Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Joshua in action....


Look at this sweet face....



















Now how can his nickname be Trouble Jr??

Um, that is a half bag of smashed cereal on the table....















Then the temper tantrum comes....


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Voted Best Ice Cream...

That is what the sign said in front of ColdStone Creamery.....
It has been one of those days/weeks (and it is only Tues!) This evening I was out *alone* and decided to use a coupon I had for a "free shake" at CSC. I don't know who voted them the best....It surely wasn't me.!! lol It really wasn't all that great. I probably wouldn't go back. Plus who could afford to go their (unless you had a free coupon!) the regular price for the shake was $4.49! Truly overpriced! Now when Handles says they are #1, I believe that!
Hmm, and I still owe the Evil Genius a trip to Handles....Maybe next week :o)

Monday, September 25, 2006

"Poor Me" tales of a frazzled mom...

Over the weekend Em was invited to ride along out of state to visit a friend. I knew this would make Em happy, so the arrangements were made. Not only did she get to go on a trip without a single family member, I hear she also got an entire seat in the van to herself!! She got to stay at her friends house and got to interact with other teenage girls!!
With Em being away for the weekend that left Jake oldest child. He was hired by his uncle to do some work (for pay) so off he went to earning money. Sunday he got to spend the day at his friends house....
So that leaves Tim oldest child...Tim and Sarah got along great. There was no fighting, whining or complaining. Tim didn't tease, agitate or annoy anyone! Sarah, was a big helper and got along with her brothers.
Josh on the other hand....He is going to make me gray by the end of the year! If he doenst bleed atleast once a day...His day isn't complete! He is a climber! He has to climb everything! But, what goes up, must come down...... He is exhausting alone! Nap time is cherished.
so that brings us to Monday morning! Mom is trying to be nice to kids and takes puppy out at 6:30am the kids get to stay in bed. When the kids do get up, they are fighting, whining, complaining, annoying, yelling, hitting, crying oh and the attitudes......You get the idea.
So, they are all grounded! What is a mom to do.....

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Not much to say

Haven't had much to say lately. Been busy with a bunch of nothing....
our garage sale was a flop. I ended up freecycling most of what was left over.
I haven't had much time to sew lately. We have been trying to watch 24 season 3. It was due back to the library last Saturday! We were not able to renew it because it was on hold for someone else. So at $1 per day, we are slowly going broke! lol
I start my new job on Oct 4th. The Mgr has been on vacation, so they are waiting for her to come back to do the training class. It has been a long wait...
I suppose that is about all...

Monday, September 11, 2006

dis' N dat'

I received the phone call today telling me I got the job at Joann's. :o) It is kinda scary starting a job after not having one for so long. Training starts Oct 4th. The Mgr is on vacation, so it is scheduled after she gets back...I wonder what happens to my quilt class? I suppose I need to find out if I can work around class....
Since hubby posted about his *favorite* store....And it was once considered my 2nd fav store...I will say, that I am very disappointed with the new Wally World! I have only been back into the new store, that we waited so long to open, a few times. I *don't* like going there! :o( The employees are always to busy socializing to take care of the customer. Most customers are of the type that they think everyone owes them. They don't have any respect for the merchandise or other customers.... :o/ each time I have been in there (other than the first time) the store has been trashed! Funny thing, my sis said that the old WW, is much nicer now and the employees are always happy! :o~ There are 2 more WW opening near by...I wonder if when they open my store will be better??
I am sure there was more....But my brain is short circuiting today....

Friday, September 08, 2006

Miscellaneous ramblings...

MY DRYER IS FIXED!!!!! :o) I didn’t mind hanging clothes on the line to dry....I just couldn’t keep up with 7 peoples clothes. Over the weekend I broke. lol Last week was not good weather for drying clothes on the line. Laundry had started to pile up (again/still) I found someone had put wet towels in the laundry chute! Needless to say mold had started to grow and some clothes are now ruined. We don’t have the money right now to get a new(er) dryer, so dh decided to take a look at it. He found some helpful hints online and found the problem! YEA for DH!!! :O) He cant wait for towels dried with fabric softener! lol
Like I mentioned we have been tight on money (again/still) lol We have had some major things come up like auto repair, boy scout camp, school books and such....that is why I had looked into getting a part time job. I had an interview this week at Joann's. I think the interview went well. She told me all about the dress code, "must work" season, what position I would be working and the training class that takes place during the day so I could start thinking on that. She also took my sheet of dates that I wouldn’t be able to work. She said she had other interviews this week and will be calling her picks next week.
All summer we have been meaning to have a garage sale....We have *way* too many things for such a small house! But of course we have *way* too many people for such a small house. Since I can’t decide who to get rid of....lol ;o) and we can’t quite afford to move yet...the belongings have to be reduced! The summer went by way to quick! We are not good at planning ahead I guess. The kids can’t understand why we can’t have a sale today! I keep trying to explain we need time for organizing and we need to put the ad the paper. After deciding to put the sale off till spring, we had some disappointed kids…since I don’t want to discourage getting rid of things I changed my mind *again!* we hope to have a garage sale next week. We got a lot ready yesterday, but today is a lot of goofing off! We still need to get the ad written and submitted. The kids are in charge of this. They have picked most of items for selling and the prices. We have some pretty good deals if anyone wants to shop at our sale! :o)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Jacobs quilt top

over the weekend I got to spend some quality quilting time! The rest of the family was busy playing dad's 24 PS2 game that he got for father's day. We just finished watching season 2, so they were able to 'finally' play it!!!
I finished Jacobs quilt top. It is so "DOG"-gone cute!!! LOL! By the smile on his face I think he likes it too! You cant really tell by the photo, but the black lattice has paw prints on it! (too cute!) I have enough extra fabric left over I want to try to make a pillow case to match. I have to give that one more thought.
Sarah was excited to see me cutting her fabric for her quilt. She cant wait till hers is finished.
Since the weather is getting cooler here, I suppose t hat means I need to *finish* all the quilts I have started....

Quilting right along....

Saturday's class didn't go so well. There was a conflict with the class schedules, they overlapped two classes. Since the quilting class was a smaller group, we got stuck out in the scrapbooking area. We didn't get much done because of all the distractions. "the phone" kept ringing off the wall for one! The store was packed that day so with all the customers walking around and people stopping to see what we were doing and asking where they could find things...We didn't get much done! We have a lot of homework! The teacher is trying to fit in a 3rd class so we can finish the quilt.
So far I'm not real impressed with applique'. I guess I don't have an appreciation for all the time involved with the hand stitching. Perhaps when I get to that point I will feel differently. Sarah (4yo) decided she liked this quilt and wants it for her. There is NO WAY a 4yo is getting THIS quilt!!! lol too much work has gone/will go into this quilt!
Dianne (Mgr) called from JoAnn's this morning. I have an appt to go in and "chat" with her tomorrow. :o)

Friday, September 01, 2006

quilting progress

This is as far as I have gotten on Jacob's quilt. My class started so I had to put his on hold. The lattice is really cute it is black with paw prints. I am looking forward to finishing it! I have been quite busy lately (or so it seems...)











Remember all those pieces of fabric from "my next project" post? Well this is what has become of them. I have 16 little squares that are all different. They were so fun to make! I was disappointed when I got to the end of the stack! The other pic is the flower stem. Tomorrow we will learn how to make all those little applique’ flowers and leaves to attach to the stem. I don’t think I would have ever attempted this quilt on my own. It is very intimidating. lol another thing that is intimidating is that this class is only *2* sessions long! Sat is the 2nd class. Next class is paper piecing...



Job update...

Sorry I am new to this blog thing...eventually I will figure out how to put everything in one post. I had a request for updated info on the job search. I have no official word from Joann’s. Vonda and Shannon told me that the mgr was working the night shift this past week, so she won’t be looking at applications till next week. After talking to Shannon, she let me have my application back so I could fill in the stuff I left blank. I feel much better! It has been a looong time since I have filled out a job application! I will be in Joann’s again on sat for my class so I will see if they know anything more on Saturday.

Sarah's new PJ's


here is Sarah in her new nightgown that I made for her. think she likes it!? :o)

playing catch up!

This is a baby quilt I did for a friends baby shower. Sarah loved it so much she wanted to keep it! I *wont* be making another one!!! I had so much trouble with the binding! Evil genius ended up sewing it on for me! Thanks barb! :o)