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Saturday Sunshine

The sun is shining this morning, the frogging is behind me and quilting has once again commenced.  And ya know, sometimes things do happen for a reason.  I decided not to use the variegated Lava on this quilt at all, and use black Signature cotton, and I’m liking it better anyway.  It is a better choice for this particular quilt. My husband is sweeping the floor right now.   One less thing yuck thing I have to do today.  I’m not the greatest housekeeper in the world to start with, and let my life get really busy, like it’s been lately, and the housework gets farther behind.  When I have to prioritize, it usually gets moved down farther on the list.  I can only do so much with the spare time I have…it used to really bother me.  I felt I was failing…not having everything in top shape all the time, but I’ve come to accept that I can’t do it ALL, ALL the time, so do the things that make me happiest or that matter the most, at that particular moment.  The rest will still be there when I can get to it.  And eventually, I’ll get to it. In the meantime, people will have to understand.

I went to the 20th birthday celebration of the local quilt guild last night.  It was a nice evening.  I need to join again.  I belonged for one year, almost 10 yrs ago, but life was busy then, too.  My son was much younger and involved in evening activities such as boy scouts, and Activity Center sports, that all conflicted with me making the meetings.  So, I’ll give it some thought…maybe I can fit that “spoon” back in now.  There was a delightful guest speaker, Jean Dean, from Midland, TX.  I enjoyed her.  One thing she did was give a book review on The Persian Pickle Club, by Sandra Dallas.  I want to read the book…I think I’d like it. 

Tomorrow I leave for Midland, TX, myself.  That’s where my son will be playing golf in the regional tournament.  So, I better finish up with my coffee and get back to busy!

5 thoughts on “Saturday Sunshine

  1. Go Randi!! Sounds like a wonderful evening!!! I bet the quilt looks great! And yes, you don’t mess up that house all by your lonesome, you shouldn’t be cleaning all by your lonesome 😉 Make a list and hand it over to those boys 😉 Enjoy your trip!!!


  2. I totally get it about the housework. I hate my house being messy, and it often is with 5 other people in it, LOL. Yesterday, I made a list and asked hubby which ones he wanted to do. You know what…it worked! He vaccumed AND mopped the floor. I let him add his own jobs like mowing the lawn to the list and it all evened out. I was happy because he did more for me than he would have, and my house is much cleaner today (for now). Other people DO understand, but I am the one who hates the mess. Bummer,eh? I can’t blame anyone else.

    Have a great weekend watching the golf!


  3. Know what you mean about housework…like a clean house, but I don’t want to spend my life cleaning. I’ve learned to live with “picked up”, but I do love it when it’s really clean. Every once and a while I get it there. Love the quilt in the previous post. What a joy for you to work on!


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