Thursday, January 8, 2009

Such a busy time

Well finally I feel like writing something. Had a couple weeks off this year. Lovely but no sewing done (as would have liked) but lots of other 'stuff' happening. Firstly DD3 left for the USA on Monday as an au-pair. Very emotional build up, never lone @ the airport... She had a bad trip including missing the connecting flight from LA to New York (we knew 2 1/2 hrs. was not going to be enough time- airlines think they know better..yeh) And she's really missing home and wants to come home.. sniff...We are doing lots of positive 'encouragements' but it just tears my heart out knowing she's sad. Today her email is a little more positive and she is eating again. We are sure once she is with her family, she will be okay. Dawn (her surrogate mum) has been sending her lovely emails, so I feel (a bit) happier.

Last Saturday, DD1 and finance` had their engagement party. At least it took our minds off DD3 leaving. The party was a success and enjoyed by all. It was held outside on a balmy evening, for 90 guests (33 metres of table runners!!-good job mum has a quilt shop heh?) and with hundreds of twinkle lights overhead and on the tables, it was a fairyland.

December was so busy, we had 2 birthday dinners, DD3's Farewell party, an Engagement party, a cherry industry dinner, oh and Xmas x 2(with 2 families), New Years and a partridge in a pear tree!!! phew..
No wonder I am not in the mood for much. I think I need another holiday!

I now have to organise this year's program. Its in the head but getting it organised and on paper is another thing. One of the worst jobs, I reckon for a quilt shop owner- this one anyway. Im sorry that doesn't seem too professional but its the darn truth. Hey my emotions at present are very raw!!

BTW thank you to all who visit this blog, it is fun and I love being involved in blogland. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2009.



Gail said...

sounds like you need to be at work to get some rest!!! Hope your DD3 is feeling better soon...

Lorraine said...

you have done really well to get thru all that...saying goodbye to kids at the airport is never easy and to hear them sad and wanting to come home hurts...but I am sure she will be fine once she gets settled...looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this hurry....tomorrow will be fine! LOL..glad you started your blog I always enjoy reading what is happening in your world....don't forget to take some time for yourself!!

loftstudiodesigns said...

Sounds as if you are in need of a little break from it all, Jane...

Hope the new year is filled with lots of exciting things for you.



Sair said...
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Kris said...

Looks like a busy time. The engagement party looks fabulous! I love your blog too.

So, is that last comment from Sair for real? Is she coming home? Hey, it's not for everyone! Brad has his 50th this year too. Sophie got into her no. 1 choice for Uni and the teenagy ones will be off to high school in a week or so! Can't wait till I have some time to come visit the patchapple! See you soon.