Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is coming

the signs are everywhere. Outside my bedroom window, the star Magnolia has buds that have grown visibly in the last week. When last week the grass was brown as far as the eye could see, with nary a green blade to be seen; today was very different. On my way to the mail box, I could see large areas of green in the front lawn and a green hue now lays over the whole back yard.

We didn't have that bad of a Winter here this year. Not once did we have to shovel the drive or the walkways. There are two trees in our neighbors yard that are budding with white blooms. I hope they are my favorite Bradford Pears, but I really don't care what they are, I am just so happy to see signs of Spring are everywhere I look.

Its been a while since I've blogged, but take my word for it, there hasn't been a lot to report on of late. Lyn is still baking cakes for others to eat and she's stilll volunteering while filling out papers for college. She has decided to return to school for a law degree with an eye toward public service.

While I don't have any completed work or work in progress to show, I am happy to report that Joslyn "loved her T-shirt quilt". Just so you won't think I am a total slacker, I am working, working on something that I am not ready to share at the moment. In truth this part of the project would probably bore you to tears and secondly, I don't want any comments at this point.

On one hand I hate living out of a suitcase on the other hand I do love teaching. And since I don't have a large studio space and people beating down my door or clammering to come to Columbia, It is I who must travel. Dare I say out loud that I don't find air travel that much of a hassle least the TSA institute some more rules.
So in light of me teaching this July in Louisville, I've spent the last two days at the computer writing class descriptions and supply list for the classes. If anyone is interested in what I am teaching, contact Teresa Packer at Austin's Sewing Center 502-451-9999 or e-mail her at .
Yesterday it was nearly 80 degrees with a gentle breeze and I spent most of the afternoon sitting on the patio with my laptop and cups of tea which made the computer work less a chore.
Today the weather was not as good and we had periods of rain so I was inside again. Spring showers, May flowers.

I've settled into my healthy eating lifestyle to the point where the not too good for me stuff, like ice cream and candy (especially those devilish yellow marshmallow PEEPS) are no longer tempting and I am 30+ pounds lighter as a result. Again, let me say you would still know me if you saw me. Believe me, I am not wasting away to nothing at this point. I have more, more, many more pounds to go. Still haven't gotten into a regular pattern of exercise not sure why not other than the fact that sweating has never been one of my favorite things to do. Here we have this fitness channel with lots of exercise programs broadcasted daily from early morning to night, everything from beginners yoga to step arobics to dance, even belly dancing. Why is it I can sit and watch others sweat and not have the slightest desire to get up and join them.


Karoda said...

Hi Juanita...hope to see you when you're here...and i'm always up to a class from you!

yesterday morning i could hardly contain myself looking at the blooms on the trees...i'm certain ole' winter will attempt to get in a few more digs but i'm so relieved its behind us for now.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear froom you, I've been worried, God forbid I should pick up the phone. I also know where a good portion of those pounds have gone. LY Non-artist

Anonymous said...

I found you from the Quiltart List, where I lurk.

Congrats on the weight loss. 30 pounds is awesome. I too, am trying to lose weight for health reasons (overweight is a factor in breast cancer - who knew?), so I applaud you!

I wish I could see more of your quilt with wrting on it. The quilting looks superb.

And Myke sitting at the sewing machine is a hoot. Give that man 2 pieces of fabric and get him going!

Mary Fitzgibbons
Sausalito CA