Saturday in Holiday Island

22 Feb

First, please look at Sydney’s page and see the latest update. Remarkable
Whew. Finally back on the blog. I had a weird thing happen to my computer. Some kind of update was going on or something and because I didn’t have my glasses on I may have done something that screwed it all up. I lost my desktop and I thought all of my files which would be devastating because this is my work computer also so has all of my circle the wagons business on it. Anyway, there is a great computer guy here and we cleaned it up and we did a revert back so now I’m wondering if I lost a blog page or…if this is the first time I’ve written since Feb.14.
First up. Big, big news. I think I’m going to begin wearing a white hairpiece. I’ve been struggling with how I should age with my hair. Many of my friends have let their hair go natural and I really like it. When one doesn’t have hair, one doesn’t have any gauges on their hair color changes.
So here is a photo of me with white hair with my wrinkles included : ). I’m really trying not to focus on the negative about aging and embracing it, at least for today. Let me know what you think. Being in Holiday Island will be a good transitioning place.

Mom turned 94 on Monday, Feb. 17. Wow, who knew after the last few months. She is back on the computer, doesn’t need assistance now, is walking with her walker great and we are all AMAZED. I am spending the month here while Judy and Marvin are in Florida. Today we are going out for a little drive. She does great getting in and out of the car.

log sign
We had a metal sign made of our logo to put in our wagon at the campground. We love it.

oolala placemats
These are my OooLala placemats. They are from the material I purchased in Paris. My goal is to make smaller placemats for rv tables. The small placemat is the size I would like to make.

When I was in India I was fascinated with Kolams. In the morning, the Indian women take rice flour and make designs on their dirt entryways. Then the ants come and eat the rice flour and the women had their exercise and their breath of fresh air to begin their day. If you look on the internet under Kolam, you will see some exquisite designs. I hope to get more intricate as I get better with my sewing. This piece is for Dr. Samuels in India. My friend Don is heading there next month and will take it to him for me.

Today is our last nice day here for awhile. I will take my walk up the steep hill in front of the house. Today is my goal to make it up all the way. You wouldn’t believe how much it makes me breathe hard. My foot continues to be soooo much better which makes me soooo much happier.

Enjoyed the figure skating of the Olympics. Once again the judging confused me but I know they see things we don’t. Will be glad to have my shows back, which many start back up this week.

Time to get going with the day. I’m basically on the 2nd shift. I work on stuff til around 1 and sleep until 9. My goal is to make something complete each day.


8 Responses to “Saturday in Holiday Island”

  1. Jacque 02/22/2014 at 9:55 am #

    I love the white hair. It looks great on you in fact I think you look younger with it. So amazed at your mom and so happy for her.

    • ruth 02/22/2014 at 10:07 am #

      I agree with Jackie. Like it a lot. I have become quite partial to white, silver, platinum, well, you get my drift 🙂 Just read about redheads, it said that redheads don’t gray, they turn white. So there ya go. Hope you like it as much as we do 🙂

      • ruth 02/22/2014 at 10:10 am #

        Do not know why my reply posted so weird. Makes it hard to read :/

  2. Vicki Hufford 02/22/2014 at 11:24 am #

    I like it a lot!!!

  3. Konnie 02/22/2014 at 3:37 pm #

    You look great with your gray. What took you so long. Love the placemats. Did you make the indiandesign

  4. duartlingo 02/23/2014 at 11:50 am #

    I like the grey/white too, it actually diminishes the lines and wrinkles you mistakenly think you have a lot of. My blond hair is doing its own thing and sort of looks blah, maybe I should look at wigs (red?). Your Mom sounds like a real champ, hope I will have her spirit when……….. XX/OO

  5. Zeke!!!!! 02/23/2014 at 5:56 pm #

    We like the gray/white but K State purple would look even nicer!!!


  6. Carl 02/24/2014 at 4:40 am #

    I miss you in Llano! Denny and Konnie gang up on me. You know me, just “hangin” out!

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