It's still snowing here at the lake.
I've cut my hours back at the pharmacy, so I have more time at home, and also more time to visit with my girls and their families. They live two and a half hours south of us.
I see them more during the summer months, because of vacation times, and good driving weather.
I was planning to sew things for my booth during the colder months, using the linens I collect...which I have done in the past.
When we first moved to the lake, I thought the kids would be here more often.
When they were growing up, we spent many weekends at my grandparents cottage...swimming, fishing, hiking around the lake, sitting around the campfire, catching fireflies, and hunting for turtles.
Things change. People change.
Spending long weekends at grandparent's houses at the lake isn't what it used to be.
We actually tried to sell our lakehouse. With the market the way it is, we ended up taking the house off the market.
I had to get used to the idea that we were here to stay.
While purging "stuff" these past few weeks, I found a few things that I made with the linens, and vintage fabrics collected over the years.
God blesses us with talents....gifts.
We can share these gifts, or hoard them away.
Since the kids don't visit as often as I'd like, I might as well start using the linens I've saved for so long.
I can make things for my booth. Doing the things that I enjoy.
Then when the warmer months get here...maybe, just maybe, the kids will decide to come up for a long weekend.
Who knows, someone might just catch a turtle.