Thursday, May 18, 2006
This was a round robin project for our Retreat in the Middle 2005. It was the first round robin I had ever done. One or two of the quilts that came to me were challenging, but for the most part I enjoyed the experience. As it turned out, I was not able to attend the retreat, but I received a video of the RR unveilings - and also of Judy being presented her quilt. Those ladies looked like they were having a ton of fun!
Tomorrow is my 12th anniversary at work. Looking back I'm surprised I lasted a year there. It was real hard for me to go from being a world-traveling court reporter to going to one office every day. Add that to the unhappiness of being uprooted from everything I knew and loved, and I was just not a happy camper. But I not a quitter, so here I am 12 years later. For the most part I was pretty miserable out here until I started quilting five years ago. That's when I met folks and found something to do with my idle mind! Like Judy, I think a lot about going home, but I guess I'll stick it out another couple of years. Then who knows!
Daisy is walking real slowly the last couple of days. I'm hoping it's not her back again. She had surgery a year ago and I don't know if I can put her through that again. It might be that she's just not very active any more since we moved into the condo. There's no yard I can just turn her out into. I've got to walk her on a leash. I've need to make a concerted effort to take her out for strolls three or four times a day on the weekends instead of just twice. That would probably be good for both of us!
My gratitude today is a sweet olive tree that I can smell at the office but I can't locate. It must be at a nearby office. I must investigate!