Monday, October 08, 2007

Ok—it’s a given. I should be quilting instead of writing about it, but I felt like chatting. I had the best weekend. Don and I drove to Chicago for the weekend. We met Eric and a friend down there. We went to see “Wicked”, walked the streets of Chicago with Starbucks in our hands. Don got the tickets about 4 months ago. About Thursday I started panicking. Working all week. A long trip and back to work on Monday. I was going to be behind at home and exhausted at work. Totally not true. We had so much fun. It was good seeing Eric. The last time I went to Chicago I worried about my 6 and 8 year old. I didn’t want to lose them; you wanted them to be entertained. Lord knows, you didn’t want them breaking anything. You always wonder what life is going to be like “after kids”… it’s going to be fine. We divided up in Chicago. Don & I and met back up at different times with Eric. Don and I had the best time. I felt so free. We even talked about what we’re going to do ‘next year’…. I can’t wait…..
I appliquéd on the trip while Don drove. Offered to drive--- Don laughed. It wasn’t the easiest to do, but the time was going to pass anyway, so it might as well pass with a needle in my hands. Here’s where I’m at…. I basted muslin strips around the edges to give my hoop a little more room to work with.

It’s really been warm. But a serious cold front is coming through tonight--- supposedly dropping the temperatures 30 degrees. I took Ransom out running after work and we got caught in a rain shower. You’re walking and you’re a mile away from home and the rain comes from nowhere… trust me I got the cardio in --- I walked pretty fast to get back home….
Gratitudes:
1. Safe travel and a great weekend for everyone
2. Off to quilt in two seconds
3. Starbucks Venti Vanilla Latte extra Hot.

13 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

But, BUT no quilt shops in Chicago? No fabric finding? Oh well, glad you had a good time and a safe trip.

Juliann in WA said...

Glad you had a fun getaway weekend. We saw Wicked in London and loved it. Your little watering can is lovely.

CONNIE W said...

I am welcoming the fall weather with cooler temps that are moving through today, I believe. It won't get as cold here as up in your area but I'll take whatever we get. I say it's time for some seasonal weather for a change! We saw Wicked in Chicago last New Year's Eve.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh you lucky thing - a getaway in a city I love! I lived in downtown Chicago for 9 months about 10 years ago when DH, DS and I arrived in North America. So glad you had a wonderful time.

Libby said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. Hope you enjoyed Wicked . . . we have tickets (again) for January *s*

Linda said...

Well I must be the uneducated one, because I have absoloutely no idea what "Wicked" is....lol.. but that's ok I'll live... So glad you had a fun weekend. We tend to forget about ourselves when we have kids to run around after, no matter how old they are.Glad you took the time for you and Don....

Dawn said...

Glad you had a good time. But it was hot and crowded with the race I bet!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Sounds like a lovely time you had with your DH and seeing your DS...

Your block is looking good, mine are moving very slowly but that is okay :O), slow and steady, I am not throwing in the towel!

Joanne said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. And you got some applique finished, too! vbg I'm still about the same place you are -- haven't touched it in a week or two.

Rose said...

Sounds like a great weekend.....hands up for the "hot" weather down here lol, its getting close, not quite there yet!!!!

anne bebbington said...

Yes - that smell of impending post-kids freedom sure smells appetising!

Judy said...

I do that a lot too..adding strips to the edge for more room. Sometimes I just pin the strips on the edges. Sounds like you had a nice time!

atet said...

Glad you had a great weekend getaway in Chi town! It can be a great place to hang out!