Tuesday, August 29, 2017
I've decided that there are some coping strategies that do actually help when the house is silent and all the kids are gone. The after we came home from dropping the last kid at college my hubby left for a five day trip. Being an airline pilot, he is gone 18-20 days a month, so I'm accustomed to that. I always had the kids with me at home in past though. So I have found a few things that make me feel better. This supply of chocolate is coming in handy!
And when I've been sewing all day and there is no one else around, I can have cold cereal for dinner. No prep, no cleanup, quick and easy and back to sewing!
And I've always got this one glued to me. He seems to be taking this the hardest of all the animals. True, the cat has now decided that I'm her friend since she's run out of options, but the other two dogs seem to be enjoying uninterrupted time on the sofas. Boomer however, is another beast. He is a clingy dog, and I have always been his human of choice, but he literally doesn't leave my side. He rests his chin in my lap when I sew. He follows me to the bathroom, and he sits on my feet while I fold the laundry.
Speaking of laundry, wow. I have washed all of the linens and towels in the house and remade all of the beds. I have dusted, vacuumed and cleaned...and something bizarre happened....it all stayed that way! The hamper is still empty, the rooms are still clean. This is such a strange phenomenon around here. I'm not used to things remaining done. This might be a good thing!
And while I can't share most of what I've been sewing, I will show you this little row of blocks. They are bright and happy and make me smile. I hope to have quite a few more sneak peeks in the weeks to come.
I'll be sewing today, the rest of the cleaning can wait. My machine is calling to me.
Have a wonderful day!