Posted by: tgonzales | June 17, 2013

June 15-16, 2013 Weekend, Another Great-Nephew, Cheering Up a Friend, More Dahlia Motifs, Dancing with the Local Stars, and a Lazy Sunday


My weekend started off with a new addition to our huge family. My Brother Terry’s son, Zach and his wife Jessica had a baby boy on Friday, June 14th; weighing in at 7 lbs. 7 oz. and his name is Syrus Cole. He looks a lot like his daddy right now but you know how babies change in a matter of days. Tomorrow he may look like his Momma. Congratulations Zach and Jessica! I love you all.


I have a friend who hasn’t been feeling well for several weeks. I called her the other day to check on her I knew right away that I would be going to see her on Saturday. She had shared with me that she was feeling so bad that she couldn’t even pick up a hook or yarn and that the days were the longest. Susie is one of those friends who will take the time to call to just check up on me to see if I’m ok, because she just had a feeling that I wasn’t doing well. I have many friends, but just a few who would actually do that.


When I got ready to go to her house I knew I wanted to take something to her to cheer her up. That’s when I remembered the Oma slippers that I had made, so I grabbed them and the washcloths placed them in a pretty box and I also grabbed a couple of new crochet magazines that I found after returning from New York. I loved that Susie didn’t get out of bed; she allowed me to sit on her bed with her until my hip wouldn’t let me anymore. Then I pulled up a chair and sat beside her bed and we visited about this, that, and the other. I hope I cheered her up as much as she did the day she called to ask about me not too long ago? I love you Susie and my prayers are with you and I’m hoping that the doctors find some answers and treatment for you very soon.


After I left Susie’s house I stopped to eat lunch and then headed to Twist to prepare for my first session of the June Crochet 101 class. While I was waiting for my class to start I started adding the gray edging around a few of the dahlia motifs that I had made throughout the week. (actually 40 in all) I ended up having 2 students for my class who just happened to be a young girl of 16 and her grandmother. I loved teaching them and after I taught them both to make singles, half doubles, and doubles; I asked the 16 year old if she liked the doubles better than the other two stitches and she said: “No, I love them all.” That’s why I enjoy teaching. I believe I’ve hooked another one. 😉


After my class John and I had dinner and then we were off to Dancing with the Local Stars.


My friend Steph’s, Mom and Dad love to dance and they have even entered dance competitions.


You may remember we went to their performance a couple of years ago too and when I heard about them performing again this year I knew I wanted to attend. I was really happy to find out that the show was going to take place at the new Moose lodge just down the street from us. The show was called Lights, Camera, Action and I loved watching all the dancers perform their routines.


John and I dance a little bit but it’s usually slow dancing and it’s nothing like the dancers that we saw on Saturday. I really enjoyed watching this couple gracefully slide along the dance floor. Every time we go to a dance I think that it would be fun to sign John and me up for dance lessons. Maybe one of these days I will be able to dance gracefully across the dance floor too, if only I could remember to actually sign up for the lessons. 🙂


On Sunday, I decided to fix John a Father’s Day breakfast. I was so excited to use some of the things that we had grown from our garden. New red potatoes, zucchini, onions, and a Serrano pepper. I fried the potatoes with some onions, made a burrito with zucchini, onions, eggs, bell peppers, and cheese wrapped in a wheat tortilla.


John seemed to love his breakfast. We decided the reason everything tasted so good is because we had grown some of the food ourselves. I joined my Mom and Sister for lunch and left John at home to build a roof for his bird feeder. Then he mowed the yard and we ended the day with dinner with Jennifer. I loved my weekend spent with friends and family. So how was yours?


  1. Thank you my friend, for the visit and goodies, so thoughtful.. I will miss being at guild today. Kisses and hugs………..

    • Love you Susie and we will all miss you. 😦

  2. Nice recap of your lovely weekend, Tamara. I hope your friend feels better soon, but I’m sure she appreciated your generosity and caring. Congrats on that new addition. Yay for yummy home grown food and you definitely should remember to sign up for dance lessons. I’ll bet you’d have a blast!

    • Hi Jeanne!

      Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. I always look forward to hearing what you think! 🙂

      Love and Hugs, Tamara

  3. Thank you, Tamara for being a good friend. I am glad you went to see and sit with Susie, I am sad to hear she is having so much trouble. I appreciate you and John coming to watch my parent’s dance and to have the chance to giggle and take a picture or two with you. When you start dancing, I will come and watch you!!

    • Love you Steph! I sure will let you know if and when John and I start dancing. I’m sure we would be a spectacle to see. 😉

  4. Well, Tammy, I thought I had a very nice weekend until I read about yours. Mine wasn’t near as exciting & rewarding as yours. Don’t ever change. Keep laughing & having a good time. Sign up for those classes.

    • Hi Sandi!

      Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment. I always try to make everything I do a good time. 🙂 And smiling is always good too.

      Hugs, Tamara

  5. Hi Tamara!
    What a grand weekend you had. I have to say my fave of all of it is your homemade burrito with some of your homegrown veggies. Awesome to look at — and even better to taste, I’m sure!! :-p
    Love ya!
    :: Kat ::

    • Hi Kat!

      Yes that burrito was exceptionally good and I wish you could have been here to taste it. 🙂 As always I appreciate your comments and love you too!


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