I am happy to say that after finishing this one, I liked the bubbles so much that I am adding bubbles to the "southwestern" one and I think that it is all going to be OK.
School is really starting tomorrow! I had a moment tonight while making dinner. A moment where I just had to stop what I was doing and do a happy dance because Mango takes naps... and sometimes it will just be she and I during the week now. The house is so quiet when she sleeps... and I can sew as much as I like... just me, sewing! Now I have to go and do a dance again!