Wow, is it already the end of May?
Last week I was swept away by a birthday blizzard on one side and a Spring Market squall on the other. My brother's birthday is the 16th, Isaac's is the 17th, my sister's husband's is the 18th, and my mom's big day is the 20th. Add to that a trip to Minneapolis last week from Wednesday through Sunday and a father in the hospital. (He came home on Sunday too -- after two weeks. I won't go into it without his consent. He does seem to be doing much better now. We were worried. Love you, Dad!)
I have a book-contribution to photograph, fabric to finesse, patterns to polish, kids to cuddle. (Now I'm just having fun with alliteration.) Mayday, Mayday!
Minneapolis, what a beautiful city! I don't know what I was expecting exactly, but I was pleasantly surprised. The weather was great, the city was clean and lively, and the public transit system was fantastic, and there was a Target right downtown. I picked up some flip-flops and chocolate on Thursday, grabbed apples and couscous on Friday, and made a last-minute umbrella-run for Saturday's rain. This is exciting stuff -- as on most of my city-stays, I lack some mundane object I have left behind; there was no want this time.
I love to catch up with everyone at Market. Friends everywhere with new patterns, new books, new fabric, new fabric shops, new wallpaper. Some with launch-parties, some with cake-parties. I forget to work.
Minneapolis was great. I feel completely refreshed right now. And I'm happy to be home to my little green garden of growing things.
I have a number of outdoor projects to scoot-to before the coming heat scoots me back inside: work tables to build, chairs to refinish, a storage unit to clear out, a new garden to tend. Truthfully, I can't even start on this list till a whole different work-list is checked. We'll see how it goes. The blaze is on its way.
I've got some fresh energy so I'm hopeful. I'll keep a camera handy.
And school is out tomorrow! My kids are all mine again. This makes me squishy. I go.