Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Our house is very close to our next-door neighbors'. Our living room windows look at each other. Sometimes, the 5 year-olds look through them, too. Mini-me saw that her bff is home from day care today, and just about had a fit. I explained that if she's home, that means that she might be sick. Then I saw on her mom's facebook page that she is indeed home sick. Mini-me doesn't care. She just wants to go and play and throw caution to the wind. After all, just because Ro is sick, doesn't mean that she can't play.
Patch is watching Diego. He always answers when asked a question. I think he believes that Diego can hear him. He is also turning into a rude little guy. He burps without saying "Excuse me." He also spits out his food if he's tired of eating it, regardless of where he is. Thank goodness for the dog.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I'm a little at a loss today. I don't normally talk about The Ex here, mainly because it's not worth talking about. But last night I was the recipient of two separate emails, telling me to "remember my place." It is so infuriating. I know she would prefer it if when Flower is at our house, I would go away and not have any interaction with her. Really, I am just so tired of it. I am supposed to pick Flower up today. Since school is cancelled, I will have to pick her up from her mom. I just don't want to do it. I know it's a bad attitude to have, but like I said, I am just so tired of it.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Obviously, it's not finished yet. There are threads hanging out and it needs to be quilted. I have time. We have at least 2 more months of cold yet to go.
Monday, January 26, 2009
I dreamt that my parents were taking me to London. It was a surprise trip, and they only gave me about an hours notice. I had no passport or clean underwear. I woke up thinking I needed to do the laundry. I have these kind of dreams every once in a while. Dreams where I am unprepared for what is going on. It's either my guilty conscience that I am behind on things, or it's the Spirit warning me to get ready. I'm not taking any chances and am getting caught up on household chores today. Dreams are potent things.
Oh, and my sewing machine is in the shop today.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I got these photos off their etsy shop. I tried to take a good one with my camera, but it wouldn't focus. Crafty arrrrgh!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Now, here's my issue with all of that. If the county is closed, I think the private schools in the area should follow suit. Also, if you are going to be open, you need to plow your parking lot. My car slid and my tires locked as I was turning into her school. Now, I agree that the weather was not that bad. I am not sure why the counties are closed today. When I say "dusting," I mean there was maybe 1/16th of an inch out there. There was more out in Hagerstown, but not by much. You could still see the grass. That being said, I still think that if the county closes, private schools should do the same.
Yesterday was supposed to be my "Weight Loss Wednesday" post. I got too busy last night and didn't get it done. So sorry! I had gained a couple of pounds over the holidays, but that's okay. They'll be gone by next Wednesday. Weight Watchers has a new program, called Momentum. There's not a whole lot new about it, but their materials are very fancy looking now. We have a big group -- nearly 20 people, and are in a very small room at the YMCA. I am looking forward to getting to know these people over the next few months.
Monday, January 12, 2009
We don't have many all family pictures. This is the only one taken at Christmas. It was after a very long day of presents and food. I was exhausted, and from the look on Curly's face, it looks like he was, too. We are a way cute family, if I do say so myself, and I am looking forward to a real-life family photo shoot as soon as the weather gets nice. That may take a few months, but that's okay. A few more months of Weight Watchers will have me looking smokin'.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I also had to teach Relief Society this morning. I felt really good about it. I felt like we had a good discussion going. I felt less nervous. Then, I heard it. It was in the hall. Like the tell-tale heart, or Poe's Raven, it's message was unmistakable: NO WAY! Patch had a rough time in nursery. The well meaning leader (whose first time as leader was today), thought Patch might do better if he could just see mommy. As soon as he walked into the room, he pointed, his face crumpled, and he let out a cry: There she is! I spent the last 12 minutes expounding the mysteries of the kingdom with Patch on my hip.
Keep calm, and carry on.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Although the weather called for ice, all we've had is rain. It made the kids sleepy, but aided in my productivity. I got all the Christmas houses put away, and the tree has been taken down. We still have a few random things here and there that I'll have to round up, but the house is getting back to normal. Hooray!
Tomorrow is the first day of the new Weight Watchers session. Although I tried to stay exactly the same over the holiday season, I fear I am up just a tad. My goal for the next 12 weeks is another 25 pounds. The group is meeting at a new time -- 4:45 -- so it will be interesting to see how an afternoon time affects me. Hopefully it will mean good things!
Tonight after the kids go to bed, I'm going to head down and work on Patch's quilt. We hope to move him into his big boy bed in about a month, and I want him to have his Lightning McQueen quilt for that momentous occasion.
And now, I will leave you with a picture from New Years Eve. Curly brought home crab legs and shrimp from the store. The girls were in heaven. Patch and I both thought the smell was more than we could handle.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Tomorrow, the weather man is calling for some ice and freezing rain. After 2 weeks of no school, I'm not sure I can do a snow day. But, we have plenty of milk and toilet paper, so if it does come, we are ready.
Patch is now asleep (I started this post about 45 minutes ago and while writing it, Patch had an urgent need for a bath and change of clothes, so now he is asleep with his clean blankie and jammies), so I'm going to eat lunch and then go down to sew a bit. Today I hope to make some Valentine pillowcases. Check my Molly Patch blog later today and see if I did it!
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Have a wonderful start to 2009. Curly is at work today, and I have a sitter coming in a couple of hours so I can visit my quilt shop's anniversary party. It should be so much fun. I have a corned beef in the crock pot (thanks, Aunt Lisa), which the kids have already made faces at, so dinner is already taken care of. I just need to make a batch of bread and spend some time in my studio, and the day will be great.