Monday, March 28, 2011

Good Monday Morning

Ya know that saying "fake it till you make it" ?  Well, I'm faking being bubbly and awake this morning...when, in reality, I'm beat, dead on my feet.  I'm pretty sure that the only time I sat down this weekend was when I went to bed.  Even then, my brain didn't shut off.  It didn't.  Saturday night I dreamed about the dress I was trying to make for Ava that was just.not.working.  Last night I had very odd dreams about...well, I'll just keep them to myself.

It was a busy weekend in our house.  We had projects to finish, mani's and pedi's to get, library, grocery stores, fabric stores, more projects.....

The laundry room..pantry is just about complete...not completely organized but getting there.

We also decided, albeit, somewhat irrationally to tackle a new project on Saturday afternoon....we removed a large cabinet in the kitchen.  We had been debating it and with little trouble, we removed it.  It really opens up the kitchen.  We haven't gotten rid of it and won't.  it's in the attic.  The ceiling needs some work and we need to prime and paint the other side of the cabinet but....I'll try to post pictures soon.

Luckily G took a long nap on Saturday afternoon so it was just dealing with A and she looking thru clothes.  "Is this mine"?

I had a terrible time with A's dress on Saturday night.  First, I couldn't gather it.  Then I couldn't figure out how to sew it on to the t-shirt.  I did a lot of "unsewing" and cursing on Saturday night. 

Sunday brought church and meeting my mom and hubby at Joanne's to look for batting and backing material, we found material for G's penguine quilt she wants me to make her and we bought more material for more dresses.

I did a ton of laundry this weekend. We are leaving for SC next Saturday and I'm having a time of it trying to figure out how to pack.  We've never gone down this early in the year and I don't know what the weather is supposed to be like.  Long sleeves, short sleeves, shorts, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK.  I think I've got the girls situated but then I realized I completely forgot to go thru my stuff and wash it.  So that's tonight's deal.

Today is picture day for A.  She looks so cute except for the toothpaste blob on her new sweater.  UGH.  Tomorrow is...well, nothing I suppose.  Wedneday is Mac n cheese night at the daycare and then I'm finally getting my haircut.  John needs a haircut as well.  The car needs an oil change too.

Too much to do....too much to do.

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

haven't done much lately

I've been so tired lately.....I'm still fighting a horrible cough and should try to go to the doctor's but I just can't fnd the time.  The cough just drains me.

Also we have a lot of projects going on around the house...we moved our laundry room to the basement and converted the old laundry room to a pantry.  Most of my pantry goods are in there but it's no where near as organized as I had dreamed.  I guess it's a work in progress.

We are debating removing a cabinet in the kitchen that blocks the view into our eating area.  I'd use the old pantry in the kitchen to store the plates, et al so I'm not worried about storage....i'm worried about it turning into a bigger task than I want John to take on. But it would so open up the kitchen.

I'm also now dealing with (and do just about the same time every month) a personal issue that DRIVES ME CRAZY!  I need to figure out what to do about this.  Either a call to the doctor but I'd like to figure out how to control this so I'm not dealing with it every.single.month.

We have a new vision plan and I can't just go to Lens Crafters and get new glasses and I want new glasses.  So, i have to find a little boutique that accepts my vision plan and look for glasses.  Maybe tomorrow.

I had my 6 month review at work a few weeks ago and it went well and I got a raise...that was unexpected.  I also proposed yesterday, and it was accepted, to work from home two afternoons a week.  I'd also be taking G out of her afternoon program at school and let her ride the bus home.  This way, while I'm home 'working', I can get some laundry done and work on dinner.

Speaking of dinner, UGH, something's gotta give.  I don't like cooking or eating for that matter (tho my scale would tell you differently).  It's hard to find something everyone will eat.  I ordered a cookbook the other day, and I need to get back to menu planning.

We are leaving for SC in two weeks, well actually a week from this Saturday and I'm stressing.  It's snowing here but it's going to be warmer down there and I don't have anything to wear and neither does G.  I need to find another box of clothes in the attic too.

J and I have been going to see my therapist.  It's good.....we have been at a much better place lately.  I'm so lucky to still have him and that he still loves me.

Haven't discussed baby #3 in a while.  I have 5 months now to make a decision as my gyn doesn't think that the IVF place will allow me to use my own eggs after the age of 41.    I wish I could just make a decision.

I have started sewing the strips together for my master bedroom quilt but my machine was having a fit the other night.  I think I've fixed it.  I need to make A's dress this weekend.  G's isn't perfect but it was so inexpensive, I can easily make another.

Did I tell you?  I actually have nails!!!  I know...not really all that exciting but for me, it is!  I'm going for a mani and pedi this Saturday....and finally a haircut next week.

I've been purging clothes lately.  I have a lot...and a lot that I don't wear anymore.  Even clothes that have been purchased recently but are obviously mistakes.    I've already donated three bags to GoodWill and have another bag full in my bedroom.

Well, I suppose I should get to work......I have some stuff to do and I desperately need another cup of coffee.  Might call the doctor too about my "issue".

I hope to post some pictures this weekend....I've taken plenty...just haven't downloaded them from my camera yet!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Look what I made Part 2

for G...I'm so proud of's no where near perfect but.......I did it all by myself!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I've got a fever, got a permanent disease

Ok, well not really, tho last week I did actually have a fever....but I'm not talking about that.

I'm talking about material, fabric, patterns....I have a yearn to SEW SEW SEW!

I've been buying up fat quarters and patterns off of ebay.

I've been drooling over this site today...

I want to make these for my girls

and the funny thing is....I really can't sew.  I mean, I've made some quilts before and have a few in process but I've never made any clothes by myself....but I want to try.  I really do.  I'm ITCHIN' to SEW SEW SEW!!!!

Have you seen this site?  The things she does...the things she creates..beautiful and "easy".

I wish I didn't have to work so I could spend my days in front of my new sewing machine.  Did I tell you I got a new sewing machine?  I did and I haven't used it so much.

I wish I had a sewing room....a place of my own to have a stash of material....

Oh to sew!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dinner Bell

Almost like clock work, when G and A get up....the first question out of their mouth is "What's for dinner?" and most of the time my answer is...."I have absolutely no idea."

Then they ask if they can have pasta.  They would eat pasta every night if they could...but I can't let them.

Problem is, I really don't enjoy cooking...most of the time I don't enjoy eating.  John and I are not really adventurous eaters and G and A are not either, tho A will eat more things than G will.

Our freezer is packed with ground beef, skirt steak, pork chops, ribs, and chicken.

I'm at a loss as to what new and different and EASY things I can make for dinner.

Don't forget, I work full time.  I need quick, simple, easy and yummy meals that everyone in the house will like.