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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #304: Back on the Road

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 1208 days ago 2262 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Did you ever wish you had two lives to live? Sometimes I sure do. I have been fortunate to experience two completely different lifestyles and wish that I could live them both.

At least with technology and things being what they are today, it isn’t all or nothing one way or the other. I can experience both worlds pretty much on a daily basis so it is at least workable.

This week has been just wonderful. Seeing my son and his wife and my daughter has been so good for me. It gives me such pleasure and fills me with pride to see how successful and independent they have become. Yesterday was one of the quietest days spent here, but it was also one of the best. We spent the day cooking together and working on the train set and just talking and visiting. It was low key and quiet and I wished the day could last forever. As today arrived and I know my time to leave has come, I am filled with emotion.

I can only hope that if I work a bit harder I will be successful enough to afford to visit more frequently. This last run was four years and it was much too long for me. But I was going through many difficult times and changes in my life and it was impossible to come ‘home’ to the comfort of my children. I just couldn’t swing it. Life is ironic that way sometimes.

But things are getting better and I am optimistic that I will be able to see the kids a bit more often. In the mean time, we will be able to share our lives with each other over the computer and phone. At least we have that.

So its back on the road again we go. I don’t know where we will end up tonight – probably somewhere in Pennsylvania. We are holding back leaving until a little later this morning because of the rush hour traffic on the Illinois/Indiana border. No sense in leaving when it is a tangled mess. It is about 16 hours back to the Saratoga Springs area in New York where I will be teaching Wednesday through Saturday. I have a scroll sawing class on both Wednesday and Saturday and painting classes on Thursday and Friday. Then we will finally be able to head home.

Now that this leg of the trip is behind us, I am really beginning to feel homesick. I will enjoy these classes I will teach in the next couple of days very much, as it will be at a much more relaxed pace than the show and there will be lots of personal interaction with others. But I am thinking of the kitties and my own bed and missing our quiet walks in the night.

I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to see so many people. As I promised, I will give detailed stories when I return and be able to show the many pictures that I have acquired. I am sure I will have much to talk about when I am back.

Have a wonderful Monday!

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"



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patron

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#1 posted 1208 days ago

be safe coming home

glad you got some quality time with the family
precious times

ok i’m finished with the front pages now

pass the crossword puzzle lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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huntter2022

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#2 posted 1208 days ago

Have a Safe return trip , Maybe next year you can come to the show and enjoy it more as a Vactioner or visitor . WEll even let you bring Keith if he be haves LOL
You two have fun.

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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Bob Kollman

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#3 posted 1208 days ago

Big Smiles…:)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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grizzman

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#4 posted 1208 days ago

have a great trip…enjoy the teaching you have coming…and yes a bit more relaxed…enjoyed seeing your family picture…im sure the picture of the cat behind you is one you did…those eye’s look familiar…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 1208 days ago

Good to see you relaxing, for a change. Enjoy you classes. Hope we hear from you soon.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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tdv

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#6 posted 1208 days ago

Have a safe trip,hope the classes go well,nice family photo
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 1208 days ago

hey you finely got the picture :-) now you can relax a little more :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing the moment with us

take care and drive safely

Dennis

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BertFlores58

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#8 posted 1208 days ago

Take care on the roads back. Hope weather and traffic will be favorable.
God Bless your trip.

-- Bert

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GaryD

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#9 posted 1207 days ago

Take care and be safe on the way back. Hope everything goes well.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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