Friday, October 30, 2009

what i learned this week is . . .

  • if you are as old as you feel, then i have learned that i am very old
  • my brain only works half the time
  • there are so many opportunities out there, i just have to put my baby in daycare to take advantage of any of them
  • i can't put my baby in daycare
  • going to the doctor with a baby, alone, is not a good idea (duh)
  • i CAN resist the urge to eat the whole tub of ice cream behind my children's backs
  • i heart my children's school
  • my children's school hearts me

Thursday, October 29, 2009

farmers market

burris farmers market on hwy 59 in loxley alabama

having more than one child in school sure does keep one busy. if it's not assemblies or lunches it's field trips. the last few weeks we have had our share. but wednesday and thursday were good trips. the whole school has taken turns walking the few blocks to our local farmers market. wednesday i went with the kindergartners and thursday was the fourth graders turn. the kids had a blast. the tour started with a look inside one of the large coolers where the kids smelled the onions being stored, they loved that. then the kindergartners took a walk through the back of the store where the pecan shellers were hard at work. then through the market where they learned a lot about different kinds of fruits and veggies, with a visit to the bakery for some ice cream with sprinkles. yum! .

paying for thier ice cream

heading back to class

no one got left out

4th grade class heading to the market
the fourth graders went from the cooler straight for the ice cream and then a lesson in fruits and veggies. the kids were so inquisitive. i was impressed at the way the ladies giving the tours adapted for each age group. they all did a fantastic job. everyone got a pumpkin. my kids want to make pumpkin pie with their's. now i need to figure out how to cut one of these opened.
here are a few pictures. it's so hard not to post all the pics, and i don't really know what the laws are on posting pics of other people's kids without permission, but i'm guessing it's a no no. so these pics are only of my kids on the trip


what is today?

is it thursday already? wow!! where does it go? between field trips and doctor's appointments, the week has flown by! well, my family has left. my house if empty now. as empty as it can be with three children. on the bright side, the baby is able to nap :). that's always a good thing.
well, i have an appt in an hour and another field trip this afternoon. so as i scarf down a bowl of cereal, i thought i would say hello.
i'm kind of sad that our giveaway did not go so well. but, she got some items listed on her etsy shop and made a sell. so that is good.
i need to get a new sewing machine and i will be able to get busy. hopefully.
well, i will write more later.

Friday, October 23, 2009

what i learned this week is . . .

  • alabama weather is just as crazy as arkansas's
  • my family is crazeeeee
  • i love my children more than love itself
  • 60 kindergartners, 15 fish tanks, 75 compasses = loads of fun
  • my family loves me
  • no one is hiring around here
  • i can not handle chaos (who knew?)
  • late nights take their toll

our contest has come to an end

well, it was a good try. i don't know what happened! really! maybe next time. maybe next year. who knows. well, she listed more items and made a sale non the less.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

playing catch up

my family is visiting from new york, and my father has hijacked my computer. he needs if for work, searches, and netflix instant movies. so i have not been on for a few days and i have a lot of blogs to catch up on!!!
i've noticed we've only got one contestant for our giveaway. what's going on ladies? no one interested? let me know. i've got a few pairs of these earrings and i love them. good conversation starters. if they are not your style, they may make a nice gift for that rocker you know. Click here to enter!

so the weather has cooled a bit here in the deep south. of course today was 80*, nice!
i went on a field trip with my kindergartner. we went to a mini aquarium/planetarium. they had a blast!! i'm not sure how much of it they actually understood, but it was pretty awesome. the baby stayed with my mother and sister and obviously enjoyed herself. i know my mother did. well, dinner is not going to finish itself. mom has gone to get salad stuffs and the potatoes are waiting to me mashed. gotta run. will catch up soon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

what i learned this week is . . .

  • my sewing machine is a piece of crap

  • at 31 it's still hard to be myself around new people.

(i just saw a spider on a clock beside my computer. no joke)

  • i NEED to make time to sit and do nothing with my children

  • you can learn anything on ehow

(10 min later and i just remembered the spider)

  • my mom really misses her grand-babies, really

  • my girls are happy with their new life and all that comes with it

(i can't find the spider!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

don't let me forget friday!!

let the games begin!

ok, so here it is gals. the giveaway has started! here's how to win. click here to visit susan's etsy shop. shop around, look at what she has created, and either heart her shop or comment here about your favorite "pick". you have until midnight october 22nd to enter.

have fun and hope you win!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

am i alive?

i can not believe how tired i am. how would i feel if i had a job? i mean a paying job. i worked real hard last night and got the house nice and clean. put away all my laundry, vaccumed, mopped, had the kitchen spotless. this morning it was so nice getting up to a clean house. the girls were in school all day and the baby and i were out most of the day. yet as i sit here and look around, i wonder what happened. and where did all the energy i had last night go? do i want to put it all away now and enjoy the clean in the am? or do i want to rest and clean in the am? sigh, decisions decisions. i do lead a tough life. i wish that was the hardest thing. i made some popcorn, so i think i will clean and maybe sit and watch jane eyre finally!!! we'll see how i feel after cleaning.

in the spot light

here it is you guys. the moment you have all been waiting for. my friend, i'm with the band. that's right, jewelry to rock to. she is a talented young mother of one adorable 2 year old boy.

i was going to add a pic of myself wearing my favorite pair, but um, too scarey! so you will just have to go over there and check it out yourself.

these are awsome!! and she has decided to share the love. she is hosting her very first giveaway! are you excited yet? well you should be. she is working very hard on something very special for you gals. so stay tuned, and i will let you know when it is ready.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

my first attempt at greatness

she loves it! i am so glad. she got a lot of compliments on it too. that's a good thing.
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i forgot!!!

i'm a terrible blogger!! i had such a crazy week and busy weekend planned i completely forgot about 'what i learned this week is . . . " friday!!! i do hope no one came on friday expecting it. i do have a lot planned for this week and hopefully will catch up with my blogging.
we had an emotional weekend. maybe i'll explain all one day, or maybe i won't. but all in all it ended well with good friends and good fellowship. so tomorrow starts a new week. hope you all had a great weekend and are refreshed for the week coming up.
oh, i found my card reader!! right where i put it. you know, that perfect spot where i wouldn't lose it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

dress number 1

well, i did it. i made my first bandanna dress!! now i need to learn to sew a straight seam. it is so cute if i may say so myself. and when i find that darn card reader i will download some pics. that is so frustrating. wait, let me look somewhere quick. be right back. hmmm, no. but i found jane eyre!! and the wii, and a pair of socks. i guess i will have to go buy a new reader.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

my shop is up!

ok, worked on my 'shop' a little tonight. posted a book, still need to find my card reader so i can post real pics of it. but still in the learning process of it all. worked on my banner a little. fun! check it out here. tell me what you think! i know maybe when i get more things listed it will be worth the trouble. ha ha

kick it into high gear, dummy

i'm unloading groceries today, figuring how much longer before the big girls get home from school and when that will be in relation to baby's nap. and i wonder, is this what my life has come down to? grocery shopping so i can cook, clean, fix snacks, clean, cook again, grocery shop again, . . . and i think to myself "i need a job". then lightning struck my brain. i'm wanting to continue being a stay at home mom, and i have these great ideas on how to be a working stay at home mom (wahm) AND HERE I AM LOOKING FOR A JOB!!! am i a moron? don't answer that. i have all the time to do these great and amazing things i want to do, why don't i do them? shame it took lightning striking my brain to realize this. now i just need to get the money to get the materials to do these things. we will just have to have a yard sale. it's about time. weather should be cooling off in a few months. just in time for me to get around to getting things ready for a sale. i jest. not about the weather, about me getting in gear. it was 95* today. -sigh- won't be too long though.

so i want to create custom finished scrapbooks. i love doing it, and i've seen it done on line. i wonder how well they do. even just pages, or kit baskets. we'll see. once i get it all loaded into my 'store' i'll send a link and you guys can tell me what you think. that's just one of my ideas. i still need to figure out how to use this sewing machine. a lot has been going on in my life lately, i haven't been on it in over a month. but soon. i mean, hello. it's not like i don't have anything else to do with my time.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

it's a day

ever have one of thoes days where you just want to eat a tub of frosting? that's today

Monday, October 5, 2009

meal for a manic monday

or tuesday, or wednesday, or . . . i think you get the idea. so we all have one. i thought i'd share ours. a family favorite. i'm not sure what it's called, we call it 'bean wraps'

can of black beans, rinsed and drained
one green bell pepper
1/4 purple onion (depending on taste)
1/2 cup of cilantro (depending on taste)
1/2 jalapeno (depending on taste)
2-3 tbsp mayonnaise (depending on taste)
juice of one lime

mix the first 6 ingredients together
spoon into tortilla

as you can tell i'm not sure exactly how much of anything to use. ours turns out a little different each time. tonight i seasoned mine with cumin. yum! my oldest likes extra onion in hers, and my 5 year old likes no onions. lol. we added some fresh spinach tonight. and we didn't have any cilantro. i had to substitute lemon for lime, and well i think you understand. but the point is it's an easy peasy lemon squeezy dinner to make and every time i make them the girls give rave reviews.

Friday, October 2, 2009

what i learned this week is . . .

  • i can keep it pretty much together for my kids sake
  • i am easily replaced
  • filing motions, responding to petitions . . . better left to the lawyers
  • baby 'o' does not need to be rocked to sleep
  • i have aged a lot in 2 years, er, matured
  • it's hard putting it all behind
  • i am intimidated with the whole interview process
  • my family is pulling out all the stops for me

Thursday, October 1, 2009

alright! how exciting!! i know it's just a way to spread your name around but still a very cute idea. and i do have a few of my favorites. :D so here is the scoop . . .
The rules of the "One Lovely Blog Award" are:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

so i was awarded this very special and rare award by momma needs a hobby. i love reading her posts about life as a stay at home mom (sahm) with her two 'kidlets'

so, i'm still fairly new at this, but i will list the following blogs that i visit daily. and somehow find time to alert them of their win. ;)

bdc bath and body
eastern shore moms
bargain buggy
living on 4th street
a little loveliness
diary of a single mom

well, 6 isn't bad. let's you know you are special to me.