We’re all different! Every one of us is different from the people around us. When reading this post, please understand that I’m not putting anyone down or thinking my way is better than anyone else’s way. Most everyone I know is thankful they don’t think like I think. Hope you understand how I think (or how I don’t think!).
Last night I was speaking at the Blue Springs, MO guild. It was a wonderful group of ladies (and a couple of men too!) and I had a lot of fun. Melinda is someone I “met” online years ago . . maybe in 2002. We had never met in person but this was her guild and she is the VP who contacted me about speaking.
My car still isn’t fixed (goes into the shop Thursday) so Vince took off at noon, and we drove over to Kansas City. Went to Whole Foods, then . . . yep . . shopping!
I don’t get out much and that’s probably a good thing. We went the back way to Whole Foods and went through areas where there are so many houses, some huge, some medium, some smaller, but they were all so close together. All you can see is roofs . . they look like they’re almost touching each other. I can’t live that way! I hope I never have to live where houses are all crowded in next to each other! I told Vince that it makes me so sad to see people living that way. He laughed and reminded me that those same people pass down the highway, see our little town and feel so badly for people living here — and I hope I never have to leave this town. It’s just funny to me to see that some people are perfectly happy living right on top of each other, some like me are happy to have a few acres and others want many acres. We’re getting to the point where living on hundreds of acres away from civilization isn’t what we need to do but goodness, I do not want close neighbors ever!
There’s so much concrete in Kansas City and the towns around there. Every where you look, there are strip malls, parking lots, traffic jams, road construction, more strip malls being built. Concrete – everywhere!
But wait . . there are some things that might make me want to move to a city and live in a crowded neighborhood.
You can bet there’ll probably never be a Barnes & Noble or a Starbucks anywhere near my little town. But if there was, I’d promise to go every day . . well, maybe every day that I get dressed in clothes that are fit for wearing outside the house. How about I just commit to going once a week? Heck . . it doesn’t matter . . we’re never getting a Barnes & Noble or a Starbucks and know what? I don’t care. I just don’t want to look out and see concrete everywhere! I’ll just buy my books on the internet and have that very nice UPS man bring them right to my door and I don’t have to worry about what I’m wearing while shopping.
Oh, yes, I almost forgot . . the guild meeting! Before the meeting, Vince and I met Melinda and her friend at Smokehouse BBQ and it was good! Real good!
This quilt always seems to be the favorite of all the quilts I show. This is the first quilt I designed totally by myself and it’s actually my favorite too.
It was a long day and I’m very thankful Vince went with me. He was a big help — hauling the quilts in and out, helping sell the books and patterns. Maybe he can just quit his job and travel with me. Or . . maybe NOT! 🙂