Friday, January 25, 2013

sNOw Camping for Me!

Nope, I'm not going camping.  The "boys" are going snow camping, which means it's a girl's night!  Curling up in pjs and watching an old movies sounds delightful.  I may even be brave and break out the nail polish.  I'm just about over a cold, not sure if I can handle the fumes just yet.  I have hot cocoa, marshmallows, and Netflix ready to go.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tooth Fairy

I went to pick up the kids at school this afternoon and was surprised to see my my youngest had turned into a vampire.  She lost one tooth a week or so ago, I didn't realize the other one was close to ejection. Of course, she might have helped it along by eating carrots for snack at school.  I think she was angling for the prize box that the nurse's office has.  Now I just have to remember that the Tooth Fairy should arrive at her pillow @ 10 pm.  With money in hand.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sew sew

I like to dabble at sewing. If I have a small achievable project, especially one with straight lines, that's the project for me.

An upcoming baby shower is just the excuse to go find cute fabric and sew a small blanket. I think I like to look at fabric more than I like to sew. Anyhow, with fabric bought, the blanket was half way finished.

Since the shower is for Emma's primary teacher, she was invited as well. I felt like this was a good project for her to help out. She did a pretty good job sewing straight lines. I think that the fabric was a little slippery and I hope that the cute fabric makes up for the slightly wonky shape.

With a leftover scrap, we also whipped up a burp cloth. No straight lines, and it turned out cute.

One small achievable goal accomplished!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Just One Word

I remembered that I had the brilliant idea (ok, someone else's idea) to try and think of one word to focus on for the year of 2012.  That word was positive.  I think I did a great job...until February.  At which point I think I completely forgot what my "goal" was.  I'd say I had lots of positive moments...and some not so positive.  (Don't we all)  Perhaps having the word at the forefront of my thoughts was how I wanted to approach situations.

So, it's a new year.  New word.


Here are a few synonyms;

cheerful, cheery, merry, joyful, jovial, jolly, jocular, gleeful, carefree, untroubled, delighted, smiling, beaming, grinning, in good spirits, in a good mood, lighthearted, pleased, contented, content, satisfied, gratified, buoyant, radiant, sunny, blithe, joyous, beatific; thrilled, elated, exhilarated, ecstatic, blissful, euphoric, overjoyed, exultant, rapturous, in seventh heaven, on cloud nine, walking on air, jumping for joy, jubilant; informal chirpy, over the moon, on top of the world, tickled pink, on a high, as happy as a clam;

Happy can mean a lot of things.  I especially like the content...and the tickled pink.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Mondays are a great way to start a week.  Kids go off to school.  Laundry gets started. The house sorta gets back to a state of clean...sort of.

Today I should be doing all that, but I really want to sit down and read my current book.  I got sucked into a mystery, "Broken Harbor" by Tana French.  I am reading it slowly so I don't miss anything.  Usually I speed read through a book and know the ending well before I get there.  I have no clue where this book is going.

I think I'll speed through some cleaning then dive into my book.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A New Year

Happy 2013!

I can tell it's been a long time since I've blogged, I barely know how to log into this account.

I'm still contemplating what goals I would like to make for this year.  I certainly don't want to commit myself to too many goals.  ;)  Mostly I'd like to have a calm, happy, and fun year.  How do I make this happen?