Monday, September 19, 2011

Through the windshield


We went away this past weekend.  Packed it up.  Stuffed it in.  Boarded the dogs and drove deep into the mountains.  The past few weeks have brought difficult things my way.  One-right-after-another-with-out-so-much-as-a-chance-to-catch-my-breath-in-between.  And waiting to climb into the car to carry me away from it all was like being six years old and waiting for Christmas morning.  Gah.

Sometimes people disappoint.  Disappoint is one thing.  Epic failure is another.  That door had been closing for more than thirty years and the final sting was no more than a dull pinch.  But lump all the other garbage on top of it and I'm just pretty worn down.  And teary. 


So.

The trip was good.  I'll share pictures and tales another day.

I have three quilts quilted and ready to be bound.  It's all good.

-dana

21 comments:

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Glad you were able to get away- sounds like you needed it.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I meant that in a really good way- I hope it came across as such! xo

grendelskin said...

Sometimes a new view is just the right ticket; you never know what good things will be right around the corner!

Sara said...

Sorry about your trial, but very happy you were able to spend some time with the fam!

tara said...

I hate being disappointed by people. Im sorry that you are havibg a rough time. This hasnt been a very bad year for and i am finally seeing the other side. I give you all my bloggy support!

Kelly O. said...

sounds like you made some lemonade with them thar lemons--good girl!
hope your time away was the therapy you needed--for me I need retail therapy of the fabric kind--if you're not all the way cured, fabric.com is having a sale ;)

DebbyMc said...

Ok, you need some ((((hugs))))! Take care of yourself, Dana. (your short escape is evidence that you are...Good!) I like doing quilt binding. For me, it's repetitive and calming, meditative. And at the end, the quilt is FINISHED! Then you can wrap up in it and give yourself a cuddle.

Amy said...

I'm sorry your going through difficult things, life is hard sometimes. If I could I would give you a hug. Or I could owe you a hug in a few weeks! I hope your trip helped.
I can't wait to see your quilts, speaking of quilts, I talked to Rhonda today, she said my quilt should be coming any day now, eek!

I hope you have a better week this week.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

here's hoping that your weekend away was rejuvinating and refreshing and gave you time to breath deeply. The mountains are a great place to do that!Take another one soon if you feel the need and I'm praying that life will settle down a bit and bring you some peace.

BaileyGirl5 said...

So sorry about your epic fail situation. I hope this weekend was just what you needed to get a fresh start and a new perspective. Sending you a hug! Molly

**nicke... said...

i just want to give you a great big hug! i hope today is better and hope that the time away helped!

**nicke... said...

here it is...(((((((((((((((((((((((hug))))))))))))))))

Kim said...

Sounds like a good cry would be a welcome release......I think that is why women live longer than men...we can cry and let it go and talk to our girlfriends about problems, hurts and disappointments. Sounds like you have a big hurt pressing down on you.....I hope you feel better soon Dana and can find a place to leave your pain.

Big Hugs

Mama Said Sew said...

Hope your weekend away has helped to heal the hurt. :)

Mandalin said...

sending love & hugs....xx

Trudi said...

Sending you big hugs, and a lot of love. Glad to see the road ahead holds so much promise in that view :) Take good care of you x

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

So sorry to hear you have been going through so much. Hugs and love from Texas! Caroline

Simocha said...

Praying for you.

oh, jenny mae said...

hugs and hugs. whatever it is, i hope all goes your way.

Karen said...

I hope your getaway was exactly what you need.

Dena said...

OK, This post makes me want to take you thifting and fabric shopping until we can't see straight. Throw in some wine and good food and a long walk. So sorry you were let down and sending you big hugs to my sister friend!!!