Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Chaotic Life in Full Swing

I did finish the customer's quilts - they loved them, I was paid.  Deep breath.

We finished up Christmas shopping on Sunday - or so I thought.  We completely forgot about our son's girlfriend!  It needs to be small, as we have not met her yet, but I am making a hooded towel for her son, so I feel like we need to get something - any ideas?  We know nothing much about her.  We give all our kids personal care products for Christmas - so I was thinking of giving her exactly what we give our older kids - body wash, a toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream and a couple of gift cards - to starbucks and whataburger maybe.

Anyway, I still need to do that.

I am working on the top secret quilt that I can only do during the day.  I should be done by Wednesday.

We sat down and made the decision that we would stop school at the end of this week and not start it back up until January 8th.  There is a lot going on that first week of January, so it is pretty much a wash anyway.  I will not start the business up until then either.  I have 2 quilts waiting for me at that point, but they are not difficult.

In between, I will work on my Nana's quilt for my cousin, Ellen, who took care of her.  It is going to be a queen size with 11 - 12 x 12 blocks that will have birds and flowers embroidered on them.  There are smaller pieces as well, but they will not have embroidery.  It is going to be a lovely quilt, but will take some time.

Also, there are the wolves to get done.  This break is not a chance to slow down, but catch up.

I have also made a list of 18 goals for 2018 - cliche, but I was in the mood.  Not resolutions, because some can be accomplished quickly and others will need a LOT of work.  That will be another post.

Cookies probably will not be done until Friday or Saturday.  I don't want them all eaten before Christmas.  ;)

Today, DD has to get 2 cavities filled.  She auditioned for Must To Do About Nothing, hopefully we will hear the casting before Christmas, but it was not a given.  This semester studying Shakespeare lets her go on a summer Shakepeare festival trip.  She is very excited!

Ham and Potato Soup for dinner tonight - it is the kids' favorite and college boy is coming home today. 

 OK, gotta get everyone going - they are moving slow.


  1. Much Ado About Nothing? Or, is this a parody or something? Ham and potato soup sounds delicious!

    1. It is a Shakespeare play - a comedy. Yes, Much - I must have typed it wrong.