Things at Clayville.org are picking up, I am working Saturdays to get the garden planted by the Inn and to work on the herb garden. And I am also doing a bit of working on my wardrobe for dress up days there, festivals and occasionally when I am tour guide. My first day cap is done, not the best but from the first I know what I want to tweak with the pattern to make a better fit for my head, and am using low budget fabrics for the first few.
My white shift is done, and I like the fit and feel better than the first one, and I finally have 2 aprons done, white cotton and 1 in heavy canvas. The white one is now in the washer and once it is dry, I will get it ironed and have all my outfit ready the the festival this month.
The scooter still needs an oil change but I did the Rebel today and then took it for a short run. We are warming up fast now, but it seemed like a cool and slow spring. The winter was not as cold as last winter, and plants outside wintered much better, so did all the weeds. Ben is helping a lot with clean up and such outside, and with cooking meals here and some of the housework.
I need to get some more sewing done for our club's UFDC event and such, I hope to get a blouse cut out and started tonight, the skirt is almost done but I need the blouse for final fitting. And it looks like Doonell and I will be making most of the 200 sets of white bedding for that event, but we have plans/hopes for a workshop the end of May and hope some of the other club members have time and are willing to help cut, sew and press.
And I am taking 2 vacation days and going to Galesburg to help Donnell with a BJD event for the club up there, it will be a fun mini vacation for me. Time with a doll friend I enjoy talking with, time away from home for just a short bit and dolls, a tight budget but I can afford a motel and the meals and so forth.
I do like my life, and know my very tight budget is choices I made and I am working on getting that debt down and making wiser choices on doll and other not necessary spending.
I am working on trying to stay healthy and accept that iron tablets and probably electrolyte will be part of my daily routine for the rest of my life but I am not having grand meal seizures now, and not having many small glitches, now and then, yes, but that is part of my normal, or at least is now.
Like my right foot and lower leg, and the right shoulder, the left hand and arm, between the car accident and work in meat packing plants, pain is also a part of my normal. I may not like it but I am learning to live with what I cannot change and make my life good, my way.
I am very content without a dating or significant male relationship, I am calmer, happier and get done what I want done, and less stress and irritation over small and petty issues. So, now that I am fed and still have a some time before I need to tuck into bed, I will get the load into the dryer and go play in my sewing space.