Thursday, May 14, 2009

Life and Plans

Who was it that said life is what happens when you're busy making other plans? That's how things seem to be going around here. I have so many things I want to do, and then I have to do the things that need to get done, and then there are the little things that pop up. I need more hours in the day.

On the 2nd Tate turned 6. Where did the time go? We had a good day. He wanted to go bowling again. He seems to think that's what you do on birthdays. It was a blast. And we had cake and presents. A good time was had by all. Then on the 4th I took some cookies to share with his kindergarten class. I made car shaped sugar cookies. The kids were so impressed and I felt like an awesome Mom. :)

Dillon was able to come off his medicine 3 weeks ago. He's got about a 70 percent chance of never having another seizure. Yay! The only problem now is that he's going through withdrawals so he's been a little grumpy, sometimes lethargic, very clingy. I hope he gets over it soon.

I've been slowly trying to plant a garden, plant some more plants and flowers around the house, spin a little, knit a little, read a little.... keep up with the house, wish I had a ton of money so I could do the things to it that I want to do...see, I just need more hours :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

My birthday was good. It was mostly just a lazy day. Unfortunately my hubby had to work all day so it was just me and the kids but we went out to dinner when he got home.

My spinning wheel showed up on the 10th! It was unfinished so I got to play with it all week, staining and then putting a couple coats of polyurethane on. She turned out soooo nice!
Meet Guinevere. I haven't had too much time to spin but what I have been able to do has been nice. The first time I sat down it just worked. I couldn't believe it! I'm glad that it came with 2 pounds of wool to play with. I may need all that practice!

My Mom sent a package that arrived yesterday. She sent a shirt and a gift card to home depot. She also sent the kids some toys and candy. She's a good Grandma. And Mom too :)

My Sister is going to come up this Saturday, her b-day is the 25th so we'll celebrate both our birthdays then.

I love when my birthday lasts nearly all month!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

A bit of update

Poor neglected blog. I'm sorry.

Anyway I'm still around. I've been working on some quilt blocks I bought over 10 years ago. Maybe one day I'll have a quilt. I've been unpicking one of the blocks because it was a little wonky. I started putting it back together and it's still wonky. So it's been set aside again.

I've also been working on a pair of socks for me. They have peep bunnies on them. I'm excited for them, but I'm having a hard time. I've lost count how many times I've restarted them. I hope I'm on the right track now.

The kiddies are doing well. Tate loves school and is disappointed when the weekend comes. Dillon is starting to be a little more understandable. He still isn't talking as well as other kids his age though.

I'm excited for my Birthday in about a week! My hubby got me a spinning wheel! I got the tracking number last night and have been obsessively checking it since. It was in Illinois last I checked and should get here on the 10th! I can't wait!

Gotta go for now. Tate had to come home early from school because his tummy hurts. So aside from being sad because he's missing school, he doesn't feel good. Dillon is doing his best to cheer his brother up though. It's great how well they get along!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hello New Year

Hopefully this year will be great. So far it's been ok. I even got carded when I bought some cough medicine the other day. The cashier didn't believe I was over 18!
And if all goes well, Dillon will get to be weaned off his medicine in April. I'm crossing my fingers on this one.
Anyhoo, hoping this year is made of awesome.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The saga

I made a hoodie. I thought it would be easy. For some reason this hoodie didn't want to be made. It all started when I bought the fabric. I decided I wanted to do two layers of flannel. So I bought enough for the outside, but in my infinite wisdom, figured I would need less for the inside. Yeah, it made sense at the time. Once I figured out I didn't have enough of the inner fabric, (as I was cutting it out) and acquired more, I thought I was good to go. I started sewing. I got most of it sewed. I sewed the pockets, then the body went together well, then the arms, then the hood. Next came the zipper. I'd only ever done one other zipper so I was worried. But I followed the instructions and only cussed a couple times to put it in. As soon as I held it up I realized that yes, I'd sewn the zipper in quite well, but unfortunately it wasn't a separating zipper. Yup, I'm dumb. So I had to pick it out, get a new zipper and put it in. Ok, next came the hem tape. I put in between the hood and the body. Not too bad, I think, I can finish this up pretty quick now. So I go to put it alongside the zipper on the inside. And I run out of thread. So close to finishing, this thing is still giving me crap. So I run and get more thread, and hurry and finish it before anything else can happen. It's not perfect, but I loves it.

Tate took this picture because I couldn't get a good shot all by myself. It's a little blurry but not too bad for a 5 yr old.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Apparently I'm old and have a big butt

Conversation with Tate a few days ago:
T-Mom, how many are you?
M-You mean , how old am I?
T- Yeah, are you....15?
M- Nope, older than that.
T- Are you.....18?
M- No, older than that.
T- Are you (big pause here) 20?
M- No, I'm even older than 20.
T- Well, I don't know what number you are.
M- I'm 30.
T- Wow......that's a lot!

Conversation yesterday while changing Dillon's diaper:
T-Mom, Dillon has a little butt
T- And I have a bigger butt than he does.
M-Yeah, you're a bigger kid than he is.
T-And you have the biggest butt of all!

It's a good thing he's cute!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Walk

On Saturday we went to the pumpkin walk they do every year. People make little scenes using pumpkins and other squashes. It's really quite creative. And the weather was beautiful. There was a Noah's Ark display. The elephant butts crack me up.
There were witches.
There were some military ones, a cool fishing one, one about a local mentally challenged guy who rides around on his bike, waving at everyone. It was really cool. Then they had a bunch of these painted-plywood-character-with-the-face-cut-out-things.
Clay and I even had to do one. :)
Anyhoo, it was a fun day and a good time was had by all.