Sunday, October 28, 2012

Waiting for a Hurricane

After one battens down all the hatches and buys everything that can be consumed without needing to be cooked or refrigerated, what does one do?
Clearly - think about friends who are also in harms way and hold the best wishes for all in our heart.

The next few days may bring devastation to many. Now as I wait, I am so thankful for good friends and good health and a wonderful family - all together again for awhile. Kim is home after finishing grad school at Pitt and Jason has just moved back - and I mean just - to start a new job in our area and will be buying his first home soon.

Years ago, a wonderful lady named Carolyn ordered one of my little bears named Dibley. Over the years she has sent me adorable photos of her Dib as he's enjoyed the various holidays in her home. This year at TBAI, Carolyn was there along with another dear friend named Elanor - whose mother knits wonderful tiny bear clothes.(Elanor makes the most wonderful little bears and mousies - do visit her at Carolyn bought her Dibley a hat that Elanor's mum had knitted and then she sent me some dandy photos of the little man in his new chapeau. One of those appears at the top of the posting!

This has been a special year for our local AHL Hockey Team - the Norfolk Admirals. They won it all! The trophy the team was awarded is called the Calder Cup. My dear friend Sarah has the most handsome and sweet son named Keith who is Director of Communications for the Admirals. Tradition has it that the team and administrators have a "day with the cup" to celebrate their hard work and victory. On Keith's day with the cup he took it to his parents home where a little bear named Barney that I made a couple of years ago got to sit in the cup and have his photo taken. How grand is that!

So as we await whatever comes our way, I am so thankful for all of you who stop by to visit, those who take time to write and send photos, and those who make my life so wonderful in so many different ways.
I wish everyone love, laughter, and cheer!

See you after the storm!


Elanor Clare Andrews said...

Thanks for sharing the photo Donna, that little hat looks fab!

Wishing you and the family a safe storm hide out, hope it passes you by without a scratch.

Lots of Love

Elanor xx

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks so much Elanor!
That hat is just great!
I appreciate your kind thoughts!
Much love to you and yours - including Mr. Bilbo!!

susana said...

when i see your first photo, i remember i got one from Elanor's mum too. It looks fabulous.
Hope things are resumed and back to usual soon.

Donna Griffin said...

Thank you Susana!
We were very fortunate here.
I certainly wish I could knit like Elanor's talented mother!!

Thanks for your good wishes.

Carolyn said...

Hi Donna!

Thanks for posting the photo of Dibley. He does look wonderful in his new hat. He continues to be one of my very favorite bears and he always makes me smile. But then he reminds me of you which is a great reason to smile. I'm happy that we've made it through the hurricane and all is well.

I'm sending you all my best for the upcoming holiday season!!


Donna Griffin said...

Thank you for sharing that photo with me, Carolyn! I so enjoy seeing Dibley and his activities!
Your friendship is such a joy for me! I hope your holidays will be just wonderful and that we will be able to visit sometime during 2013!
Much love,