Thursday, April 25, 2019

Really Random Thursday, 4/2519

As you read this, I'm on a five-day digital detox, as I'm currently at a quilting retreat in the mountains. Mountains = no wifi connection. I'm actually looking forward to it. Think of all the time I'll gain when not able to scroll through Instagram. It's kind of sad when you think about it, though, right?

First of all, a note to BEKAH, who kindly responded to last week's post. I would love to meet you. However, you are a "no-reply commenter" and so I need some contact information. Can you email me directly please? (

Easter Sunday was a beautiful day with perfect weather. I didn't get up early enough to go the sunrise service, although Mark did. He took a picture of my very favorite cows on the way home, "oreo cookie" cows, officially Belted Galloways. I don't know why they make me so happy, but they do.
As we do each year, Mark makes stacks of crepes and we enjoy our meal in the patio. We have so many fillings to choose from, everything from fruit to Nutella to whipped cream and lemon curd to savory fillings. SO good!
My mother always used to make deviled eggs. She is no longer with us, so Christa made them this year. But we thought of my mother as we used her deviled egg plate. Miss you, Nana.
This is what our set-up looks like. Along with Gabe, who gave me several different poses to choose from. :)

Family pictures.

I mentioned that someone should take a picture of the two sets of grandparents (us, Ron and Debbie) but somehow that didn't happen. Maybe next year.

But we do have these memories:

Post Easter egg hunt--(mostly) happy children--one of them refused to look at the camera.
I sent my very favorite picture taken on our cruise through the Panama Canal--from a day in Cartagena, Colombia--this stack of hats--to Costo for a wrapped canvas print. It turned out even better than I envisioned! And it looks perfect on our newly installed barn wood wall.
I have taken multiple projects to work on for the quilt retreat. I'm sure I have over estimated both my time and energy. But it's a beautiful campground. I can always sit on a bench and enjoy nature. Have a lovely weekend.


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Needled Mom said... #

Your Easter pictures are so cute. Looks like everyone had a good time. Love those oreo cows too.

Have fun at retreat.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said... #

I hope you are enjoying your retreat! We have been talking about deviled eggs at work. I am glad you reminded me before my grocery shopping trip. I might treat my coworkers with a batch.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Hope you're having the best time at your retreat. Ella's got attitude in that one photo . . . so cute.

Carla said... #

The crepes idea is sooooo good! Enjoy your retreat, Cindy.

Robby said... #

Hope you surprise yourself in a good way at the retreat. Maybe it will be accomplishing more than you expect, maybe it will be getting really recharged and being happy that's what was accomplished instead of a huge pile of sewing.

OPQuilt said... #

I will miss you! Have a happy retreat, and enjoy nature and sewing.
Your crepes and Easter look wonderful, and I am so glad you had a good day.
PS Very cool hat photo!