For me, it’s a hard time of year. My allergies are at their worst. And, it’s freakin hot. Sooooo hot. In fact, I probably don’t need to tell you how hot because it’s going to be as hot today in Minnesota as it is in Texas. And, it’s hot.
Plus, the kid is ready to go back to school and I’m really tired of hauling myself out of this house every day, into the heat to work, and hearing her talk about how she’s exhausted from being so bored.
And, I’m feeling the pressure of entering quilts in the show next month. So much so that at least once every other day, I say I’m just going to pull them all. I don’t care. But, I know I do. And, I know I won’t. And, I just keep plugging away at my entries, bored, sewing on sleeves by hand. One after the other.
I have jury duty on Monday. They sent me a questionnaire to fill out and one of the things was days I wasn’t available. I put Tuesday as a day I wasn’t available because I have some minor oral surgery scheduled. This week, I got back my acceptance and it says I need to be available both Monday and Tuesday. WTH…what did you ask me about unavailable days for then? So now I have to call some bored bureaucrat, who listens to people try to get out of jury duty all day, every day, (which I’m not trying to do) and get them to help me reschedule mine. I plan to call as soon as they open, when they’re at their freshest. And, I’ve got my big happy “can you help me, please” smile on.
And, the news. OMG, I can’t even hardly watch the news. It’s like the world has gone crazy around me and all I can do is try to get through every day, hoping the news will get better tomorrow. And, I watch for those human interest stories that show good things happening (You go, Mo’Ne…throw like a girl and show those boys how it’s done!) and I grab onto those and let them bring tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart…at least until the next story about people killing one another because of s#!* that don’t matter.
And, from the time I wake (at 3am, damnit!) until the time I fall back into bed, I feel like a spring, wound just a little bit too tight. And, not able to do anything about it but hold on and not pop.
It’s hard to keep a positive attitude for me right now, so I haven’t posted in a couple days. And, it might be a couple days before I’m ready to post again. Til then, I’m enjoying lots of wonderful quilting posts that you all are writing and I started knitting a new scarf as a distraction…It’s so decadent. I don’t have time for anything but finishing these quilts…but I’m making time for something I want to do, just because I want to do it.
HA! Thumb’s to you, deadlines.
Hope you have found a cool spot and that your days are filled with positivity and quilting. Tell me about it. Your story may be just what I need to hear to pull me through these last few one hundred degree days of summer. And, then the rains will come again and the air will cool and whatever I’m allergic to will stop pollinating and my nose will stop running and my attitude will get better and hopefully, so will the news.
Until then, I’m still sewing. (and knitting…)