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Day One-Camp Robi Recap and Things

Photo: Matilda said bye to her Mother

Photo: Matilda started the day with “Pen-Pal Time”

Photo: Matilda mailing her Pen-Pal letter

Photo: We went fishing!

Photo: After Lunch, we had sketch time.

Photo: After swimming at the rec center, we went at Soul Mans BBQ for ribs!

Photo: Evening, bath, journal time and reading.

In all honesty, I had so much fun at Camp Robi.

Time with Matilda is a treasure to Larry and me.

Lauren & Josh are very generous with sharing their special girl


I cannot thank them enough.


Photo: Sunday Dinner and Movie. I grilled pork chops and fresh veggies

It was a long weekend.

Saying good bye to Matilda and sending her home was difficult.

{but looking forward to Camp 2019!}

On Friday, we did have a family emergency. Perhaps one day I will share the story,

but for today,  will you do me a favor?

Please tell the people in your life, how much they mean to you,


Please, please….consider giving blood. It saves lives

I saw it first hand this past weekend.

Thank you to a few dear friends {you know who you are}

for your prayers and friendship.

Larry looked at me last night and said:

We don’t have many friends, but the ones we do have are amazing.

Since I have stopped taking the chemo, and radiation is over….

Tomorrow, I will be trying to give blood…..

I am off to do laundry and work on an old painting that I pulled out of the closet….

Love you, more than you know.



2018 Fin

Camp Robi is over for another year!

We had the absolute best time ever.

Matilda was a great camper and  joy all week at the cottage.

This morning, I walked 4 miles….and then grocery shopped,

making it back home to watch the World Cup.


Have a wonderful day,

Love you.


Camp Updates

Our camper is still asleep, {it is 7:15 am}

but will wake soon for today’s adventure.

She has been so busy and happy.

When camp slows down for a moment, I will post some pictures…

{or take a nap, whichever comes first}

I send joy and love.

May your week be as wonderful as mine {and Larry’s} is.

Love you.


Happy Week

Last week, I wrote about a box I sent away.

The box got stuck in the post office mailing drawer


I was worried about its journey to Pittsburgh.

So many of you wrote, asking if the box made it to the destination.

I am glad to tell you all that it arrived in one piece!

You see, I had made a shawl for my mothers first cousin, Ruth.

I have not seen Ruth in so  very long and wanted to send a hug of sorts to her.

With yarn from Paris and a charming pattern

I worked knitting the shawl for weeks…enjoying the creative process,

knowing that I would send it to Ruth after it was finished.

This past Friday evening, I received an email from Kathy, Ruth’s daughter.

With the email, was a photo.

It was a photo of beautiful Ruth with the shawl on. She looked gorgeous.

And she loved it!

Ruth, if you by chance are reading this post, please know that you are thought of daily

and  Larry and I hope to see you soon.  Consider the shawl a hug from us.

Much love to you and Kathy. Family is the best. Love you.


I am not sure how often I will be posting this week, because…..

CAMP ROBI starts tomorrow!

I will update when I can

but our schedule  is crazy and Matilda is going to keep me busy!

I designed our new 2018 bags….with patches added!

Stay tuned for Camp Robi updates!


Ruth’s box arrived safe and sound


Camp Robi starts.

This is going to be the best  week!

Love you beyond yarn from Paris….

beautiful women in shawls


Camp Robi patches.


LOVE The Patches

Yesterday I spent a lot of time preparing for

Camp Robi.

Shirts and bags are made….

but I  must admit, I LOVE, LOVE  the patches.

The schedule is complete and the patches are paired with each activity.

There are ten patches this year and I will sew them onto the new Camp Robi bag.

It is sooo exciting!

{OK, so I LOVE patches}


I have walked 4 miles this morning


even though I felt tired and cranky, I did it, I am glad I did it.

Now, on with my day.

I wish YOU a happy day and lovely weekend.

Maybe there should be a GOOD WEEKEND patch?

I would love to get that one.

Love you.






The Weekend In Review

Happy Monday!

Life has been happy and fun around here.

Family, friends and smiles.

Camp Robi Updates:

On Friday,  Matilda helped  Pa {Larry} paint and set his “Bat House”….

Please, no ROBIN jokes.

The Bat house was a Fathers Day Gift from, Lars, Josh and Matilda.

On  Friday Camp,

Matilda also experienced picking out a  dress pattern


fabric at the  Fabric store.

She found her pattern in the huge, heavy Simplicity drawer,

discovered the fabric  she wanted the dress made out off

and asked the kind lady for the yardage she needed.

This week, we will cut the dress out.

{I just want her to be exposed to this process}

Of course we have patches at Camp Robi.

and at the fabric store, she was allowed to pick out a patch that she wanted.

Of course she picked out the poop patch.


On Saturday, Larry and I went to Ft Worth. I will share  about that later…..


on Sunday, dinner and a movie was great!

I made a  Lamb and Wine Stew.

We had mashed potatoes Lamb and Wine stew

Baguette with Borsin Cheese, Wine  and for dessert, Larry wanted to celebrate. Sooo…..

Our movie was The Zookeepers Wife.

It was dark and sad, but I am so glad we saw it.

It is a true story…..and now the Zoo in Warsaw is on my bucket list.

I want to be in the place where love and kindness overcame fear and submissiveness.


Monday chores are started.

The sun is streaming in the window


it is a lovely morning.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Love you.


Friday Camp Day

I got out of bed with a bang today, because it is


We have not had Camp Robi for a few weeks

because Larry and I were in Poip’u.

 Friday’s, while on the island,

I wore my Camp Robi shirt.

{can you even SEE that I have it on?}

But today I am home.

Matilda will be here in an hour for Camp…..

…To Be Continued.

Love you.




Camp Robi Week One

We had the best weekend…

starting with Camp Robi on Friday.

Matilda got her hair cut at the Salon.

Amanda is our Hair ARTist…

and we have known her since she was a teenager.

{and is an amazing person with a huge heart}

After the hair cut

Camper, Matilda needed food.

Chik Fil A was the perfect lunch.

Then, as per schedule, we went to a  Butterfly house.

It was amazing…and Ma Cherie is a Butterfly tamer!

{she knows so much about the timeline of a butterfly}

After what seems hours in the hot butterfly house,

Matilda played on the playground


bought candy, better known as survivor food.

It was a perfect Camp Robi Day


It was a rainy holiday weekend in Texas.

Larry bought me a…swan.

If we had a family crest, it would have a swan on it.


Sunday, Dinner and Movie

Taco Bueno and The Longest Day.

We first saw

The Longest Day while in Normandy years ago.

I think that it is my favorite “war” movie.

Have you ever seen it?

Have a blessed Memorial Day.

Love you.



Billl Murray Where Are You?


is my favorite camp of all time.

{from the movie Meatballs with Bill Murray}

Coming in, at a close second is


Today is our first day of camp


will meet every Friday this summer.


well, maybe a little bit.

Our Itinerary is printed


excitement is in the air.

Let the summer begin!

Only one thing would make Camp R better….


{i heard he was here in Dallas!}

He is the consummate camp counselor,

but have no fear…..ROBI is here.

Corny but true.

Stay tuned, updates weekly.

Love you,


Camp Robi Rules~In More Ways Than One


 The first day of Camp Robi is approaching at record speed.

{next Friday}

Nine Fridays of Camp awesomeness are being planned.

Yesterday I designed the t shirts.

If  you are so in love with this shirt,

you too can own one too.

Contact Dwight Mathis at BOG FROG~Plano


They come  in childrens sizes and adult sizes.

No  proceeds from the T Shirts go to Camp Robi.


Camp Robi was created

for the single purpose of fun.

My Granddaughter Matilda joins me once

a week for camp stuff.

I believe that everyone should go to camp


be a camp leader each summer.

If you had camp, what would YOU do during your days?

Love you beyond Bill Murray.