Second Verse, Same as the First

Yeah, I know– been here, done this but maybe I’ll start being more vocal.  It could happen.

I just got back from my second trip of the summer to Michigan.  I spent two days with my brother and his wife and five days with my sister and her husband seeing the AQS quilt show in Grand Rapids.  It was their first show there and it was okay.  Not as big as Paducah but then, my wallet can’t handle Paducah so much anymore– not if I ever want to retire, that is.

I’m glad I got to spend time with my brother, Rich, and his wife, Lorrie but, it was my intention to only see them in passing.  Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to be involved in the life of my step-daughter, I can’t because my ex-husband came back on the scene and I won’t expose myself to that situation again.  As a result, I spent two days with Rich & Lorrie which was lots of fun, despite being tired at the beginning of the trip.  I don’t sleep well when making plans to go someplace so, of course, I was tired when I arrived in Michigan.

On Monday, I went to my sister’s house and Karen, her daughter (Faye), two grandkids (Kaden and Amelia) and I went to Shipshewana, Indiana to go to a flea market on Tuesday.  Wednesday was the beginning of the quilt show so you know where I was: walking the vendor booths!  Karen and I had a lot of fun and spent Wednesday and Thursday there.  We were supposed to go back on Friday but we had seen everything in the two days we were there so it didn’t happen that way.  We missed seeing our cousins, Barb and Shirley, but we were able to start and nearly finish a quilt together.  Sewing with Karen is always fun!

Saturday I flew home to my husband and dog– boy, did I miss them!  It feels good to be home and I’m even looking forward to going back to work!  Yes, I know– that’s a shock for all!

Several things to work on tonight before I get to that part so I’ll sign off for now.  Hopefully, I’ll be back sooner, rather than later.