The title of this post is so accurate. These past weeks have been anything but normal. Sunshine was healing fairly well from her surgery but then over the weekend she got really sick and now is dealing with a sinus infection plus bronchitis. Adding nebulizer treatments 3 times a day to our otherwise busy schedule is just dandy!
There has been very little time to sew. I did manage about an hour yesterday and had hoped to finish sewing on the last border addition to the final Quilt U Be Mine block that I have to work on but dinner and jammies and then bedtime interfered with that plan. I haven't gotten a full night's sleep in 2 weeks so by the time I sit down with the kidlets to quiet them down for going to dreamland, I've been nodding off myself. That certainly puts a damper on getting back to my studio once they drift off.
In the days after Sunshine's surgery, I had expected to be able to get a bunch of sewing time in. I figured that her doses of Tylenol with Codeine would have her napping a ton. Not. I spent a great deal of time snuggling with her on the couch, watching cartoon and Disney movies. Hey anything my baby girl wanted was the rule of the day. The only thing I did manage to complete was this.
All of the Christmas decorations were boxed up and restored in the basement. I never take the tree down until after New Year's Day anyway so I figured the down time week would be the best time to do it. Besides setting up the train and the village under the tree takes a ton more work so enjoying it a little longer is a good thing.
Work has been beyond crazy. I work for a specialty vehicle dealer and we had 3 deliveries last week. Definitely not typical. The owner is currently driving the 4th one for this month back from the factory and it will likely get delivered next week. Plus the service guy got fired on Friday so I'm digging through his work pile figuring out what he left undone. Thankfully the new service guy starts Monday but all this upheaval has had me working extra days and that equals no sewing days for me. I pray that by next week, my weeks will return to the regularly scheduled program.
I still have 2 quilts to share with you once the weather cooperates and I can get some pictures of them. Then as soon as I get my center block for the Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin 2013 done and on its way to the 1st person in my group, it will be all out busy in the studio for the coming months. I have 2 quilts due by the end of April for our school's silent auction fundraiser, a baby quilt needed in May and then the 4 teacher end of year thank you gifts by mid June.