10 December, 2007

Advent 2 And 300 Posts!

We continue to count our blessings as we prepare our hearts and home for Christmas 2007! We had a very exciting weekend in the Capital City with our daughter and son-in-law; along with the planned activities they also bought a house while we were there! We couldn't be happier. The location, the size, and the style are completely perfect for their needs! After all of that excitement on Saturday we went to bed knowing that we would need to get up fairly early the next day. We were going with our daughter and son-in-law to a small cafe near the new house for breakfast; there, we were meeting up with his parents, as well as their realtor--to sign the necessary papers, at 8:30. Following that, we all planned to tour the new house. We didn't set the alarm clock; since my husband and I are early risers we knew we'd awaken with ample time to shower and get ready. That was, indeed, the case! The clock beside the bed was a "talking alarm clock", I discovered. At one point in the middle of the night my husband asked me if I knew what time it was. I had to turn on the lamp to see that it was 4:15 AM. That's when I saw the words "talking clock" beside a large button on the clock's top surface. The next time my husband inquired about the time it was still dark, but I reached around and found the button. "It is 6:15" announced an odd, electronic voice from the nightstand. My husband got up then. He took the dog out for a walk and showered and changed before he came in to get me at 7 AM. Plenty of time, I thought. I was out of the bathroom, all dressed, make-up on, ready to go... when I discovered my husband watching the morning news and grinning broadly in my direction. "Are you ready?" he asked. "Sure, what's so funny?" I responded. "Someone forgot to "fall back" with their talking clock", he laughed. Oh.

My son-in-law makes really good coffee. I had the occasion yesterday to
fully enjoy several delicious cups; after all, we had plenty of time!
In honor and celebration of 300 posts Mrs. Goodneedle will draw
a lucky name from all of those who leave a comment
on this post entitled "Advent 2". The winner will receive a special,
commemorative prize from The Strawberry Patch.
Thanks to all of you for the kind support and well-wishes
over the last year and a half!

Life is Good!
...you all help to make it so...


28 comments:

quiltkeemosabe said...

You know I love your blog. Congratulations on 300 posts! and keep up the good work. As far as the alarm clock goes, you're always ahead of your time!!!

Nane said...

Wow 300! Keep up the good work, you know I enjoy checking in.

Ancestor Collector said...

I naturally wake early as well, but on a night when I've set the alarm, I seem to wake up every hour or so, thinking that the alarm won't go off and I'll be late. I think I still like the old-fashioned clocks that I can just look at....if a little electronic voice talked to me in the middle of the night, I'd never be able to get back to sleep!

Congrats on 300 posts! Your blog is tops on my list of websites to visit. :-)

Love you!

quiltteacher said...

Ah, so you have a talking alarm clock?! Your blog is amust everyday to read. It's sad when there is not a new one. Congrats on 300 posts.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Please add me to the list of devoted readers who truly enjoy your blog... congratulations on your milestone 300th post!

leigh anna said...

wasn't it just this summer you had 200 blogs? (or as kyle liked to say zoo blogs) :)

paula, the quilter said...

Congratulations of 300 posts! I, too, am closing in on 300. Soon.

maggie said...

Hi, I just found your blog and can't wait to catch up on reading it. Congratulations on 300 posts! Wow! That's a lot of writing.

Kathie said...

congrats on 300 posts,
I enjoy reading your blog !
good thing the SIL makes great coffee...
you needed it with a little less sleep I bet!
Kathie

Marcie said...

That is too funny! Well, for me at least!LOL! What an exciting weekend! Can you believe 300 posts?

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Advent 2 is my title.

I would continue commenting but its difficult to type with these guffaws eminating from my entire being, shaking the roof.

Someone forgot to "fall back" with their talking clock. Goodness my friend, goodness I can't stop laughing.

Your hubby is such a sport!

Nancy said...

A most enjoyable story! And congratulations to your daughter -- it is such fun to see them find their nests. 300 posts, eh! I haven't looked to see how many I have . . . .

Quilt Memories said...

WOW, 300 posts, and you must have started blogging shortly before I did and I can't find that much to post about.I can certainly talk your ears off but am not very good expressing myself on the blog!
I do look forward to your post each day, actually it's the first one on my list.
I love the pictures you put on there and all your comments. Keep up the good work.
Maybe Santa can bring your SIL a new clock for Christmas, you know the old fashion kind!! Of course that won't help him to remember, will it????
See you at CCC , I think that is next week. I'll be there so you can show off your J's and G's LOL

Salem Stitcher said...

Congrats to your daughter and son-in-law on their new home. They will love the area. I know I did.

My mother gave me a talking clock. Every hour it told you the time and temperature. It drove Shelby nuts so out the door it went!

300 posts! You are an inspiration!

Juliann in WA said...

How wonderful to be able to share such a big event with your daughter and son-in-law. Sounds like you all have a wonderful relationship - something I will look forward to when our daughters take that leap. Congrats on 300 posts.

azkimbo said...

I live where we don't have to worry about the clocks.. I love it.. I also enjoy your blog so much! Thanks for sharing...
azkimbo@yahoo.com

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! Wow, I haven't even reached 100 yet (but will before Christmas...) That clock sounds neat, you'd think it would be able to tell itself to change the time...

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

How fun that you got to see the new house right away - congrats to DD and DSIL! My favorite clocks are those simple travel clocks - I have one in every room! Of course, I can tell time by the ferry horn coming and going and also my chime clock that DH brought back from Austria for me, but those little clocks come in handy! I don't wear a wrist watch so I even bring one to my quilt group so I leave when I am supposed to go get my son!

Cheers!

Evelyn

dot said...

Congrats on your 300 posts. I am approaching mine soon also. I like reading your blog and look forward to 300 more.

Shelina said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! A talking clock sounds wonderful - you would think with the advanced feature of talking, it would also have the advanced feature of synchronizing the time.

meggie said...

Congratulations on so many successful posts!

keslyn said...

Congratulations on your 300th post, that is a lot of your life that you have shared with us, I must say that I have enjoyed reading your blog, so keep up the good work.
Kerry

atet said...

Congrats on 300 posts! As for the clock? Oh that sounds like something I would do!

Pam said...

Congratulations on your 300th post!!

But more important Congratulations to your Daughter and Son in Law on their new home -- how exciting!! I guess they won't be in for Christmas?

Angie said...

Hey, congratulations on 300 posts!!! That's awesome! I love your blog, and would love to be entered in your drawing...I never win, but I keep on trying. :D

julieQ said...

Thank you for sharing your blog and quilting/christian life. I found you through Bonnie!

Have a wonderful day, Julie

swooze said...

Wow! 300 posts! Congrats to you.

Jeanne said...

Wow! I just had my 100th post, but 300...that's really something. I send
my congratulations and hope for many more.