Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The good news: she liked it!
Well, I got this really nice email from Dayna, my partner for the Lucy swap and she really liked her package. It's so nice that she responded right away, I don't have to worry if she got it, etc. Personally, I think the Jell-O is what really makes the package.
So, I'm thinking it's about time to stop entering swaps and start getting some sewing done for inventory, and what happens? I read about Aunt Pitty Pat doing a Halloween swap that sounds like real fun, and a fast turn around. Of course I signed up, and think I might try some stuff from the fabric origami book on it. Then, if I like it, I might incorporate that into some other things I do. Once again, branching out instead of refining---hmmmm, do we see a trend here?
I got my hair cut yesterday, nice and short. Since it's been so hot around here it is definitely still top down weather. It'll be fun when we start the monthly drives to Cleveland, especially if we take the scenic route.
I am so proud. Lillian, my older daughter, has made her first set of curtains for the kitchen window in her apartment. The picture of them is very cute, and taking after her bargain hunting mother, the material came from a sheet she found at Goodwill.
It's hard to believe my baby, Sarah, will be 21 years old tomorrow. Where has the time gone? I can still remember the first day I dropped her at preschool. She readily went into Peggy's arms, knowing everyone at Montessori, but as I started to leave, she cried out, "Mommy, don't leave me here! Don't leave me here!" I thought it would only echo in my head that day, but there are moments it creeps up and takes me by surprise.
I look at the two of them, my girls, and am so proud of the people they have become. Though so very different in many ways, they are so alike in so many others: they call their family (aunts, uncles, grandfather) without prompting, they send cards for birthdays and anniversaries or "just because", they deal with each other....they keep trying to get me and Louie to clean up our stuff-mainly because they don't want to have to deal with it, and there's definitely a lot of it!
Today I started organizing the dining/living room areas, what I would have started in May if I hadn't had the fun of surgery and healing to deal with. It'll just get finished later and later.
We are due for some tremendous thunderstorms this evening that were supposed to start an hour ago. They may not come, but I'm prepared, I have my candles out and new batteries for the little radio. Unfortunately, the TV part is analog, so we won't be able to watch that anymore and since the battery on this laptop doesn't hold a charge, we won't be watching movies on this either.