In this case, “summer camp” was the Vermont Quilt Festival, which I attended in late June, and blogged a bit about here. This post looks more closely at one of the four classes that I took.
Actually, I can’t believe it is August already! My last post was May? Really? Those bloggers who put out a post every week on a regular schedule are amazing! Where do the find the time? These people are both completing projects (or research or whatever it is they do) and then reporting out on their activities like clockwork. Honestly, I can’t even find that much to say about what I’m doing, although I am keeping busy.
So what has happened since I last posted? Two camping trips in the new fifth wheel RV, Continue reading
Updating what’s happened since the last post:
- Wild weather & 2 days without power
- “Tissue fitting” a valance
- Starting our summer travels
It was 30º F at 6:30 AM, and raining. I guess I should be happy it isn’t snowing. The rain must mean warmer air aloft, and I certainly hope the temperature will be rising soon, but hey! I am really tired of cold and precipitation. It’s been too long since our trip to Florida, I guess. Two definite signs that spring must be coming: It was light out and I woke up naturally at 6:30 AM. I must be part bear or something; I always sleep more in the winter.
I’ve also been more productive this past week. I have been using the #2018MakeNine list to focus my efforts, and here’s a quick report on my works in progress, or WIPs: Continue reading
An Expression of Joyous Anticipation
So everyone out there who hates housecleaning — is there anyone out there who does not hate housecleaning? In any case, for all those who do hate housecleaning, I am not saying that I like it. I don’t. What a phenomenal black hole of time and energy it is! You are never really done with it; there is always something that could be cleaner or neater, and even if there weren’t, it only takes 5 minutes for the clean to become dirty again. One could houseclean endlessly, if one really cared. Continue reading
History suggests that I am not by nature a social media junky. Oh sure, I have a Facebook account, as well as one on Instagram, and Twitter and Pinterest. But having accounts doesn’t mean much. There is the issue of behavior: am I really being “social”, or am I “lurking”. A quick check of my posts in any of these accounts shows that I am not really being social. In fact, I’m not even a good “lurker”. I actually read my Facebook feed once a week or so, and post once a month or so. Instagram is even less well used, although it is great for the spur of the moment “pic post” to Facebook. As for Twitter – I don’t even look at any of my Twitter readers. Given that evidence, it’s probably not a surprise that I haven’t written a blog post since we got back from Alaska.
I am going to try again, though, and the topic that has inspired me to post is #2018MakeNine Challenge.
We arrived home yesterday, August 9, 2017 at about 1:40 PM. Yes, we are very glad to be home. We had a great time on the trip, but 9 weeks and 2 days is a long time to be living on the road, with only 2 night stay overs here and there along the way. We saw a lot of sights we’d never seen before, and reveled in the beautifully wild scenery. Our appreciation of the environment and history was enhanced by national, state and provincial parks and museums. We saw enough wild country and wildlife to be able to say that those early settlers were freaking crazy! So much was done on foot, and one’s living comfort was limited to what one could carry. Nothing at all like our little jaunt, where the biggest hardship was lack of cell phone coverage.
In any case, we are home, and grateful to be here. I would recommend a trip like ours to anyone with the ability and resources to take it. It helped me remember how wonderful it is to just be alive.