Right after we bought a new refrigerator. LAST week. Sigh. Can I just say this summer in which we aren't traveling is turning out to be pretty pricey already.
I have a boat-load of quilts to finish. An actual boatload. That is, enough to cover a whole crew of shrimpers. We decided to completely re-arrange our house so I actually have a picture of the whole pile. To wit:
I don't know if you see them clearly enough, but there are EIGHT quilts on my sewing table to be finished. And all those bins? They're projects waiting my attention. But this isn't an obsession. Really. I promise. (By the way, Beve told me last night he LOVES the color of this room, which makes me feel good, since it's my favorite color!)
We have piles of belongings and 'treasures' all over the house. E is about to move into her first (owned) home this weekend, so in honor of that, I've been destashing. Dividing up my treasures and giving them to my girls. (J told me, "NOT IT!" when I asked who wanted to play). I'm trying hard to reduce the amount of stuff we have. Beve said, "I don't care what you give them," and I took him at his word. It's crazy how large my stash has gotten. Why do I need so many glasses? All these crystal plates? Ridiculous. It's just stuff.
SK is being flown to the bay area for a job interview Monday. She says she feels like a real grown-up. I can hardly believe it myself. My baby is an adult, with real adult responsibilities and adult dreams. And she's really leaving in less than a month. Hopefully--God willing!!--with a job to confirm what she believes: that He goes before her in this great San Francisco Bay adventure.
But I will really miss this beautiful face (as will the Springer who loves to cuddle with her!).
We begin our summer visits next week. Some here, some there. It'll be a flurry.
I hope we'll be ready. Beve and SK painted the living room over the weekend but Beve has a list a mile long of other things he wants to accomplish before our company arrives.
Filled up and ready to watch the sunset over Bellingham Bay. I'm telling you, it's cheap entertainment.
SK, you sure you want to give this up?