Today, I drove to Seattle to deliver the quilts to Children's Hospital. I didn't go visiting our old "stomping grounds," because I needed to run errands and get home in time to see that David is on track with his packing...because he is leaving tomorrow, very early (due at the airport at 4:00 A.M.!) for Washington, D.C. David is part of the team of 11 students from his high school going to the North American Invitational Model United Nations conference. We are very proud of him for his interest in this, and being accepted as a participant in it. And we are thankful to Grandma and Kappa, who are generously funding the trip as a gift.
The local NAIMUN program is under the care and leadership of David's AP History teacher, whose class David enjoys a great deal. They group is going to see many of the historical and educational sights in Washington and its environs while they are there. David will be gone for a week, which is a big deal for this little mama, but we are very happy and excited for him.
While at the hospital today, I met the Volunteer Coordinator and spoke with her about our quilt project. I have a deep desire to find a way to make blankets for the entire hospital...and I have a few ideas. Do you want to help? Do you know anyone who sews? Do you know anyone who has fabric to donate? Do you know anyone in the fabric business? It takes one yard of cotton and one yard of flannel, per blanket, plus batting, thread and satin binding. Do you know anyone who wants to raise money? THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL NEEDS BLANKETS, but I can't do it all myself. So there; I said it. It's out there in the Blogisphere.
Oh, and Maribeth is coming to stay this weekend, and for part of next week. I can't wait to see her!
I wrote my piece for the "Hopeful Parents" blog (CED!) while I sat on the ferry dock, waiting for the boat. It was a nice place to think, reflect and write.
So now, I am going to make dinner for my guys, and then we are going to bed early. In order to get to the airport at that hour, we have to get up around 1:00 A.M. Sweet dreams!