Monday, April 8, 2013

settling down....

I am sorry I disappeared for a while. I have made some good changes and I am adjusting to a different kind of life. I said goodbye to Utah. Then said "Hello again" to Washington State. I am in Kennewick with my family and two of my grandkids. I have moved so much that it took a toll, I have to say. The hardest thing was realizing that my depression and anxiety followed me here but the kids help so much!!!! Saying goodbye to Taylor was heartbreaking. For both of us. Before she left I worked more with her on her sewing. She made a small fan quilt for her mom. Then I made her a pettiskirt with nylon chiffon. It has layers of ruffles and it is heavy! I swear the thing weighs twenty pounds. It didn't stop her from whirling and twirling though. She also made a denim patchwork purse with my help. We write back and forth..real letters and I send her little care packages and she likes to text Olivia and I. She is coming to visit us the end of June for two weeks and I look forward to it! I have really missed her company and her laughter. The last few months I spent in Utah, she really made it livable. Since I have been in Utah I have got to celebrate birthdays with my kids and Grandkids! My Grandson Daniel is 14 now! Holy cow I can't believe it... We also celebrated my Oldest daughter's birthday. Olivia and I decided she needed a crown and gloves...We all laughed. Daniel won the regional Science Fair and he competes in the State level this weekend. I am crossing my fingers for him. He is so smart it is scary. I also spent some time with the kids at the Oregon Coast. We all drove down for my Dad's 70th birthday. It was a pretty special trip...A little overwhelming but special. Part of me thought when I wasn't blogging, that I would get out more and make some friends but I still am just hanging out at home so here I am back. Spring comes earlier here and I am already out in the yard making plans. I have made some things but no pictures. I will end with a picture of my best friend Cooper and his new little friend and say Happy Spring and I am back. xoxoxox Melinda

16 comments:

Sarah said...

good to hear from you Melinda, and nice to see you have been spending some quality time with family. hope all continues on a steady and positive path xx

Maria said...

I sew pleed to see you pop up again Melinda. was thinking about when I took out your Easter table topper and teatowels..
Nice for you to be near your lovely family but I understand it would have been hard to leave your new special friend behind..
You do have her visit to look forward to though.
Hugz
Maria

Needled Mom said...

I am sure it had to be hard to leave Taylor, but I'm glad you are keeping in touch with her. It is so nice to be near the grandkids again.

Enjoy your garden planning. Looking forward to the results.

Quiltingranny said...

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Quiltingranny said...

So maybe one day when I am feeling a bit better we can figure a place to meet. Kennewick is however on the other side of the state! Glad you are home with family! Stop by for a chance to win,, who knows if you do you can send it to Taylor, oh how she must feel so lost!

Jody said...

So glad to "see" you again!!

Laurie said...

I've been wondering where you were, and how you are. I'm glad you're near your family now. Time to make a new start!

Margaret said...

I was just wondering about you the other day. You should e-mail me your new address.

Kerry said...

So glad you're back Melinda, we've missed you lots.
Hope that your move brings you lots of happiness.
Take care
Lots of love

Yarni Gras! said...

Melinda I am so happy you are back. We all have missed you girl, email me your NEW ADDRESS!

good luck with this new adventure and keep keeping on!

Judy said...

Long time no see!! Remember me? Judy from Soap Lake,WA I see you've moved...I need to start my blog up again..most likly just start a new one..not sure I will keep in touch going to retire in a couple of weeks..woohoo

Judy said...

Wait I see you in Kennewick!! That's very close to me..only about 1 1/2 hrs. We might be coming down that way to shop it would be fun to meet somewhere...just to say hi!!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Melinda, thanks for sweet comment, moving is always a hard work, I moved to a new home in another town two month ago, now I live five minutes away from my wonderful grandsons, before they was one and a half hours away from me,I hope that your move brings you lots of happiness.
Anni

Jen xo said...

so very glad to see you back and happy :) I hope this new move works out really well for you xxx

Little Messy Missy said...

I have been driving around your old place like a crazy stalker!!! I am so glad you are safe. Miss you. xoxoxox

jillytacy said...

Glad you are with your grandkids and family. The picture of Cooper and the chick is precious!