Well, I haven't made much progress on my Spools projects since my post on Wednesday, but I did get a picture from Stephani, who is sewing along with us. This is what she shared:
Cute little guys, aren't they? Sorry, I couldn't seem to enlarge the photo, but aren't her colors fresh?
The reason I haven't been getting much done the past couple of days is because my husband, in his infinite wisdom, made the decision to cancel Grandpa's morning caregiver. He has had one caregiver come in the morning, who got him up and breakfasted, made his lunch, and tidied up the cottage. She also did things like make sure the air conditioner is turned to "cool" so it doesn't get to be 90 degrees in his cottage during our hot days. But she is just a memory now. I am the new "morning girl" it seems. We still have the woman who comes in the evening (my savior), who cooks his dinner, gets him showered and does some light housekeeping for him. I say a prayer for her every night. Stay healthy, be happy, keep coming.
We will give this new system a try, but I tell you, it isn't easy to get his morning chores done with Baby E on my hip. Talk about a handicap. "Oh, you don't have to do that", my husband tells me. Right. Honestly. He is 150 miles away all week. He has NO idea what goes on here. Between feeding baby her breakfast and her morning nap, we bomb over to Grandpa's and get the job done there. Yesterday while I washed his kitchen floors, made his lunch and filled his hummingbird feeder, Evangeline pulled all his dvds out of his bookcase and all the cushions off his sofa. It was 10:30 in the morning. And when I had the lunch all made, Grandpa said, "But I already ate". What? You ate your lunch before 10:30 AM? Grandpa, are you losing your marbles? Ack. But don't feel sorry for me. (Yes. Do. I am having a "who's in charge here" moment).
They don't call my generation "the sandwich generation" for nothing. We've got the grandbabies and we've got the aged parents, and sometimes we have to dig deep for those inner resources to keep on going.
Honestly, I didn't mean to go all on a rant. But that's my life right now. I shouldn't get personal in my blog I suppose, but now you all know me just a little bit more. And besides, I have a couple of vacations planned this month and next, and will they ever appreciate me when I am gone. (Evil laugh, heh heh heh).
Here is something fun I worked on this week in my spare moments--
Zippy cosmetics bags!
And a zippy lap top bag that is going to Ireland!