Archive for October, 2008

Lost Month

Where did all the days go?  I failed at my challenge but I tend to over estimate my abilities.  I refuse to beat myself up over it and choose to move on and love myself.  It has been a tough month.  Nothing huge has happened but little things that add up and suck the joy out of life.  Is that mellow dramatic enough? 

I signed up to have a table at a holiday shopping night at my boy’s school.  I now have 4 weeks to get my act together and get everything made.  See, I tend to jump without thinking.  But I figure that even if I don’t sell anything then at least the items will be ready to list on etsy.  I ordered some business cards that can also be used for tags or even make into stickers.  (If a Xyron machine falls into my lap) 

But I’m at work so I’ll try to write more later.

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October 15, 2008 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

My weekend

I had a very accomplished weekend.  Some of the projects on my to-do list were finished plus extras.  Of course nothing that made a dent on my etsy shop but I am happy that I am finally having energy to do something.  I have been sick for about a month and very against going to see the doctor.  I’m trying to let it run it’s course.  So… what did I do?

– made a black apple doll that was on the Martha Stewert site. 

– made 12″ of crochet trim.

– complete a page for Crowabout Collage.

– packaged magnetic purse snaps for my shop.

It doesn’t seem like much when written out.  But it was all done between taking care of 5 children, cooking home-cooked meals, laundry and baking 4 dozen muffins for work.  And I went through the boys clothes to give away the articles that are too small for them.  Am I the only one that keeps the items that can be used for crafts?  I kept a great waffle knit camoflauge that will make a great gift. 

We also took out the bouncy horse that the baby was too small for a couple of weeks ago.  His feet now reach the floor and he has figured out that it neighs if he kicks.  Jeremy tried to get a picture of when the baby fell asleep in it but couldn’t find my camera.  (I was sleeping in!)

We have been up late watching the Red Sox play in the playoffs.  It has seriously screwed up our sleeping habits and I cannot wait for it to be over.  The baby loves to watch them play and we tested this theory.  We will turn on a game and he sits there enthralled but when we change the channel he turns away and couldn’t care less.  It is adorable and I have to say my favorite moment last night is when I looked over at them and they both had the same profile while watching the game.  And now they are sleeping while pretending to watch the game. 

I’ve starting thinking about my christmas gift ideas.  We have started a tradition with Jeremy’s immediate family of choosing a theme each year and getting gifts within that theme.  Last year we chose media.  It was great to have limited ideas and we really had to think about that person and what they would enjoy.  We got great books, movies and games.  It really reduces the amount of toys too.  This year our theme is hobbies.  The point to get a theme that is broad enough so we don’t get duplicates but narrow enough to guide us.  I’m really hoping for a homemade theme one year but I realize that it will be hard for others that aren’t as crafty as I am.  Of course, they could buy homemade and I’m going to push for it next year. 

I missed a couple of days but I’m not letting that deter me from jumping back on and getting it done.

October 6, 2008 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

My favorites

I didn’t forget!  I promise!  I thought that I would talk a little about my favorite blogs.  I haven’t set up my blogroll yet but thought I would share my favorites.  These are the ones that I check everyday even if I only have a few minutes.

Inside a Black Apple

Kelly Rae

Dancing Mermaid

iHanna

Now there are many others that read on a regular basis but these are my all time faves.  What I also did was have a different list for home and for work.  That way I can kind of have new entries to read no matter where I am.  I also have to admit that I might check several times to see if there is something new… but that is only if I am bored at work. 

I’m going to get back to watching the VP debate and see you all tomorrow!

October 2, 2008 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment

October Challenge!!

I’ve decided to really challenge myself this month.  I am commiting to post every day for the month of October.  I may crash and burn but I’ll never know if I don’t try.  So as I mentioned in the last post, I participated in dreamergirl’s postcard swap.  Here is what I did:

I kind of grew attached to them and didn’t want to send them away!  But I did it and they are on their way to new owners.  So thanks dreamergirl for coordinating all that!

October 1, 2008 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment