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With all of my family off working or doing their own thing again tonight, I’m going to have a light supper and then figure out what kind of project I want to work on next. I’ve got quite a few started craft wise, and I will work on one until I get “stuck” and have to put it down for awhile. But then I go on to another one and so on.
I’ve been debating on making some sundresses for my daughters and grand daughter. They love to wear them, and I picked up a simple pattern that looks comfy and uses that fabric that all the girls like.
The pattern even comes with a neat short cut jacket with short sleeves in case the sun dress needs a little something to fancy it up a bit. Like I said, I’ve been looking at this pattern for about a month now and all it takes is for me to pin on the first pattern piece, and I can breeze right though the construction and sewing. It’s getting the motivation up this evening. It helps that the girls have been hinting to me lately that they would like some sundresses so this pattern would be perfect to make.
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Two days ago, we got hit with one heck of a major ice, snow and rainy sleet storm. We even had thunder and lightening and sometimes it reminded me of the calm before the big cyclone, becasue it would get really still outside, everything would stop, including the wind and then a next bigger wave of nasty weather would hit.
I was home alone when the built up ice on the power lines made the power go out. We have a small generator, enough to light a few lights and run the appliances, but I have no clue how to prime it or turn it on for that matter. It is powered by gasoline, and even if I did know how to do all this, I can lay ten bucks that there is no fuel in the can. I should start taking charge of this stuff and no doubt will after this last storm. I’ll get a hold of my friend Lindsay since she is up on the survival (her own way) stuff.
I however did quite well alone with the two dogs not helping me at all. LOL! At least I saved one of the old cradle type telephones to plug into the house phone line. I guess it’s not run on electricity. At times like that, I’m glad I’m somewhat of a tidy pack rat. My daughter called and asked if I needed anything. One reply…heat just in case the power was out for a few days like during our last ice storm. Then her phone went out, before we could talk anymore.
About 45 minutes after I sort of talked to my daughter, my son in law came to my house with a really awesome heater, fuel and a bunch of scented candles that I KNOW I got for my daughter as a Christmas gift. It was so sweet of her. The next day when we talked, I thanked her for taking care of me, and her reply was, “You’ve always taken care of me Mama, I’m glad I could take care of you.” When she came over yesterday, I gave her the candles back, since I didn’t have to use them. I had lamp oil and my own supply of candles, but it made my heart happy that I raised such a caring daughter.
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My daughter and I have decided to pack up the truck and the cooler and go for a weekend road cruise. I’m looking forward to just getting the heck out of Dodge, so to speak. I love spending time with my daughters, but my oldest can’t get away, so this will be my youngest and I going.
She and I both love venturing into antique shops and finding treasures, stopping at road side produce stands and also lets not forget garage sales, barn sales and flea markets. There are lots we can hit on the roads I have somewhat mapped out.
Mind you, we don’t really have any destination in mind and we’ve even packed sleeping bags, pillows and a wee grill, in case we find a camping place that strikes our fancy. I’m really looking forward to this and am so glad I have a daughter that loves the same things I do! This will be a holiday of sorts for us!
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Something has gotten into my youngest daughter, who is now 18. She knows that I am and have been preparing for a big procedure on my neck, in a month and all out of the clear blue about a month ago, she started cleaning the house. Even things that didn’t have to be cleaned. She would help me anyway, I know…but to see her do all of this has made me realize just how much she has grown and matured over the last year. My baby girl is growing up, and it’s bittersweet in a way.
I am trying to help with what I can, but I have limitations that I am not used to, and she actually has to remind me that I’m not “allowed” to do this or that, and to rest. In general she is my mother hen. She has always been helpful if she saw I needed it, but I think now it is more maturity than allowance. Of course, allowance helps. She is saving for collage, and her vehicle that needs some work to be reliable enough to go back and forth.
Spring cleaning is now her part time job, and she does it very well. I’m proud of her. I remember a time not so long ago, that just picking clothes off her bedroom floor was an impossible feat.
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