Starting Up Again
I've had 8 months to ponder my priorities. I knew I needed to make some decisions about returning to my quilt programs with seniors and kids.
I decided on a few changes and will be cutting back on the amount of time I "work". It felt good to make out a schedule before starting back, but I do admit, I actually felt nervous before meeting with each group.
A Cozy Theme
My theme for the senior groups was "House and Home". It was like indulging in my favorite comfort food. At all stops, the fun began, once I got past the reunion hugs... and a few awkward moments with those who had forgotten me... and those who didn't recognize me!
I loved sitting around the quilt with my old friends, questioning and sharing. We discussed "what makes a home" and shared memories of childhood homes... favorite porches and kitchens and windows. We sang songs about houses and even built a few with a deck of cards. It was good to be back.
A New Stop
I added a new stop with my quilt this past week. The IEDA Relief organization needed help with childcare, while parents were in ESL class. There were enough little ones that I had a chance to test my endurance.
A month ago, there is no way I could have spent 2 hours leaping about, keeping young ones entertained and distracted. It was nice to know my energy is back.
Kids at the Shelter
On Friday, I headed out to the Women's Shelter with the quilt and a few supplies. I ended up with only 2 young boys under my care. The weather was lovely and we spread the quilt out on the playground.
We ended up at a picnic table and we talked while the boys made Valentine's cards. It was a wonderful way to end the week, calm and peaceful and comfortable.
I've gotten back on the horse! I haven't forgotten how to lead a group large or small. It's good to be back.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".