What do you think about my lame attempt at alliteration? Yeah, it’s a stretch. But we’ve got a lot of ground to cover — and I’m heading all over the place today.
Birthday: My baby is 15 today. OK, maybe he’s not really “the baby” anymore, since we do have a little bitty thing here in the house. He was “the baby” for the first 12 or so years of his life, though, so I still think of him that way. The irony of it all: He’s almost six feet tall, weighs 155 pounds and wears a size 11.5 shoe. Anyway … He had a doctor’s appointment today, so I actually was able to see him, when I normally wouldn’t (even if most of our time was spent in the car). I even picked up a couple of birthday cakes so he could share a treat with the rest of his company tonight. (We’ll do the family birthday celebration when he comes home this weekend.)
Boobs: My stepmother had her double mastectomy today. Got to talk to my dad a couple of times, including right after she came out of surgery. Everything went well and — best of all — the lymph nodes tested clear. Relief! The photo at left shows one of the two recovery pillows I made for her. I’m a member of the American Sewing Guild and the Anti-Ouch Pouch is one of our charitable sewing initiatives. (The fabric is a Martha Negley and one I thought Jo would like.)
Blog Giveaway: The fabulous Integer Generator was my handy assistant in determining the winner of my vintage apron giveaway. Oh, how I wish I could give each and every one of you this apron! But there’s only one and the lucky girl is commenter No. 24, JaimeM! Jaime, please email me with your mailing address so I can get your apron off to you! Thanks so much to all of you for moving, delurking and/or discovering my blog, and then commenting. It just makes my day!