A nice weekend & then a car crash

If you have followed this blog for awhile, you’ll recall that my youngest son had a hard time since his dad died last April. He’s been in and out of here ( living-wise ) and I had a lot of rearranging to do when he’d moved in as the spare room was my catch-all room, including sewing supplies.

Within the last two months he found an apartment and moved out and was doing well.

In between some of this :

On Christmas Eve, at a local Walmart-oriented shopping mall…an SUV had stopped suddenly ahead of him and his little car plowed in to it and it was totaled. ( SUV? No Damage )

After that he and his friends shopped around and found a great bargain….a 2002 Acura. ANOTHER little car, though.

This baby was loaded with ‘after market’ items….new transmission, engine, re-done interior, some fancy tablet thing that had a screen and controlled the heating …and on and on. We got it for a song.

St. Pat’s weekend….my son came over with Koopa to spend the night. He’d go to a local bar or party or whatever and leave Koopa here with me, and then crash on the couch under a couple of quilts when he came home.

Here’s Koopa taken with my cell phone ( still an iPhone 3 lol :)

And here’s Koopa after some DRUNK DRIVER ( 2x over the limit according to the police report ) plowed in to my son’s car on the highway.

Koopa and my son are ok but this was in the afternoon! When my son went to the local bar last night he was back here by 11:00…he said that people there were so drunk and loud he had to leave because they’d been “day drinking’ for St. Pat’s since the morning !

If this guy was 2x over the limit when he plowed into my son’s car in the afternoon, the next day, it is the same sort of situation.

At this point we don’t know if his insurance has full coverage or what yet ( the State police have all the info ) but my son will most likely never get the full worth of this car.  In the end though, thank God that he and Koopa are ok.

It’s just surreal. A nice family relaxing weekend and then a car crash….one of those “you just never know”situations but I thank God that this was not worse.  Hold your loved ones tightly! And don’t drink and drive!

Slow Stitching, Twins & Dogs

We had a round of snow early Friday morning….enough for a school delay. Before my DIL brought the kids down to me, she took this photo of the twins.

How cute are these shirts!

For those of you that may have twins in your family I asked where she’d purchased them ( if online somewhere ) but they were custom made by a friend from church.

My youngest son’s birthday is on Sunday and we’ll all go out to dinner. On Friday night he went out with friends and left Koopa here. On Saturday afternoon the middle son, DIL, and the kids took Koopa and their dog Merle ( both are young ) a few blocks down to the fields behind the American Legion to let them run. They have some launcher for balls and the dogs run and run and run but in this case, my DIL sent a photo of them attempting to play tug of war with a “stick” that might have been a wee bit too big for them :)

( This is the same area that I showed not too long ago which was flooded / HERE )

While Koopa and Merle play non-stop when they are together, my dogs are old and he’s very adaptable. He just cuddles up. Here, he and Jugsy are snuggled up in a patch of sunlight in the dining room.

They were at my feet when I was sewing at the dining room table. I finished up two more Little Baskets, using Angela’s  Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month suggestion.

I generally try to join up with others on Sundays at Kathy’s Quilts where she hosts Slow Sunday Stitching.  There’s a nice variety of handwork to view and enjoy every Sunday, ranging from quilting activities to embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, etc.

I have a number of things that I can work on. I started another EPP Starflower, I have an applique block to finish prep work on, and I am ready to move the hoop and mark some more fans on Rose of Sharon in regards to hand quilting, which I’ve not touched for a good week. Hopefully I can work a bit on all of them or at least one, as the mood strikes! :)

Meanwhile, Easter is coming up….if you are planning menus or looking for a special dessert,  here’s one that I have had great success with :)

Raspberry Coffee Cake ; a Recipe Winner