Monday, February 13, 2012

And I return.......

So it has been quite a while since I last posted. Partially because blogs are passae with facebook around; partially because I didn't want certain people viewing details of my life before they were shared.

However, this areana gives me an opportunity to voice concerns in my head, chronical life changes, arrange thoughts and maybe even provoke outside response with no personal bearing. We'll see....

So in the last 8 months or so what has been going on at "too little time". Well

* In August I purchased a condo. This followed moving out on my own.

After 10 years of living in a marriage that had been dead and burried long ago, waiting for my children to grow up I just couldn't do it anymore. Not a big shock to anyone who bothered to be observant... it has been a difficult time for some. For me, I am sorry for the pain it has caused my children. However, for the first time in 10 years I am at peace.

* In September I saw the lawyer to make the new reality legal.

A formality, but necessary to put lines in the sand. Because of the length of our marriage (23 years) and that the children are of advanced age (18 and 15) I have a final hearing of March 1st. Approx 4.5 months after filing.

* In October I decided to return to school..... again.

Though a slow process getting the ball rolling, I have started my first of 10 BSN compleation courses. I expect to have my BSN approximately next spring. My first class started this week. As of last week I was sure that this was a huge mistake. Week one is down. Previewing week 2, it appears that most of this is writing, research, etc. My first degree is in English. Though not saying this is easy (NEVER) my prior learning should compliment my current learning.

Are there things that I wish for. I have dreams that I hope become reality. I have Faith that in God's timing all things are possible.

To the future I look!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hello to anyone who still stops by....

Lots going on here at "Too Little Time" which is leaving too little time for much else.

I did take several loads of stuff to the resale, to donate and than stalled. I see this project resurfacing here in the very near future for various reasons....

My darling daughter turned 18 in April which was a major hurdle for the mom (don't know why some things hit you harder than others - 18 major, graduation not at all).

Said darling daughter also graduated this June. This includes a pending graduation party in July -- don't even want to think about that one yet. And who's brillant idea was it to hand make party invitations including 3-D tassels (I'm a glutton)!

Manly little man (who isn't little at all anymore at almost 6 ft and 190 #s at 14) graduated 8th grade and starts HS in the fall. Actually as he's in band he's already very active over at the high school. We are very pleased that he made drum line! Yeah Josh :)

In knitting news there is nothing new. I lost my knitting mojo. I have 2 single socks with no mates and babies with no sweaters. Don't know when that will rectify itself.

Instead I've been sewing. Working on the "Grandmothers Flower Garden" -- need to take a picture cause I've gotten quite a lot done. Probably 3/4 of a king size bed.

So thats the skinny. Lots more to chat about but that will have to wait.

Happy June days all...


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Moving in the right direction...

I can't tell you the exact reason - over whelmed; spring fever; cabin fever... but I am entirely sick of the amount of crap that resides in my house. Fueled by a recent article about de-cluttering I am attempting to embrace their suggestions and start a "pitching process".

We have lived in this house for 15 years - that's 15 years worth of accumulation. Hoping to move in another 5 I am applying the "do you want to move it" philosophy. I plan on moving as little as possible so with a look towards the future I started today.

I didn't get very far. But I did start. Every journey needs a start. Do I have a schedule yet? No. Frankly I've been working 4 days a week (self imposed) which doesn't leave time for much else. But I am motivated.

Also some of the "little things" listed at the side involve major changes. Like clean the fridge. That involves moving the fridge. Across the room. Pulling down shelving.

In crafting news I dug out a hand pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden" that I had started several years ago. I pieced tow of the sections together and realized I have about 1/3 of a full size quilt completed. So while the mood hits me I'm going to work on that for awhile.

So definitive progress... no. But a move in the right direction.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


As stated above, I have been very remiss in keeping up the blog lately if for no other reason that there isn't a whole lot going on in my life other than work... which is life sucking in itself at times.

However, I am going to attempt something new to see if it helps me accomplish some things. I am a bit overwhelmed at the number of projects needing compleation and I tend to forget those same projects when I have 30 min. So... "Too Little Time" will be making lists and checking them off - setting an account of what I've been up to. Both to keep me on track and motivated. I invite you along for the ride.....


Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

For this New Year I look forward to....

Lissa turning 18 and graduating..

Joshua turning 14 and starting high school...

Band Camp #5....

Warm weather......

I am grateful for

good friends, a good job, what can be

Happy New Year All

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Craftyness Abounds

As mentioned on the ISE blog, I have been having a love afair with booties lately -- 6 pairs completed and various yarn ends still availble for more. I have pushed the booties to the rear (sort of) to work on various other projects.

My ISE 9 scarf is underway and somewhere between 1/3 to 1/2 done depending on how long I make it. Pleased with its progress to date I have to keep my eye on the deadline or I know I'll be racing to finish....

Finished a baby kimono that was languishing... before said baby outgrew it. Quite a feat that.

Big news in craft land is the completion of 2 quilt tops in about 1-1/2 weeks. Amazing to me that when the mojo is right how quickly things can come together. Same as how quickly they stall when the mojo is off.

The quilt tops were quite a exclamation for me. One is a Christmas gift for my daughter's special boy (love the boy) ... pictures will be forthcoming when I get the whole camera thing straightened out.

The second has fabric that has been languishing for about 10 years. The main fabrics are from a "St. Jude's" series carried at Minnesota Fabrics long long ago. I have just never had the push to make them up. 2 years ago I purchased additional fabric to pull it all together and even cut the squares but still could not find the oomph to sew them together. Then the other day the right person came along for the quilt and it made itself up. Amazing how that works! So the top is done, sandwiched and currently in the being tied mode. Again, pics will be forthcoming.

Thanks for checking in all :)


Monday, August 16, 2010

Hello, Goodbye August

Well summer is winding to a close and we prepare the kids to return to school...

Band camp lived up to its expectations. Had a lot of fun with the kids -- thanks Tiff for giving it a try. Can't explain to someone how wonderful it is, has to be experienced. The absolute pouring rain and tackeling Lissa in the mud is probably my best memory.

This is a year of lasts with Lissa. Senior pictures are complete and waiting to be ordered. Her last band camp and band season. She is anxious to start back and have a schedule again, to finish and move on.

Joshua is preparing to enter 8th grade. As Lis exists High School, Joshua will be starting.

Summer wains as Autumn approaches

Endings and new beginnings......