Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Birthday Win!

Yesterday was my 54th birthday. Only one year to go before I can start collecting my pension :)

Kevin worked for a few hours while I spent some time on the phone with my mom and a few other birthday well wishers. We left around 3:00 pm to go to Dairy Queen and have a birthday Blizzard. Yum!!

We ran a few errands and arrived at Eric’s house at about 5:00 to head over to Miller Park for a Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball game. For quite a few years, Kevin and Eric used to have a 20 game season ticket package. I’d usually go to about 3 or 4 games a year.  This year we are about 1-1/2 hours away from the stadium, so this was our first game. We’ve been in a bit of baseball withdrawal.

The Brewer’s are in first place in their division, and have been playing very well. Brewer Fever is rampant. They were nice enough to win for my birthday visit. 


We had gotten four free tickets through a BP gas promotion. I guess all that gas we’ve been buying paid off! Eric invited his friend, Adam, to go with us. You may remember that Adam is the friend that did the drywall skim coat on Eric’s bathroom walls. Eric is also godfather to Adam and Kristen’s baby boy. I enjoyed spending my birthday at the game with these three wonderful guys.


Too bad Korey couldn’t join us. I think every mother would agree that the best birthday present would be to have her entire family with her. But, Korey is coming to spend a week with us around Labor Day. So, only 2 more weeks until I have my family together again :)


Today I went into Beaver Dam to do some laundry. I haven’t had to do laundry at the laundromat since May. Eric and Adam haven’t finished sanding the bathroom walls, so no work for me at Eric’s house this week. Eric has been kind enough to let me do my laundry at his house while I work on the bathrooms.  The nice thing about the laundromat is that you’re done in no time.

After that job was done, I stopped at Nancy’s Notions Quilt Shop. They are a drop-off site to donate quilts for the Linus Project. I had made 4 baby quilts over the winter with scrap fabric I kept when we got rid of all of our stuff. The Linus Project distributes blankets to children in need all across the country. Since 1995, over 3 million blankets have been distributed. Wow!


I refrained from buying anything, although I spent some time just browsing. Fun! I have a couple of projects I want to finish before I buy any more. Also, I’m signed up to volunteer at the Quilt Expo in Madison in September. I know I’ll find some projects there that I won’t be able to resist.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!