Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I still hate my hair and other stuff.

It's been almost three weeks since I got my hair cut and I still hate it.  In fact, it's almost worse than before since it's growing out.  I don't like the color of it either.  I can't post any of this on Facebook either because my hairstylist is a "friend" of mine on Facebook.  However, she's not the one that gave me this cut.

With that said, I did get a compliment on it today...woman must have been smoking crack!  hahhahahahahahah

My mom hates her haircut too.....she texted me the other day and said we should both go out and get tattoo's and wigs!

I went to Kohl's today to return a bunch of tops that I bought that just looked horrible on me when I brought them home.  On my way out I decided to look thru the purses because, ya know, I wanted a new purse.  They were 40% off but I just couldn't justify the expense.....I wanted one, I didn't NEED one.

I got into my car and started to drive off when I realized I had coupons in my purse.  I drove back, found a purse, 40% off, got an additional 15% and an extra $5.00!  I got a $60 purse for $27!

Don't ya just love it?! 

Moving on....Grace had her last day of kindergarten yesterday and I must admit, I cried my eyes out.  She's growing up so fast...too fast!  She's back with Ava in the summer program at her former (and Ava's current) daycare.

The girls got their haircut this past weekend for the summer...

We went from this  to this

Don't ya just LOVE THE HAIRCUTS!?!  Grace says she never wants to go back to long hair.  Ava is asking when it will grow.  LOL.

I am absolutely BORED to death at work.  It makes for a very very VERY long day.  There are so many things I could be doing at home.  Like laundry....more laundry.....cutting out cute top patterns I've mentioned previously.......etc.  Maybe Friday afternoon...on my work from home afternoon.



Thursday, June 16, 2011


On a daily basis I struggle for balance.  Some days I succeed...others I do not.  Lately I've been feeling like I am not succeeding at all in my quest for balance.

What do I mean by balance? 

Do I hope to be able to walk across a balance beam without falling?  No...well, actually yes, but that isn't what I mean.

Do I want to be able to stand on one foot for more than a few seconds?  Absolutely!  But that's not what I mean either.

The balance I'm balking about is the age old Work/Life balance.  How do I satisfy the needs and wants of my family (and myself) with the responsibility of my job?

I'm lucky actually.  I have a very flexible job and a very cool and laid back boss.  I work from home two afternoons a week and for the most part, as long as my work gets boss doesn't care if I take time off to go visit Grace during her kindergarten picnic or see her kindergarten play.

Maybe I'm just waxing nostalgic.  Last summer I was home with the girls almost full time.  I loved it!  I really did.  Don't get me wrong.  It was difficult in the beginning because I really hadn't spent any length of time alone with the girls but we really did settle into a rhythm...and then....well, then I went back to work and Grace started kindergarten.

Things have been difficult lately because hubby's job is so insane.  He's on the computer first thing in the morning and last thing at night.  He's taking phone calls while we are trying to make dinner and during t-ball games.  Some days he leaves early and most days he's rushing Ava out the door to get her to daycare so he can begin his long commute to the office.

I'm starting to very much dislike mornings.  While Ava is usually up and at 'em....she is slow to get herself  along.  The other day I actually bribed Ava to get dressed, brush her teeth, brush her hair and make her bed.

Grace on the other hand, is impossible to get up.  She's so tired.....she won't get dressed by herself.

Most mornings I'm running around half dressed, no make up trying to get the girls ready.

It's not working anymore and it's just going to get worse. 

Grace's last day of school is Tuesday.  On Wednesday she starts summer camp at the same daycare as Ava.  Hubby and I will need to figure out who is going to bring them in and who is going to pick them up.  I can't handle anymore stress in the morning....forcing little girls out of bed to rush out of the house.  But I don't know what to do anymore either.

On top of it all....I am struggling to find time for hubby and time for myself.  I'd really like to start exercising...but when?  I love to read...but when?  I love to sew but when?

To do any of those things when the girls are still up denies them of precious mommy time.

This isn't even my all inclusive list.....I haven't mentioned dinner again in this post which I am still struggling with....

Any thoughts?  Advice?  Tips?  Suggestions?  Words of wisdom?



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My house....Part 3

So, I think I promised you a picture of the upstairs...didn't I?

Upstairs Hallway....fireplace screen used to be my great aunts.

This is A's room.  All of her furniture is black.  The bed was her crib that converted to a full size bed.

The girls bathroom.

The office...soon to be a guest bedroom again.  Entrance to the attic is in this room.

G's room....guess her name isn't really a secret anymore...not that it all that secret.  I made the headboard.  Mom mad this quilt and As.

Master bedroom.. The color of the wall is's a grey blue.... I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.  Mom made this quilt too.  I'm in the process of making a new one. It's a s.l.o.w process.

This is a project I did for the master..for my jewelry.  It's not the best picture.  But I took two shadow boxes..inserted push pins....and well.....  Oh, didn't realize Sandy, the scaredy cat is in the picture as well.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My house....Part 2

Let's see.....where to show you next?  I still haven't taken a picture of the kitchen...I can't get it clutter free about the dining room and living room? ya go...

It's hard to get a good picture in here.  The picture of the hutch has the most accurate color of the walls.  DH and my cousin put the sliding door in a few years ago.  I love it.  Before we only had access to the deck thru the laundry room.  Now we come and go thru here.

Next up, the living room...or as we call it the big TV room and currently my sewing area.

I made the curtains last summer as well as the purple quilt on the sofa.  I'd like to make pillows to match the curtains...just haven't gotten around to it.  We still need to change out the baseboard to match what we have in the kitchen, dining room and hallway.  And I think I'd like to repaint.

So...that's the living room and dining room.  Next up....upstairs and outside.  Then the kitchen.



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

this and that

This haircut I received on Saturday

 Does NOT look like the picture I brought in

at all.

It didn't the first time.....and it doesn't the second time.  Am I really asking a lot?  Currently my hair is SO much shorter.

Maybe in two weeks it will look like that but I don't really think I'm asking for too much.

Monday, June 6, 2011

This and That

It was a good weekend at home.  We took the girls to Build a Bear and I didn't shell out a dime!  Between gift cards and coupons I still have $8.00 left.  The girls were happy.  Then we got them ice cream.

We cleaned up the garage some so we could start cleaning out the basement.  My car will stay outside for the foreseeable future.

We have our construction permit and DH needs to call the contractors.  Not sure when they will start.  We have an electrician lined up too.  It's all falling into place.  In case you missed it, or even care, we are going to finish the basement as a play area for the girls, a sewing area for me and an office for John.  This way, I can reclaim the family room as a reading room and the guest room as...well, a guest room.

A is a huge helper when it comes to things like this.  She carried things up the stairs.....made decisions about what could and should be given away.  She helped DH sort thru recyclable stuff.  Where was G?  Taking a self imposed nap for 2.5 hours.  Kudos for knowing she needed one.

A and I went to the grocery store on Sunday and then we took the girls to the park after lunch and before starting work on the basement again.  We made a serious dent.

Haven't discussed anymore about the third baby thing.  I think just our indecision is a decision.  Will make me sad to get rid of all the baby stuff tho. :(

Still need to get into the attic and clean out old baby clothes and maternity clothes.


I have so many ideas running thru my head for the basement.  Color, curtains, storage...etc.  I'm excited.

I have decided that every week needs to be  four day work week.

I'm trying to decide if daily/season passes to Sesame Place are worth the expense.  Some say yes, some say no.  I can't go during the week......and the weekends just look jammed packed.

I wanted to sew this weekend but I have to iron fist and well, I just didn't get the chance during the day and had no energy to do ironing after the girls went to bed.  Maybe tonight.  I'd like to get the majority of the new quilt I'm making done.    I still have those patterns to work on before, ya know, the summer is over.

That's enough.

Have a great day!