Thursday, May 22, 2008

I can't decide!!!

It's 12:30 in the morning and since I'm not crafting anything at the moment, and I'm just sitting around waiting for The Hubs to get home, I'm stuck deciding what to do. Listen to music or read a book or watch a movie! I've discovered this guy's music that I adore but I also have a really good book going! Dag! ('Dag' is not a word, kids.)

I'm in the mood where I just want to turn up my Ipod, get the ear buds as close to my ear drums as possible and LIVE the music, ya know? I'm one of 'those' people who get creepishly close to their music and I want to eat it and make it a part of myself. Man, I'm weird but it's true. Ever since I can remember, I would find the headphones and deafen myself for hours at a time, sitting behind the recliner in the living room just experiencing my music. Too bad it wasn't very good music, but I've learned since then.

Of course I have the unexplained, lame-crap that I'll listen to that's mainly just fluff and nonsense that I couldn't care less about. When I met my husband, he was playing in this band that was nothing but angry-sounding (our oldest daughter's words) music and I think everyone figured this was one of those music picks of mine that was unexplainable but for some reason, the music did that thing where it carries you away from reality for a while. I couldn't understand the words and when they put their album out and I read the lyrics, I was like, 'Um... Sense? Where is it cause this is crap,' but the MUSIC was what did it for me. I loved it even before I met The Hubs.

One day, I want to get someone to watch my kids so I can just listen to music for a whole day like that again. I always have to keep an ear open for the kids because they're not the best sleepers sometimes and our youngest is ALWAYS getting too hot at night (thanks, Nana! HAHA) and gets upset. Anyway... What? Oh yeah, I'm typing here... To the public...

Onnnnnnnnnnnn the other hand... I have a book to read. I did read 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and it was fab, BUT I'm also starting to read more realistic accounts of Anne Boleyn and King Henry and all the horrific and tragic mess that surrounded them. This is what happens to your senses when you marry a history buff. I would never, in a zillion years, have found this junk to be interesting and yet, here I am...

I've decided against the TV. I have 2 perfectly wonderful options in front of me that I could choose from and neither of them involve letting my brain turn to dookie.

Ok, see? I have a child on Benadryl for allergies and she has bad dreams on it and now she's up. Grrrrrreat!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

An Etsy break is needed!

Every once in a while, I get crafted-out. I don't know how some of the high-volume sellers do it sometimes. LOL I placed my tooth pillow listings on hold but if you REALLY need/want one, please convo me using my Etsy shop and we'll work things out. Otherwise, I'm putting my sewing machine away for a bit. I need my kitchen table back, man. My earrings are all still up because I don't have wire-burn-out yet. :D

Friday, May 16, 2008


It's super boring and I miss my peeps. That is all.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Behold! A window is born!

This is my oldest daughter. She's 5 and she just lost her first tooth! She pulled it herself and then flipped out over the tooth fairy taking her tooth, that SHE grew, away. She was SO not down with that idea. After a lot of trying to talk her into the whole idea, she was just terrified of the tooth fairy and so I made the heartbreaking decision to just tell her the truth about the tooth fairy. It wasn't easy and it wasn't fun but she slept peacefully that night and still got some cash out of it. Poor thing! She thinks way too literally for a 5 year old kid and was afraid of this stranger who would be flying around her room stealing things from under her pillow and hovering close to her.

In other news, she read the word 'requirements' this morning. THAT is pretty amazing! We're expecting her first grade curriculum in the mail today and I'm hoping that the language arts isn't too easy for her. She's soooo bored with kindergarten curriculum and needs a challenge! But when your child reads 'Costco is not responsible for damage caused by unattended carts' at barely 5 years old, you worry. HA!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Baby!!!

She's playing t-ball and she loves it!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mother's Day

There really aren't enough words to say about my Mom. It doesn't seem like enough to just say she's a cool mom or that I love her. I don't think it's 'the norm' to live next door to your mom (and dad) and be completely happy with that set-up but for us, it totally works out! Today, we were leaving for Dairy Queen and Eleanor jumped off the front porch yelling, 'YEAH! Let's go to Dairy Queen! That's a great idea!!!!' I called my Mom as we were leaving and she answered the phone repeating what Eleanor had just said. It's a really great thing to have family so close. Literally... CLOSE. :D

And the older I get, the more I remind myself of my Mom. Just funny little things like the way I sound when I clear my throat or cough. What strange things, right? But there they are all the time, reminding me that she's my Mom and a part of me. I can't believe she puts up with me every single Tuesday night as we watch American Idol together. I make fun of Paula like you can't imagine and I pause the show 200 times just to point out how squished up to her nose Paula's boobies are. As if she didn't notice!

I think Mother's Day generally goes un-celebrated in our family. Maybe it's because we don't feel guilty that we've been horrible to our mother the rest of the year? Maybe it's because there's never really a concern that she might not know that we love her? Anyway, my Mom is the most amazing woman I know. There's no one else that even compares! Oprah, you're nothing compared to my Mommy! Not that Oprah's a mom but everyone seems to think she's the best at this 'human' thing. Well, she's not. My Mom holds that title, THANKyouverymuch!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

My newest item!


Look at these!!! I SUPER DUPER LOVE THEM! They make me so happy and they wear really well! They're currently listed in my shop! They're graceful, fun, sassy, elegant, etc... It just depends on who you are and how you carry yourself! I think these earrings can compliment anyone!

All of the wire is sterling silver as well as the headpins and the ear wires, both of which are handmade.

Nab them up because I'm only making 1 or 2 pairs!!! Convo me if you'd like them in a uniform color instead of mixing them up!


I didn't forget to draw the winner for the giveaway... I just forgot to TELL the winner that they won! See... There's a difference!

Anyway, the winner is Debra Lane Designs and I'm very excited to get the earrings sent her way! YAY! Let's hear it for Debra!!! WOOT WOOT!

OMG, did I just say 'woot'?