On Vacation!

Hello world ~ yes, I am still alive! I am in Texas right now hanging out with my parents for a much needed visit with them. I also have a wedding to attend/participate in this weekend. One of my best friends, the woman I lived with for three years before I married is at last getting married at the age of 38 and it is going to be such a joy ... it will be a big Catholic wedding with about 4 days of activities! The entire service is a sung liturgy and I am really looking forward to it.

I have been working all month long on an embroidered scarf that the bride and groom are wrapping around their hands during the wedding vows. It is in the final stages of finishing and as soon as I get back home I will of course post some pictures! I did not bring my computer so I will do lots of catch up blogging when I return next week.

My parents live in a small East Texas town. They have a pretty pond in the back yard and two new domesticated ducks that live here - a big white Jemima Puddle duck and a sweet, small brown duck. I am sitting by the window now drinking coffee and watching the ducks and the birds - what a peaceful, pleasant activity. I hope you can all find a moment or two of quiet in your day today.

Thank you for all the kind comments and visits I have received here lately - your friendship is sweet to me!

7 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Rachel! I was wondering, but not having followed your blog long I didn't know if this was usual. Enjoy your time in TX with your family.

Annemarie said...

Oooh, I can just picture you sitting there, enjoying your coffee and your ducks! I hope you enjoy the wedding celebrations and look forward to reading (and seeing) all about them!

Vonna said...

A big Catholic wedding and sung literagy, you say?! Sounds like my own wedding ;o) I bet it will be beautiful and take your kleenex! Then take your party hat because one things the Catholics *know* how to do is throw a reception! WhoHa! :)
Can't wait to see that scarf you're making! How neat!!!

Nancy said...

Hi Rachel, and it's nice to hear from you! It sounds like you are really enjoying your time in Texas. How wonderful for your friend to start down a new path of life. I can't wait to see the embroidered scarf you have made. Drinking coffee and watching Jemima Puddleduck sounds heavenly to me!

Carol R said...

Cute duck - sounds like you are having fun in Texas

Sherry said...

Have a wonderful vacation and visit with family and friends. I can not wait to see the scarf!

Hazel said...

Hope you're having a lovely time. xx