Life here has been just crazy. This past Sunday was the first day I have had totally off, from any obligation in weeks and weeks. One day. Everyday is out of bed at a dead run until I fall asleep somewhere. Usually in front of the computer. Hardly any blog reading, and no posting. Just go, go, go then drop. The stuff we have going on, a lot of it bringing strain and stress, but just as much of it is good. Just life in overdrive.
Alrighty then. That was my attempt at posting last night. Then I fell asleep. I'm telling you, things are crazy here. And now I'm just finding it nearly impossible to organize my thoughts into coherent sentences. There are things I need to say. And that little cursor blinking and blinking if front of me is pissing me off. Couldn't it just move along and put the letters and puctuation in the right places so you can know that I love you guys? Thanks so much for dontating to Crop Walk! I have tried to thank each of you personally, but if you donated through the CWS site then I didn't get email adresses for you, just a notification of a donation. If you left a comment then I should have gotten back to you. If I didn't, I am so sorry-your donation is very much appreciated.
The walk day was a big success. We had a regional goal and had passed it before all of the donations were collected. (We are still collecting you know. If you haven't taken the leap, please do!) We had set a high goal for us, considering that giving was down last year, we set the bar much higher than that and did well. On the Campbell Family front, we surpassed our goal, but didn't quite double it. There is still time to add to it though. I have added all of the Paypal donations to the Crop Walk page that is linked in the sidebar, and with cash donations we are fewer than $300 from doubling the goal. Have you donated? What about you? C'mon! Let's get the number up there, and I'll add another knitted by me thank you gift to the fray!
The walk was a bit of a success in another way. I walked the three mile route! I didn't walk totally pain free, but I felt no pain later or the next day, so since then I have been walking almost every day, at a pretty fast clip and up to five miles. I am sort of pain free-I feel tightness, and then nothing later. That is good. What is not so good is the urge to run. I'm really trying to take it slow. Ish.
Random story: I'm having a conversation with daughter #1 about a shop owner we know. He was planning on spending the holiday weekend with a friend in Provincetown, Cape Cod at a home that the friend was renovating. She was so into it, wishing it was her life. "I should be a gay man!" She says. I just laugh hysterically and she adds, "What?! I like disco, and Cher......I should be!"
So much has happened these last weeks, but here is a picture of one?
A lack of knitting content is due to many things. One, I am working on a knit for hire that is gauge hell. Damn gauge. Another is that I have been sewing. It all started with, "Mom, will you make my prom dress?" Internal groan! The thing is, I love to sew. I don't know why I always dread those questions. Of course this dress had it's share of stories. The bodice was put in three times before I was happy with it. And even then, don't look too closely, there is one thing I wish was better (surprise!). The beaded organza was so much fun. She absolutely fell for that fabric. The dress was chosen for that fabric. I spent hours picking beads out of seam allowances. So.Much.Fun. But you should see the beads sparkle in the light. Meagan loved the dress, which is the point. Erin (daughter #3) was impressed enough to ask me to make her dress for the 8th grade graduation dance. And if you knew how picky Erin is........ That is really saying something. She is her mother's daughter in that area. So picky. Why is it that something I take such pride in drives me totally nuts when the trait shows up in my kid? It is not fun to parent one's self, is it? The photo above is Meagan with her boyfriend Shaun (probably the type of boy that any mother would call a keeper, but they are only 18 and I don't invest in teenage relationships under 18 months. They have a few more to go before then-with college coming in the fall. They are both headed to Boston.....)