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Thread: When Life Gets in the Way ... sigh

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    Member michelled's Avatar
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    I saw a topic asking `how many hours` and I thought: hmm, let`s see. DD is anemic and I`m taking care of her gorgeous 6 week-old ... my GD!! (had her here all 5 days this week while DD slept and de-stressed) and ... we`re moving next week (18 years in this house) and packing and de-cluttering and then DD & her hubby move the following week (doesn`t take a genius to figure out who`s going to be doing a lot of that move).

    But about the original question .. how many hours a day ... well I had my hand on my sewing maching today !!! ... to put the cover on and get it with all the other stuff ready to move ... so ... maybe 1 minute ...

    And in May I broke my wrist and only a few days after the cast came off in June, DD had her baby and then there was the finalizing of the sale of our house and our purchase of a townhouse that will mean less work (ha! I can only hope) ... and I`m newly retired (June) and I had this dream of sitting in a real sewing room and creating beautiful things but I think that`s a bit farther down the road than I thought.

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    I hope you get lots of sewing time when you get settled in your new place :) sometimes we have to wait just a little while. Good luck with your move.

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    Make sure you work in a little time for yourself somewhere, even if it's not sewing! Enjoy your granddaughter!

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    Hang in there.. there is a light at the end of the tunnel..

    Think of all the precious time your spending with that Grandbaby of yours.. Babies grow up fast and before you know it your wondering where the time went.. SO enjoy that baby.. You machine will be waiting for you...

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    Oh, I'm enjoying DG. It's funny how as a parent, you're so stressed about the other stuff but as a grandparent, you can just sit and enjoy. With all the boxes and chaos, there I sat, for over an hour, cuddling and saying 'patty cake, patty cake, baker's man' and clapping her hands together and enjoying her beautiful smile!

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    I know where your coming from and sympathize, I hope things get a little easier for you soon.

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    Enjoy this new phase of life! Wow! Retire, grandbaby. Sell house, buy townhouse- relax and enjoy!! :)

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    Wow...you've had alot on your plate...hope Life treats you more gently in the near future...Naomi :thumbup:

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    I know you are enjoying that grand baby and during her nap time you can dream about your future sewing area. Sometimes the bumps in the road becomes blessings.

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    And this too shall pass.
    Thank God you are available to help the new mom.

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelled
    Oh, I'm enjoying DG. It's funny how as a parent, you're so stressed about the other stuff but as a grandparent, you can just sit and enjoy. With all the boxes and chaos, there I sat, for over an hour, cuddling and saying 'patty cake, patty cake, baker's man' and clapping her hands together and enjoying her beautiful smile!
    I''m in 100% agreement with you on this!

    My theory is that, as a grandparent, you've "seen it all" and know what is important...as a parent, you've seen nothing and think everything is important.

    What a difference 20 years can make, huh?

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    oh oh oh.. you need to do a problem burning.. list everything.. put it in your turkey pan and burn it under the light of the moon !!

    Let the sewing begin just after that !

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    Enjoy your granddaughter, your daughter is lucky to have such a supportive mom too. :-)

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    Best of luck to you and your family. Enjoy every moment with your DGD.

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    Enjoy that precious grand! There will be time to sew eventually. Sometimes life takes us down a diff path than the one we mapped out for ourselves. This is a speed bump & after your life settles down, I think you will have plenty of time to sew.

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    Thank goodness.. Life will slow down soon for you ..and you will be able to enjoy the sewing and the joy of the new grandchild.. take care of yourself..
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    quiltinmama

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    Keep dreaming, you'll get there. Last summer I was working full time and trying to sew when I could; I lived more than 1 hr away from work so spent a lot time in traffic. In August I had a stroke & heart attack; spent 10 days in hospital; another 8 in a "nursing type home"; THEN I went to live with DD & SIL in another state to "heal".....finally got settled, got sewing machine set up in my room AND HEALED very well ! ALL this to say is that chaos doesn't end eventually and your life will settle down. I've since moved back to my home state in a small apt and I get to sew a little each day.

    Take one day at a time....which is great advice from someone that has a hard time listening to same advice....

    Enjoy GD......keep us updated.

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    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
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    SHOULD of said CHAOS DOES END !

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    Bless you for being there for your daughter and granddaughter eventhough you are moving.

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    Been there, still there, in some ways. Your Grdaughter will grow even faster than your DD did,so other posters are right, enjoy every min.I like to remember this quote....so very true.

    "Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ítill tomorrow, but children grow up, as Iíve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! Iím rocking my baby. Babies donít keep. Ė Ruth Hamilton"

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    Good luck with both moves. Rock, hug, and kiss that baby and enjoy.

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    Hope things settle down pretty soon and you will have time for yourself.

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    Don't worry about sewing and quilting, of course with packing you aren't going to do that anyway. Enjoy your daughter and grandaughter.

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    So many exciting and wonderful new things in your life... enjoy them. Sewing will be waiting when everything else calms.

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    Thank the good Lord that you have the energy to be able to bless your daughter and grandchild the way you are. Take one thing at at time and you'll have so much time on your hands shortly that you'll produce some beautiful quilts and other sewing projects......you'll see! Take care of yourself...don't forget to do that. :^)

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