This week we drove to Louisiana and back to help my daughter move into her new life for grad school. On the way there, we stopped several times and I am reminded to say: Please flush when you are done.
I admit on the way back, that I teared up. More than once. I am so sad at leaving her so far away. It looks like she has found a nice place to live with a nice roommate. But I will still worry about her. My husband gave her his car (a Honda Civic) and had it serviced this summer with new tires, and a check up on everything, to make sure she would have good transportation to and from school. We took her car, a 97 Lexus with over 200K miles, and will probably see it through the end of its life.
I visited the quilt shops there and on the way back to buy some material to make a quilt for their living room–once that matches their colors (lime green and burnt orange). Neither color figures prominently in my stash. Especially not the lime green. 🙂
As you know, I have been here about a year now. I have been a bit frustrated by the quilt guilds I have joined since moving here. There seems to be a lack of people who volunteer for anything. Volunteering myself just means that they ask me to do more and more. And while I generally enjoy being active, to do some things you need to know the area or the people in the guild. I am learning the people, but it’s also hard to get to know them when they just come to meetings, leave, and don’t volunteer to work any of the events. It’s kind of a vicious circle, isn’t it? And of course, I don’t agree with everything the guild does. For example, I would say to drop the refreshments at meetings. Do we really need those extra calories? Anyway, I am wondering if I wouldn’t be better off without a guild. Thoughts, anyone?
And while you’re thinking, here is my stash report:
Busted this Week: 4.25
Busted year to Date: 134.25
Stashed this Week: 10.00
Stashed Year to Date: 108.50
Net Busted for 2011: 25.75
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