Saturday, September 9, 2017

Nervous Energy

Thursday I caulked all the windows and sealed stucco cracks in the outside walls of the house.  I was detailing the mini van when Anna wanted to know if I was going to be OK.  With two extra days off of school, it seemed like I should accomplish something.  Friday I washed all the laundry and cleaned up the inside of the house.  
That left enough time to finish one quilt.  
 So this morning I went for a run to replace the 5K that cancelled for obvious reasons.  Anna didn't take the ACT either.  Then I went to the store one last time and bought lots of junk food that made the kids so happy.  Sydney is in favor of hurricanes if it means that she can eat pop-tarts and Cheetos.  That left plenty of time this afternoon to finish another quilt.  I will get some better pictures in the morning.
There were two more flimsies hiding in the closet waiting to be quilted.  Those should keep me occupied in the morning.  They are both pretty small.  
Then tonight we had a family movie night and I finished the hand quilting on the orange peels quilt.  It rained a little bit today, but it wasn't particularly hurricane rain.  The wind has just started to pick up a bit.  We have been lucky I think with the westward shift that the storm seems to be taking.  It is still too early to know for sure, but it doesn't look nearly as bad for those of us on the east coast as we had all feared.  Of course, all of that means bad news for folks on the other coast.  I'll stay up for a while longer and watch some more weather.  That seams to be what I do most these days.
Many thanks to all who sent prayers and well wishes.  I appreciate them all more than you can imagine.  I will try to stay in touch as long as power and internet are going strong.

9 comments:

Edith said...

My goodness, you are being so productive. Such lovely finishes, it never ceases to amaze me how many lovely rainbow quilts are happening with this challenge. As always prayers and good thoughts being sent your way. I hope you get some sleep.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

staying busy always helps me keep the worries at bay - good luck

Jo said...

A relief for you but a worry for the west.
Very productive of you.

Angie said...

Staying busy has always been one of my ways to deal with stress and worry. Aren't you happy you "saved" those flimsies for times like these?! I'm happy to see the storm has sifted somewhat, but that means it affects friends and family on the other side of the state. Still sending Hurricane Go Away vibes!

Betty Lou said...

Please stay safe, watching Irma now and praying for you and your family. Hugs, BettLou

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW... was that THREE finished quilts and 2 ready to go?? Wow!! Stress does wonders for your motivation!

Quiltsmiles said...

Glad and hopeful for your luck to continue as well as prayers for the many that are now in Irma's path. Many people around the globe are watching and praying with the extreme natural weather/fires/earthquakes etc.....

It was good that you harnessed all that energy so productively.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

i've been following the storm online a bit today and yes it does seem worse for the west now...you are getting so much done, though :)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Pop Tarts and cheetos.... she belongs in my family! Ha !