Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Well, here I am in Indiana-again. We didn't think we'd be making another trip back, but DH had vacation time he needed to use and my parent's needed help getting their house in better shape to sell. We've spent the last several days scraping and painting trim on the outside of the house. It looks much better and the weather has co-operated beautifully.

DH, DD and I took some time today and went to an outlet mall. We fianlly found my husband some shoes for work. The pair he'd been wearing had a crack all the way through the sole---poor man's feet got wet when it rained.

Not much quilting the last few days, although I'm still plugging along on my tiny hand pieced nine-patches. It's coming along. Mom and I are hoping to make it to the Goodwill on Friday-I'm hoping I can find some cheap woven shirts to use in a quilt.

I'm reading Yes Man...interesting idea to say yes to everything.....I think I might need to say yes more often, maybe that's why I don't feel like I'm truly living life. I let it go by my window and never seem to jump in and ride along. Life is too short to wait for just the right invitation to come along. Hope I haven't missed anything.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Live for Today

Well, I've been down for 5 days fighting a cold that has been making the rounds in my family. I wonder why we call it "fighting" a cold? It's not like you can really knock it out with one good hit....believe me, I tried. The only thing that worked was good old TIME. Feeling much better now.

Of course, now I'm behind on everything. The house is in dire need of a good cleaning, my daughter is lacking in driving practice, and my quilting is so far behind I wonder if I'll ever catch up.

My new found motto is "There is only TODAY". I like that. I'm only focusing on what I can accomplish today, not what I failed at yesterday (or weeks or years ago) and not what is ahead for me. I only get to "do" this day once, so I plan on doing it right.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Toy society

I'm so excited! Through a blog I've been reading for several months, I discovered The Toy Society ( It's a wonderful, fill the world with happiness concept. You simply make a toy and drop it in a location where someone will find it and adopt it. Imagine the smile on a child's (or adult's) face when they find this wonderful creature that someone lovingly created simply to give another human pleasure! I can't wait to make and drop my first toy!

I spent a good portion of friday finishe most of my frog wall hanging...all I need now is a green fabric marker to complete the eye.....picture will follow.

We have been slowly passing a cold around my's my turn now. UGH! I hope that we all have gotten rid of these germs before we go visit my parents.

My son and I are now trying to make rock candy. So far all we have are two jars of flavored sugar water with sticks in the center. Hope it works. He's excited by the idea and already talking about making more.

That's all for now.....I must head to my studio and start on my first toy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

boring blog

WOW!!! I was just browsing other blogs.....this one is BOOOOOORING. Wish I could figure out how to make it more interesting.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I finished reading Holy Hunger this morning. I feel such sadness at the thought of losing my dad. His health has declined so much in the last 4 years. I wonder if he wants to move back here before he dies so that he knows my mom is taken care of. It is almost unbearable to imagine life without his gentle soul as part of it.

I'm struggling with wether or not I belong in Overeater's Anonymous. I know I eat when I am sad or bored. And I know I eat way too much. I'm not obese....yet, but my doctor has listed me as overweight.

I'm not sure I can do this anymore. Don't get me wrong, I don't want my life to end, I just don't want it to continue this way. I want to really live rather than simply exist. Is OA the path that I now need to go down. Do I seek counseling? I know I am loved by my family, but I don't seem to feel it. I have never felt like I truly belonged anywhere. I want to feel part of something....part of a group.

What's next? I simply do not know.