Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sisters is Quiet...

I am surprised how quiet my life feels now that the lil man has moved.  I didn't realize that just the anticipation that he may drop by brought excitement to my life.  My DIL has been so sweet to text me daily photos  and it seems he is changing day by day!  

I have been keeping myself busy by minimizing.  I think I was inspired by watching the kids downsize their lives from a 2500+ house to a city apartment.   And, with turning a guest room into a music room it meant that I had to clear out some boxes.  And...what a treasure trove of history I found.  some of the boxes were from my mother's house when she passed away.  My mother became a widow at 48 yrs of age and I found a stack of letters she continued to write to my dad about her day to day life and her adjustment to life alone.  It brought tears to my eyes but at the same time they were a gift of strength.   One of the other items I found was a map where my mother made a notation of the route we traveled when I was about 4 yrs old from New York City to Salinas, CA. camping most of the way.  When I showed it to G he thought that it was the Lincoln Highway...maybe some day the Quilt Roadies will travel this route!

I have been doing some stitching so stay tuned 
on Thursday for an update!