I last posted an entry on this blog back in March, nearly 6 months ago. No, I haven't been laid up in bed with consumption or the vapors or any other kind of chronic disease. I've been SUPER BUSY! ! ! ! !
Today, I have a chance to sit down a bit and try to figure out how to explain all that's happened without boring everyone to bits (but that may happen anyway. Some things are beyond my control. : 0 )
March flew by with Don and I cleaning the house and getting it ready to go up for sale. And we shoveled and plowed the last of the winter snows.
April was filled with joy as our youngest daughter, Jo, arrived home from her 2 year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. And we shoveled and plowed the last of the winter snows.
Late in April, I was began a new part time job with a one hour commute, while continuing with my old job.
In May, I began working a 3rd part time job ( and quit my original part time job ) which was just a "few" hours a week and would only run through August. And we shoveled and plowed the last of the winter snows.
I don't remember June, July and most of August because I was scrambling to do all this work--which had numerous deadlines to meet--and still try to stay even somewhat sane. Please don't ask my family if they think I was successful at this or not. At least, it stopped snowing sometime in May and Don was able to plant and tend the veggie garden. Sometime in August, I did attend a machine quilting show in Milwaukee--Oconomowoc, actually, but that's real close to Milwaukee. :) --and took a couple of terrific classes and am just another wee step toward making an outstanding show quilt. (Yeah, right!)
I finished the summer job ahead of schedule and now I have only one part time job (with the hour commute both ways) and am now winding down to the point where I took the time to go back and read the blogs that I'd ignored for so long and finally today, when I should be canning tomatoes and making applesauce, I am putting together this entry.
As you may know, I "retired" from my job back in 2011 so why the hell did I work 50 hours a week this summer? Sometimes I think my brains have been replaced by that lint and fuzz that builds up in the sewing machine!
At any rate, I'm currently coordinating a mini quilt show that my guild is doing as part of a fundraiser for the domestic abuse shelter in Menomonie and that's taking a bit of time. We have a team of truly excellent people who are taking on responsibility for many of the areas that need to be worked on so I don't have all the work to do myself.
Anyway, on Thursday, I'm heading for the woods of N. Minnesota for a long weekend at a resort.
All by myself. Leaving the hubster behind to fend for himself. Taking my machine and a couple of projects, my Kindle Fire, and my favorite foods to cook up at the cabin. Meeting up with old college friends whom I treasure. The plan is to sleep when I want for as long as I want, same for sewing and reading, and do whatever the hell I feel like doing whenever the hell I want to. I love those kinds of vacations! This is the reward I promised myself as I toiled away all summer, and I'm going to enjoy every minute!
If I can get a few brain cells to engage, I may remember to bring my camera and lap top so I can post some pix of my mini vacay.
Time to get a few quilting projects organized to take along.