We are 1/3 of the way through August already!
Someone slow this down please, I can’t seem to catch up!
Do you feel that way too? I suppose it is inevitable the busier we get the faster the time passes.
I remember as a child, excitedly waiting for certain events to FINALLY get here. Counting down days to Christmas, or Summer vacation, or birthdays…it seemed to take FOREVER, and we would count “sleeps” until something was finally here –my mom convinced me that time passes more quickly while we are sleeping, so I would go to bed EARLY in hopes that the awaited day would get here that much faster.
I wish I could take all of that back! I seriously need a slow down, but you know how that goes? If you jump off that fast-moving train, it is nearly impossible to get back on it again.
And so it goes!
This was the view of the low clouds on the mountain as we made our way home yesterday morning from the cabin. I was home here by 8:30am posting about quilt barns! The rest of the day was also spent here at my desk with desk work.
At the end of the day it felt like I had knocked quite a few things off of the “must address this NOW!” list –a class supply list in pdf format uploaded to the website and the url sent ahead for a retreat in Pennsylvania coming at the end of the month, detailed course descriptions from the tapings just done written and sent off to Quiltmaker. (That was a biggie and it took a while)
Calendar on the website updated (There are still a few things to do –guilds keep changing board personnel and contact people!!) and the ever present editing process getting things ready for the next book.
Check lists. Formats. Forms.
And thank heavens for friends who are in the same boat, or have gone this publishing route before and can give me a heads up and a helping hand. They will never know how MUCH I needed their words yesterday.
Lists should NOT be overwhelming. They should allow us to relax a bit and follow the format knowing that nothing will be overlooked or forgotten if we just tick off the items one by one.
But then why does it make me feel so panicky??
Because I want to do everything RIGHT.
At the end of the day, there was time for SOME of this!
I slept like the dead. And I really hate that phrase, but seriously, I don’t think I even rolled over in the night. This morning Sadie and I went out and smelled the road:
Who knows what she finds interesting here!
Oh NO!! And what is this?
It is complete and utter phonebook neglect! Through a rain storm last night these poor poor phone books will never know the joy of being string pieced upon. Oh, the horrors! It's phone-book-i-cide, and if there were a time the Quilt Police were ever really needed, it's moments like this!
Seriously, I have plenty of phone books here to keep me happily string piecing for the rest of my life ---or a good part of it. But seeing these sopping wet, all in a row – it just makes me sad! They are destined for the dumpster.
Yes, I really think I need a break.
How about some Quilt-Cam tonight? I’ll have lots to talk about. 9pm Eastern. Here on the blog! Watch for this evening’s post, click it, and then click the arrow on the screen to start the feed.
I’ll catch you then!