Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Purple Sunglasses

Last Friday I had to drop off drinks to darling Rianna's
classroom for snacks. The room was empty~they were at PE. Randi and I
just left the sack on her desk and proceeded to leave when we stopped
to admire their artwork all around their lockers. Her teacher had just
come down the hall and I had a moment to chat with her. I wondered how Rianna was doing in class,etc. We got to talking about how Rianna is such a good story-teller and has a phenomenal memory. Well, apparently last Wednesday Rianna
showed up to class wearing purple sunglasses. No, I did not let her
take them to school, she is just so sneaky (I believe she snatches
things on her way out the door to catch the bus)! Anyway, she tried to
convince Mrs. J that she had just had eye surgery and her mom (me)
insisted she wear them to school. Of course, Mrs. J didn't believe a
word of it (I don't know how she kept a straight face telling me about
it~I nearly wet myself listening to this)! Rianna can be so convincing!!
To the point, I think she nearly convinces herself of her own story!
Ah, my little free spirit will always keep us on our toes!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

My first ebook is for sale!!!!

I am excited to announce that my very first ebook is officially on the web and for sale!!!! Click here to be taken to my link on the site!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Fall Fleurish

This is my latest set that I have made and I just listed it this evening. It is ready to ship and best fits a 5/6/7. Super low starting bid and BIN! I just love this line of fabrics and the colors fit right in with my favorite season!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My baby's 1st day of preschool ever!

Monday was Randi's first day of preschool. I cannot believe my little baby is old enough to go to school! She was more than ready, she says she is a "beeg goal" now!!! She had 2 great classes this week. Only twice per week for 2 hours at a time. I guess 3 is the magical age for little ones. Now that she is 3 and potty-trained, she is in dance, CCD (religious ed), and preschool. While the kids are waiting for class to start, they get a little play time.

Well, since I have a lot of comments on her shoes, I will let you all know where I purchased them, Little Monkey Toes

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Cutest Clown Ever!!

Oh, boy, if Randi didn't already have a plethora of princess costumes
to choose from this year, I would be having this!!! It is up for auction right now.
Made from gorgeous, high quality, soft cotton fabrics, it
makes it nearly irresistible!!!! Definitely a fav this week!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I am in love with

this! It is just gorgeous!!! Here is the auction.

Monday, September 3, 2007

God Is Watching

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. A nun made a note and posted it on the apple tray: "Take only ONE……God is watching."

Further along the line, at the other end of the table, was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note: "Take all you want……God is watching the apples."

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Mistakes & Regrets

Sorry, this one is more like a journal entry than a fun, upbeat post. Read no further if you were expecting that.

Why, oh why, do hubby and I keep making such costly, life altering mistakes??? Will we ever get it right?? I am so ready to say 'I give'. (This is just me regurgitating "out loud" the week we've had:( )

I just want to be. Period. No one telling me I need to be friends with their snobby wives, no unheard of bugs invading my home, no one watching every move I make. Anonymous. That is the word I am looking for. Can one live, even temporarily, as just anonymous? How 'bout neighborly neighbors, cordial, expecting nothing more? Being able to run to the grocery store in your pj's? Drive out of your driveway without wonder of what the neighbors are saying as they stare, mustering up the slightest wave? When will that happen? I want to be Anonymous. Just if even for a day. I often wonder if life ever really does get fun. Did I miss it? Is there a certain age or stage in one's life when you can really say you are having fun? What happened? With all of our costly mistakes, did we get skipped in that group? Don't get me wrong, I love my kids with all of my heart and they are a joy to be around (and yes, they do have their moments, believe me). I let them have a bubble bath, with every single bath toy, in our jacuzzi tub tonight and I just stared at those 4 beautiful children and wonder how we got lucky enough to have them. I want their lives to be fun. Will we even be able to make that a possibility? What if they miss out on the fun too? I feel that we have made so many mistakes that we have really messed up things for them too. I really hope not. I am at a loss tonight. I just don't know what to do anymore. This stage we are at is exhausting. I can't tell you how many times a day I just want to pack us all up and get out of dodge. At this point, I don't think that will ever even be a possibility. We are just plain stuck. Like Sydney used to say, "stuck on bubble gum". LOL! I needed that little chuckle! So sorry for being such a drag. I needed to vent all of that. I don't want to drive, what few friends we have, away with all of our whining and venting.

I promise, I will find and post, something much more fun and exciting within the next 24 hours!!!!!