A couple of weeks ago I did another clean up of the office/craft area. I try to stay organized, but sometimes the paper in the office gets overwhelming and I need to do a purge. I shredded a lot and have a small stack to file. I could probably shred more but that can wait. In my cleaning up I realized (and found) quite a few craft, sewing, card projects that need to be finished! Finding those inspired me to clean up my sewing table, which for a long time has been a landing spot for too many things. I have a lot of material that I’m sure I can find something to make, and material already cut for a baby blanket.
My Mom came to visit and just left the other day. It was so great to have her here! She loves to garden and transformed my yard. We had very little curb appeal before she got here and looking at it now, wow the front of the house is beautiful. It is a spot that is fun to sit at and I’m happy to say the flowers are still alive and thriving. The backyard looks great too, we planted a handful of plants and cleaned up. I have a little more work to do, I need to finish laying some bark, but I haven’t yet. I need to before the weeds decide to pop up again!
Dropping my Mom and Stepdad off at the airport was so hard – living away from family is tough but when it is so in your face it is painful. The kids and I cried for a few miles down the road, I don’t think they realized what was going on until I started crying. With some airline ticket luck, Mom will be back this summer, but if the luck isn’t headed our way then she’ll be here in the fall.