Welcome to DreamChallenge

Having a dream to share my knitting creations, cooking adventures and caregiving stories with others is now a reality. I bet you know someone right now who is at home taking care of someone they love. A phone call, e-mail, note card or some food would all be appreciated. Sometimes an offer to stand in for that person is a wonderful gift. Think about getting a hair cut, what if there is no time or person to sit with your loved one? What can you do to help someone else, or if you are that caregiver, how can you get people to understand you would like to see them or have their help? Knitting helps me stay calm. Knitting helps my blood pressure stay normal. What helps you? Cooking is an adventure for me. My husband is a dedicated 'clean-up' person. Join us on this part of our life's journey.

Choosing to send out cards is one way I stay in touch with others. I address cards on Sunday and my husband puts them in the mail on Monday. There is always someone who needs a card.

After several months of blogging there is a reality that lots of people really enjoy this activity. Positively delightful people, living life to the best of their ability. There is such fun in hearing from others who have ideas, stories, crafts all to share with those who choose to read. Thank you my new friends in this unknown world/way of communicating.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Birthday Celebration Weekend

Birthdays are such fun when your family shares in the joy of the day.  Both daughters and granddaughters joined Bob and I at the Biltmore after church on Sunday for a fabulous brunch.  I was surprised by a beautiful hand decorated (with Chocolate) dessert plate, the center of which were candy daisys.  Gerber daisys are some of my favorites and there their were in the middle of the plate.  Of course, the meal was wonderful, but the added touch of a surprise was lovely.  The little girls were such polite young ladies.  We all had a great time. 

Since I am so new to adding pictures and blogging, this little sessions has taken over an hour, so pictures of the flowers will come soon.  Thank you all for wishing me a Happy Birthday.  It was joyous.


  1. Jan - you look so beautiful in those pictures! (39 suits you so well!!!) What a wonderful dinner and chocolate surprise you had. I love the picture of the "girls"! Just precious!!! I don't know who "is the fairest of them all"! You all look so beautiful!

    waiting on the Biltmore pictures~~~


  2. Everyone looks great... I LOVED that weekend!!!! You have to explain why your arms are in the middle.

    I think it should be a tradition!!!!!