Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Me: ?! We don't talk like that in my house.
Ben: I will say big butt outside. Not inside. Not nice inside. Only outside.
Danny (To me): Okay mom.
Danny (to his sandwich): I like your big butt.
Me: ?! We don't say "big butt" at all in this house.
Danny (to me): Oh, that's what you mean.
Me: I'm glad we've had this conversation.
Danny (to his sandwich): I'm going to rip off your big crust!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Here online. I read some uplifting blogs. Some things to make me know: You are not loosing your mind! You can do this.
I took a few minutes to really relax. It'll get done. I have the energy and time (kinda) to do it. Deep breath.
Also, I've decided: I need to organize this house (you've heard that before?) I have a plan though. Starting tomorrow - my Tuesdays, my day off, I am staying home. And my kids are leaving with the babysitter. Not going outside (they only come back in to bother me.) Actually leaving. And I am cleaning - organizing - finishing -ridding - completing - perhaps relaxing. And saving money. 'Cause I'm not out shopping. Which means on Thursday - I will have to take the kids shopping with me while I'm out. Still working on a solution for this. Perhaps my husband and I will revert to grocery dates like we used to do. We do have a good time shopping together. (And I tend to be more frugal and less extravagant with him around!)
Thems the plans.
(Photos are of a special order quilt I just recently completed.)
Friday, September 16, 2011
This morning I got my coffee and turned the computer on... figuring I'd finish the cup while the computer booted up and found the internet. It is that slow. We did though, decide that with some Christmas money, we'd get ourselves a new one. Anyways, I sat down, got baby comfy on my lap, took a sip of coffee and realized I hadn't put enough cream in it. Don't you hate that? It's little stuff like that... makes me crazy. Or family genes. I don't really know.
Did any see the new show "Up all night"? My hubby thought it was going to be awful. But he laughed harder than I did.
Oh, and I totally had a dream last night that my daughter started talking at 8 months old. Talking talking. Just want it on the record incase it really happens.
I have some awesome stuff to show you soon... pictures of what I bring home from auctions if I am left at them unsupervised... a cute fall quilt... awesome Christmas wreath... it's gunna be good folks!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Hand Made Pottery
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Fried up some grass fed beef from my aunt's Scottish Highlander cattle farm.
Boiled some noodles and...
Side dish: Guacamole and chips. (Don't judge! This isn't your house! I'd eat quacamole with every meal if I had an avacado tree in my back yard!)
And for dessert:
I love cooking and baking in cooler weather. Who's with me??
Monday, September 5, 2011
And went onto Picnik and played around with their photo editing.
It was entirely too much fun.
Added a verse to this one:
Friday, September 2, 2011
I passed these lovelies at a garage sale. Stacked up in a similar fashion:
I was headed somewhere though, (In a rush, I'm sure) and so I didn't stop.
I did mention to my husband a few days later though:
"Hun, I saw these yellow suitcases. A set of them! They were awesome. And you know, if we travel, no one could mistake them at the airport... just not what you see nowadays."
Well, my sweet darling husband filed that information away. And about two weeks later, he was driving along, and happened passed a garage sale. With a lovely stack of suitcases. The.Same.Ones. What?! How is it that someone didn't already nab them?!
But he got the whole set for me. And he haggled on the price (not his style, but I'm working on him. I'm proud of him for getting a screaming deal.) Check this out: $35 for the whole shebang!
He had the boys bring them into the house and show me. And they have all the keys for the locks too. (I totally would have stored such a gift away for Christmas or something, but he didn't. Cause he's awesome.)
So there they are. Now, where can I fly so that I can use them? =)
One more thing:
How cute is my little leprechaun?