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Today was our first field trip of the year (well, the year being since BOTH kids came home to school). We did school, then my mother came over and we hit the Dallas Museum of Art - they have a visiting exhibit of American Indian Art. It was...smaller than I expected, but FANTASTIC. We want to hit the Genghis Khan exhibit next week - we'll see. I have the feeling that time is running out......I mean, duh!, but....it's unsettling.

Hearth, your pictures were SPOT ON, but I couldn't "see" it. Mom picked up the top and facing, and SHOWED me what you tried to say, and - I think I got it. I hope - on the way home we hit JoAnn's and..umm....I have fabric for 4 more tops now. :lol: Yup, they'll all the be same style, but different fabrics. I don't care - I LOVE this pattern, and I like the fabrics I bought, so it's all good.

Yesterday was a sewing day. I got the wall-hanging top done (except for the details on the last goat), I got the "everyday" placemats pin-basted to the quilted backing, and I unvented a sewing machine cover for my machine - I had a LOT of the quilted fabric left over (I knew I didn't need 2 yards of $12/yard fabric, but the sales girl told me 1.5 wouldn't be enough for 6 placemats. Ummm...it's 60" fabric - I'd'a had PLENTY. I still have roughly .5 yards left - so 1 yard would have been just enough for the placemats.) I'm hoping to get the final borders on the top tonight - but it may be tomorrow. Looks like rain - and if it DOES rain, I plan on running outside and DANCING in it.

I also got some fabric for shorts today...we'll see how THAT goes. It ought to be pretty easy - shorts are basically bloomers, after all - and I can bang those out all day long, with no pattern. This pattern is pretty basic - pull-ons, rather than button-fly, and simple cuffed legs.

Elul is coming up...and things are heating up, Earth-wise. This is going to get interesting, I think!
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Date:August 25th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
I was wishing I could be there with you and show you... it's hard to figure it out over the net!

Asked this on Anna's but will ask it here, in re Elul and not having much time, is anyone else feeling very sad for no real reason? Like, sad for other people/mourning for others? Because *I* have no reason to be sad, my life is in great shape and if anything Elul is making it substantially better, every day. Ducks I didn't even remember are lining up neatly.

I've had this feeling since I saw the earthquake yday and then the hurricane aimed right at the capitol. I am having the worst feeling about that storm & the earthquake damage, I don't know why.

I'm probably wrong, my feelings usually are. But I'm ... sad.

I think there may be a good chance of seeing BFF's baby before Rosh Hashana, aka her due date, btw. That would be a huge Elul present to her... she's been trying for that little guy for a long time. She was 50% effaced when she hit the doc today.

All this stuff I don't want to say on *my* blog 'cause I don't want people reading it that shouldn't. Sorry for being a comment hog.

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Date:August 25th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
Hey - no worries! I don't mind long comments - they help me learn!

Sad....not really. More like..a...futile feeling. I'm not getting a "this is the last time we'll do xxxxx" feeling (I've had it before, and THAT's weird!), but I'm not getting a "Can't wait until we do xxxx again!", either. And I can NOT get Ch. 13 of our History text outlined and set up at all (we're scheduled to get to it after Sukkot - I think we finish Ch. 11 the week or Rosh Hashana.) - it's not a difficult chapter; it has a lot of important people in it, but I found a lot of biographical mini-books and notebook pages for them. It's just....I can't do it. :shrug:

I'm watching the quakes and hurricane, too - I think we can say that America has pissed of Yah. I've said all along that 9/11 was the sign that we were no longer a "super power" - and everything that's happened since has confirmed that to me.

I just wish that Irene (or Jose or Katia - I'm not picky!) would hit US with some rain! The 15 minute storm we got last night was nice, but not enough.
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Date:August 25th, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
I have not been pressed to clean or sew or organize - although I am getting slightly jealous at how much all y'all are able to acomplish but I *have* been down. Real down - like almost emotional (that is so NOT me)and the hormones made their pass last week so it ain't that. I am supposed to blog this morning...we'll see.
Date:August 25th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
Even one of my half-nonnie friends is feeling the off emotions... she told me she's been randomly angry for a week or so. Thought it was time of month, but... not.

I keep getting these "Oh you asked for this five years ago, and it was a good request, but it wasn't in My time frame/will for you at that point... but here, have it" presents.

Futile. Yes. SO FUTILE. My evangelism, useless. My prayer life, increased. So much **hate** aimed at all things (and all people) God.

I've been mailing people Christmas/other gifts, speaking of random Elulness. Stuff that I need to make sure gets done. A total compulsion to do that. But stupid if I was going to be here after Elul, you know?

It's all just weird.

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Date:August 25th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah - LOTS of weirdness going on. And emotions are running HIGH right now....on all of us. I'm having to take lots of breathers before responding, because we're ALL twitchy.
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