Thursday, February 18, 2010

In need of some serious motivation...

My parents are coming to visit me this weekend...or at least I hope as long as the weather stays decent.  But I REALLY need to get busy doing cleaning and laundry.  I HATE doing laundry....but its a necessary evil.  I want to have clean do the kids.  I'm supposed to be at the cub scout meeting tonight collecting money but i don't want to.  I'd rather get this cleaning out of the way.  It's definitely a down kind of day.  It'd also be nice to do some crafting but I'm afraid I'm going to wake up the baby who is doing a really good job of sleeping peacefully.  He's been really good all day so far.  He's just so cute to how he problem solves with his toys.  It's just adorable.  Not sure how he got so stinkin' cute but he is.  I also have to help the kids finish their science projects this week so they can be turned in on Monday.  The ridiculous part about it though is that Breezy is not allowed to type her project.  I mean seriously....what is up with that?  They think its because parents will help too much....but she's nearly 11 years old. She knows how to type all on her own.  Ugh....not a whole lot I can do about it.  Joey may be spending his evening tonight working on a book project that he was supposed to do last weekend.  We'll see if he even brings it home today.

Oliver's room is all painted.  Pictures coming soon.  This weekend we'll be going to see about getting carpet for all three bedrooms, which will also involve finishing the other two kids' rooms.  They haven't been all finished in awhile.  I guess I should also consider painting their rooms a different color if that's what they want.  Luckily though neither of their rooms have a stripe on the ceiling that needs to be painted.  That about killed my shoulders and neck, painting the ceiling stripe in Oliver's room.  It's exciting though that in a matter of two to three weeks, over half of the "to do" list for the house will finally be finished.  We've only lived here 4 years...its about time some of the remodelling gets officially finished! 

Well, now I have to get off my lazy butt and do something productive.  Hopefully Oliver will allow me some time to do that. But if nothing else, the kids will be home soon to help also.  And to think I want yet another kid :)  But I suppose I still have awhile before that happens.  I have several things to get in order before I can consider that it'll be revisted another time.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


We ended up only getting Oliver's new room primered today, but that's because shopping was a nightmare!  I think we missed a memo that said everyone should shop looked like Black Friday at the mall with the number of people out....didn't look like the economy was that bad to me today.

Right now Oliver sleeps in a nursery/office that is attached to my bedroom, but with the split floorplan design of our house, Oliver is going to be all the way at the other end!  EEK!  And it seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital.  Time goes by way too fast.  It will be good at the same time though because now he won't wake up everytime I have to get to go to the bathroom or cough or sneeze, etc.  He will sleep better, I will sleep better, and my husband will sleep better.  The other two kids have been sleeping just fine at the other end of the house, lucky duckies.

Anyway, it's late.  Tomorrow is Valentine's Day....we'll see if my husband remembers :)

Change of Plans

I was supposed to be going to Dayton, OH to see my parents and sister tomorrow. :(  That is no longer happening.  My dad thinks the roads there are still too rough and there is also no place to park since everything is covered with piles of snow from the plows.  So it looks like this weekend will be spent at home.  Well, I'll have to make the best of it.  I'm hoping to work on Oliver's new room so that I can get some peace in my own room!

I also spent some time tonight working on my projects for the Scrappers Delight DT.  I am pretty happy with how they came out.  I made two cards and tomorrow I think I'll make a scrapbook layout and incorporate one of the images into the scrapbook I'm working on for my sister.

Other than that there really isn't much going on around here.  Unless you count my problems with my older son.  But I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with that.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Days!

The last couple of days the kids have been off school thanks to the snow we got.  It wasn't too much (6 inches) but part of the county we live in is very rural and its hard for plows to clear the roads making it dangerous for the kids have been out of school.  I'm doing my best to keep them on track though and I'm hoping they'll be going back tomorrow.

Last year at the this time I had a tiny baby to take care of and really did not get to enjoy any of the snow.  This year is different since Oliver is now much easier to handle.  I haven't taken him out to play yet, but on Tuesday, I did spend a couple hours outside with the kids and helped Brianna build a snowman.  It was so cute when we got it standing :)  She decorated it with her hat, scarf, some rocks, and a carrot.  It's name is Mr. Snowman (after Oliver's little stuffed snowman).  I had fun and got some pictures of the kids.  After awhile it sure was cold out there though.  I had to come in!  Lucky for me Oliver continued to sleep for another hour after I got back inside so I was able to snuggle up in my blankets and warm up.

I was really sad about no school today because that also means church activities are cancelled so no choir practice :(  I was all prepared having mostly gotten my voice back and everything!  oh well.  Better luck next week I suppose.  I was nervous to go because I had volunteered to do a solo which I NEVER do so it would be a big leap for me.  Maybe no one will remember I volunteered. :)

Well, Oliver is ready for bed.   He needs some good sleep, as do I.  I'm going to print some stamps and experiment with the coloring.  I need to improve on my copic techniques...hopefully it works. :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Breezy's Valentine

And here are the cards Breezy made for her class for Valentine's Day.  I especially like the heart background although it took me awhile to make (at least awhile to make 30 of them) :)

Joey's Valentine

Here is the card Joey came up with for his class.  I think they turned out cute :)  I love the googly eyes on the lion.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I hate Colds!

It would be really great if the cold I've had for a week would actually decide to vacate my body.  It is keeping me from getting all the cleaning I need to get done which in turn gets in the way of my crafting time!  I'd craft now except that its already quarter till 11.  Right now I'm watching a movie called The Descent...we'll see how it is and if its ok enough for Breezy to watch tomorrow with me.  I'm sure she'd love a horror movie night.

This has been a great week....NOT!  Charlie has really been feeling under the weather and still working OT at the same time.  I wish he'd take his own advise for once and take care of himself.  I'm worried about him getting too burnt out.  I too have not been feeling well between the headaches, a few fevers, and some serious congestion...and then there's poor Oliver.  He woke up yesterday with snot plastered all over his face, his blanket was glued together in several places and he'd wiped snot on his crib and sheets.  Lots of fun for me to clean up,  let me tell you.  It was completely disgusting....but at least it wasn't puke.  I try to remember it can always be worse :)  I ended up taking him to the doctor and got him some decongestant.  It worked wonders.  Other than being super clingy the last two days he's feeling much better.  I don't really mind the clinginess makes me feel needed and wanted.

Being a mother is by far the most joyful and rewarding thing I have ever decided to do.  Babies are wonderful!  I'm sure I'll feel differently during those teenage years, but I sure do love babies.  They are just so innocent and dependent, loveable, and eager to learn and explore.

One thing I did this week that is truly out of the ordinary for me was that I volunteered to sing a solo at church during the Easter Cantata.  What was I thinking??  I am terrified to be up there in front of the church...but mostly in front of my husband, since its his opinion that really matters to me.  I know I am not a bad singer but I've never thought of myself as a particularly good singer either.  I need my voice to come back so that I can get lots of practice in before March 28.

Ok time for bed.  Hopefully I'll get caught up on some great challenges this weekend!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Craft Blog is Moving!

After some consideration, I've decided to keep my regular posts separate from my craft stuff, especially since I haven't gotten around to posting any crafting on my regular blog.  So, please go to for craft projects.  And to make it better I'm finally about to post a card!