Monday, March 30, 2009
Spring break came and went. We had a good one. Nothing exciting, but the down time was nice. I took the kids to the movies one night. I wish I would have waited for Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend, we saw Race to Witch Mountain. Definately a boy movie. John played golf for 3 days at Barclay Lake. Mom and Dad came up and hung out on Saturday afternoon. The pictures are from Wednesday. I told the kids to just play and ignore me. I took close to 200 pictures. I got a really nice assortment of facial expressions. I'm learning to recognize when the light is just right and running to grab my camera. One of the kids said the other day (as I was taking a picture of some bannanas) "why do you keep taking pictures of everything?" I don't know why, I just do. They are all back to school today. My house is quiet, I'm a smidge-bit (Kennedyism) lonely. Only 8 more weeks until summer vacation.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Kennedy has issues with where to put her jackets. She is not tall enough to hang them in her closet, and we don't have anywhere to put a hall tree for her. I have been trying to come up with something for her to easily just "hook and go". I found this hanger at Hobby Lobby this week. It was in the 90% off section. I paid a whole $.50 for it. Not only was it ugly, it was really banged up. I took the pom poms, and the GO off the front. Sanded it smooth, painted it white and scrounged in my crafting supplies for the other things. The "K" letter was from an old monogram thingy I had, the pink ribbon was a scrap from a bag I'm making for my friend right now, and the pink tulle came from an old Halloween costume. I remember Kennedy stepping on the tulle and ripping it off and I just stuck it in a tub. That was probably 5 years ago. Look at it now. . . .
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Here lately, every time I go to Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's, even Everythings $1, I've been seeing re-usable shopping bags. Yes, I feel the guilt, but at the same time, I'm a cheapskate. I don't want to spend the money on an ugly bag that advertises a store that I spend too much money in anyway. These bags cost around $5 in materials, so I decided to make my own. I went to JoAnn's and bought the pre-cut quilting squares. That made it easy to just cut off my handles and start sewing away. My only raw seam is down inside where I left the opening to pull it all right-side-out. They are lined with contrasting fabric, which you can see on the little ties in the middle. They can roll up onto themselves for easy storage. My only problem (which was pointed out by my old friend Dianna), I now only need 67 more to cover my bi-weekly trip to Wal-Mart/Sams. My intentions were good.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I just want to clarify something. There are things in this house to eat. Since I hear on a daily (hourly) basis, "Maaaawwwwm, there's nothing to eat . . " I felt the need to let anyone, who may be blessed enough to be in the presence of my children, know that I do indeed feed them. There is food in this house. You see, in our house we are dedicated followers of the "O" diet. No it's not low carb, it's not low fat or low cal. It's anything that ends in the letter "o". Burrito, Dorito, Cheeto, you get the point. Now don't get me wrong, I love my "o's", but the madness has to stop. I so badly don't want the kids to fight their weight when they are older. John and I fight, fight, fight! I am emotionally and physically exhausted being a fatty. So when you have my kids for a sleepover, or whatever, please make note, they do get fed, they are nourished, they are not happy!!! Ok I will let them have an "o" for breakfast, Cheerios with a banana-o. Like I said, they are not happy!