Saturday, November 18, 2006
Dh and Jake went off to camp last night. I hope they have a good time! Dh was a little stressed, he said not only were they stopping for ice cream! he was stopping for cigarette's....I hope the ice cream does the trick before he gets to the cigarettes.. :o/
Thanks to everyone that added to the stress of his day! (me included!)
I have to add now that yesterday is over...We all tend to be motivated to do work at different times. last week Jacob *was* motivated...Only i was too exhausted from working so many hours. (We need the money so i didn't feel i could say "no"....) Jacob discovered that going through junk is hard work! I cleaned up the laundry area, so now we have a place to put stuff we want to get rid of. I think this will help, since we can move that stuff to another part of the basement and little hands wont get into it. Emily has been a big help in the past. she gets upset that little hands mess up what she cleaned. So she doesn't want to do it anymore since it will get messed up again. I think dh has that thing where he gets depressed in the winter...i suppose that and all the stress he inures throughout the day adds to his lack of motivation at home. I just don't know how to get us ALL motivated at the same time and keep dh in good spirits. Plus work on top of that!
Friday, November 17, 2006
I also made Sarah a poncho. well actually this it the second one...the first one isn't quite finished yet, but she has been wearing it. The original fabric was furry fleece, backed with dora flannel. I returned those because i didn't want to mess with the furry fleece and got this fleece. she likes it!
So life goes on.....
Monday, November 13, 2006
I have to work.......
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I have been slightly cranky today. Perhaps it is the weather….perhaps it is the walls are closing in on me. Perhaps I should consider continuing my medication a little longer……
First off! Why it is that something that belongs to “mom” is a free for all!? It bugs the heck out of me when everyone just thinks that they can touch my “stuff” This morning when I go to get my ponytail band…it is gone! But yesterday Sarah had *4* ponytails in her hair! Hmm..does she know where any of them are!? Nope! She thinks they may be downstairs someplace…or perhaps she lost them outside! You think ponytails, no biggie…well I have some that do not have metal that I keep for myself. We have the cheapy ones that Sarah can play with (and loose) so I go to look for mine and all I find are Sarah's….
last week, someone thought it was alright to play with”moms” video camera….(Mom had to beg and plead for this camera for along time)….well someone left it out on top of a pile and low and behold the thing slid off the pile and fell to the floor and broke. No one feels guilty! No one even cares that my camera got broke!
Earlier, Sarah was being 4 (according to dh) and she decided after all this time she didn’t know what 2+0=. SHE KNOWS THIS!!!! I know she does!!! So I send her to take a nap. And I worked with Timmy. Which he did really well with out her!!! After I was finished with Timmy, I wanted to sew, (I haven’t done that in a long time)I can’t just sit down to sew, I have to clean all the junk off from on top of and in front of my sewing table. Now before I go to bed, I have to clean off my bed because that is where all my junk went. In addition, I find Sarah in MY bed!!! Why is that you ask! Cause Sarah doesn’t have a bed! Well she does, but there is no room for it. So she sleeps with Timmy in the room with the 3 boys. Or in this case MY bed…
As I said earlier, the walls are closing in on me! We have such a small house! I am thankful we have a house! But I really NEED more room. The basement is full of junk because we cleaned out the kids bedrooms (which didn’t help any) so now we have a big mess down there….I have my stamp area in the basement but even though NO ONE is allowed in MY area….things keep getting put over there. And I find all kind of toys, trash, dishes and such that I didn’t put there! Where is My space!? (Don’t send me to myspace.com!)
And then there is always the money issue! I feel most guilty about that when I spend money on myself! Which i did this week.....
I have been working alot lately (as many hours as they will give me) so i am very tired and sore. In fact tonight is the only night this week i am NOT working!
and tomorrow is another day......
Friday, November 03, 2006
We had some excitement out front our house today! The city has had major problems with fights the past several years. This year the fights have moved to our side of town. Luckily this fight was only 5 kids. I have heard of gangs of 15+ Just about the time i was getting concerned, the police pulled up. We happen to know the one officer. (he is a bad a**) lol he was really angry with these kids. (I am sure the police are tired of dealing with these punks!) so he grabbed the one kid, he must have been smart mouthing him, cause Don picked him up by his jacket collar and carried him across the street and threw him against the back of the police car. All the time yelling at him. (it was funny!) he frisked this kid and yelled at him some more, then picked him up again and tossed him in the police car.
then Don went for the next kid. Don made this kid pick up all the belongings that they had thrown on the street, then took him to the car to frisk and cuff. while the kid was standing there, his pants fell down! lol He tried to pull them up but it only made don angry cause the kid was being frisked at the time. so he was put in the police car too. Next was a girl, she was so scared by this time, she cooperated nicely. While they were frisking the girl, these other 2 kids came walking up trying to start something. I guess they were smart enough to walk away. I told Em that she should go outside and get some action shots for her blog! However she wouldn't to it! I told her she should go out their and ask Don if he could throw the kid against the car again so she could get a shot of that! But! she wouldn't do that either! she tried to get some pixs from the window. I don't know if they came out or not. lol
And you wonder why we don't want to live here...... :o/ this is exactly why we got a dog...
after taking Jacobs pix Joshua wanted his pix taken too! :o) he is 14 mo. and wearing size 2T clothes!
I also picked up my employee discount card today! it finally arrived! Yea! lol So, this is the fabric i purchased. Unfortunately i did spend more than $20....think dh will notice!? ;o)
This is the jungle babies fabric (cotton left, fleece on right) the fleece i got the other day to make a blanket for Joshua. it is SO cute and soft! i just couldn't pass up the cute jungle animals!!
This is ballerina fabric that was just too cute to pass up! I am not exactly sure what i am going to do with it...but i have a little girl that absolutely loves it!!
Here is the cat fabric. again too cute!! :o)
Just something nice for my stash...
My bird fabric!!
Got this for a future quilt. It was so pretty i just couldn't pass it up! lol
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I finally got around to finishing my appliqué quilt top! You cant really tell from the pix, but i used as many sparkley fabrics as i could find! as promised here is the pix!!
The heart flowers down the center are attached by buttons, so they just kinda sit on top of the quilt.
this is one of the four flowers on the border
the flowers down the two sides are appliquéd, then have Yo-Yo centers attached with buttons.
BUT...I am noticing that after work my wrist hurts! especially after busy days when i unroll/cut a lot of fabric.....
Also for the past year i have been taking medication for PPD. I have decided I am ready to go off the medication. My hormones are evening out and I feel my symptoms are to the point where I can manage them without medication. (DH agrees, i did check with him first!)
Earlier this week i received a $20 check in the mail! :oD A woman that bought Avon from me about 2 years ago, signed up to sell. She mentioned my name so i received the credit. It just happens that there is a *great* fabric sale this week....I will be spending my $20 on fabric!!! :oD
With the holidays quickly approaching....my hours at work are too! Hopefully i will get my employee discount card soon! :oD Perhaps dh asked them to NOT give me a discount card! ;o)