Sharing my love of quilting, throwing in bits and pieces of cooking, gardening, prayers and praises, raising a family, keeping my sanity .... not necessarily in that order.
Child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, quilter, basket lover, amateur photographer, flower and vegetable gardener …….. some a little of who I am, some a lot of who I am, and all a part of me. When I started quilting several years ago, it sparked a passion in my creative side that I never knew existed. I fell in love with it from the very start. I love everything about it, from choosing the fabrics and designing the quilt until the time I finish the last stitch of the binding and everything in between.
This is kinda how I am feeling this week and I am not sure why. Yes, I have a lot on my mind. Yes, my job is stressful. Yes, we have a new household member with Alzheimer's disease and I am the primary caregiver. Yes, Thanksgiving is near and I know I will be almost too tired after cleaning, shopping, and cooking to enjoy dinner and my family. Yes, cold weather has kicked in and with it my joints and muscles are crying. Yes, my washer and dryer BOTH tore up within two days of each other last week and the new purchases put a big dent in the money I had put aside for Christmas shopping. Yes, I have a lot going on, but then who doesn't? I am trying really hard to put on my big girl undies and snap out of this whatever-it-is that is going on with me. I am usually the one who sees the cup as half full. I am usually the one who always finds the bright side of everything. I know I have so much to be thankful for, and even in the midst of my blahs I am thanking God daily for all He does for us. My house is warm, my pantry is stocked full of food, my family is all healthy. Ugghhh, I just do not like feeling like this. I know I am physically tired ... more so than I have been in a long time. I also feel emotionally drained and even kind of spiritually blah, as much as I hate to admit that one. I need to step back and regroup and try to enjoy the season that is supposed to be full of joy. Just weary .....
God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and children and I love them with my whole heart. The older I get, the more in awe I am of God's grace. I love being a child of the King. I have an incredibly busy job in addition to everything that goes with raising a family and keeping my home in order. I have found that quilting keeps me sane in the midst of the madness.