That is what I am calling the women I know who have been laid off from said school ( no need to name names). Most of us have kids, are educated, and are now with much too much time on our hands. Today when I dropped The Shmoo off at school I was asked by another mother, "what are you going to do now?" My reply..."go for a long walk, eat some breakfast, and then sew the day away." She did not look amused. But hey, being lady of leisure is hard work!
What I failed to tell her, since I was sure her question was more sarcastic and judgmental than actually friendly was: I will be calculating all of the expenses I'm not sure I can pay while on my long walk, and hope that when I get home I can find something that is remotely interesting to eat. And while I am sewing the day away I will be anxiously waiting for the phone to ring with a job offer! Nope, I did not share that with her. Because, really, it's none of her business what I will be doing with my time!
Clearly I needed to walk longer than an hour!
However, J helped me take this lovely photo last night. This quilt has been on our spare bed for almost 2 years with no binding on it. Yesterday I washed and dried it, and laid claim to it. Last night, I snugged under it while reclined in my new recliner, and nearly fell asleep. Now that's a good quilt I tell yah!
This was my first true scrap quilt. The only purchased fabric is the boarder, and well, I needed it! I asked J if he was jealous, and he said " yeah! The Shmoo has my quilt on his bed, you have this new love, and I have nothing." Well, if this lady of leisure stuff continues I'm sure I can find the time to make him his own quilt. I mean, one that he can actually use, because I think The Shmoo may have staked some claim on the original!
Peace be with you