Saturday, January 10, 2009
and she informed me that we could do a craft swap wherein i will make her 12 cotton crochet flowers and this little guy will come to live with us at the end of january. i am so very excited, as we are all pretty smitten over here with his charm. i know i could probably make one for myself, but it would take too long to figure it out, besides, this lady has TALENT i'm telling you and she deserves the proper credit for her handiwork.
all in all i think both of these items are pretty awesome!!!
may the force be with you.
we're off to the mountains.
Friday, January 9, 2009
You surround yourself with art and music and are constantly driven to express yourself. You often daydream. You prefer honesty in your relationships and believe strongly in your personal morals.
which really ruins my day because
i always thought i was "yellow". =)
but come to think of it violets stand
for faithful don't they?
so maybe i don't mind being violet.
i think i am pretty faithful.
anyway, thanks laura for the invitation to
participate in this interesting meme.
(btw, laura was violet too.)
maybe if i'd picked something racy
like a porn star for my dream job
i would've gotten my desired color,
but we cannot compromise our morals just to
be the color we want, now can we?
here's to a happy, nonsense filled friday!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
i had an opportunity to try some of that beautiful yarn
for the first time and even though
i am usually a -thrift store-joann's-michael's
kind of girl, it is nice to see what else is out there.
i've found that it is kind of like using fine china instead of everyday corel,
getting a pedicure as opposed to doing your toes at home,
or buying roses from the florist instead of picking them from your garden.
the simpler things are fine, but every once in a while, it is nice to splurge if you can!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
if you are familiar with michael buccino's drawings (from a year with God) you know that he is an extraordinary artist. he originally drew these pictures for his children as an aid to saying the rosary.
here is a link in case you, too need a little help.
Monday, January 5, 2009
outside my window........ sunny, but very cold
i am thinking............about how i wish there wasn't so much to be done
i am thankful for..........trees full of yummy oranges, heat, healthy kids, a husband who finally went back to work, a functioning washer, true friends, beautiful places to visit that are really close by
from the kitchen............vanilla yogurt with frozen blueberries, a new recipe i am going to try out for flax seed and garlic crackers, chicken with brown rice and veggies for dinner
in our schoolroom.............a mess of material, folded laundry, coloring pages, pencils, but not too bad really, today we'll discuss a visit we had from the department of food and agriculture regarding fruit fly traps
i am creating.............3 pairs of fingerless gloves/hand warmers, a few potholders, and some pretty new dishtowels and a new apron
i am going........................to write out a grocery store list, to check for ingredients we'll need for our king's cake
i am wearing................layers-an olive green lacy tank top, black baby doll top and grey sweater, jeans, striped teal, olive, brown, green, blue and beige socks
i am reading..................a mother's rule of life (again), marshmallow to my little one
i am hoping.................to find our epiphany chalk to do the house blessing tomorrow, to take another trip up to my parent's mountain house for more pictures
i am hearing................scissors, cutting, the cats being fed, running, lots of boy noises: fighting, jumping, etc.
around the house................it's messy, but mostly just picking up and putting away to do. i'll be tackling the big stuff room by room, day by day for the next week. it can be overwhelming to think of the house as ONE project. better to do it little by little.
one of my favorite things...............yarn
a few plans for the rest of the week................epiphany tomorrow, lesson plans based on the liturgical year, focus on math and reading, getting rid of some junk
Sunday, January 4, 2009
i never really cared for dogs. i have always been a cat person, i have had cats all my life. i guess i just felt like dogs need so much more attention than i really have the time to give.
however, last Christmas my husband got this guy and i loved him since the day we brought him home. i took care of him like he was my baby and now he is gone. it has been a week now and there is no sign of him anywhere. he seems to have vanished and it really bothers me that i don't know what happened to him.
i guess this would be another reason why i never really wanted a dog, i get attached to things, especially living things. and now every day i think about how much i miss him.
we have had our share of cats, dogs, lizards and fish come and go, but somehow this is different.
i wish that whoever took him would find it in their heart to turn him in to the pound.