Been busy busy working on my calendar. I'm trying to layout a bare bones calendar with the major events on it so that I can get a handle on what's going on when. I hate being sooo booked up that I can't get a break. I enjoy going out of town and having adventures, but not EVERY weekend. I'm laying things out on my calendar so I can figure out my To Do List. I don't want to have everything sneak up on me at the last minute. That makes it stressful and takes the fun out of the vacation.
Hectic times are coming!
Ricky Tim's Super Quilt Seminar is next weekend in New Orleans. I am looking forward to it, but not the drive down (75 miles) each day. There'll be three of us sharing the gas and we'll be able to visit on the way, so it won't be too bad. I have one friend who has been to one of his talks in Paducah and she really enjoyed it. Other friends don't like the idea of a "lecture" and chose to take off for a class in Florida. I figure, how many times is Ricky Tims going to come anywhere near where I live, so I should take advantage, while I can.
SuperBowl weekend will be spent on a retreat with a different group of quilty friends. Just had a retreat last weekend and totally enjoyed ourselves. My stuff is not really even unpacked and I'm debating as to whether it is worth unpacking or not. Maybe I'll just spend some time cutting and the like to get ready. The first group was small (only 6) and kind of laid back and calm and "no pressure". This next group is a larger one and has a whole different personality. This group is wild and crazy and there will be dacquiris involved. And lots of football. I need to make sure I have some quilts to bind so I can adjourn to the other room for a break from football from time to time. And I ate so much last weekend, that I fear that the coming weekend will test my resolve on the diet front.
We're taking a trip to DisneyWorld for my birthday and Mardi Gras next month. We'll be staying at Disney Vacation Club's Saratoga Springs for a whole week. Looking forward to getting away. The food will be fabulous and of course we'll be walking our tails off. I'm only hoping my ankle holds up without getting sore and/or swelling. By that time, it'll have been 6 months since my Achilles Tendon Surgery so I would like to think I'm healed, but you know how that goes. We'll just have to take it slow and not overdo it.
In March, we'll take another trip to Houston for the 19th Annual Houston Lure and Tackle Show (oh joy! NOT). Claude is crazy for Louisiana-made antique fishing lures. I'll probably spend my time touring the quilt shops (lots to choose from) and IKEA. Maybe I'll even take a drive out to Humble to see my old high school.
Easter weekend, Mom and I will get going to see Straight No Chaser at the River Center. Really really looking forward to seeing them. I have three of their CDs and a DVD. I listent to them in my iPod.
Once, April comes, Claude will spend every weekend at the condo fishing for Pompano and I'll have a break for a while.
That's lots of packing and unpacking. And there are doctor's appointments and preparing/planting the garden and getting the vehicles ready for the trips and countless other things (including work) thrown in there to coordinate.
Whew! I guess now you see why I've been examining the calendar.