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Thread: I ran away from home today.

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    After a very hard week last week and a very tiring Monday and Tuesday of this week, I ran away from home. Didn't tell anyone where I was going, only that I'd be in Lafayette and I'd be home in time for supper.

    I hadn't been to JoAnn's in a very long time, probably before Christmas. When someone on another thread mentioned the Kona Premium muslin, I thought I'd go to see what all the buzz was about. Well -- it's beautiful. Picked up some of the bleached and some of the unbleached. AND WHILE I WAS IN THE STORE :wink: , I also picked up a couple of pieces of beige and a piece of black. Then I picked up several notions and thread. All in all, it was a very "relaxing" day. Stopped on the way home for lunch at an Italian buffet.

    When I got back home, I scrubbed my hard floors. My house was very happy that I had run away for a while.

    Am I the only one who feels the need to just run away once in a while?

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    Well, I've felt the urge, but haven't given in. Partly because my idea of running away would include an overnight - or two. Just some peace and quiet! But I'd feel too guilty to enjoy it, so don't actually do it.

    I've also thought, while driving, about what it would be like to just keep going...

    Sounds like you were in need of a break. Glad to hear you had a nice day. Isn't that muslin great? So much nicer than the regular stuff. I buy it w/ my coupons, so the price isn't bad.

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    Yes, I think everyone needs to run away once in a while...it's good for the spirit! I'll have to check out the Kona Premium Muslin next time I'm in JoAnn's (hum, could be tomorrow).

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    I go for a few hours...I know what you mean....its a hard world sometimes

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    yes i'd love to have the money right now to run away for just a day.no phones no pets no kids an maybe no hubby depends on how my day was going ,but there are days i like to have him go with me he helps pick out some material sometimes that are pretty good colors an one i might not have anything in that shade.kids are 24,22,[20last one is to be daughter in law]

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    Good for you even if you only ran away to Joann's, great place to recharge your batteries and pick up some quilty stuff. May in Jersey

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    I run away once a month for a few hours to the quilt shop. But what I'd really like is for the rest of the family to run away for a day or two. Then I'd have the house to myself and no interruptions when sewing unless I want to take a break! :D

    When I'm really stressed after work or just a bad day, I love to sit and sew. In a very short time, I'm relaxed and it helps tremendously!

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    Gail, remember back in February when I got laid off? Took part of that severance check right to my favorite quilt store! I had a ball, all the time I needed to look at all the eye candy, the fabrics - and to remember that no matter what goes on, I can find a bit of magic in quilting. It feeds our soul, right? :wink:

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    A change of scene goes a long way to refresh yourself mentally. Good for you!

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    Good for you!!!
    I had one of those days last Saturday. Got up early went to 2 different quilt stores, and then to Joanns, Hobby Lobby. I got Halloween and Christmas fabric and some new patterns for holiday aprons. That is my kinda of day.

    It was great we all need some alone time to relax.

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    Good for you!! Yep, I've ran away from home before, too -- but I always come back :roll:

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    I've done that before too, but no one noticed, so I came back. They barely noticed that either. You have to let them go nekkid or starve...then they notice...they're nekkid and starving! :?

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    lol!!! Your subject title perked my ears up! :wink:
    Everyone needs such a day, all to themselves, preferrably spent in a quilting store.....
    I'm very glad you gave yourself the day!! :-) :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I run away once a month for a few hours to the quilt shop. But what I'd really like is for the rest of the family to run away for a day or two. Then I'd have the house to myself and no interruptions when sewing unless I want to take a break! :D

    When I'm really stressed after work or just a bad day, I love to sit and sew. In a very short time, I'm relaxed and it helps tremendously!
    :lol: Oh, Katie, I'm so glad you said it. Those are my thoughts exactly. Many times I bring on the stress myself -- I over-commit. But it's just good to get away for a little while and get a different perspective on life. I didn't "need" what I bought, but I "needed" the splurge on ME.

    What was most profound about my "flight" is that I don't usually drive in heavy traffic. At one point, I asked myself, "What do you think you're doing? Have you lost your mind?" :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    I run away once a month for a few hours to the quilt shop. But what I'd really like is for the rest of the family to run away for a day or two. Then I'd have the house to myself and no interruptions when sewing unless I want to take a break! :D

    When I'm really stressed after work or just a bad day, I love to sit and sew. In a very short time, I'm relaxed and it helps tremendously!
    I, too, would like the rest of the family away for a week or two. So would my daughter! (She understands the concept now that she's married and has kids!) (But available in case of an emergency - such as backed up sewers)

    I've gotten up to wash the kitchen floor at 2 AM, and someone has to traipse over it then.

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    I have to run away from time to time. I go nuts without my own time and yes it is usually to a fabric store. My family actually likes me to do it as I come home is such a pleasant mood. Something about those fabric pheremones that keep me happy! :mrgreen:

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    Oh , I wish I could run away for a while , too ! My house is in turmoil !!! My daughter separated from her husband . Guess where her and her youngest son are ? My house . Lost my sewing room :cry: ! So I'm not getting much sewing done at all . Just when I had a quiet house and boom not any more . But what can you do , nothing right now . Annie

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    Awww...for the good ole running away days. Actually...I want everyone else to run away so I can stay home and play with my toys and no one will bother me :wink:

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    Amen to that :D Annie

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    I'm glad you had a good time.
    I'd love to run away at times.
    I know where I'd go too!
    There seems to be a few farms with some CUTE horses on them. That's where I'd go.
    So, now if I say I'm running away...DO NOT go and look for me there! lol
    I'll be there, just snoozing with the babies :) :)

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    Many years ago when my three kids were little, I ran away from home for one night. I was getting 'over-emotional' from never sleeping a night without interruptions, from mountains of diapers (remember, this was a long time ago), from little ones pulling on my pants legs. DH handed me the car keys and told me to take some time for myself. (I'm sure it was survival for him as I really was becoming a 'not very nice person'. I ran away to Des Moines (about 2 hours from where we lived) and stayed all night in a motel. It was the best thing I could have ever done! By the time I got up the next morning I was missing my family like crazy and couldn't wait to get home.

    I think it was the idea that I COULD get away if I had to that made this the only run-away I ever did. After that trip, I never needed to disappear again.

    I recommend it highly.

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    I love running away, but I always find my way home. :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Awww...for the good ole running away days. Actually...I want everyone else to run away so I can stay home and play with my toys and no one will bother me :wink:
    Oh yes, actually, this sounds even better!

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    I'm running this weekend. Actually taking Friday off work and will be gone Saturday too. My SIL, a friend and I are going to Knoxville for the AQS show. Can't wait.

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    I'd like to run away right now. Have been canning tomatoes and picante sauce for the last 4 days. I am tired but OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH it is so good. I have gained about four lbs too. Not from the tomatoes but from the chips that I've been dipping into the sauce with :lol: Let me know when you decide to run away again Gail G. Maybe we can meet half way and shop together.

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