Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Time for a change

I've been thinking about this for some time.

I think it's time for a change. A big change. Not sure exactly what quite yet. I'm so used to moving around every few years and changing jobs; not really jobs, but duty assignments. You see, my Dad was in the Navy. So, we moved every three to four years. I went to college off and on for a few years, still didn't know what I really wanted to be when I grew up, so I joined the Navy. One of the secretaries where I worked then told me of all the fun she had, plus (in hindsight) I did enjoy the adventures my family went on. You have never really traveled until you go cross-country in a Chevy (2 door) station wagon with five kids and a big pile of comic books.

I've started the Spring cleaning. You know, if you don't move every few years, you accumulate a lot of stuff. I won't bore you with the details but dang, we have a lot of stuff. I have a lot of books. Now I understand the great appeal of the e-reader.

Books are heavy. There are a lot of quilt books that are e-reader friendly. That'd be fine unless I want to make a template. Then what do I do? I just love the feel of the rough paper and the firmness of a good hardback. I have been collecting some of my favorite authors for quite some time, so I have a lot of books. Some of which I've been re-reading on my iPad. Still hate to part with the books though. I have quite a few first editions. Quilting books are heavy. All that color on slick paper. Maybe my inner cleaner is saying "downsize woman, downsize".

So, back to the change. Need to make some decisions. I need to make a list. Wonder where I put that journal I bought in a moment of nostalgia?

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