Saturday, January 30, 2010

Crafts, hair, and snow again

I have always LOVED crafts... I love making things, and I usually love the way they look when I'm done, HA, If they ever get done. I have a horrible time finishing things.
When I was little I had a bead loom

I used it ALLLLL the time. It was AWESOME... They have them at Joann's and I almost got one for Brianna for her birthday... then I thought about it and realized.. um she is only going to be 5. I should probably hold off for a few more years.

Along with the bead loom I made my mom teach me how to knit... I can knit a mean square! Go me! to bad I can't follow a pattern to save my life. I recently started one I thought I could do.... a jumper for one of the girls.... I'm not sure it will ever be finished. after I started it and I said wow that's complicated... Yeah.. so it sits... I will keep trying though. It may be 10 years before I finish though LOL.

As with knitting I also like to do cross stitch, My problem with Cross stitch though is the needles... when I think I have a moment I will pull something out to work on it and all of a sudden I have a toddler or 2 crawling on me and then sharp pointy objects must be put away.

So at the moment I have half a butterfly done(cross stitch), the bottom ring of a jumper on needles(knit),and I have decided I want to learn how to crochet. Sounds reasonable right.!

Actually It started because for my birthday I received a gift card to Joann's. Well I used that gift card and bought the CUTEST book ever.

It is called Amigurumi and the description said "Kyuuto! = Cute! Amigurumi features small knit and crocheted creatures so cute you could cry. The pages burst with quirky color photographs, step-by-step directions and helpful technical illustrations. The appeal of authentic Japanese content with the ease of English instruction. 88 pages." It said knit and Crochet! I said to my self "I can do that!" Imagine my disappointment When the entire book of super cute animal patterns was ALL crochet....
But I refuse to return it instead I am determined to learn to crochet and have half finished animal body parts all over my house! Yeah!
So yesterday I was at Joann's (I love that store ), and I saw a "I taught myself crochet" book set with 6 crochet hooks and plastic sewing needles and stitch markers for $14. I grabbed it yay! Since yesterday I have figured out the chain stitch..... This could take a while..

Meanwhile Brianna has also been bit by the craft bug! She got a wooden bead set for Christmas

and will sit for hours making necklaces. She has crawled up next to me while I am trying to knit or sew or anything and say "mom I wish I could learn to do that, then we could do that together" Awwwwwwwwww... she is getting this set for her birthday
I think she will like it! Yay now I need more ideas LOL.. I may need to grab a few more but first I want to see if she can do this one.

OK enough about crafts.. Now on to hair.. I have and always have had long hair right now it is down to my butt... It is LONGGGG.. It is also time for a cut. Usually I just get it cut every 2 years straight across at my shoulders. BORING. I have decided that I'm taking a bit of our tax return, and taking the girls to get their hair trimmed and I'm getting my hair cut... I won't go any shorter than my shoulders... I'm just now sure if I should do anything more than my normal boring cut. Any ideas??? Here is the best picture I can find to show my hair length
That was this summer.... sigh I guess it doesn't really matter what I do, as I always have my hair pulled back in a scrunchy any ways... Well we shall see.

Oh and BTW it is snowing here again... Highs for the day should be around 20... last week I swear we had a few days that it was almost 50. I'm cold!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Conversations with Alex

Alex: hey mom... Is there an opposite of normal?

Me (in a half stupor still waiting for the coffee to kick in): What????

Alex : Is there an opposite of normal?

Me: .... ... .... Um weird I guess

Alex (rolling his eyes and sighing at me) : You don't know what I meant! do you?

Me(really confused trying to think but my brain is asleep): What did you mean?

Alex: Is there an opposite of normal people?

Me (thinking WTH??????): Um .... insane?

Thank you 2 hour delay!

Monday, January 25, 2010

I make the BEST

Banana bread EVER.. It is so very good, and probably so very bad for you! I mean not only does it have a package of cream cheese in it, it also has a brown sugar cinnamon filling. YUM!

Everyone (at least in my house) Loves this bread. So what do you make the best?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Writing down my thoughts

Wow where to begin.. I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and is having a great new year. It seems there is never enough time in the day lately and I almost feel like leaving here has left me neglecting a best friend. It is almost scary to come back and try again. Even though I only have a few readers (if any past my mom anymore).

I'm not sure where this year will take us, but here is to a new start.. Hopefully (and as the internet allows) I will be able to update much more often.

Life here is hectic as always. Getting ready for birthday, after birthday, after birthday. Hubby and my sweet baby Caitlynn will be celebrating their 28th and 3rd birthday on February 17th. Nathaniel will be turning 10 on march 18th.... Yes 10! Then Brianna gearing up for kindergarten will be turning 5 on April 14th. Thank goodness for tax returns LOL!

I have started off this year using a chore planner from Motivated Moms. Wow has it made a difference to my house. I feel like I accomplish more and have more free time everyday! I love this list :). Now lets hope I keep it up LOL.

Well I guess that's all for now (and a few photos from the past few months) Here's to a new year and new beginnings, new friends, and new readers. So hello again my friends, I hope you will be hearing from me much more regularly!