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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Busy as a Bee...

When I lived in Houston I had a friend (very dear to my heart) who was a single mom. She was the one I learned to quilt with. After a year of our being friends she left her ummmmmm can I just say "not so nice" husband for better things. On her own with her two kiddos she thrived. Quilting took a back seat to working and being a mom. Juggling all the things single moms do. Now during this time I, with my infinite wisdom, used to try to "help" her find time to still quilt. Here were some of my suggestions....

Cut out the pattern one night and sew on another...
Do it on Saturdays (cause you know single moms have nothing to do on Saturdays!)
Whenever you get a day off you can quilt then...

My list went on and on and on cause I am helpful like that. :) So this morning I had to smile when I looked at my pile of quilts that still need binding on but I can't find any time to do it since I am working during the day trying to save some money for Christmas. And...and I get home at 2:30 instead of the 6pm time she gets home! I can't even find time to blog!!! There are dinners to be made, homework to help with, laundry to do, toilets to wash, stories to listen to. You get the idea!
Oh Bek...thanks for loving me even through all my helpfullness!!!! You Rock Girlfriend!!!
And to all the single moms out there....You guys are awesome!!!

Okay, my ten minutes of down time is now over. I gots to go and get ready to sub. Peace out everyone!!!
dawn

4 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

One day, you will have the time. NOW, is not the time for quiet quilting - NOW is the time for running the household, family, etc. To every thing there is a season ...

In my younger days, I always said when I retire, I want to sew, and here I am, sewing a LOT, and partly working, partly retired. Such a nice balance.

You're doing just what you're supposed to be doing.

The Jen said...

If you get all your work done and still make it to bed by about 10p, then you can set your alarm for midnight and get up to sew then. Its perfect because you'll be able to have total silence and the house will be all yours. See, plenty of free time!!! Especially if you do not have to get ready for work 'til 5:30a. heheheheh

~jen~

Rebekah said...

Jen has a good plan! Or you could tell the hubby none of that playing stuff and quilt instead. Who needs to work anyway. Quilting is a priority! Kids don't need to eat! I quilted this weekend... finished 2 of em' to be exact! And you were so very helpful. You were the positive, who needs reality when they have a little D in their life! LOVE YA!

buffi said...

It's amazing how much we knew before we had kids!