Ok, not get off permanently but I would like life to give me a breather for a couple of days. It seems like I've been on a going WAY too fast merry-go-round for the past few years and a couple of days to sit back and relax would be really nice. Hmmm, that sounds like a vacation . . . YES a vacation would be really nice but who has time?
This whirling dance I call life has been especially hectic this last month. I last wrote from St. Louis - no Baby Lock Tech is NOT a vacation! - where Jim and I spent 5 days getting up at 6:30am, attending classes till 5pm and then relaxing at dinners with friends (those lunches and dinners were mini vacations!). Sewing machine conventions are wonderful things to attend but they are work, so they don't count as vacations.
Meanwhile, my boys and the Stef(ph)anies are in and out, I'm over Sara and Brian's cooking (maybe that's the problem, I rarely cook, Jim does all the cooking!) or driving somewhere. Sara had a C-Section and can't drive, pick up Nathan or do much yet. I do have to go to the store at least sometimes or those rumors that I'm retiring in two years will gain legs again! No, I'm not retiring in two years, that's just a rumor - if I was going to retire, I'd do it NOW!
It's the fall season, the store is busy, new samples need to be made and I'm not getting to sew very much. And I think that's the biggest part of what's making me crazy - no sewing time. It's hard to sew when you're never home to do it, and if you are home, your little assistant is not allowed anywhere near the sewing room. (I shudder to think about what he could do in there!)
I think I need to shove some paperwork off on Jim and then take that time and sew. Good plan - as Tim says on Project Runway - "Make It WORK". I'm going to make more sewing time work and THAT will be my little vacation from this merry-go-round I call life.
What's YOUR mini vacation? (And don't tell me short trips to some exotic location, I'll be really jealous!)
Till next time.