I've also been working through my first ever set of Craftsy classes. Other people had raved about them, so I thought I would give it a go, and bought "The Secrets of Free Motion Quilting" with Christina Cameli, which is six thirty minute classes on free motion quilting. I'm really enjoying it - she is an engaging presenter and I'm getting some good ideas from the different quilting designs. And you can put her on 30 second repeat for as long as it takes to understand something .... or make her go at 4x normal speed if it's a bit boring. Much better than real life lessons; and I will go on and do some more I think, in the future. It was about $30, so excellent value.
The other frustration I managed to overcome was the beach weekend failure - the boys really could not be bothered going down just for a day so I went down Sunday afternoon on my own and had two days of solitude and mini break! Work could spare me for a couple of days so I enjoyed some beautiful weather, long walks, chick flicks and wine. Fabulous ... and nobody at the beach. Despite the sunshine I couldn't quite bring myself to swim. Probably lovely once you were in; it's just the getting in I was worried about.