Do any of you play Bunco? I have a wonderful group of friends that get together on the fourth friday of every month and we spend a few hours laughing, eating, and rolling the dice! There are prizes to be won, and lots of catching up to do as we don't see each other much except for this one time a month. So much fun! But afterwards, I really don't have the energy to do much else. It's exhausting to enjoy yourself that much in one day...
We let the hostess give us a lesson each time, this time our hostess talked about having a joyful attitude. Not just when we are having fun with our friends, because that's easy, but having a pleasant and cheery attitude with our husbands, children, and families. She talked about those people being the ones that we care about most, but we tend to treat them not as well as we treat the others that we only see occasionally.
It was a good lesson for me, and something I've actually been working on this week. I have a really bad attitude about certain things, and I've been thinking about why I feel the way I do, and why I react the way I do to certain requests. I am not always nice, and I really do want to treat my family in a more gracious way because that is how I want to be treated, right? Anyway, I am working on it.
The weather is blah today. Rainy and windy, feels much more like January than May. This has been one of the coldest and wettest springs I can remember for years. We did get outside to work on the yard some earlier this week, but there is still a patch of really long grass in the backyard that needs to get mowed. The ground is still really wet, too so I haven't planted anything yet, I want to work on the herb garden I've been threatening to put in for several years now. I guess that's why quilting is so nice - you can work with flowers and bright colors all year long.
I suppose I need to shake the blahs, go to my sewing room and get something done before the afternoon is over, I think there might be something bright and colorful that will lift my spirits waiting for me there. May all of you have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget those who have sacrificed so that we have the opportunities that we have today!
(sorry, my pictures don't seem to want to upload today....)