And, wait, and wait. No quilting makes Lane an unhappy boy.
I did get to quilt a little last night. I got one of my large arches pieced and one small one and a second small one started. All that paper piecing is very zen-like as it's just repetitive steps. But, there is challenge as I make sure that my new piece is laid on with enough overlap that it will do what it's supposed to. And, my mentor sent home another two boxes of cut strips yesterday. All that fabric sitting there is making me feel very far behind. It's calling...work on me, work on me. I'm thinking about laying a sheet over it, cuz outta sight IS outta mind.
I am very proud to announce that my Rob has gone 4 full days without a smoke. He's anxious and slightly irritable, but for the most part, he recognizes that and is restraining himself. I know he wanted to go after Sydney and I last night for playing too loud in the kitchen, but all he did was come to the door and remind us that he's irritable and to please restrain ourselves and crack a joke about us making him cuckoo. And, of course, we did. I think he's eaten about 4 pounds of carrots and enough sunflower seeds to sink a battleship and last night, he got on a fruit kick and almost emptied the bowl. But, I can get more fruit. I can't get another Rob.
And, Sydney did a great job at the pizza place yesterday. They went to a different place than planned and she said the salad didn't look very good, so she had two pieces of pizza and a little pasta, and half a cinnamon roll. I think that's very good considering what was there to tempt her. I sent her with a little extra dough to spend on games, with the caveat that she had to share half with a kid who didn't bring extra money. Last night I asked who she shared with and the way she worked it out was to pay for a group of them to play a group game. Hey, that worked for me! And, she had a little left over to treat herself to a game on her own. More moderation without deprivation.
So, I'm on a family high, celebrating us all doing the right thing. I got my first piece of feedback yesterday about not posting about quilting. I wish I had more quilty stuff to post, but right now, quilting is having to take a backseat to the whole family thing. Believe me, it's harder on me than it is on anyone reading, but again, it's the right thing to do...moderation, not deprivation strikes again.
Take care and have a great day. We'll see you on the net. Lane