Okay, Mom. You should have received my card by now, and you know that I mixed up my sister's birthdate and your birth month and ended up not celebrating either one on the right day. But, not being one to back down from a mistake, I deem this to be Nacho Mama's Birthday and I encourage you to celebrate today, too! I'm sorry I missed it (again) and fully expect to receive grief from all my blog friends about it. I'm prepared. It's terrible to mess up you Mother's birthday...I know it (unfortunately, this is not the worst mistake I've made about my Mom's birthday...I missed 70 altogether). But, I've learned something from this. If you want your kids to remember your birthday, make your own birthday as important as everyone else's. Don't downplay the importance of it. It's okay to toot your own horn. So, any of you young Mom's out there, learn from this and wear a funny hat all day long on your birthday so your kids will remember the date when you're older.
Also, Happy Birthday Jason! (son of Vesuviusmama). Erin, enjoy the party! It sounds like you're going to have a blast.
Okay, on a quilty note (notice how effectively I changed the focus away from my mistake) I cut the freezer paper templates for the last cmas block this morning. I have a vision that I can actually finish that quilt top this weekend. At least I hope I can. For a little while I panicked when I couldn't find the border fabrics, but they were located, right where they were supposed to be, in a very safe place that was of course, the last place I looked. A little applique, some embelishment, assemble the blocks, add the borders. Hang it on a hanger because all 300 of my safety pins are currently in another quilt sandwich, waiting for me to finally get around to some quilting.
Okay, back to the daily grind. I'm on my second very large cup of coffee, trying to stay awake after a sleepless night. Not sure what was wrong, but my whole body hurt. Maybe it was the change in weather...we got RAIN! YEAHHHHH! And, it's a good thing because with the current water rationing, things were getting a little wilty in the yard. And, the weather people forecast 7 days under 100*. 97 doesn't sound all that great until you remember that on Tuesday, it was 107 here.
Y'all take care and have a Happy "Nacho Mama's Birthday" with me and my Mom. Lane