Miss me? Yeah, I didn’t think so…
Besides not managing my time well (what else is new?), I haven’t posted recently because I’m not doing much that is directly quilt related. These days are a lot of work on the studio, work on the house and it’s summer so canning which always leads to more baking and cooking by virtue of being in the kitchen. Don’t normal people try to avoid heating up their kitchens in the summer? Not in our house! How could I pass up all the scrumptious fresh local fruits?
Soooooo…. I know I said I was going to make this a quilting-only blog. I’ve changed my mind. It’s deanatollerton.com, afterall, not ducksoupquilts.com. I’m allowed to be personal if I choose.
The studio is starting to really look great. With a few months of IKEA as-is haunting, I managed to amass a substantial amount of cabinets for a very low price (think 80% off or greater) and have hacked them up to make a sewing table and computer desk. I have an airlift for Bernie just waiting to be installed. But I figure I’d better get the space cleared up before I make more sawdust.
Summer is certainly here in the Tollerton house. We joined the neighborhood pool and have been a couple of times. I really adore water aerobics/workout, especially ballet barre exercises done in the water. I could spend hours in the pool. R literally had to drag me out yesterday. I like doing my own workout at my own pace much better than taking the class at the Y. Don’t get me wrong, I needed the classes to get me going in the right direction. But I found that the shallow water classes were still making my ankle hurt. If I went down deep enough that I didn’t hit the bottom hard, I couldn’t hear the instructor. And the deep water classes require the belt, which is not so much made for the large-of-middle. I much prefer my own plan, though it is a little scary to be responsible for my own water workout.
We’ve been going to trivia night at Plucker’s on Burnet/183. LOVE IT! oh my bob… the host is great and it’s seriously stiff competition. Our team qualified for the finals but we’re still hoping to actually win one of these weeks. The highest we’ve gotten is 2nd place. A big thanks to the bro for getting all our booties out there in the first place and keeping it organized each week.
There’s much more I’d like to say but I fear one giant post, followed by two months of “oh, I should blog about this… well, um, later…” Hopefully, you will all check back often and read new posts. I’m excited to share my everyday life with you. I have so many interesting things going on and things I’m learning or trying that just don’t involve quilting. I’m glad I have the freedom to let my business putt along and spend my own time growing myself and exploring new things.