Today was eventful. I prefer uneventful.
3 of my good friends and I went on a trip to a quilt shop. It is about 100 miles from home. I thought it was gonna be closer, but nope, I clocked it and its far.
We had a great visit along the way and planned our different route home that would include a lunch break.
Got to the shop (the Ivy Vine in Russell, PA) and it was nice. I found a ton of stuff I stacked on the counter for half yard cuts. My friends found lots of good things too.
As we were shopping, one of my friends (MJ) got a phone call. Her oldest son called to tell her that her youngest son (22) had been killed in a car accident just an hour or so after she had left home. It had taken awhile for the hospital to figure out who it was, who to contact, etc. We rushed to get out of there. I just said to the owner….. here, put all this stuff together. Here is my credit card. Where is the bathroom? I came out of the bathroom, signed the card, grabbed the bag with some of the stuff that was already cut (she wasnt done and we werent waiting) and out the door we went.
I would tell you it was the longest 2 hours of my life, but it wasnt. It WAS difficult however. Luckily, MJ’s sister (P) was with us and they sat in the back seat on the way home. Honest, I put my child locks on the back doors because I wasnt sure if MJ would jump out or not.
It rained the whole way home, 2 detours and no lunch. We took MJ directly home. We were greeted in the driveway by at least 30 of her family members, many of whom I know. C (my navigator friend that I was glad to have as my copilot today) and I slipped in to the house to the bathroom, then left as soon as we could get out of there.
Then I came home, checked in with Steve, then drove C home another 30 miles back the way we had just come. Came back home, got Steve to drive MJ’s van, and led him to MJ’s house so we could drop off her van. FINALLY I got home about 5:30. I had left at 7:50am.
I am exhausted. I have no emotional energy left. I bet I sound “flat”. I feel that way. Tapped out. Nothing left in the well. And I had hoped to post a cheerful fun note about this great shop I went to. But then life happens. And death.
If you emailed me…… and I got several today that need answers….. just know that I cant do it today. I am just not capable.
Hopefully tomorrow will be uneventful. I may even look to see what I bought, but not until tomorrow.
I sure hope you all had a better day than I did.
Be well…… and buckle up.