I did indeed spend a chunk of Friday running about Jackson doing errands. I don't even remember everything I did except that I know I went to the lawyer's office yet again. My car can drive there along at least two different routes now (one 'country' way and one 'through town' way:).
The weather has continued warm and sunny ... along its way to downright hot (by comparison). The ground has clearly warmed up enough to bring all the local mechanized farmers out in droves. I spent most of yesterday lazing about on the front porch, reading and listening to the birds, various insect songs and the drone of tractor motors. From my seat I could watch two in separate fields and hear a third just beyond our garden trees. Everyone is trying to make up for time lost to weather. :)
Late in the afternoon, Kevin and I realized that we had forgotten to buy more cat food when we went to the grocery store on Friday ... so we drove into town and picked up a big bag. Also bought two small American flags to place on my parents' gravestone for the holidays. Now I have to schedule a trip to the cemetery to plant them.
Yesterday evening I took out my block carrier and counted the various patchwork blocks I've hand pieced over the past couple of months. I have made nine Splendid Sampler blocks (now ten, see photo of Simple Pleasures above) and nine Patchwork City blocks. I _think_ I am caught up with the PC ones so I will start on the June blocks today some time.
I almost have enough Splendid Sampler blocks to make small quilt for the East Baltimore reading center (my modern guild's charity project). I am thinking I will make two more for a round dozen and extend them with a fun setting of some kind. Once I have sandwiched the top, I think I will hand quilt it (gasp!:) with big stitch and perle cotton. I have been meaning to practice that skill (such as mine is:) and this would be a good opportunity. Hand work is a soothing activity for me and heaven knows I could use soothing this year. Sigh.
I think the boys and I are going to the movies tomorrow afternoon to see the new X-Men flick. Tuesday I will take Kevin to make our monthly grand grocery shopping expedition which takes several hours. Wednesday I need to take Jeff back to the coronary specialist in Lancaster. With any luck, I will drive back to Maryland to see my family for a week on Thursday ... but that somewhat depends on the results of the Wednesday trip (the doctor might want to put my brother in hospital).
I should cherish these quiet days of porch sitting and nature watching, shouldn't I? There never seems to be any balance in the activity levels of my days - long stretches of busy, busy alternate with stretches of quiet. Why can't I ever manage to get the rhythm down to one busy, one quiet day and so on? Major mystery of life, fer shure.