Jeanie Sullivan, who worked as Vendor Coordinator for the AQS show in Paducah, KY has regretfully stepped down from that position upon the advice of her doctors. She has gone from a full-time worker bee back to being a stay at home homemaker. Yes, on top of my many other monikers, today I will be therapist. Jeanie will be the comedian. This was her email to me today. Read on!
Emergency advice needed, I am not prepared for this... decided to clean the oven... which was okay, as it is self cleaning, I opened a double pack of Clorox magic eraser, note to self ... will write to them later that these need to be larger, as I progressed around the room I noticed things moving in the corner of the room, not knowing for sure what it was, I wore protective gear (grandsons hard hat and hair coloring gloves (as I evidently have not cleaned since working at Schroeders) working for me has been deciding what color of hair I wanted not scrubbing the walls and we won't even talk about the bathroom. I also put on as my protective gear my camo pajamas as I thought if it could not see me it would not fall on me. .... ....after looking through my grandson's binoculars it turned out to be a massive cobweb an had obviously been busy knitting this web for years, one sweep of the only cleaning supply I have (a ruler from Jean Lyle) did not move it, after the second sweep and many attempts of jumping forward and backwards really fast - well as fast as fat can move - in my head it was ninja fast... it fell right at me, my screaming and stomping, jumping onto a chair that moved when I tried to land on it, so the chair rolling, around the floor moving other objects aligned neatly until today, awoke my sleeping husband who just worked off a 16 hour midnight shift.
My instructions are to sit on the couch and knit quietly for the rest of the afternoon and not even look at him for any reason.
I think we are going to have to go through therapy together. But the web is gone, and I only have one blister, two bruises and my pride.
I will read and study a little more or maybe even buy a subscription to How to clean after 50..
This is a riot - now, for your next assignment as you will find this worthwhile, entertaining, and also provide a great connection to over 22,000 quilters.
1. Join The Quilt Show, if you have not done so. This modest subscription fee will do more for you than the therapist.
2. Create your personal profile - it's easy, but even if you find it a challenge, you'll learn something new.
3. Click on Member Blog and create your own Member Blog - call it My Life After AQS
4. Post your email to me as your first blog - you'll get several responses.
5. Continue your blog diary right there online for the world to see - post frequently.
6. Explore other site features such at the 7000+ quilts and Ricky's Rhapsody Reality Blog (but start with Blog 1 on that)
7. Report back to me on how this quilt therapy has helped you make the transition from working to homemaking again.
Look for Jeanie's profile - she's promises to become one of us! Is that a blessing or curse?
Update - Jeanie has joined - she is MyLifeAfterAQS