Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter dress and bibs

So, I haven't had much time to blog lately, but I did manage to finish my daughter's Easter dress along with a new bib pattern for my etsy shop. Thought I'd post a couple pics for progress's sake. :) Now, if I could just get my dress done...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blood and Flowers

Okay, so this morning, I had to go have bloodwork done, and well, let's put it this way...even the lab worker made a comment about how much they had ordered drawn! Needless to say, I nearly passed out. Yep. I was a little queasy and all, but I was fine...and she just kept changing vials, and changing vials...and changing vials, and I thought "This is never going to END!!!" And I was just getting sicker and sicker, until I knew I was about to go. She'd been asking me, "Are you okay?" "Are you okay?" Finally, I said, "No," and she made me talk to her (of course, all I can think of is, "I'm going to be sick!") so she could get the needle out and they could force a bottle of water down me before moving me to the little reclining chair I had often wondered before what was I know. Anyway, so then they make me drink OJ and eat a honey bun, and I started feeling better. Of course, then I started shaking all over...I do that. It's very embarrassing. When I nearly pass out or just nervous...yeah, I shiver. Go figure. Anyway, as it was, she didn't get finished, but rather than subject me to more horror, she split one of the vials so I could be done. Bless her!

So, then, this afternoon, feeling much better, and me and my darling little girl went out to repot some of my flowers today. I hope to get my roses in the ground this weekend. As it is, they seem pretty happy in the pots. I hope I don't make them mad by moving them. :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Baking Day

Okay, so today is baking day. I've got four loaves of whole wheat bread rising in a semi-warm oven; I can't wait until they're done. I think I could eat a whole loaf just by myself. :) But I have found, since they take so long to half a day with all that rising!!! Especially with three kids underfoot...that I do so much better to make more than I need, then freeze the rest for later. And it freezes really well, I'm glad to say. I just wrap it in plastic wrap, then again in tin foil, and there you go. Just thaw and slice, and since I like my bread warm, I pop a few slices into the microwave, and they taste just like I sliced them off a new warm out of the oven loaf. :)

I did some scrapbooking today. It's kind of bad when you realize you have, like, a hundred pages done of your first child, and like five of the next two. LOL So, I thought I might ought to do a few, so maybe they won't have a complex later about it. :) Thankfully, they are boys, and my mother assures me they won't care as much as a daughter would about those sorts of things. Not that they won't appreciate it, but they're not as apt to count how many pages they have, whereas I KNOW my daughter would. But anyway, I did their first birthday, well, at least half of it. I have to scrap the pages from when they were at my in-laws on their birthday, but I got the rest done. And one of my daughter riding her uncle's tractor. Too cute! Now, I need to get a few of the "baby" pics done. I'm so behind. I have made a sort of pact with myself, though. I will no longer try to scrap every picture of every event of our lives. LOL I will, however, pick out the pictures I find extra cute or events that are very important (say, first Christmas) and scrap one or two pages of those. Not eight! :) I tend to go overboard sometimes....

Well, my daughter is trying to get me to spell every word she knows, I think...and the boys are done with their crackers, so off to continue...

Friday, March 6, 2009

About time!

Alright, here I go. I've been talking about this blog, even started the darn thing, but I haven't done anything about it, and I've decided it's about time I did this. I really do enjoy reading other people's blogs about what they've accomplished or what new techniques/ideas they've tried, and I thought it would be fun to do my own version. So here I go. Watch me go. LOL

Anyway, I DID finally figure out how to get my pics on etsy, and I now have my shop open and active, with...I think 10 things on it so far. I've made some little tag ribbon blanket toys and a couple sock monkeys, so it's a start. I even made a suede hand painted journal and put on it. So, I'm very excited about it all. I even had my first sale from someone I don't know the other day! LOL I was so excited. I think my husband thought I had lost my mind jumping around the house telling him about it. Needless to say, I was thrilled. So, I packaged it up as fast as I could--meanwhile, my husband is really wishing I would just turn off the lights so he could go to sleep--so he could take it to work with him and mail it for me. I try not to go anywhere by myself if I can help it, at least not with all three kids. It's a big hassle to get all three kids in and out of the car by myself, and let me just tell you, I'm a terror with the double stroller. LOL No, really, I have run my poor boys into every known obsticle there is. Needless to say, my dear husband is usually the one pushing them while I tend to my daughter. And then, heaven help me if I have to take all three kids to the bathroom in anywhere but Sam's and Wal-mart. Now, I have a lot of problems with Wal-mart, I do, and I won't get into them here and now, but I will sing their praises on the "FAMILY RESTROOM!" That is just the most awesome thing EVER! We had them everywhere when we lived in England, but here, almost no one has them. You're lucky if they even have a changing table put up in the bathroom. I'm still trying to understand why most fast food places, who are supposed to be family friendly, don't put up changing tables in their restrooms. Go figure, huh? But these reasons are generally why I wait to do all my big shopping with my hubby at my side. Plus, I generally tend to forget things while I'm trying to see to the needs of three kids. LOL But it's all good, and we have fun going everywhere as a family. I'd rather do that than go alone. I don't like going by myself. The closest I ever do to that is going to the grocery store with my daughter. We will occasionally venture out on Sunday afternoons, in between church, but I really never go anywhere alone. I kinda' like it that way. It's good to be together.

I haven't been sewing much lately, except for a sock monkey my friend requested, because we've been ripping up the floors in the bathroom and the laundry room to put in tile. We finally finished the grout last night, though, so thankfully that's done. Now, however, we're trying to get the whole house painted. sigh. Work, work, work. I'll be glad when it's all done, though, and everything looks nice.

Well, I suppose I have ranted enough for one day.