Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Trip to California

I had been planning on a trip to see my dad and mom on May 28-June 4, but with the death of Osama Bin Laden happening yesterday, and fears of retribution, I am reluctant to fly now. I emailed my dad, and he emailed me back and said he and mom were in total agreement with me. They will be moving this summer from Sonora to the San Clemente area, and I will come out in October to their new home there instead. Two bonuses for me are 1) that I'll be near or at my goal weight by then, and 2) that I'll have their Yosemite Quilt finished by then and can bring it out with me. I felt a huge sigh of relief that they took the news so well, and agreed with us that this is a bad time to take a flight. Because I really wanted to be at goal weight when I saw them, and I wanted their quilt to be done, and it wouldn't be either one of those by May 28th. Now I have the chance to get those accomplished.

I'll be taking a workshop on May 19 and 21st, and working on the Yosemite quilt then, finishing up the top of it, and perhaps even getting it to the quilting part of it. I'll be learning how to do upside down applique, so I am saving the applique portion of the quilt for that workshop. And trying to get the rest of the quilt ready to receive those things.

Michael and I are in a mood to clean up the house real good and to rearrange the house. Yesterday and the day before, we worked on the master bedroom, and today we'll get it done.
I've got to wash the mini blinds, then re-hang those, I've already washed the curtains and they are ready to hang back up. When we finish the master bedroom, we want to work on the living room and dining room. Of course, while we are doing that, we'll also be working on the kitchen in baby steps, because it needs some work. I want to make a chocolate silk pie, using white chocolate, for Emily and Chris, but Michael and I each get a piece of it first. Then, I'll take it over to them. I'm going to only have a sliver of it. Don't need the calories of it.

That is it for now!

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