My life these days seems to be a little of this and a little of that. I am generally a person who is on top of things and know just where I am suppose to be at any point in time. I seldom need to refer to my calendar as I tend to remember my schedules. The last few weeks have completely thrown me off of my game. I long for the day when I am back to what I consider normal.
Each spring we have a big business convention that we attend. Our daughter and SIL will stay at our home while we are gone to tend to the house and animals. Knowing it was coming up soon, I was talking about it with my husband over the weekend. He informed me that it was the week of the 25th. I merrily went along and passed the dates onto my daughter. Low and behold, I looked at the calendar and we leave on this Sunday, the 18th. Oops! Change of plans. Thank heavens we noticed it before we showed up a week late. I must say that this is so UNLIKE us.
I have also been feeling like I am living in a fog. My laryngitis went into a chest cold and then into a sinus infection. I hate the feeling that I experience when I am on antibiotics and it certainly doesn't help to have no energy. But.....I am well on the road to recovery now. Thank heavens.
Onto some catch-up things on my blog.
I attended our local quilt guild meeting on Tuesday and met a fellow blogger. Pattie had seen my blog on the fabric postcards. She contacted me and we discovered that we only lived a few miles from each other. We both decided to meet up at the guild meeting. It was so much fun to meet her and, hopefully, we will be able to spend some time together in the future. As you know, you cannot get a lot of talking done during a meeting. As her blog reflects, she has a wonderful attitude toward life.
Kelli did a wonderful tutorial for May Day tussie mussies. I took her idea and made some by fusing two pieces of fabrics together, placing flowers in a water tube and inserting them into the tussie mussies. You should check out her tutorial for next year. We placed one on each of our children's doors for May Day. No one around here celebrates the date, but as a child growing up in the Midwest, we loved making May baskets for our friends.
Another incredibly talented blogger is Artsy . She is always so generous with great art that she makes available for anyone to use. I took her up on her Mother's Day pieces and did a fabric postcard for my mother for her special day.
Spring has arrived in the garden this week. Our momma tortoise dug her hole and laid her eggs. She will generally dig different holes for about a week and then return to the first hole to lay the eggs. Once the eggs are layed, she is finished with them. We then dig them out of the ground and will incubate them in the house in a controlled environment. They have to be maintained in the same position that she has deposited them so all are marked with an "X" on the top when they are removed. The sex of the babies is thought to be determined by the temperature that the eggs are incubated. Cooler temperatures tend to produce males. I find that very interesting. Hatching will start in about 90 days.
Since we will be gone next week, I will be looking forward to getting back and catching up on every one's blogs. Have a great week.