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The last few weeks I have taken a small break from blogging. I’ve hardly even turned on my computer!  It’s been an important and busy time with my family.  And I am wiped out!  As if to make sure I knew it was time to take a break, yesterday I woke up with a summer cold.  Don’t they just seem wrong in the summer?

It’s funny how sometimes blessings come in disguise.  Last week my husband was driving on the freeway, passing several semi-trucks.  Suddenly a tire tread was hurling through the air and slammed hard into his car.

Despite it being just a tread, it caused close to $4000 in damage- luckily covered by insurance.  I was so grateful the damage was just his car and that he was unscathed.

This week his car is in the shop, and I am stuck at home, since he needs my car to get to the office.

Where we live, there are not many places you can just walk to.

No place to go, nothing really important do- it’s just the break I needed.  So it might be going too far to call my husband’s little car accident a blessing, the silver lining isn’t too bad after all.

I think I’ll stay in my PJ’s today.  I think I’ll take the cover off my sewing machine and do a little quilting.  Later we’ll try making popsicles in our new popsicle maker, which was a gift from a friend.  The kids want to make creamsicles… but I think we should start off easy, like making lemon pops.

I’ve got lots of notes to write, which I look forward to.

And a few little projects to make.  This fabric is for a car seat canopy cover for my new baby niece due in a few weeks.  I can hardly wait to meet her.

This is for a new table topper for my kitchen.  I love this fabric!  It’s a Lecien Old New.

It’s going to be an old-movie-pajama-cup-of-lemon-honey-tea kind of day.  And speaking of old movies, have any of you seen the old Scarlet Pimpernel with Jane Seymour?  It was recently re-released and I am very tempted to buy it.  I just hope it’s as good as I remember… or is it just that I was really young that last time I saw it?

Have a lovely day my friends.  I hope you get to do something today that refills your cup too.

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10 Responses to “Homebound”

  • So funny, I’ve been without a car quite a bit this summer too…but it has been wonderful!

    • Dayna:

      Oh yes, you will love Scarlet Pimpernel just as much as when it first came out…it’s one of my all-time favorites. I didn’t know it was being re-released; thanks for the heads-up! Enjoy your quiet week :)

  • Calli, I love how you can write about something as simple as a quiet day at home and imbue it with a sense of loveliness and purpose. I hope you feel better soon!

  • I am a teacher and we have had many rainy summer days, which is very unusual for Tennessee. There have been several days that I have keep my gown on all day! I have sewn more this summer than ever and read many books on my KIndle. I kinda like those lazy days of summer!

  • Cindy:

    I second Janessa’s thoughts. I truly love your honesty & really, like you all the more for taking breaks from the old blog to focus on home life. Thanks for all your thoughts & teachings! Take care.

  • Beth:

    I remember loving that movie as well! Let us know if it is as good as you remember it!

  • Glad your husband is fine and hope you are feeling better. I have been without a car most of the summer and I’m loving it…..more sewing and at-home time!

  • Nicole:

    Hope you are feeling better soon – popsicles, sewing and a good movie sound like the perfect remedy!

  • Sometimes a break is what we need! Since our kids are getting older it seems like we are always on the “go”, it makes me treasure normal, quiet days at home even more.
    Have fun sewing!


  • You write so beautifully. I could feel the peace of a quiet day at home. Lovely. So glad that your husband was unhurt.

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