Monday, May 11, 2015
Well, I obviously needed the break because the first weekend in Portland I slept most of the time! I never take naps...I drove my parents crazy when I was little because I refused to take naps...not this time. I seemed to have hit a wall. My brain was working to hard on the changes in life and I just pooped out :) So, what did I do when I finally woke up? Did a little quilt shopping, read like crazy and finished 3 books (there will be lots of reviews this week) and started 2 others. Went to listen to David Sedaris and literally laughed out loud! Stitched 4 more blocks for my Primitive Gathering Christmas quilt...played with the kids...and, I got a Fitbit! Which means I was walking up a storm and in Portland that isn't hard. It may be a challenge in Sisters. Because, in our little town you are only a few steps from everything.
Mother's Day can be both a blessing and a challenge depending on how motherhood treated you. For some it is a time to reflect on one's own mother which can be a blessing or not...or, depending on your relationship with your children it can be a happy day...or not. What I know is a lot of mother's did the best they could and in a world filled with challenges it is always healthier to have empathy, forgiveness and love.
I received this sweet coffee cup with some fresh ground coffee from my oldest sons family and boy did the car ride home smell great! I couldn't believe this cup...it was like it was made for me!!!
...and then I found out it was!!!
My younger son and his wife brought me the most delicious dark chocolates made special...and of course, I don't have any to show you for obvious reasons...except for this last piece which I can't bring myself to eat!!! Well....I might eat it when I feel the need...it will be my emergency chocolate!
My first book review is a must read. A 2015 Non Fiction Pulitizer Prize Nominee it is not a depressing book...even though it talks about extinction. But, it is a book that every person should read. Fascinating in it's fact and yet the author writes in a narritive style that keeps you going. With that said...the first couple of chapters are a little slow but once you get into it...you will be amazed. This is the type of read where I am continually stopping and telling HH information :)
I am so ready to get back into the quilting life...how about you?