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.
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.
(you may have to click on the photo to be able to read it)
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.