Monday, February 22, 2010

Snowy Monday!

Can you believe there wasn't a snow day today. It is going to snow all day today. And yes I was driving when I took this picture! But the roads were so bad I was only going about 10 MPH!! I was very unprepared for school this morning and forgot to pack half of Nathan's things, but thankfully I remembered his snack and his library book. Its never a good thing when leave things at home.

I wish I could post a ton of my craft project that I have completed over the last several days, but once again my sewing machine has been acting out, which means no projects completed. Sad to say I might be getting a new machine here soon. I can't live without my sewing!!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

It's Monday Right?

Being a stay at home mom now has really messed with my mental calender. I have had to start using a dry erase board stuck on my refrigerator and my calender in my phone to keep track of my life. I feel like I am doing twice as much as when I was working full time. Maybe it is just that the things I do are taking me all over, when I was working I just went to one place. I am trying to organize my life and my home and that seems to be taking a lot more time and money than I thought it would. I am now looking for the perfect area rug for my living room and cute boxes to decorate the bottom shelf of the side table I just picked up on clearance. So much to do! I really feel like just filling up tons of boxes and taking everything in the house to Good Will!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day early

I got home today and was told by my wonderful 6 year old son that he bought me flowers. Of course they came from my husband, but Nathan did get to pick them out. I couldn't be happier with his selection either! Very pretty Nathan and Mark. Thank you both for a wonderful start to the Valentine weekend!!

On a side note I signed up to be a sales consultant for a direct sales company called Thirty-One. I am very excited and can't wait to get all my fun info and products in the mail and start sharing these awesome bags and accessories with all my friends and family...I mean come on now. What woman does not buy a purse or a bag every couple of months!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Trying something new........

So I got a laptop finally after years of wanting one!! Of course, I am very excited and want to try out all it’s bells and whistles right away. I brought it home, plugged it in and fired it up and wouldn’t you know it the darn thing won’t even connect to the Internet.

Today I am out over at my good friend Marissa’s house watching her daughter Elizabeth and brought my computer along to see if it will work on another network which it did. GRRRRRRRRRR!!!! So now I can use the computer everywhere but my house. I will have to figure out what is wrong tonight, because that just won’t fly.

There is a pretty cool feature on my new computer though called My Blog that connects me right to my blog…..hence the name, without even pulling up an Internet page. Pretty cool, so during nap time I am checking this out!!! Now I just need to figure out which button to push to post this!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Definately not a cat person

So my mother is off on her girls ski weekend in the great up north ans has left me in charge of her two cats. I am not a cat person, so it always makes me laugh that I am the one who is always called upon to care for the little buggers. Right now I am trying to type with on of them perched on my arm, purring and kneading away at my neck. You would think that these two cats would be a little more independent since my mother is hardly ever home. So Nathan, my six year old son and I sit here in my mother's house, waiting for the cats to lose interest in us so we can make out great escape and move on to the all important issue of what to make for dinner!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sorry Hubby!!!

My house has been over run by sweaters!!! Right now I am taking a break from sorting laundry to take to Goodwill, but I really think I am using the "cleaning out the closets" as an excuse to go on the hunt for wool sweaters.

I decided to "thumb" through the usual blogs I follow when I saw that my favorite sweater addict was having a giveaway contest. Well I wouldn't be a very good follower if I did not put my name in hat!

So here is my blog entry and you should check out her blog at

Great sweaters, tips and projects.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Times.....they are a changing.

Since my last entry I have found myself in the downsized and unemployed population. I had a great job for almost 9 years, but lately I found myself in a rut. Trying to make the best out of everything, I started to formulate a plan almost immediately. I have been spending a lot of time crafting and writing and reflecting on the choices and situations that have brought me to this stage in my life. I deserve a fresh start. I am going back to school that much is for certain. I am fortunate enough to live in a state that will help me pay for that. I don't like to accept help, but I am going to now. I will continue to sew and share my crafts with as many people as I can. And, of course, I will enjoy as much time with my family as I can. Change is uncertain, but I plan to embrace it!!!