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Life's Little Curveballs

I started off the week thinking "My life is in control. I can keep the house clean, the dishes done, everyone fed and dressed and happy and even have a little time to myself. I am the woman!" Well, Life took a look at me and thought "How dare you think you can control me, you insignificant little worm. Take this!" Life's mean like that. This week life threw sickness at us. Ellery started the week with a cold. Samuel started with what we thought was a cold. Then he started running a fever and it was all downhill. My primary job this week was sick, miserable baby holding. He cried whenever I put him down- day or night. I think I averaged about four hours of sleep a night this week. Finally, this morning the fever broke for good and he broke out in a rash. It was a relief. I now know what he has- Roseola, and that it's almost over. Ellery's cold is gone. Anna still has a cough but I can deal with that. The house is a mess, last night dinner's dishes still need done, the kids are all still in their pajamas but I am starting to feel optimistic again.

Progress on the girl's quilts has been understandably slow this week. I basted them on Sunday night and Monday morning. In a normal week, I could have had all the machine quilting done by now and be moving onto the binding. This week-ten minutes at a time, I've managed to finish the bulk of the quilting on Ellery's. I still have to free motion quilt the large border. Haven't touched Anna's at all. That's OK- there is no deadline on these. They'll get done when they get done.

I did manage to make Anna's day before sickness hit. I went to put some yarn away in the bin and found three partially done blankets. They got abandoned when I switched over to quilting as my primary hobby. I stared at them for a while, admiring their yarny goodness and wondering if I would ever get the motivation to finish them. Then I realized- they were perfect doll blanket size. So, they became Anna's. They've been well used this week.
It's nice to see them out of the yarn bin and being put to good use.


veryterry said…
Trina, you seriously amaze me! We, too, have been dealing with the sickness (Lyra with non-stop runny nose and cough) and I have not done one bit of sewing. I hope everyone gets well soon at your house. Those crocheted blankets are SO fun!
balloongal said…
Sickness is not fun. We've also been dealing with it this week. Hope everyone gets feeling better soon.

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