— Kahlil Gibran
I have spent the last several days writing an article for Quiltposium, an online magazine, on long-term teaching. It felt good to be writing again. During the breaks from writing, I have been making lots of Valentine's. To keep the blues away, I have been focusing on love and humor. The only sewing I have done lately is to make a cell phone bag that can be Velcroed to my dad's bed rail. His cell phone is his lifeline right now. He uses it to get my mom and connect with the outside world. I have no idea if what I made will work. I gave it my best shot. Down and dirty, I wanted to get it in the mail today and ended up having to chase the letter carrier down because I just missed him at my house. At least he laughed when he saw me running towards him with envelope in hand. I hope I gave him a good story to tell.