Lately I have been a little too preoccupied with other things to be blogging about them. It is kind of a cruel irony that the more you have thoughts and ideas to blog about it is a result of the various stuff going on in your life which means you have little time to actually write. I really wish sleep wasn't such a necessity--I would get so much more accomplished. SO here is what has been going on lately...

--Two weeks ago, I woke to the sound of crashing metal. About 4 seconds later, I remembered it wasn't recycling day and that something was wrong. This was the scene outside my bedroom window. Thankfully no one was hurt but it reminded me of three things 1) if you call 911, tell them it is an emergency. I could have done my taxes by the time the police finally showed up. 2) Wear you seatbelt. I am the worst about not buckling if I am driving a short distance. This guy was six houses away from home. 3) If you don't live in our neighborhood, then quit speeding through from Folly to Riverland and running stop signs along the way. We kind of all adore our kids and pets and would like to keep them--thanks!
--Ever since I half way set up my new office I have been sewing like crazy. I made about eleven skirts and three dresses in a week. Most of them went to these sweet friends who have created the cutest clothing line that also gives back. You can read about it more here. The rest have gone to other friends and some to Loulie.

--I am ging to hear Anne Voskamp speak next weekend with some friends and I am so pumped! I read her book last year and am trying to get through it again as a refresher. I can't wait to share what I learn from her talk--she is truly inspiring and shares her message of thanksgiving in such a unique and beautiful way.

--This is the last week that the Cinderella Project is taking donations in Charleston. I took a whole stack of bridesmaids dresses I will never wear again and now I have tons more closet space. Very cool charity--I love to think of these high school girls feeling special in a dress that would otherwise be collecting dust. The website gives places to drop them off--lots of churches around the lowcountry.

--Happy Belated to my little sis! Her husband threw her a surprise dinner downtown and it was a great excuse to for us to get a sitter and have night out. I love the look on her face--priceless!

--Last weekend, we went up to Pawley's for the night. My in-laws have a house there and in five years we have never just taken off and stayed up there for a weekend. Even though it's only an hour away, it was super relaxing and nice to be away. Sometimes just getting away from laundry and chores and ringing cell phones for even 24hrs can be rejuvenating. We were especially grateful since this week has been hot hot hot and hot weather for Bert means BUSY! 

This is how we role now--with a miniature toilet in the back of the car. And this photo is on the side of Hwy 17. And we are bad parents because we thought this was hilarious and we took pictures and we posted them on the web. Looks like it might be a nursing home for us one day.
I think that's about it. Happy St. Patty's Day! We celebrated early by participating in the Catch the Leprechaun race at Waterfront Park last night. If you are local, please come out next year. It was super fun and is an incredible cause. I mean how can you not keep running when children with special needs are cheering you on along the race route--that's all the motivation I needed to keep my legs moving!

Best wishes for a happy weekend--spring next week. Yes!!!

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