Does’t thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. _Benjamin Franklin

I think the hardest part of recovering from surgery is the feeling that I am wasting time. I keep thinking of all the things I COULD BE ACCOMPLISHING…I should be thinking that this a little vacation. So where is the beach? and little drinks with umbrellas? Oh well I’m on the mend and I have decided to set some goals.

By the end of next week I would like to be able to sit at my sewing machine for at least 1 hour. (sitting in any chair with the knee bent for any length of time is difficult). I have designed 4 new quilts and I’m itching to make some prototype blocks.

Each day this week I will try to read at least one hour. Meds have prevented me from reading for any length of time and I am a reader..I miss the relaxation reading brings. We will see if I can concentrate on a good book. My book club has chosen a classic this month (we do this from time to time and I love it!) This month we are reading “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck. The last time I read this book I was in High School (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth). I loved the book then so I’m hoping I will enjoy it a second time. So here I go….off to China again.

I CANNOT BELIEVE THE WEATHER. Was it just 6 days ago that I went to a wedding in a BLIZZARD??? Well, it feels like Spring is in the air. In fact I have the door open to my screened porch just to let some fresh air inside. It’s a tiny bit cool but it feels great to me. Maybe I will add a daily tiny walk outside to my goals for the week…THAT WORKS…sewing to mend my soul that is missing my quilting life, reading for my mind, and walking for my recovery…that’s good huh?

I better go now I’m getting WAAYYYY to deep in stuff here.


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    Hooray for the beautiful spring weather today. Hope you had a good day!

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    I think your goals are reasonable….and I can understand why your recovery period has been more frustrating and NOT like a “vacation”. 🙂 You should have let some of us make prototype blocks for you and then you would have them ready to work with when you can sit longer at the machine.

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    Hope your recovery continues to go well, and wow, this weather in Atlanta, it’s fantastic!

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    Glad to hear that you are doing well. Enjoy, The Good Earth.

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    I reread “The Good Earth” recently and I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it when it was a classroom requirement! I hope you are going to be able to join us at the next “thimbles”!!! I miss you!

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    I listened to The Good Earth a couple of Summers ago. The audio version is a good one. A great classic read!

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