Simplifying. I need to do it but don't know where to start. I don't even know if I can. Plus I'm still the go-to person for support. One friend is worried her husband might lose his job in 3 months. This makes her nervous since her daughter will be getting married in November and the place they are looking at will be abt $14,000. My nephew is depressed because he would love to be married, but can't find a girl. Plus he hates his job. One friend is ticked off that the Mother/Son event at school is not what she wants and blames the PTO for not doing it properly. Another friend has to bury her 22 y/o step daughter.
Meanwhile I have a family to take care of. The next couple of months will be VERY hectic with events scheduled back to back. Oh and did I mention that the IO is not employed?!? He's a computer engineer who does contract work, but with the bad economy, the contracts are ending sooner. The one he was on was suspended because the company he was working with can't make up their minds as to what direction to go in. They told him it *might* be picked up in a month. We've heard that before and I'm not holding my breath. He's got irons in the fire, one of them a permanent position (the one I'm REALLY hoping for), but I still have ballet costumes and an Epcot field trip to pay for. Oh yeah, and a mortgage. This could explain the funk I'm in and why I'm trying to escape life with my virtual worlds on Facebook. Just a couple of clicks and I have milked my cows, cooked Peking Duck and started contruction on a tree house. Virtual life is so much easier.
But I soldier on. At least I'm not burying a family member. (she's got us ALL beat and the one I worry abt the most). So this explains why I've been scarce lately. I want this blog to be upbeat so I've been waiting a bit to post. Thank goodness for kitties and quilt shows!
Since I've been spending so much time on Facebook, I'm not getting much done on any of my projects. Baby Girl's shawl didn't get done. I haven't picked up my stitching. And yet I somehow got talked into participating in a local artisan's craft show. Huh. Maybe *I'm* the reason I can't simplify...... So I'm working on baby items. Quick and easy and stash busting. So far I have these.
I'm almost done with a matching hat. After the hat I plan on sticking with only baby socks. Did I mention the show will be May 1st?
And since this is a Saturday, here is my sky.
The weather has been really nice lately, let's hope it keeps it up.