|Kari put the embroidery kit thread samplers together for fall classes|
I don't hand the kids off to her. I hand the impossible off to her. Today I gave her a giant list of errands to run that would have taken me 2 days and lots of frustrations hauling kids in and out of stores against their will, in the summer heat. I don't particularly love the feeling of being overwhelmed with to-do-lists. Kari joyfully accomplished it all in four hours. I'm sure it was a long four hours, but she says she loves it! I feel guilty giving her my chores. She just giggles, 'you mean you are making me go to the fabric store!?' lol I think she's quite loving her job. Today she went to a post office for me, did some research, headed to a bookstore, a quilt shop, a craft store, a hardware store, a fabric store... I'm sure there was more. I needed interfacing, washers and wingnuts, marking pens, shipping quotes, extra copies of Fibre Art Now (yes! it's in at McNally's finally).
The cool thing is that while she was getting me all caught up with my sewing life, I gave the kids haircuts, harvested from the garden, baked 2 rhubarb coffee cakes with my daughter (one for us, one for Kari), vacuumed the house, did the dishes, had lunch with my kids, brewed up some wicked homemade rhubarb cherry punch, worked out and read through all my emails, and prepared for an upcoming garage sale. That was accomplished before 3 pm. I am not kidding.
|hangin' in the morning sun with my boy|
It's been the best day ever. I spent the evening hanging at a spray park and drinking slurpees with the kids. I even headed out for a photo shoot in the country. What a good day. And it's all because of you Kari. THANK YOU. Thank you for your hugs and smiles when you hop into my house. Thank you for all your help. I feel all caught up.
|a good night.|