DH is lighting a fire under the relocation people regarding getting us up there! They have approved the buy out on our house here in Irmo at a price we can live with....and it looks like we will be closing on the house in Winston Salem early Feb! (Feb 4 to Feb 11 in that range)
I am SO excited and relieved to have an "ALMOST" date that I can shoot for!
And because I feel SO happy...I splurged! (It's also my birthday month, so I allow myself to go overboard a bit!) I shopped at Z & S fabrics and bought the FQ set of the Merrimack Collection and the FQ set of the Indigo and Gold Collection!
I also did some damage at 1000's of Bolts Where I focused on Cheddars and Oranges!
I'm headed to the office...when I'd rather be home quilting! I've got clients this afternoon, and I also have some shopping to do. My other birthday giftie? A Dyson vac! I can pick it up at Bed Bath & Beyond, and use my 20% off coupon on it which saves me over 100 bucks...what's not to like about that? And who can resist a purple vacuum? Not that it makes me want to actually USE it...but you know? :c)
I know I still haven't posted on wednesday's workshop! We did Scrappy Mountain Majesties, and they all turned out so great.....so that is coming the next time I have time to sit still at the computer.
I have one personal observation to mention. I am in AWE of my sons. My 17 yr old has had a couple ...few....maybe more than that....funky years. It's been up and down, sometimes feeling more down than up...but the sun is rising on my son! He will be 18 this month, and boom...it's like he doesn't mind being caught dead being seen with his mother and is even having a good time. He'll stop by wherever I am and TALK to me..I mean a real CONVERSATION! Not the usual "hmmmpppfpff" answers to anything I try to talk to him about. He is INITIALIZING conversation. Thanks be to God....there is a silver lining!
I'm a happy mom, breathing a sigh of relief. We've also bought a car that he can use. We pick it up on thursday eve. I say a car he can USE..but it won't be his and he knows that. With driving comes responsibility and since he totaled the last car and didn't take good care of it while he had it, he just doesn't have the privilege of having one all to himself anymore. He has access to this one as long as certain conditions are met. He agrees, and I'm glad. I think he is learning life lessons left and right. And so am I.