Friday, March 26, 2010

Busy, busy times



Once in a great while, an opportunity comes along that will end up being a highlight of one's lifetime . Such an opportunity has come my way...and I've been waiting to tell you. I've decided my relative silence here on the blog will be better explained if I let you in on it.

I recently got the news that we will be grandparents again. This is something we weren't sure could ever happen again. The joy is immeasurable.

My daughter in law will need lots of help. She now has a 4 year old to care for, along with a business she manages while my son is at sea for months on end. I am going to move back to the coast, early in May, and make myself available to help in all the ways I can to help her. This will most likely mean being gone from Taos May through fall.

I am taking my show on the road. I'm packing up a spinning wheel, projects to work on if there's any spare time, and my Etsy inventory and business is going with me...so I can conduct business from there. I have been working hard these last weeks to build up an inventory of product to take with me, knowing my time will be limited there. I have only about 3 weeks' of production time left, in and around other events that are happening between now and May. My brain is going 1,000 miles an hour most days. I'll get some photos of the finished products up when I have some time to get things together and get the camera out.

I'm also planning to take you with me...I've decided it will be fun to share my "other world" with you. I know you've already seen bits and pieces of that world with me over these last few years. It's a far cry from my quiet life here, but I'm totally up for it. I'm kind of excited...I've decided to go "native"...go to the beach as much as possible with my grandson, play in the ocean, get a tan (much to the chagrin of my dermatologist), and maybe even get that tattoo I've been threatening to get for years...and who knows what else.

For now, I'm leaving you with a couple of photos of our grandson, one with his Opa, and one with his Mimi. For someone who wasn't blessed with lots of mothering instincts, I sure am loving being a grandparent.

9 comments:

Penni said...

Love the photos of the abuelos. What fun! I only wish I could join you at the beach when you go! Looking forward to seeing what you have been working on.

Taos Sunflower said...

Penni: Maybe you'll get a chance to come out while I'm there????? I'd love to meet your niece, the surfing dog...

Penni said...

Wouldn't that be fun!?

seashells said...

Oh! Congratulations! Hope we get to see you and your spinning wheel at the yarn shop.

Taos Sunflower said...

Thanks! I sure hope so! Keep me posted on spinning dates, please...

swamericana said...

Well, that is a surprise. And, a good one. I do like your photos of the little boy. He loves his grandmother and grandfather, I can tell. So, it's back to the beach for spell? Thank you for sharing another part of your world. It's a delight. Do keep me up on your news out there and pictures. --Jack.

swamericana said...

Write a Grub Worm Report every now and then. Okay?

RuthieJ said...

Wow Martie! That's going to be quite a big change for you. Good luck and have fun!
(can't wait to see the tattoo!)

Taos Sunflower said...

Ruthie: I think of you every time I wonder why I've been such a wienie about getting mine. I have come to the decision that at 60 years old, if I'm still worried about what others would think, what state am I in? Now I'm just working on design and location. Thinking of a lotus...it is symbolic of how I feel about my life.