Saturday, March 17, 2007

What? I *don't* keep up with blogs???

Yeah. I told you. I don't blog. Thbbt.

Well, every 8-10 months seems to be the going rate. Ah well.
What's new?

I am knitting obsessed. Seriously. I have had something OTN (that's on the needles for those just a tad less nerdy than I) consistently for about 7 months now. I made most of our Xmas gifts. I have knit things for the kids, friends, bosses, family members, random strangers.....

At least it's cheaper than alot of hobbies (well, can be. My yarn store *wishes* I had more money to spend), and safer than crack. Not a whole lot less addictive tho.

this week I have made several washcloths and started a lace shawl, all for my mama's birthday this month. I don't know if I will get the shawl done in time though. That stuff takes more concentration than my 8.5 months pregnant/ crawling with children all the time body can usually get. It's gorgeous though. From Interweave knits, Fall 06. Meh, just tried to find a picture and I can't. So there. Use your imagination.

Well, dd just woke up and came out here and said "I was about to go to your room to snuggle with you" So I am going to stop typing here and snuggle with her. Now she is grinning. Because I just read this to her. Now she is laughing.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Til Tomorrow...

The kids come home tomorrow! Yay! Happy dancing!

I have a trunk show at the BellaRosa all day and then I pick the kids up at 6pm tomorrow, hooray! I miss them so very much. It did get better after that first week, though. The past 4-5 days or so have really sped by thankfully. I can't wait to get back in the swing of things. They go again for another two weeks soon though, so that will have to wait a bit. I know they are having fun and all, which helps, but still.... It is hard. I hope the next two weeks are easier.

And Riley got his hair cut while he was gone, sigh. Ex's girlfriend told me she was tired of the Ringo look. Last time it was that she was tired of the John Lennon look.

I wonder what she has against the Beatles?


I love homeschooling. I know we aren't doing much yet, because of the age and everything. But I absolutely LOVE being a passenger on their ride of learning. I can't wait to see all the roads we will travel with life learning.

I want to get the book "Guerrilla Learning" (Is that it? I saw it at B&N was Guerrilla something or other...Off to search) It looked promising. All about no matter where you learn, school, home, outer space, preserving that SELF directed learning that we are all born with. Seems like at least, I need to read it.

I did buy a neat little book of Mandala coloring pages. It came with colored pencils and a booklet on the origin of Mandalas for psychotherapy purposes and meditation. It's pretty cool.

Off to do something productive now, like brush my teeth maybe???

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Missing the babes...

The kids are at Adam's house for a couple weeks. They left last wednesday, called me friday and saturday, and I haven't talked to them since. I tried to call yesterday but Adam said they weren't with him right then. They never called back that night. Boo hoo.
Which means I have been filling up my time with stuff for a week now, and I am beat! I have gone out almost every night, worked alot, watched entirely too much Alias, and generally worn myself into mush. Last night I got home and my lovely hubby had put a pint glass and beer in the freezer awaiting my arrival from work. We had planned on going out to Fox and the Hound and meet some friends, but that one beer at the end of a long week just wiped me out! I was crying about the kids in no time and sufficed to say, we didn't go out. So guess what I did??

Watched more Alias.
Seriously? That show is like crack, it is so damn addictive. Now I only have one episode left on the dvd I have, then I will have to (gulp) WAIT for the next season to arrive in the fucking mail. Like 2 or 3 days even! (Sadly, this is only halfway tongue in cheek. Jason told Kerry and Jared that I missed work to watch Alias. Which isn't true, but close enough.)

Well, now that I have entirely embarrassed myself...

Crap, I almost am missing work to blog. I must go! Ta!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

SAHMing (Stay At Home Mama!)

So heres the deal. I have my own business, as those who know me know. And I l.o.v.e. my work. It's wonderful, and since it is a family business, it has allowed me to have the best of both worlds with my young kiddos. I work only 25 hours a week at most usually.
But I constantly feel like I am torn between two worlds! Between keeping up with the store, my many crafts that I sell, and keeping up with housework on my days off, I feel like I don't get to just BE with the kids. Sooooo..... (drumroll please.....)

I changed my schedule. I am now mostly a sahm! I work basically only when the kids are at their dad's house for visitation. Woo Hoo! Everyone has been telling me I will miss the store, and want to be there more. Since it is MY store with my family, that is probably true to a certain degree, but I would rather do this for a few months and then feel the need to be at the store more, than never get to be a sahm. So yay. I have wanted to be a sahm for so long and even if it only for a time, I couldn't be happier.

Monday, October 31, 2005


Happy Halloween Everyone!

It's been a nice cool day here and both kids napped, so that was especially nice. I had a little autumnal cooking buzz going on earlier. I made Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Muffins, Spiced Cider, Potato Soup for lunch, and a Squash stew is in the crock pot for dinner.

We plan on eating dinner early and making it over to the grandparents block for trick-or-treating around 7 or 7:30. Then visiting with the families and playing til late, since again, both kids napped!!!!!

I would like to maybe stay up til 12, myself, and welcome all souls day with a cup of tea, but I don't know if I will make it.

Random note::: I have not bitten my nails in a week or so, and I actually have nails to paint! I will paint the blood red for the night, it'll go nicely with the whole tavern wench costume I have going on. My daughter still wants me to be a tree. sigh.

Have a blessed day all, and remember those who have passed before you.


Monday, October 24, 2005

1st post

Well, I am going to try again at this whole blogging thing. One would think that with as talkative as I am, this would be much easier to keep up with. Not so much, my friend.

It finally feels like fall around here. Addison (daughter) and I set up our seasonal altar with gourds and leaves and candles, and we may go for a walk to find acorns later. I wanted to do it earlier, but this cold night and chilly day really got me going. Nothing like Texas highs in the 90's to put off the whole Samhain/Harvest spirit!

I have to go exercise later! I have rededicated myself to 5 days a week, 1 hr each day. When I do that, I can drink my dark beer, and eat all the yummy whole organic food I want! So as soon as Riley (son) wakes from his nap, it's off to my Mamas house and use her treadmill. Or, sigh, I *could*get off my tush right now and use hubby's weights out in the garage and then go for a bike ride later when he gets home. Hmmm.

I also should really go make something out of the lovely organic pumpkin puree that I made a few days ago. Yummmmmmmm........ Maybe pumpkin muffins or bread. I swear I am such a food whore. My (slightly belated) bridal shower was on Saturday, and nearly all the gifts were kitchen related. Someone asked me oh so sweetly, "Do you like to cook?" Those who know and love me rolled their eyes a bit I am sure.

Well, I just talked to hubby and he will watch the kiddos whilst I ride my bike later so I need to go lift some weights! Soon I shall be strong and musclely~!