It was great to catch up with her!
The guest room in this apartment has been turned into my Florida sewing room and it is uncluttered and serene. I have good memories of this room, which is where I slept every time I came to visit my parents. I have a couple of small design walls - a 4X8 piece of foam from Home Despot that I cut in half so it would fit into my rental car last year. I read in here, listen to Classical South Florida on the radio, and I feel at peace.
The porch is on the other side of the sliding doors; right now, a repository of stuff that needs to be taken to Good Will. And carpet that needs to be replaced with something else. But that is far from an emergency.
You can see my design wall leaning against the closet doors, with the string quilt blocks I am working on in an effort to decrease the bag of strips. It will probably not be news to you that this reduction strategy does not work. The bag is just as full as it was when i started. The best strategy is to toss the whole bag, but I can't bring myself (yet) to do this.
In the meantime, picture me in this oasis of calm, reading Cutting for Stone until the wee hours.
Tomorrow, a few appliance things to take care of and then over the weekend, my cousin Nancy from Los Angeles arrives and it will be the three musketeers (Nancy, me, and our cousin Mimi who lives in Boca Raton). I expect that our main activities will be laughing, eating, and shopping at the outlet mall.
Works for me!