I guess I'm like many others, facebook has taken over and we hardly blog anymore or for that matter, even read other blogs. I do love facebook and it has allowed me to keep in touch with so many people from my past, including students who are now adults with children of their own. I hate to get rid of my blog as it goes back several years and is a type of diary but it seems kind of senseless to keep paying every month for it too. If you read my blog and are not connected to me on facebook, send me an email so we can connect as I might close this down. One thing I do love about blogs though is that you can go into details about something. I haven't made a final decision yet but we'll see how it goes.
February is flying by and so is our no-winter this year it seems. It'll make for a very long summer and even more electricity bills through the roof which slay me as I keep my house cool. We are enjoying a respite today with the weather but it's not going to last.
I woke up to some bad news today as another union friend whom I met in the 80's, died early this morning, Bill Bakewell. What a love he was! Always smiling and in a good mood. He played bartender for all our union parties and we also worked in Tallahassee together as member-lobbyists for many years. He had broken his hip last Fall when his wife, Kathy, was down in NZ and Australia. She flew right home and poor Bill had to go into rehad where he's been since then, recuperating. Kathy was our former local and state President of the union for many years and a love too. I had just seen her last month at a scrap party and gave her a heart wreath I made for Bill for his room which she said he loved. He was looking good last week but then the past few days, complications arose and it was too much. Bill and Kathy traveled extensively, including a couple cross Atlantic cruises. Here's a picture of them in Switzerland in 2009.. as you can see, Both were very active travelers and had been to that country many times.
Tonight, I'm going to "Painting with a Twist" for a breast cancer fund raiser sponsored by Vera Bradley and Marion's. We're doing this beautiful painting..
There is going to be door prizes and a raffle with some neat prizes too so looking forward to that.
I was suppose to go to this other charity crop in Tampa yesterday but woke up with the worse sinus headache and felt yucky all day so had to skip it. I finished up my meds from the last asthma/bronchitis round and as soon as they stopped, I could feel myself getting congested again. So over this.
I did some subbing week before last at a fundamental school and had the best time. It was a dream class and the kids were fabulous! It was fun to see Beth Griffin too who works there and whom I hadn't seen in quite awhile. She and I used to work together and I had her daughter, Amanda, in my class years ago.
I can't believe that in less than 4 months, I'll be going to Alaska!! It seems too good to be true! I think I'm going to make another fabric album for that trip like the one I made for the Utah trip.
Okay, enough running on, I'm going to go read the newspaper and see what's happening in the world. Have a good day!