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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Project Linus and Spokane Bound...



Couple thoughts that have been floating through my mind off and on for many years, so I thought I'd share.  

I've always wanted to do some kind of volunteer work but since I was busy raising my own kids I was selfish with my time.  Not a bad thing just the truth!  Now that the kids are grown, the itch is still there and you know what that means...

I've incorporated my latest hobby into something that gives back to the community.  Yep, I crochet blankets/afghans for Project Linus.  This is a great way for me to volunteer anytime because I can crochet anywhere; at home mostly but you can take it to the park, on the bus, waiting for an appt. where ever, when ever!  Plus I can control my volunteer time and donation.  To me this is a perfect fit!

So who gets these blankets/afghans???  Children! From premie newborns up to teenagers!  So for now, and maybe forever, I've found my place to volunteer that fits my lifestyle and their needs.

This is the latest toddler blanket for PL.

As for my other thought...

I've talked a lot about moving into an RV and while that is our end goal I just don't think it would be good to live in one full time in the desert.  This summer has been very brutal on me and we're in an apartment with a little more space but the sound of the constant air conditioner is enough to drive me insane!  Can't imagine listening to one run non-stop in the RV.

So this brings me to the next part of the equation.  I'm tired of the desert/heat and want OUT!  We're moving back to our home town Spokane Wa. after 13 yrs. of being down here in the desert.  I believe at this time I miss the 4 seasons.  Will it be cold?  Yep! But at least I won't be sweating inside.

I'm excited to say this is our last summer down here and plan to move by next May after our daughter graduates high school.  

Woo Hoo!!!

1 comment:

Debi Y. said...

Congrats on your future move. :)