Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Belated Valentine Meme

I saw this on A New Chelsea Morning and thought it would be fun to borrow it and fill in my own answers.

It's all about me and my Valentine the love of my life....

♥ How long have you been together?
We will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary on June 22nd, but our first date was February 28th 40 years ago. I was only 16 years old.

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
About 6 months I believe.

♥ Who asked who out?
Walt asked me out but it took many phone calls before he got the nerve.

♥ How old are each of you?
We are both 56.

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
Unfortunately both sides of our family live out of state so we don't get together very often. My husbands family suffered a tragedy in August of 2007 when their house burned to the ground and two of their children died. With the loss of our precious niece and nephew we have followed this difficult time with about 3 gatherings of all of my husbands family. I would love to see my siblings more. Everyone has busy lives.

We do love when we have special family occasions so we can all be together, our niece Erin was married 1 year and a few months ago, that was a wonderful family time alos.

♥ Do you have any children together?
Yes, we have four, Jason 33, Megan 31, Courtney 28 and Patrick 25.

♥ What about pets?
No pets right now, we had a dog for about 15 years but we had to put him down sadly a couple years ago. He wasn't a well behaved dog so I don't know why we loved him but we did.

♥ Did you go to the same school?
No, my husband went to Roselle Catholic High School, a private school for boys only at the time, and I went to Abraham Clark High School in the town of Roselle. We met at a dance at his high school because they welcomed girls in for their dances.

♥ Are you from the same home town?
Walt is from Cranford, NJ and I am from Roselle, NJ. Our towns were about 2 miles apart.

♥ Who is the smartest?
My husband by far, he is the one I go to for many answers and if you asked my kids they would say, Mom always said, Ask your Dad.

♥ Who is the most sensitive?
I think I may be more sensitive but he is definitely a sensitive person also.

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
We have lots of favorites but one is local diner called Four Corners Diner, we know the owners and many of the people that work there so when we eat there it is like visiting caring family.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
We went to Hawaii over two years ago now, that would be our longest trip although we have also been to Ireland and Alaska.

♥ Who has the worst temper?
Hmmm, probably me but neither of us get too mad too often, injustice gets me down, when I see people treat others poorly.

♥ Who does the cooking?
I am the chief cook but occasionally Walt cooks fried or poached eggs.

♥ Who is the neat freak?
Well I guess neither of us, but I hang up lots of coats that don't seem to make it to hangers or hooks. But I really don't mind. I don't like muddy shoes walking in on the carpet.

♥ Where was your first date?
It was to a high school play, I was very nervous.

♥ Who has the bigger family?
He has the bigger family, so many aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.

♥ Do you get flowers often?
I do, he is very thoughtful that way.

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
It varies every year. Our oldest grandchild is not four just yet and we have 6 going on 7 so there have been many changes. Our children need to be with their spouses families too and spend time in their own homes. Every year it's different.

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
Pretty quick for me, I adored him from the time I met him.

♥ Who’s better with the computer?
He is definitely better with the technical side, I love the internet, too much so I think.

♥ Who drives when you are together?
He always drives.

Monday, February 9, 2009

An ongoing quilt and a little handsewing . . .

Since my last post I was sick for about a week. I had a cough that wouldn't stop and some aches and chills so I mostly stayed home and layed low. I did a little sewing working on this quilt. It is a Happy Hour design by Terry Atkinson, the blocks are simple but it seems like it took me forever to cut them out. When it is done it will be a queen sized quilt and I think I will be keeping it. Right now I have 11 rows of 9 block sewn together but it has been put on the back burner because my sewing machine went in for a checkup. When we bought it last April they said to bring it in 6 months and so I went way beyond that. There never seems like a good time to give up my sewing machine. They said it would take 7-10 days so I will just have to be patient. Guess I will have to clean house or cook. I really do need to do that so I will.

In the meantime I am still itching to make things so over the weekend I made a doll quilt, my first and made it all by hand. Don't look close, my hand quilting isn't very good. Still, it was a lot of fun to make.