The Great's Crafts: Update

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016


I feel like I've been doing a lot of updates and not much actual crafting or blogging.

My apologies.

So, here's what's going on.

My husband, Dave, and I have recently (as recently as of this past Saturday, June 18) moved from our rental home to my parents home. My father has normal pressure hydrocephalus and his health has slowly deteriorated and my mother needs more help. This means Dave and I are now living in a internet-less cramped room (9'x13'). It's not too terrible. And it will get better. It's new and adjustments have to be made.

Good news is we both felt this was the right decision for our family. Yes, it will be difficult, but we will also be able to save some money, (school or for a down payment on a house). And my mom really needs help and we feel like we could support her.

Dave is working full time (part time job) at a local 7-11 and I am working at both of my part time jobs. It's going to be a busy, long summer, but in the fall things will get better.

So a few things I am planning on working on with my free time (since I won't be binge watching Netflix!), I want to start planning. I made my own planner, but I've decided to buy one! And I want to start/finish a quilt I have had in the works. And read more. Lately I have only had time to listen to audiobooks. And I would like to read.

In this move and downsizing I have been going through stuff and deciding what to keep, what to throw away or donate. I want to be a minimalist (difficult cause I am crafter and a disney tsum tsum collector), but I love the idea of digital content and how we can save things to the cloud. So, I have saved a bunch of letters that my grandparents wrote me.

I miss them every day. I was thinking about them today and just started crying and I wrote this on my phone:

 "I miss my grandparents very much.
I think missing people is the worst.
The people you love move on and your heart "want to march where they are", but you have to keep loving.
I typed living, but phone typoed. And it's true.
I am lucky for the beautiful memories I have"

I remember I read something that said Great Memories mean Great Love. It still makes me sad that I can visit with them.

I suppose this is suppose to remind me to spend time with those I love but instead it just makes me sad.

haha. Well, this has been a weird blog/blurb. :) Don't worry. Everything is fine.

I hope you all have a great day.

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