It's Thursday and that means how many more days until Market?
No! Really! Please don't tell me... it's like those "Countdown to Christmas" clocks. I know it's coming and I know about when so I don't need the specifics. That only makes my head hurt.
In the meantime... working on book quilts? Check.
Working on the book manuscript? Check.
Packing for Quilt Market? Uh... yeah. I'll get on that right away.
Two out of three isn't bad.
This was bad...
I fixed it but Diane said I missed one... oh well. It's not the first time and alas, I expect it won't be the last.
I think I got the backing right though - isn't it cool?
American Jane - Potluck. With my leftover nine-patches down the center so that the backing would be just a teeny bit bigger.
So Quilt Market is next week and I'm looking forward to it. It's going to be busy and hectic, but that's usually the best part about it. Someone asked me the other day if I was really okay, that I wasn't still a little tired from all the ups-and-downs of the past few years. While I think of and miss Rosie and my parents every day, I really am good and I find myself feeling an amazing sense of well-being. I wish I could tell you that there's a specific reason for it but no matter what's going on in my life, it's just there. And at any given moment, something silly or small or sweet makes me feel it.
Like this past week... I was driving down the highway on my way home from errands when two songs I really like came on the radio, back to back. Taylor Swift's "Shake it Up" and Maroon 5's "Maps". (I like the song but I decided not to include the video.) How could I not dance along? So there I am, driving down the highway on a beautiful, sunny day, singing and dancing with the radio blasting. For that moment, life was good and I was happy, and that made me laugh - that and the realization that I surely looked pretty ridiculous. I did notice - and pass - a gorgeous Audi A8 driven by a rather nice-looking man. I was still enjoying myself when I got off the highway. Audi-man got off at the same exit and pulled up next to me at the stoplight, and when I looked over to admire his car, I saw that he was smiling and laughing... at me. He gave me a "thumbs up" and waved as the light turned green. I still laugh when I think about it.
Since laughing is always a good thing, I want to share one of my guilty pleasures with you - a daily habit. No, sadly, it doesn't involve chocolate, though I have ocassionally enjoyed them together. Do you like Jerry Seinfeld? Okay, silly question. I don't think I know anybody who doesn't love him - he's that funny. Did you know that he has a website where he shares three short video clips from his personal archives every day?
The website is JerrySeinfeld.com.
If you're watching it today, I really loved "Humans Are Designed To Sit." But "Viagra Guy" and "Death Is Number Two" are hilarious.
And if you have a little more time, I also love Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
I'm off - I have a haircut today. Wish me luck... Cameron said something about a buzz-cut.
(I'm kidding! Ditto for the "going blonde" thing.)