An Abundance of Blessings
I'm tuckered out, ya'll. I am certainly suffering from an abundance of blessings (that's the politically correct way of saying "My plate runneth over...."). Since the Quilt Sampler magazine came out 2 weeks ago, we've all been running with our hair on fire. We have sold out of our first cutting of kits and have been cutting 50 more for the past 3 days. We've also sold out of kits for a quilt shown in our photo spread (which we cut 2 weeks ago....) and the phone won't quit ringing. We received about 25 bolts of fabric on Wednesday that hasn't even been logged into the computer and when I got back from the 5th grade march at Audrey's school this afternoon, UPS had delivered 11 more boxes of freight! We're throwing a party next Friday to celebrate and to show what all we picked up at Market and I'd like to have as many samples made as possible. Oh my! Where do I begin? All of this is fantastic, but I'm feeling a little bit scattered about where I should focus right now. So, what am I doing? Sitting on my front porch with my wireless laptop, drinking an adult beverage, and talking to you.
Today was the last day of school, and the 5th graders had a celebration where they march through the halls with the other grades cheering them on. I made Audrey's teacher a Lazy Girl Summer Tote bag yesterday and forgot to take its picture before giving it to her this afternoon (nothin' like waiting til the last minute....LOL!). One of Audrey's best friends who transferred out mid-year came to school today to cheer everybody on - and her mom took A. home with them to spend the night. Another blessing! I don't have to worry about cooking dinner!
One of the local nurseries has a big 1/2 price sale each year during the week before Memorial Day. I ran out there yesterday morning and went crazy! They had lots of great stuff at killer prices and you know me - I never met a flower I didn't like. I've got my work cut out for me on Sunday. But yet again - another blessing. All I have to do between now and then is to keep them alive...
I also found this little planter at Big Lots yesterday. When I asked Russ to water all the container plants while I was gone, I made the mistake of not pointing out each and every one.... many of them were in dire straights when I got home and that included Mr. Merle's Herb de Gato. So I picked up another one and it fits perfectly! How cute is that? I just couldn't resist.
Even though I am working Saturday and Monday, I am going to do my best to turn off the recording in my head that usually says "You don't have time to relax - there's too much work to be done!". Being a workaholic is a hard addiction to beat - but this weekend I'm gonna try.
I hope you all have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend....