I'm not sure of the reason for my blogger's block. Lots going on, and no way to link it all together in one clever post. I put a lot of stock in cleverness.
That being said, there isn't going to be any in this post. So you can go ahead and lower your expectations. Soothe yourself by just being happy there is a new post.
After a brief lull after the holidays, real life has returned hot and heavy, as evidenced by the fact that my sewing room has once again been turned into ground zero for Caleb's new science project (by the way, throw out your hand sanitizers people, that's just a pandemic waiting to happen) and the stacks of current projects I have piled everywhere else.
Here is my life by the numbers:
This weekend we celebrated the 95th birthday of this lovely lady (my grandmother)
and travelled 427 miles from home to watch her blow out her candles.
On the drive, David helped me work on the address list for our
1st annual "Garden of Hope Spring Tea Luncheon,"
to raise money for the 1,800 cancer patients at David's hospital who will be diagnosed this year,
and which will be held on May 9, 2009.
Mark your calendars, though you may be lucky enough to get one
of the 500 save-the-date cards we are mailing out.
(I told David this week that he was a very lucky man to have such a wife. I mean look at my community outreach and charity work. I need to update my resume. He replied by using "affinity" and "opine" in a sentence and I got all giddy and forgot about the fact that he really owes me one.)
I have spent most of the last week working on the aforementioned invitations, as they should have been at the printer's 2 days ago,
and when I wasn't, I was working on a 94 inch square quilt that will be auctioned at our event,
and helping Caleb swab 10 petri dishes with E.coli (you read that right)
and washing my hands with soap and water 100 times afterwards.
Quilt retreat is only 56 days away,
so I have also been madly working on my round robin projects (I'm only behind one rotation now)
and making a couple of trips to the quilt store and the post office.
And when I was on one of these trips to the quilt store
I found the perfect fabric for the boys' room and decided to make a few pillows for their beds,
which made me think of making a 50 inch matching cornice box for their window.
(I know that sounds ridiculous, but I couldn't help myself, and I told David that very thing, besides which you'd be amazed at what I can do with 18 inches of styrofoam and some liquid nails.)
And just because I know you are wondering, Olivia and I started Anne of Green Gables
and we are on chapter nine.