A post from Kelli–
Last Saturday, I had a day off…kind of. I had originally picked it up, but found someone to cover it for me because I needed a mom day. We had mentioned going shopping at the Amish and a few other things, but just decided on staying home–And it was surely the best decision ever.
Before when mom and dad lived at the farm, mom worked on her early learning website Makinglearningfun.com and blogging full time. At the time, I worked a 8 to 5 (or whenever I wanted, as long as it was 8 hours a day) Monday through Friday and had 3 weeks of vacation to use. I’d come home most weekends and took a few days off here and there just to come hang out.
Fast forwards a few years–Mom is doing in home childcare 10 hours a day, still blogging full time, and working on her website. I’m in nursing school full time working as much as I can on the weekends, odd shifts and picking up hours as much as I can (mom recently banned me from picking up more hours than I was already scheduled for). Needless to say, we both are stretched to the max and don’t have tons of extra time. There have been a few days that I’ve stopped over after class and hung out with the kids, but haven’t really had a chance to just hang with mom and have a girl’s day.
It’s been a really long time since I’ve even touched a sewing machine, much less actually made progress on a project. So when we decided to stay home, I was really excited! Who wouldn’t want to stay home and sew on a quilt in sweatpants!
I brought with my Garden Party quilt that it seems I’ve been working on forever! I have all of the colored blocks done, but haven’t quite finished the red and cream ones.
Overall, it was a pretty wonderful day. There’s not a whole lot that a day with your momma can’t fix. When people ask me what I’m looking forward to after graduation, I would say that hanging with mom is definitely at the top of my list. I’ve really missed her!