Starting From Behind

As I always do, I start my years off with a positive attitude, hoping that each year in Retirement (and when I worked) would be a positive and productive year.  Some years have gone so smoothly, some have been absolutely nightmares.  This year started off mostly quiet and my quilting goals were set in place.  But as we sometimes forget, we are just not in control of our lives.  This year is one of those years.  I have missed blogging and keeping up with all my BOMs and BOW, but in April we began a journey that I wish no one had to go on.  The outcome will not be as we wish but we will enjoy all the positive time we can have with our loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer.   The initial shock of being told that a loved one has cancer is still with the family.   The new health care allowed the family member to obtain insurance, but the experience I had with the Marketplace and Humana HMOx for the last month has been absolutely HORRIFIC and it my belief that the ACA will financially break this country within a year.   But our family is surviving and grateful for the coverage that he was able to purchase early in the year.   We will cherish all the moments that we will have with our family member during this time.   For a time, we will now return to some normalcy and that is needed for all concerned.

I hope all had a wonderful Mother’s Day Sunday.  My two-step boys (BOYS? – why do we still call them kids and boys?) who always keep in touch with me called, and my other step children came over and brought me a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers. Hubby gave me the most beautiful Azalea plant and as always, a beautiful Mother’s Day Card.  We had a great day and laughed and cried but such a blessing to have this day.  It was one of the best Mother’s Day I have ever had.  I felt so special.  Thank you kids!

Today I will begin to organize my projects, and try to pick up where I left off at 12:32 PM on Tuesday 22 April 2014. On Sunday morning I did have one block from Globetrotting completed – WOW Caught up with that BOM project!  Today I need to  review Austen Family Quilt BOW as I think I may have missed downloading one of the blocks – (more re-organizing).   Next will be Threads of Memory and I want to start Pam Buda’s little projects.  Of course, my poor Di Ford project and Lucy Boston have totally be ignored.  I think the next Quiltmania is in the mail.  It would be great if I can get caught up and be ready to start working on that one.  And the BAS project?????  It is still a WIP – (work in progress) and hoping to be able to finish it and meet my obligation on that project.

Hoping to post again tomorrow with some pictures and progress.  Have a Blessed Day and enjoy quilting!