LeeAnna hosts a linkup for several of our quilty friends to post lists of their like for the week on her blog Not Afraid of Color. I really enjoy popping around to see what is making everyone smile these days.
As the week has gone by I spent a fair amount of time thinking of how lucky I am to have the family, friends and life that I do. My DH, wonderful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren keep my life busy and full of adventures.
I really love seeing DH getting more mobile and starting to get cranky when I have to help him. As strange as it sounds it makes me laugh every time he gets snarky!
I really am happy that our firefighters are getting some good progress fighting the wildfire. I like being able to breathe and not having the smell of woodsmoke making me stuffed up.
I was pretty sad when I headed out with my daughter on Saturday to go to the campground to meet my granddaughter since they were spending the night there and then heading back to Alberta. I did like seeing them all getting busy and setting up their tents while we did the transfer of my daughters bags. It was fun spending a bit of time with the crew and watching my daughter with her grandkids. It made it a little easier to leave her with all of them when I knew they were going to the hot springs in the morning and breaking camp after brunch, before hitting the road.
Had to go to town with DH and DD one day and when we got home, we discovered the garden fairy had paid us a visit!
I love my friends here who know I don’t have a garden any more. There are several who deliver garden goodies, but this was the first time anyone shared canning! Half the fun was trying to find who the fairy was for three days. It provided great fun for all of my friends. We were all guessing and everyone suggested someone for me to ask. Then the fairy emailed me and apologized for not leaving a note! Don’t you’d just love people for doing these sweet surprises?
Then on Monday my DD emailed me after an adventurous trip home. She was so excited and happy. Her son had called to say he was dropping by. The best thing is he had both of his kids with him so my daughter had all 4 of her grandkids together for the afternoon! She sent pictures so I will share a few of the littles playing together. I love family pictures like these:
I like having our Guild Executive meetings in person, masked up and socially distanced. Today we finalized plans to hold our AGM (which had been postponed from June) via social media. We are no allowed to have large group meetings yet so being responsible seems to be the way to go.
I also liked being part of the discussion setting up protocols in order for us to start having sewing days, and workshops, with masks being worn and a limit of 6 people in attendance. So many of our members are commenting on how depressed they have been with not being able to see people. This might help for some of old timers to be able to see happy eyes over the top of their masks. How can you not be smiling when you are sharing time with like minded people?
I love being able to spend some time playing with fabric finally! Last month I completed a walker caddy for all of DH’s stuff so he can walk hands on his walker. So far this month I already have one quilt top finished for a pattern test and have been having fun working on some projects for upcoming blog hops.
Would I be crazy or overly optimistic to say that it seems as if life is slowly settling in to a new normal, even though the Pandemic is far from being over? Is it possible to think that in spite of more police violence, or rather because of it we are all becoming more aware of the racial inequalities that exist in our world? Can I start believing that in both America and Canada voter numbers will be at an all time high?
I like being optimistic and having a sense of humour. Some days it’s all I have to keep from falling into a pit of despair and depression. I choose to believe that things WILL get better.
Until next week’s I Love Thursday, please take care of yourselves, wash your hands, wear a mask and think about the things big and small that bring a smile to your face.
Sending a virtual hug to you all. Thank you for spending some of your time with me. 😄 Carol