Whew! Is anyone else feeling like 2011 is spinning at NASCAR speed? We have a pretty laid back lifestyle. I mean, we're always busy and ranch work is 24/7 around here, but I never feel as if we're in the rat race. We don't have a time card to punch and rush hour traffic is only prevalent when the cattle mosey across the same road you're driving on. No one is ever bored out here. If you even think about being bored, you can bet you will be handed a job.
However, the first month of the new year has been insane. We attended 2 weddings, one in Texas. I spent 8 days in San Antonio spending time with my Mom and helping her with the business and personal taxes and catching up on the business accounting. I stuck my nose in a quilt shop and the rest of me followed, but I have no idea why I came home with more fabric since it's been a coon's age since I found time to sew. Spent one long night in the ER with DH while he dealt with what we think was a kidney stone - ouch. Took time out to have lunch with 2 dear friends, but then scooted off to a town south of us to pick up DH's newly soled boots from the boot shop. Had a birthday. Circumnavigated the world of FAFSA and scholarship applications as well as completed DD's High School transcript. It looks quite official if I do say so myself. I'm beat.
Now I'm helping a friend plan a baby shower (7 babies are expected this year...so far!) and ugh...taxes are beginning to nudge me towards the filing cabinet.
So who has time to sew?!
We are expecting an honest to goodness cold front with snow tonight and lows hovering at 0° for a few days so I'm going to take that as a sign to hunker down over my sewing machine and dive into some serious piecing. After all, can't let all of those precious babies come into the world without quilts!