Even with plenty of subject matter to blog about, computer time has been almost nil this week. My four youngest kids are in a homeschool production of "The Merchant of Venice" this weekend, so we've been getting costumes together, sewing on those costumes, getting to rehearsals, etc., all week long. It's lots of fun, great for the kids, but a huge time absorber!
The last couple of days have brought us relief from the 105 degrees F temps we've been having, so I took advantage and did lots of weeding and some planting while it's only 89^! Early yesterday we also had a lovely thunderstorm which washed the skies, so that they're once again a crystal clear blue. This condition won't last long with all the wildfires we have in the West. Dd Melanie is still out there somewhere fighting fires. She and her dbf took training with a private fire management company in the spring and while we were in Alaska, they got a call to report for duty and we haven't seen them since. It's been several days now since I last spoke with M. I get to feeling a little frantic about her, but figure her cell phone has lost its charge, she's not in range, and if something happened bad happened to her, we'd hear from the company. Last I knew she was in central Oregon having finished one job, waiting to be transported to the next job but didn't know where that would be.
As I've had some time while waiting for kids at play practice, I've been stitching on my crazy quilt heart for the smocking guild. It needs to be completed for tonight's meeting and I think I have just a little more to add and it'll be done.
That's one deadline met, now I have to get crackin' on Heather's Neighborhood RR!!