Time.

Surviving.

I have been living here for 3 months.  Without my soul mate.  With the cat and dog.  No car.  A bike.  No TV.

In the span of a week we experienced an earthquake, a hurricane and a tornado.  This is the first town first state.  We survived.  We are thankful, and most certainly, we count our blessings.  Daily.

I have been assigned to mandatory overtime for 3 months, since moving here.  It has been lifted.  Perhaps I will once again know the luxury of time…

This evening is the first, in more than 3 months, that I can just sit.  Relax.  Reflect.  Stitch.  Blog.  Sip a glass of wine.  While I should be running the vacuum cleaner and baking brownines.  Instead, I am appreciating the peace.

That said, we are not at a place where we can rest.  We have lowered the price of our home.  We are hopeful that it may sell.  This has been the worst Summer for the Real Estate market, according to our Realtor, who is a second generation Realtor.  Fingers crossed that it sells, many prayers and some + juju too.

It is daunting to think about living here by myself over the Winter.  I miss my partner!  Truly.

Were it not for babies, there would have been no quilting or sewing.  I finished a Star baby quilt for my Super-visor!  I am in the process of making receiving blanks, bibs and a sock monkey for my Boss.  All things take time…

May you enjoy your evening.  Whatever you may be doing.  I think of each of you fondly and often.  Take a few stitches when you get the chance.

Love ❤

Piecefully, Pam

My process of making applesauce.

A Sock Monkey receiving blanket.

Starfish in the wake of hurricane Irene

A Star baby quilt for Leo

Beach Ball art.

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Osprey.

There are several platforms with nests nearby.  Here are some pix from one of those nests.  These are images from this morning’s walk with Jingle.  Enjoy, and happy Friday to you.  : )

Anticipation...

I'm coming Dear.

Aerial antics!

I'm going fishin'!

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What a difference a year makes…

I don’t even know where to begin.  Our lives are in a state of flux and we expect this for perhaps the next 2 years.  So, we are finding peace in chaos, and figuring out new routines.

I have moved to the Beach, along with Jingle and Shelby.  Scott is in another state and our home is on the market.  Once it sells, we ALL will be reunited – at our home at the Beach!!!  What an amazing day that will be…?!?!?!

Meanwhile, Scott and I see one another on weekends.  I work every other weekend, but we make do.  ; )

We only have one car.  It’s with Scott.  I bike or walk to wherever it may be that I must go.

At the Beach, there is no TV.

I have been working 6 days a week.  My employer has instituted mandatory overtime.  No complaints.  I am glad to have the work and be busy!  And, if not for my job we would not be transitioning to the Beach this early.

It was Bill the Roofer who was the catalyst for much of this change.  He had done some work at our home in the past and we had him come out for another small job.  He posed the question, “Don’t you have a house at the Beach?  Then what (insert expletive here) are you doing here?”  Well, it got Scott and I to thinking.  Within two weeks from that question we undertook some major changes and readied our home for sale.

I am still here.  I surf the web, but have little time to spare.  No comments.  No posts.  I have been watching, reading and keeping tabs as best I can.

Work + OT, doing 3 dog walks a day, and unpacking boxes/organizing our home at the Beach along with the daily business of life seems to leave little time for much else.

I have hemmed 10 curtains.  Lined the six crab curtains I had made for our living room, and I did make a little dress with the help of Barb when she visited in early July.  Recently, I have been working to finish a baby quilt for my supervisor.  I also have been able to get my first Roseville Album panel done.  Finally!  It has only taken me over a year.

Thank you all for your patience and support.  I am glad you dropped by.  ; )  Enjoy every day!  Take a few stitches when you get the chance.  ; )  Thinking of each of you always, I just may not say it!

Time to walk the dog…  ; )

Piecefully, Pam

 

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Bill the Roofer, and

life as we know it…

Rocco's first birthday!

Ride 'em, Rocco!

What's cookin'?!

Can we serve it on these...?

Happy 40th birthday, Scott...at the Beach!!!

Happy 40th birthday, Scott...at the Beach!!! Not just yet. But, perhaps soon...?!... xo, Pam

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Eagle Cam

Watch!!!

It’s riveting!  Seriously.  Thank you, Lois.  ; )

Piecefully, Pam

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Circling.

Making a bit of progress on my Roseville Album block.

Sleepy-bye Jingle Bert...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecefully, Pam

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All in a day.

Scott was hungry for a meatloaf.  He doesn’t make many requests, and this one came a couple weeks ago.  I was off today and he could come home for dinner. So, this morning I mixed up meatloaf.  I had enough to bake one for dinner and put one in the freezer for a future meal.  I looked through four different cook books and had a pretty good idea of a meatloaf recipe.  There were some dregs in the fridge that needed to be used up.  Plus, I recently bought some smoked paprika that I was itching to try.  I have never used smoked paprika before.  Can I just say, BEST meatloaf EVER!!!  Yum-O!!!  Magical meatloaf, smashed potatoes and green beans were served.

I also received one of those FUN chartreuse bags via FedEx today!!!  ; )  I laundered the fabric and had it out on my lines to dry.  Ahhhh!  Bliss…and dreaming of Spring too.

In other news, we had a 10 month old extended family member who underwent brain surgery on Monday.  An abnormality was discovered during a well baby visit and she was immediately admitted to Pediatric ICU.  A prepared and focused Team spent 7 1/2 hours performing delicate surgery on her little brain.  So far everything is looking up.  <BIG sigh of relief and much gratitude and thankfulness>  If you can spare a moment of prayer or + juju our families would be ever so appreciative.

Please, do not take for granted the gifts that you are given, daily…you never know.  Celebrate EVERY day – USE the linen napkins, wear the sexy lingerie, light the candles and put a vase of flowers on the table.  Rejoice in even the small things.  Have a glad heart and a soul that sings!

Piecefully, Pam

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