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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

What to say?

Each day, I think I am going to get into the stewdio and sew! There are sew many projects waiting for me, and I am now having withdrawal pangs! But.....

Each day that passes, the weather gets more and more like Kansas summer! We've had numerous days now in the 80's and 90's, so I MUST finish the yard work before it is intolerable to work outside. I only have 2 more flats of petunias to plant around the new little fountain I installed yesterday, one more hosta by the re-located fountain that may have a leak in it, and one more penstemmon and it's supports to do, and then it's good. Grass cutting will be all that is necessary then.

My son will be coming home the end of June with his two girls. He had been in the Army for 13 years, and after his tour in Iraq, and a nasty divorce, he decided that he wanted to be closer to his family roots. He won custody of his two girls, ages 7 and 12 ,and they have never had "family", so this will be a good thing! It will be somewhat crazy at our house, though, while they live here until school starts in August. We've gotten quite accustomed to the empy nest and the quiet and contemplation that brings. On the other hand, having them close to us will add yet another dimension to our lives.

Yesterday, Hubby had some surgery for skin cancer on top of his noggin. Let this be a warning about wearing hats and sun screen when you are outside. Of course, his was caused by his immuno-suppression drugs, so it's not 100% not wearing a hat, but still, a word to the wise! And then today, I took Mother to the doctor because I suspected she had broken some ribs when she fell in her apt the other day. And, yes, she did, and now she has her Loritab, heat pad and a volumetric exerciser to help keep her from pain and pneumonia. Sheesh! When can I sew?

Well, how about today? And how about I do something with these lotto blocks from last year? It wouId be nice to get them off my worktable and into a quilt top... wonder what I'll do?

12 comments:

paula, the_quilter said...

Sharon, everytime I visit your blog an ad pops up :( in another window. You might want to check your settings in your profile to see if you are allowing advertising. /paula

Sharon said...

I have reported this to Blogger help. I don't have anything enabled for advertising anywhere, and I just don't know what to do if they can't help! I am seriously thinking about just moving my blog over to my Apple account IWeb, but it just seems like sooo much work now that I have everything working here. But I gotta tell ya, that I don't want my visitors to have ads!!!1

Judy said...

Sharon, don't move the blog unless you want to. It's perfectly easy to just click it closed. Actually my browser doesn't allow it to open so it doesn't bother me at all. I think more than likely someone linked to you...not anything you are doing.

So sorry about your mom. Ouch! Put your blocks up on a wall and live with them for a while and they will arrange themselves during the night!!

Ann said...

Sharon, wow, sounds like you are going to have a houseful. Will be nice that you can give the girls a "normal" homelife, though. Whatever normal is!
Sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she feels better soon.

Nines said...

Oh Sharon! I hear ya! When the weather is so sunny and warm... how can we stay inside and sew? I love to sew, but sometimes... a girl just has to get her toes muddy, ya know? Love the pics of your flowers. You must be a little ahead of us, warm-wise. Old age is pitiful. That's what an elderly friend used to tell me and I'm inclined to agree. And being the younger offspring ain't no picnic, either, and a whole lot to worry about. Guess they're just getting even. Hope your Mama is feeling a bit better. Enjoy the warm days, it'll rain soon enough.

ForestJane said...

Hope your mom and sweetie are both doing better!

I like the colors of the blocks. How many do you have? Do you have fabric for sashings or borders for them already?

Tonya R said...

It's making me tired just reading all that work to be done... Hope everyone is feeling better and you get a chance to sew.

joyce said...

It sounds like your plate is full.
On the bright side, there is nothing more rewarding than being close to grandchildren even if they can be exhausting at times. Hope your mother and husband are soon feeling better.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Two granddaughters for the summer? Two young ones in your studio? How in the world will they be able to resist wanting to learn how to make quilts once they're exposed to you, your work, and presumably a lot of wonderful supplies and tools? Your upcoming situation has inspired me to blog about my three 7-year old grandsons in my studio last summer on my next posting. You all could be in for a great time!

Dawn said...

Wow, it is hotter there than here in Northern IL! It will take some getting used to your son and his girls being with you, but oh how wonderful for those girls to get to be with you! Those lotto blocks are fun!

(by the way - I never get ads when I visit your blog).

Ms. Jan said...

Wow Sharon! Glad your son is coming back into the fold and bringing the girls. I love the lotto blocks and can't wait to see what you do with them.

Samantha said...

Goodness, life is keeping you busy! Best wishes to your husband and mother! And welcome to the granddaughters coming home!