1 Cup of Chaos, a Teaspoon of Excitement, and a Lot Of Sugar!

Packing is in full swing at my house, thus the cup of chaos! A lot more than a cup actually, but you get the picture. The excitement is all about where we’re moving to…the Central California Coast! Never in my wildest dreams, did I think something like this would ever happen! It truly is a dream come true, and I’m finally realizing that it’s happening! Gives me that little flutter of panic to realize how much still needs to be done, but as Collin said to me last night, “You’re almost to it’s all good!” It’s the getting there that’s so hard. 

I’m so completely exhausted at this point, that I feel as if my body and mind are numb. Yesterday, I worked through my day in a fog. With Scott being home only on the weekends, the packing of the house has been left to me. It’s truly by God’s grace that I’m still standing, and my arthritis and fibromyalgia hasn’t put me under! This is my garage a few days ago. There are a lot more boxes packed and stacked now! 

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I have today and tomorrow to finish up, then we start loading on Saturday morning. Hopefully, we’ll be ready to drive over to the new house and unload on Sunday. Now I just need a big ol’ shot of energy with a side of focus! Anyone have any to share?

In the midst of the chaos and excitement, came the big helping of sugar! The sugar would be my BMQG friends. They hosted a little get together at Tahoe Joe’s for me last night. I was expecting nothing more than a drink or two, dinner, and a fun evening of visiting. I got goodies, too! Shamus approved, of course!

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Terry couldn’t make it, but she sent along the gift of the lovely Longaburger basket and liner. I’m gonna fill it with fat quarters! Holley called to let me know that she had a meeting she had to attend, but invited me to get to the restaurant a little early for a drink and a hug. She gave me the gardening gloves and clippers. Since Scott lost my clippers, I was tickled to get a new pair! Meg also came a little early, and she brought her little girl, Samantha. I’d not yet met her, so I was very glad Meg brought her. She’s such a little sweety! Meg made me the sweet hexie mug rug. I’ll think of her every time I use it, and I will use it!  Marissa gave me a Kaffe Fassett charm pack. She works at Strawberry Patches, so she knows what I get all excited about! Kaffe! The rest of the guild members gifted me with the beautiful glass vase filled with Kaffe fabrics, Kaffe’s new book (forgot to get it in the shot), and a gift certificate to my favorite central coast quilt shop! 

After I got home last night, I let myself have a good cry. I started to look at your cards this morning, and started to cry again! I set them aside to read later. I’ve made some wonderful friends through this group, and I’m thankful to have been a part of helping our group grow. Our Saturday sew-ins were the best! It always allowed us to get to know each other a bit more, and to just let down and enjoy each other’s company! I’m truly going to miss you guys! Thank you so much, for not only the gifts of last night, but the many cherished gifts of friendship, kindness and encouragement that you’ve all given me. I look forward to visits from you at my new house! The door is always open!

xoxo,

Lynn

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