Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Back to school....

Darn! I'm not being as productive as I want to be!

The new school year has started and I'm back to being Mrs. Reynolds again. (Of which the first two weeks always finds me totally exhausted by the time I get home!!) 
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On top of that, our youngest daughter left for her senior year of college Sunday, and now my stomach is filled with butterflies in anticipation of our first Grandson being born any day! So, let it be known, I'm not being very productive in the quilting studio right now. I'm actually moving at a snails pace.  I miss it. I miss it sooooo much!! I miss my five weeks of summer sewing bliss. 

Tonight, I sat down with the goal to post a quilting  to-do list for Fall. Instead, I find myself not wanting to take pictures and sharing that sometimes, life is just about the day to day happenings. And, you know what, by my days end, right now I admit, I'd rather have a glass of wine along with a nice dinner and an evening walk around the neighborhood, than head down to my studio.

 I'm tired. I want to be outside as the Fall season begins. I need fresh air.I want to enjoy the peace and quiet. (Because ..seven years olds are never quiet!! LOL!!) Tonight we've Skype with our expectant daughter and her husband. I've chatted with my son-in-laws mom...who is my total BFF and I've chatted with our college age daughter. And, I always miss that I don't live in the same town with my mom anymore....

So...no "To Do" list today. My W.I.P. are many, but right now....I think I'm just going to enjoy the fact that I'm soon going to be a grandma. I think I'm going to enjoy that I love teaching my second graders. I think I'm going to continue to enjoy quiet Fall evenings with my husband after a busy work day. For if ya think about it, these are all the people we quilt for! These people are our inspirations! Things will balance out soon enough.

Know I truly appreciate all of you....my blog readers and followers....but this week you'll find me regrouping, chilling and enjoying...and maybe just a little excited about becoming a grandma! I'll keep ya posted And my gratitude to you for even getting this far in this long post! LOL!!!

With smiles!
Val:)

PS: My hexagons (as seen here: Hexagon Travel Kit) are packed and ready for when we get "the" phone call. (Our expectant daughter lives three hours away)




5 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations on that upcoming grandbaby - you'll love being a grandma! It's so much more fun than being a mom!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks Sarah....it's getting kind of hard to focus with the anticipation mounting!! :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Such a wonderful post! I think life goes in phases... as much as I enjoy quilting I love having my daughter home for a visit and I'm fully aware that I have one last year with my son before he flies the nest too. I'll always have quilting to fill the "gaps"!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Exactly Deb...quilting has certainly been my empty nest joy!

Maartje Quilt said...

It is so nice to be a grandmother. It is so overwhelming to have a grandchild in your arms or to hear a grandchild saying: You are so sweet grandma! Congrats and enjoy it.
By the way: a beautiful quilt. I love the colors.
Love from Amsterdam

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