Thursday, October 8, 2009

stress, sanity, sickness, school

I am not really sure, but I am starting to think that I need a break! I don't know where or when I would squeeze one in though. You see, I have finally finished my oversized order and that feels great, but not really. My sister has an order too and I won't feel like I am all done, until she is all done. It is does not have anything to do with me, but that is the way I feel. Crazy, huh? Well, stay with me, because I will take you to planet Crazmar, where I am the reigning queen, and back in less than ten minutes!

I had this epiphany yesterday and it was not a good one! I have asked the family up the street if I could do a grief quilt for them. I love/hate doing these. I had never made a quilt at all before my mom died. When she died, I bought a sewing machine and made 16 lap sized quilts. I made them for her kids. I made them for her granddaughter, other than my own kids, and I made them for her best friends. I think that each time I made one, I healed a little. Also, though, each quilt brought out a few more feelings that made me sad, which is the reason for the love/hate relationship with these quilts. Anyway, back to the epiphany...I need to get this quilt done by the beginning of November, so the family can have it before the next anniversary of the death of their son, so I was thinking about all of the supplies that I need to buy for that and whether or not I can swing the cost, when I realized that I need to finish the quilt that all of my sister's friends and family members made squares for about TWO MONTHS AGO! Jeez! We didn't have the money and really still don't, but I can't leave that undone forever! How did I forget? How COULD I forget?! I owned up to it, because I bet she has been wondering too. I would hate for her to read this here and want to kill me, but rest assured she already knows.

I will also be making a quilt for a friend before too long. She will be taking her time finding fabrics that she loves, so that gives me a few weeks, if not longer. I need to get more details on that, because I don't want to bite off more than I can chew. Me? No way would I do that!!!

I hate long blog posts, but I can't stop now!

This Sunday I will be taking pics for a family. It is supposed to be frigid! I don't know if they will want to take them, but I sort of hope so, because the husband is on a swing shift and they will not be able to do it again for two more weeks and it could be even colder then! We will just have to see! I am pretty flexible, so it won't bother me either way. I can take a lot of pics in a little amount of time, even if there are icicles hanging off of my subject's noses!

Let's see, what else is there?

I don't know.

Oh, yep, the church bazaar. I started making a few crochet items with some yarn that one of the church ladies wanted to just give to me. I did not want to use it for personal gain, so I just told her I would make something for the bazaar with it. I only made a few things, because I have been so busy. Now, I only have until next Saturday, before it is the bazaar and I don't know if I will have time for anything else. I feel a little sad about that, but on the other hand, I promised to make cookies and things like that for their cookie room, so I am doing that next Thursday at home with my sister and Friday at a friend's house with my sister, daughter, friend's two girls and herself and maybe even me, if my head doesn't blow up first!

Did I mention that I have had a sick kid? Last Tuesday my oldest son did not go to practice. He went to school Wed. and came home feeling bad. He has not been back since! They did not have school Monday, so that means all totaled he has missed 4 days of school! He is a good kid, but not a stellar scholar, so this is going to be very hard to recover from! Add to that equation a crazy mother and a dad who always seems to be at work and you might have a destructive mess on your hands. Oh, no, you're right, it will be a destructive mess on MY hands! I can't wait! The fever finally broke, so he can go to school, but he has been coughing so much and so loud that the school is probably going to be angry with me. Yet, I am the one expected to help him catch back up! They will help, if he will let them help.

BTW, he does not have swine flu. He was tested and negative for that!

So, are you glad I have been keeping to myself lately? Even more happy that I saved it all up for one painfully long post? Sorry! It won't happen again! Well, not until Christmas time anyway!

Have great day!


Snot Head said...

Its better here than all over your walls at home. Its not really time to re-paint yet, and there's enough laundry, etc. to do without adding to the list "Today, I must clean my own brains off the wall because my six thousand kids will walk right by my bloody mess, so long as I am still sitting with a crochet hook in my hand!" haha I know you may not find that so humorous, but...I did.

Deb said...

Do you think you should rename your blog?? lol! Breathe breathe breathe my friend!