Thursday, May 23, 2013

Awkward and Awesome

Thursdays are 'Awkward and Awesome' days for my daughter and her blogger friends, which sounds like a really good idea to me this morning.

Awkward:

  • Somehow the only set of keys to our Highlander got lost between the time Thyrza's son-in-law pulled into our drive-way and Beve took over to back out of it to take the visitors south to SeaTac airport . Four adults, one frail, anicient woman spent over an hour looking for them before they were discovered in the trash bag in the car. 
  • The number of weeds in our front garden. And my inability to do much about them.
  • Deciding last Friday I should make a quilt for Thyrza's daughter, Sandy, who has made a sacrifice of great love in the last year caring for her aging mother, bearing the brunt of Thyrza's forgetfulness, which appears as anger most of the time.
  • Also having a quilt to finish for my baby brother's birthday, which is...TOMORROW! YIKES!!!
  • The quilting project I planned to do by next week, but certainly won't.
  • How messy my house is because of all this quilting.
  • How much my body rebels against all this quilting.
  • How much my brain wants to work while my body rebels.
  • Sigh.
Awesome:
  • Thyrza's visit went pretty smoothly. Grampie knew her more days than he didn't.  At least that's her story, so I'm sticking to it.
  • I got Sandy's quilt done. She loved it!
  • I'll (hopefully) get BB's quilt done.
  • Family guests this weekend (even in my messy house--enter at your own risk!).
  • A huge family gathering on Memorial weekend, complete with all three babies of the next generation. I can hardly wait to see them all together. Or to get my hands on them (if they'll let me!). SOOO looking forward to it.
  • Many fun outings in the next week. A birthday celebration on Puget Sound. A trip to California for my youngest nephew's high school graduation. Yep, summer is heating up.
  • Deep sigh. Of contentment.
Now I've got to go, there's a quilt begging to be made!

2 comments:

M said...

A rare treat, your "Awkward & Awesome" post is!

I'm glad the summer is heating up over there and that family visits are starting up for you guys. I'm a little sad though that by the time I get there, summer'll be cooling down already.

Oh well, I guess I'll have enough Washington summers ahead of me to last a lifetime!

jeskmom said...

Don't worry, M, September's always a beautiful part of our summer. And you're right about the rest of it, too.