Tuesday, June 21, 2011


hi guys! Remember me? Shesh it's been ages!

The girls and I have moved. We are still working out all the legal stuff. I qualified for free legal aid but things have to be settled within 6 months of my move date so hopefully A won't contest anything. I am being reasonable, but that is my opinion. We are getting settled into a nice routeen, at least in the evening and first thing in the morning. R is sleeping in her own bed, five nights now! That's out of the seven we've been here for. If she gets to seven in a row she and I will go get ice cream together, then it will be 14 in a row, and hopefully by then she'll be doing it consistantly!

I was able to transfer to another store here. I picked a store in the district I will be in once I get settled out on my own again. It's the town that R will be going to school and I really like it. There are several things that I will have to re-learn how this store likes them done, or how this district likes thigns done, but overall it is the same. A few people in the store like me, a few are unsure of me, and I've only met about 7 people. I don't like my 45 min commute when I have to be there at 4:45am but it won't be that way forever.

I have not done any sewing for AGES! I packed fabric first, then used my "sewing corner" to store all my boxes as I was packing. The girls and I were living out of suitcases the last two weeks we lived in our old place, and thankfully I have a few good friends who transported stuff for me so I didn't have to rent a u-haul! A came out with us, then a gal friend of mine, her mom was moving her (friends) brother back from here to MT so she had an empty car for me to load up, and another girlfriend is comign out to visit sometime next month or the month after because she thinks she wants to move out here so she got the rest of my stufff.....but I was talking about sewing...quilting....yes, it's been a long time!

I finished the first quilt top for myself, Valentines day quilt, a while ago and need to find some backing for it that I like. A's quilt needs to be bound, but I am putting that off for a while. I had a former co-worker who just bought a long arm quilt it for me, so I should just get it done with but I am still not ready to do it for him (one of these days I will tell you what all happened but not yet) And I was workign on a Halloween quilt for myself but had to pack it up to move. It's going to be another queen size one....so fun! Both girls have their beloved Dora quilts on their beds now (I finished those in time for this past Christmas) and I think that's been helping them transition, it might be a new space but your quilts will comfort you and some thigns are the same.

I need to go head out for work, but I wanted to say hi.


Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Good to see your post, but sorry for the situation. All I can say is Best of luck to you in your new situation! Sounds like you have everything set as far as job & place to live - that's good. Maybe once you get settled in, etc. you can get back to a little quilting.

seventhsister26 said...

Glad you and the girls are settling into your new life. From what it sounds like, you have had alot of support...which always helps. Take your time, take a deep breath, and keep quilting;)
Happy Quilting!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Glad to hear you finally made it. Seattle right? Best of luck to you and the girls. Jenn

Sandy said...

Hi Lisa! You have been busy! How nice that you and those sweet little girls have been able to make a fresh start. Good luck to you.


Katie said...

I'm so glad to hear from you again! And I'm glad to hear you're getting settled. And congrats to little R for sleeping in her own bed! 7 days in a row SO deserves ice cream!

I feel for you and your 4:45 start time. I'm up at 4:30 every day and can't imagine anything earlier, but we do what we have to.

I hope everything gets settled soon, both for your piece of mind and for the girls to have constants in their lives again.

Make time to quilt for yourself too. :) (Blog about it whenver - we'll still be here when your life settles down.)

---"Love" said...

I've heard the best advice in a similar situation is "never look back"! Makes you doubt your decision. You've made yours, and it sounds like you are making the best of it! Good luck to you and the girls! We'll hear from you as you have time I hope. ---"Love"

Beth said...

I was so glad to see a post from you! I was just thinking about you and wondering how you and the girls were doing. I have missed hearing what they are up to.
Best of luck as you get settled.

Myra said...

Hi Lisa!
Just checking in to see how those PhDs are coming along... The count down is on!

Marsha said...

It is good to hear from you! I wish you the best with all the changes in your lives. It sounds like you are working through things pretty well. Hope you get to do some sewing soon and Let us know how things are going. We will be here for you!