Their actual move happened the weekend of Market. After Market there's a period of feeling "jet lagged". I guess it's because you're running on adrenaline at Market . . . the exhaustion from getting ready . . . the anticipation . . . the 9 1/2 hour drive . . . the socializing . . . the lack of "down time" . . . the getting lost circling St. Louis on the way home . . . the 11 1/2 hour drive home. Since my return from Market, I've been over to the in-laws' new house helping unpack . . . not the dishes yet. They are stacked in our garage awaiting the assembly of the third hutch. This move really is a great thing and it will be so nice to have them close by once they get settled.
I had a break . . . I guess you could call it that . . . this past weekend. The hubs and I went to Spencer, NC to a train show. The show was rather small and, in my exhaustion, wasn't much fun for me. It was nice spending time with the hubs, but what I needed desperately was some alone time! I require some alone time now and then to recharge with no demands . . . until yesterday, I can't remember the last time I got that "recharge" time. I "recharge" stitching, gardening, quilting and reading . . . all meditative activities for me.
Market was great fun though! My friend Kathie was my "super salesperson" (not my forte)! She had her spiel and definitely increased sales. (Attendance was down at this Market and sales were not as good as Nashville). My spending was up however! It's not about having the time to stitch it all . . . it's about the collecting (they just don't weigh as much as dishes)!