Did you know its AUGUST?

yes...I knew it was coming...I have been...well..SWAMPED! I have been blog reading, but have not had the energy to find the camera, take a picture, upload the picture, post the picture and write a blog. I will try to be better...really I will!

July found me:

-traveling to TX to care for Mom. Hip replacement. Really only needed my COOKING skills! :::GRIN:::: Dad appreciated it too..especially the chicken enchiladas and the strawberry rhubarb pie! Oh..he liked the lemon pie too...Thanks Julie No Blog for the kind gift of the recipe!

-dealing with a home break in while out of town. Luckily nothing was taken..but someone in my underwear drawer (ick Ick ICK!) and the police seeing my CLUTTERED HOUSE! Oh the agony! (I hear they did get a kick out of my 'covered with a glass jar' method of cornering scorpions!...yes..I did that...I was busy...and I didn't want to deal with it. It was in a sink. By the time the police saw it...well..lets just say, its a DRY heat in AZ!)In true quilter form, my 1st reaction was did they hurt the SEWING MACHINE?...oh,and the 2nd was concern for the elderly cat. I DO have my priorities, don'tcha know. We also have great neighbors! Two couples that WILL be taken out to dinner...and recieve MANY MANY batches of homemade rolls!

-spending a WHOLE day in DFW airport shuffling from gate to gate, trying to standby for a flight to Phoenix. I mean, WHO in their right mind wants to go to ARIZONA in July? They should have a mass EXODUS! HA! It was probably all of us dragging our heels back in time for school next Monday.

-Did she say SCHOOL next Monday? Yes, I did. :::cheesy grin::: Our kids get out around the 3rd week of May. Their brains have promptly FRIED, and so its time to rehydrate them- QUICKLY!

- OH, and the last BEST news of all. I'm shoveling out my son's east side room (long story for another post!) so I can PAINT it. Its going to be my new sewing studio, so my OLD one can be....:::drum roll please:::: the LONG ARM ROOM! WHOOPPPEEEEE! I have sold my HQ16/B-line frame and am purchasing a (new to me) Gammill Classic Plus. If you are not a quilty person, let me know and I will send you a picture of this beauteous creature! She is 12 ft long and will need more than 50 inches plus walking around room, so she gets her own. I have heard that her name is Gracie (sometimes THE BEAST), but as I have a friend named Grace..that I call Gracie, she will have to be renamed. Any suggestions? I have an idea...but I will let it ferment a bit..till we get to know one another.

(I had to break down and SHOW you...hehehehehe)

machine head...yes this IS a sewing machine for those non-quilters...

-also had to pick up the dogs the day after we got home, pick my husband at the airport (we took his car home the night before..poor guy!), spent $350 on groceries (we had nothing I could put into any kind of meal). After a day like that, you think :PIZZA! NO! My middle child....(oh he WILL PAY), brought home a young lady.

1. I don't like to hear: Can I come to dinner? Oh, I'm bringing a friend.NO< I won't tell you who it is. Its a surprise." With my luck, he would bring home the President.

2. I dont' like a phone call at 4 pm on said day (dogs, husband, 15 bags of groceries, house that the police went thru,10 loads of dirty laundry UNDONE), "whats for dinner" "Trip tip on the grill (beef)"...Oh....She does not eat beef." :::SIGH::: Now normally this would have no affect. I have lots of ideas. HOWEVER, on THIS day, my brain started OUT on fried. Husband helped out with a suggestion of chicken enchiladas (hey! we had that in TEXAS!) and strawberry rhubarb pie.

3. 5pm. Phone call #2: "Mom, we are on our way..be there in 10 mins". WHAT? Dinner is not till 6:30 (no shower yet, kitchen table still COVERED, kitchen counters almost empty of grocery bags, still COVERED in ..well..DRECK!, JUST putting pie in, not EVEN ready to make the salad or enchiladas.)

And he wanted me to IMPRESS someone new? Oh, she was very nice (and not even REMOTELY HER FAULT), dinner went well, but HE WILL PAY! ::::EVIL GRIN::::

Ok, now that I have brought you up to date, tomorrow I am diving into the new sewing room...getting ready to prime and paint. IF I can find the carpet! I may even find the camera,charging cord and cord for uploading to the computer and show you a PICTURE! One can only HOPE....


Kathleen said…
oh soooo envious of your new quilting set-up and dedicated room! Not so envious of your sudden surprise guest at the end of a long trip. Glad I'm past that stage.
Sheila said…
You have had quite the summer! Congrats on your new machine.
Suzan said…
All I can say is "Holy cow!" and congratulations on your new LA. I know you two will spend many happy hours together!
Chocolate Cat said…
Lovely to hear from you again. Gosh you have been busy! Kids!!!
Michele said…
Sympathies on the break-in and the clueless son [sigh. I was hoping that got better sooner rather than later] but YAY! on the new machine.

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