad news today. One of my dear friends, and the best Speech Therapist I have ever worked with, Amy, just found out she has metastatized breast cancer in stage 4. She already battled and beat breast cancer a few years ago, but what she thought was a cold, and when she went to the Dr. was thought to be walking pneumonia, was actually cancer. It has spread to her lungs, liver and spine. I talked with her today, and she was in good spirits. She truly is a remarkable woman. So positive is she, that her comment was that I'd have to work with a bald SLP this school year! Send thoughts, prayers and good wishes her way whenever you can. I know I will be.

Cheers

Quote of the Day

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell

Posted by Claire at 6:51 PM  
4 comments
Gail R said...

Claire - Photos are great - Love the lighthouse!

So sorry to hear of your friend and her on-going battle with cancer. It is such a horrible disease. Thoughts and prayers headed your way (and hers).

August 1, 2007 at 11:28 PM  
Emily said...

Looks like a great trip! Sorry to hear about your friend.

August 3, 2007 at 7:58 AM  
Beatrice said...

My prayers go out to you and your friend!!!
Your photos are lovely.

August 5, 2007 at 9:42 PM  
tkdchick said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I had a Breast Cancer scare back in March ... so I understand just how scary it could be.

Great pics and good progress girl\!

August 9, 2007 at 10:41 AM  

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