Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Hurried-er I Go, The Behind-er I Get!

School started this past Tuesday, and I have been going non-stop! Who would think a Bus Driver would be soooooo busy?!?!
I've been doing this for over 7 years now (the longest I've had *any* job!), and it never gets easier!
There is more paperwork this year, and now, instead of driving for 2 schools, I'm driving for THREE!
I drive in the mornings, come home and try to catch up on housework. I drive in the afternoons and come home to try to catch up on paperwork...
WAIT! Let me preface all of this by letting you know that my bus
does not
have air conditioning like most of the buses in my county do. So by the time I finish up at 5:15 or 5:30, I am SOAKED with sweat, and my skin is HOT according to my daughters.
Ha! They should have felt just how holy-hell-hot it was in the driver's seat!

Tuesday after my final route, I wearily got into my hot car and headed home. (THANK THE POWERS THAT BE for the a/c in MY car!!!) On my leisure drive, I was thinking about the supper that Kitty hopefully started, and about lounging around with Kitty and Bunny (Boyfriend was out of town) while we (or I) ate...

But what did I find when I got home?
Any guesses?

The dog. An empty house and an empty stove/oven.
I was so exhausted I could have just slumped down on the kitchen floor and *cried*!

I didn't.

I called Kitty to find out where she was.

At her boyfriend's, of course.

So I literally peeled off my clothes, took a glorious shower (Don't go there Otin!), and ate some left-overs along with a glass of... something... Amaretto...?
I ate & drank it out on my back porch, with my trusty dog at my feet, and the ceiling fan gently wafting over me. It was nice out. It was leisure.
And the dog didn't "talk back" to me not once. =-)

Oh well.
At least my daughters still love me.
They're teens and haven't once told me, "I hate you!"


All this to say that I'm terribly behind in my blog reading.
And my quilting. Sort of. Since that's really not on a schedule, and it sits so patiently, it's okay. It'll wait as long as I need it to. =-)
But I'm reading bits and pieces as I can, here and there.

Matter of fact,
I'm off to read some more. =-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wandering Wednesday

Yes, I'm still working on Bunny's quilt. No pictures, though, 'cause I'm not sure if she reads this or not... Once I got to a certain point, I quit letting her see it, and I only work on it when she's not here... which is more often than I'd like... I'd like to see more of her.
She spent the morning with me this morning, though! =-) We went shopping for some art supplies for her Drawing Class at the community college.
Yes, I realize she had me tag along just so I could pay, but at least she had me tag along! She *could* have simply asked for my credit card, ya know. =-)

Anyway, the picture above is from my Mom's dock in Beaufort, SC. Boyfriend & I went to see her this past weekend. She's doing fine, thanks. =-) The quilt I made for her is still on her couch, so I'm hoping she uses it frequently. I *know* she sees it every day, 'cause when I talk to her on the phone, she always mentions how much she loves it. That makes me =-).

I'm still working on Lottie's quilt too. I just went to the fabric store to buy a couple'a yards for the backing. It's gonna look good!

I still have to make a label for the baby quilt I made for Bunny's friend, and I need to make labels for Bunny's and Lottie's quilts, but I won't worry 'bout those 'til I'm done with the quilts. The label is always the last thing I do.

So, I'm not ignoring you! I do read every post of all those people I follow! Boyfriend thinks it's a waste of time... but he also thinks reading fiction is a waste of time... And lots of other stuff I do, too. But he's just jealous! He just *wishes* he had as much free time as I do! =-) Oh well. Maybe when he retires... If that day ever comes! =-) (I can't imagine it. He does *not* know how to just lounge around! He's not the type.)

Hopefully I'll have pictures of a finished quilt soon! Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


We just got back from the beach, and let me tell you:

Vacations are the best!

We were there for a week (Saturday to Friday), and what a glorious week it was! On the way home, I called my Mom to chat. She asked what we did all week. I said something like:

"Oh... we'd wake up in the morning (and I do mean morning - usually around 8a.m.!), eat something, wander down to the umbrellas and sit in the chairs for awhile. Then maybe walk a while and look for sharks' teeth. Then sit under the umbrellas again and watch people. Then go up to the room for lunch. Then sit under the umbrellas and read and watch the comings and goings of others, the waves and what-not. Eat supper, go to bed, and do it all again the next day, with some small variations."
I'm telling you, it was WONDERFUL!!!
SO relaxing!

The list of who went:
Me (duh), Boyfriend, Bunny, Kitty, Kitty's boyfriend, Boyfriend's two sisters (P & D), P's son and his partner, and about Tuesday, Boyfriend's cousin came too. So, ten total. We used to go to the beach with MORE of Boyfriend's family, but now with his Dad having dementia and all, we doubt we'll all go again. Boyfriend's Mom had to stay home to take care of Boyfriend's Dad. And the Cousin's parents used to come too, but they didn't this time, for some reason I don't know.
We missed the four of them...

Sorry I don't have any pictures, but I'm home all by my lonesome, and the cameras are with the others, so...
Maybe next post...

We really didn't take any pictures this time, though.

But now I'm back home, so I can get
back to quilting!!!
Before we left I half-joked with Boyfriend about maybe I'd take my sewing machine. But he just looked at me with "that look". (You know the look I'm talking about... the one that says "You're Crazy")

So I didn't mention it again.

But if I could have taken my machine
and a power cord that reached to the umbrellas on the beach
I would have
been sewing at the ocean! =-)

Wandering off to sew now...