Friday, April 25, 2008

While life at our house never runs at a ‘slow’ pace, it has lessened from a gallop to a gentle trot. Don is still working a maintenance outage. It makes me realize how much he does around the house when I have to do it all when he’s working.

I’ve been stitching the past couple of nights on my Four Seasons project from Country loft. I plan on knocking out the weekend chores today after work, so I can spend the weekend catching up on my block of the month projects.

This morning at breakfast---4:30 am--- I let Ransom out and left the door opened with just the screen door closed. While it was still dark, the birds had already started their chatter. I really appreciate the music because you never hear it in the wintertime. We have dense fog this morning and a rainy forecast for the weekend with a possibility of snow on Sunday night and Monday. It’s still April and this weather pattern is completely normal, but how I ache for gardening weather.

The snowshoes have been put away. Ransom and I take our evening journeys along the roadside. He has a time chasing the squirrels and chipmunks that are back from winter hiding.

Eric plans on staying downstate and going to summer school and working down there this summer. I guess I’m prepared for that. It’s all part of life and Don and I have both rationalized that the odds of the kids settling down in the Upper Peninsula are slim.

Joann’s is having a sale on Perle Cotton to fill my jar. This may be the day to purchase to fill my jar. I’ve got some ideas for embroidered fabric postcards.

Enjoy the weekend…I hope everyone gets to keep a needle in their hands….

12 comments:

Stina said...

Good luck in cathing up with your monthly blocks...
Hope you will have a great weekend!
Up at 4.30...wow thats early...;D

Juliann in WA said...

We are looking at our first summer with no kids at home. A new season for us too. Enjoy your stitching.

Linda said...

Breakfast at 4.30 am, my gosh that's early. Sounds like you'll have a quiet summer. Enjoy your weekend stitching.

Libby said...

Just as your nest is emptying . . . mine is filling back up again *s*

Leanne said...

There are always mixed emotions when your children spread their wings. As your summer starts ours is coming to an end I walked in the cold this morning there was even a threat of showers but I didn't get wet.

anne bebbington said...

My three are a few years behind your two but Sarah is already looking at uni in two maybe three years time and although I'd never let her know it I'm dreading her going I shall miss her so much and I can't even start to imagine how I'll feel if she settles down somewhere a long way from here - we're a good 300 miles from my parents and I'm now starting to realise just how much they must miss us being so far away

Clare said...

Alex flees the nest 2 years this September. She goes up to Lycee either at Nontron, Perigueux or Angouleme which means staying in hall Monday to Friday. Like Anne, I know it is a long way away, but time has a horrible way of flying towards something you don't want to happen.

Lea said...

Oh, This BOM is so fun to see! I'm very anxious to see your blocks. Happy stitching!

Wendy K said...

4:30am!!!! I'm not sure I'm alive at 4:30 lol! Your BOM looks really nice I'll have to search for that one!

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McIrish Annie said...

Don't worry, he'll be back! Alex will be home for the summer after graduation and to be honest, I don't know how I feel about it. He's been gone for 4 years except for short vacations. He's an adult now. It will be an adjustment.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

More perle cotton... such a nice, happy thought!