On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Away I go, off to the annual quilt retreat with the kids' bio-grandma.  (AKA - Noni).  Three nights and three days of quilted bliss.

I shall be returning with goodies for some Orlando moms that have commissioned I Spy quilts, among many other things.  Stay tuned because I will be making some items available for sale on e.bay.  (That $900 orthodontic bill for AB looms large) [1]

The director/administrator of our quilter's group was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  I made her a surprise.  I can't wait to give it to her tonight! [2]

I leave AB and WG in the capable hands of The Dad. We all know Grace won't miss me. Probably won't even notice that I'm gone. Crazy dog. Oh, that reminds me! I have to pick up her dog food before I head out of town! (The Dad recently discovered how exasperating it is to take AB shopping. I'll be kind and spare him the hassle of a grocery store run with AB in tow.)

I gave Sissy a quick call this morning since I'll be missing her evening calls. Well, that is, when she calls. I like calling in the morning because it catches her off guard. She's always tongue-tied so I get to chat it up all happy and chipper and tell her I love her and she's too sleepy or irritated from morning routines to rebuff. I'm a sly dog that way! Gotta get in all the love now while I can (and while she's too far away to get me back with RADilicious behaviors.)

[1]AB's dental appliance is working quickly. He just might be one lucky boy and get it removed next Wednesday. But I'm not saying a word just in case I'm wrong. Besides, I guiltily admit, if he only wears it for two weeks, I'm going to be thinking that it was an expensive two weeks!

[2]The "pink ribbon" bag (and yes, I plan to make more because I suspect it's going to generate lots of interest.) It has a four inch flat bottom base and stands 18 inches tall. Free-hand quilted with the pink ribbon symbol. One interior pocket perfect for keys. Size is intentional to tote comforts from home that will be soothing during treatment (blanket, neck pillow, beverage, bible, hoodie, etc.)


Singinpraises said...

That's so awesome! Can I place an order for a purple one (pancreatic cancer) with a second or outside pocket for the cell phone, and longer straps? No rush since I know you'll have many other orders to fill. Let me know how much $$. MAH!

Ranger said...

The bag is SOOOOO pretty! I love how you blend colours and the effects. Delighted to hear you're planning to put some items on ebay, girl you could start your own business!

sweethoneydoo said...

Dude, I so want one!

sweethoneydoo said...

Dude I so want one!

And I have been sucked into learning how to knit.