Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I'm Back Home

I've been back home since last Tuesday, but I can honestly say I have no clue where the time went. I got home Tuesday evening at 6:30 after a long day on the road...leaving Hampton Tuesday morning was the hardest thing ever...he kept saying "Stay Mamie" and then he said "Just read one more book"...how could I resist? Sat down and read with him...kissed, hugged and then hugged some more, started down the front steps and he called to me "Mamie, come right back"...OMG I just wanted to turn right around and stay, but I knew I needed to get home...turned around and said "I'll be back soon" trying very hard not to cry, I didn't want him to be any more upset than he was. By the time I got to the top of their street, I was crying so hard I could barely see the traffic light change. I called Andy to let him know I was on the road and he wasn't sure who it was on the phone. OMG...pitiful! Cried my way out of the state of Alabama...I stopped to get a Diet Coke at McDonald's and I'm sure I scared the poor girl at the counter to death...red puffy eyes and splotchy face.

Andy left Wednesday at around noon for a long weekend in the Keys with some friends from college...they had a great time...The 5 of them try to get together at least once a year...very, very fun! I thought I'd have tons of time to sew my little fingers off, but I had major computer problems...my laptop went nuts...it was locking files, and not opening things, I'd try to open one thing and something else would open instead. Took it to the trusty Geek Squad at Best Buy, I love Sean there, he got me all fixed up...said Windows was corrupted...go figure?! So a day without my computer and then a day to get everything loaded back on and ready to go again. It's running like a champ now.

Mother always worries that I don't eat when Andy's gone so she insisted that I go to her place for brunch on Sunday...so off I went...it was great, always good to see mom and the food was wonderful, but Sunday was gone and then Andy came home Monday...POOF the week was gone.

I did get my Simply Sophisticated blocks done and I've been working to get my Designer Mystery BOM put together...hopefully I'll have a picture to show you really soon.

I've started a new blog...now don't laugh, since I can hardly keep this one up to date...but I have some fabric and books that need new homes...LOL...so I thought I'd keep it separate from my regular blog....the address is Brown Quilts and MORE...I'll let you know here when I post something new and you can check it out. I just finished the first post with some fabric.

I'm off to finish my BOM...I'll check in later...hopefully with a picture.

17 comments:

Sherri said...

Isn't it funny how it takes us so long to recover from our vacations! And that was just the sweetest Hampton story...I can't even imagine how hard it must have been to leave!

em's scrapbag said...

Welcome home so good to have you back.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been checking here and wondering if you were that busy quilting since you had said that was the plan. Bummer!!

Sue said...

Aww! That's so sweet. I'll bet your little ones can't wait for your return!
Your blocks are very beautiful. I really love the fabric in them!
Try to take time to relax a bit!!

Karen said...

Good idea to have your separate blog and sell some things. And I didn't laugh at you having a 2nd blog.
I think Hampton loves you very, very much!

Anne said...

I can relate so much to your emotions when leaving Hampton. I get emotional when saying goodbye on the phone. LOL It's good to have you back tho.

Kim said...

It's darn hard to leave...thanks for sharing a sweet bit of your time with the kids and welcome home again.

Gretchen said...

Sweet story about Hampton! I'm glad your laptop with all it's "stuff" was recovered. Great BOM blocks. Welcome home and happy stitchin'

Lea said...

Oh..... Hampton's story is so sweet.... He loves you so much, I bet it was so hard for you to leave...

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Glad you had a good time. Welcome back.

Thimbleanna said...

Just think -- now you can look forward to your next visit with your babies. I'll bet the dogs were glad to see their mama come home!

debbie said...

I got teary eyed just reading about your departure and totally know the feeling.....although I get that way and Addison only lives 9 miles away!! There is just something about grandchildren!! Glad you are back safe!! Missed you!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Glad to see that you are back, but I know that you miss your Little Angels so much!

Darlene said...

I know it was difficult for you to leave Lil Miss Camden and Hampton. Selfishly I have to admit that I'm really glad that you're home. teehee

Judy said...

OH I know it killed you to leave. Maybe soon you can end up in the same area.

MARCIE said...

Oh Carol, you poor baby! It is so difficult to leave those little ones. Mine are mostly big now, and wait until I am about to leave before they realize they don't want me to. So at least I know they still love me. But when they are so small and you can hold them and kiss them and all that good stuff-it is so hard to let go of that! Big Hugs! (Not nearly as satisfying, I know!)

Nan said...

Your heart-breaking good-bye to Hampton brought tears to my eyes. My Gwennie is the same when I leave - she wraps her arms around my neck, and sobs. I feel just awful leaving her.
I'm sorry about your computer problems - such a pain! I'm glad to hear it was solved quickly, and you weren't without the internet for very long.
I wish I'd made the Simply Sophisticated BOM now - I love each and every block of it!
I will definitely check in at your new blog!