Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday I bought paint. And Friday she did this while I was at work.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
See he woke up at 6:25 am this morning, got himself dressed and went on down to the kitchen to finish up the cupcakes that we baked last night. He was taking them to school for a bake sale. Now, I am pretty sure that most moms take care of these things but not this mom. It is tax season and all I can be responsible for are the basics. In my book last minute cupcakes are not the basics. Therefore, if you want cupcakes you make them. This is no big deal around here. However, when I came down for coffee I felt a surge of pride watching my guy ice his cupcakes. And no mess to boot! I don't know where the feeling came from. Probably initally relief that I didn't have to do anything out of my normal routine and then pride because he just did it without even asking for help. It was a good feeling to have. As you parents know you have many feeling and stresses while raising your kids and every once in awhile you see a glimpse of what the child may become. Here my glimpse was responsible, self sufficient, and happy. I like that.
Then i got the look. Glimpse gone, why in the world do you need to take a picture of me making cupcakes at 6:45 am??
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Yes, after checking craigslist for months I finally found a sewing machine I could afford and the person who sold it lives in my town too! She bought it a couple of years ago, took a class, and never sewed again. It has been used less than 10 times and I got it for $75! So now Ms. Bonnie can get her machine back so she can finish her quilts and I can whip up some baby bibs or something.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Joy #1's Valentine's gift Trash Ties
Joy#2 Rachet set
My Valentine Gift. I love Nikki McClure
I hope you had just as nice an evening as I did. Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Surprised at how fast this is knitting up? Well, our evening ritual has changed once again! I have decided to let Joy #2 enroll back into public school. Many factors led to this decision and it isn't a bad one it is just different. I loved our virtual school we were a part of and that is probably why I'm a little sad he's back in public school. It was such a good community and they did such cool stuff! But now he is back to doing "school" during the day and our evenings will no longer be spent working on math & pouring over his history book. I asked him if we could still read his history book together in the evenings because I was enjoying it so much. He gave me a "Are you crazy woman?" look. On the one hand it is nice not to have to do schoolwork in the evenings but on the other hand I will miss it.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Now to get to work on that baby sweater because Miss Elaina made her appearance Saturday night. And Joy #2 needs more mittens. You know that really should be my summer project! Make so many mittens that Joy #2 couldn't possibly loose or destroy in one winter season.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I finished Joy #2's rescue mittens. Just in time! They are chestnut with maroon thumbs. They look good but I could not get a good picture of them at all last night. This is the hand model shot. I was thinking of doing duplicate stitching on the hands but I don't know what of? I think I will just let these be and plan his next set of mittens.
I wish my knit picks order was here so I could finish my sister in law's mittens! I am on the top decreases and then one more thumb to knit. She could have used them on a day like today!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
What I really should be doing tonight instead of sitting in the lodge is housework! I am having my small group from church over tomorrow night for dinner. 13 people have RSVP'd so far. Saturday morning I am watching the twins so I probably won't get to any housework or cooking until 11 am. No sweat right!
I started reading Square Foot Gardening last night and it is really helpful! Between our CSA and our own small patch we should eat it up right this summer. Of course I still have tons of clearing and yard work to do but every year it gets a little better.