Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm back

Hello Blogland. It's been a while! I've missed you, but important things must be taken care of.

I don't know if you are aware of the dire economic crisis the state of California is in. Well a little while back my brave mother decided she needed to do her loyal duty to help the state she lived in from her birth through her adolescence by stimulating their economy. And knowing that my sister and I would willingly support her in this endeavor, she invited us along on this rescue plan of sorts.
It was difficult, but someone had to do it.
We spent a few days in Carmel - a magical place of wonderful reminiscences of trips with my family and grandparents. Especially poignant since my sweet grandfather's passing 2 months ago. Another day visiting Berkeley where my mom grew up and somehow didn't become a hippie.
It was a very lovely, peaceful getaway. And quilt stores were visited. (More on that later.) My patient sister, who is not a quilter, willingly indulged us, although she did admit to having dreams about bolts of fabric after the first day.
Unfortunately, we didn't stimulate the economy this much:
(you may have to click on the photo to be able to read it)
Even thought it's "priced to sell in today's market," a little under $2 mil was out of our price range. Sorry, Governor Schwarzenegger, we did our best.

And now it is back to reality . . . Kindergarten registrations, getting ready for piano recitals, re-stocking the cookie jar, dealing with a grumpy child who is still refusing naps . . . at least I'd done 12 loads of laundry before I left, so we're not in dire straits in that department. yet.


  1. Yay for a fun vacation. I'm excited to see what gems you found. And also to report to you my blanket making endeavors. I'm crocheting a baby blanket for a coworker. I LOVE the colors, and it's inspiring my mind with all sorts of quilting ideas. Do you know that I'm going to Dee's for a week for my birthday? We'll have to talk!

  2. Lucky you...California is my favorite place to visit! Can't wait to see the quilt shop tour!!!

  3. Glad that you are back! I love Carmel too!

  4. glad your back. what a shame you had to help out the awful economy..(ha ha)
    nice to hear you had a good time.

  5. sounds like a great trip! Oh and dreaming of fabric is the first step in becoming a quilter :)


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