Friday, January 23, 2009

January 23rd

Frustration Friday is the name of the day. Acultally its been a totally frustrating week. The most most recent cause of my frustration is a marker roll I have been trying to make. It shouldn't be so frustrating but I am trying to make one that is bigger then usual and I am winging it. so my seam ripper has been my best friend. I thought I had it finished last night but I wasn't 100 percent happy with it, it was ok and I should have left well enough alone. The problem though is if I am selling something and its not perfect I can't let go and I obsess so I ripped it all apart and stared over agian. So I fixed or so I thought as soon as ai finshed the last stich I tried it out with all the markers in it and UGH it wouldn't roll up, which is the whole point of a cool marker roll. So I am going to have to start all over again and with a toatlly differnt fabric. I shouldn't be so hard on myself, but that is my nature.
Matthew is my other source of frustration I need to find a better way to deal with him, the usaul time out and casual death threats just arn't working.
AWWW I am hopping tomorrow will be better I get to take a sewing class my first offical one. So we shall see what bad habits I am going to have to undo. I have been self-taught so far, but it will be nice to learn some new tricks and they might save me some time and relive some frustration. I can only wish
well the kids are killing eachother I better go interven soon before a tooth get knocked out.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday January 14th

Today and Yesterday I helped out in Riley's class. I have been testing the kids on their reading accuracy. Tomorrow I get to test them for the STAR exams. I really really enjoy helping out in his class. I am glad Brian has the job he has and can watch the kids for an hour or two in the morning so I am able to help out. I remember being a kid in elementary school and really wanting my mom more involved at my school. I really just wanted her more involved period. but that's another story maybe for another day.
Today I had to have Riley read to me and I thought at first that he wouldn't you know being its me he is reading to and at home he hates reading to me, but he was very professional and did a great job. He has his oral report today he did a great at practicing last night I took a video of him he gets so animated when that camera turns on its too cute.
Well I am on to try to do some work household chores and sewing.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 13th

Thirteen days into January all ready. Things just seem to be rolling along. each Day pretty much the same as the last. Typical life of a stay at home mom, full of laughs screams of joy and pain mostly from the kids of course. Matthew and Delaney love to play together but also fight a lot too. Poor Riley is so over his younger siblings sometimes. I wish he has his own space I remember what it was like being the older child and having to share a room with my younger sister. Ugh!
Riley is doing good in school the light seems to have finally come on in the way of his reading. He is a lot more confident in himself and he is comprehending what is is reading much more then just a few weeks ago. He has do do an oral report on his German Heritage this week. We picked that because out of all the nationalities he has he has German from both his dads side and my side. so it just seemed the logical choice. video
Matthew and Delaney both have seemed to have gotten so much more demanding lately I don't' know why but they both hate when the other gets more of the attention.
Brian acquired and new vehicle yippy skippy. he got a shell of a 4Runner he is still unsure if he wants to keep it or part it out, but hopefully either way he doesn't drop a whole lot of money into it. Our house is falling apart. our dishwasher broke and now our microwave and Garage door just went down. Oh the joys of owning your own home.
As for me I am hoping to turn a little profit from my sewing hobby and start selling some purses and zippered wallets. I have sold a ton of blankets but I am hoping to reach more people on-line and sell other things. Wish me luck and check out my Etsy store or visit my MySpace page and look at the stuff and things I make pictures.


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Saturday, January 3, 2009

WARNING VERY PICTURE HEAVY, TONS OF PICS SO HAVE FUN LOOKING!
Sorry for posting so late lol but life gets busy after the holidays especially with three kids running around.
This Christmas was one of the easiest so far, I planned early and I got a lot of stuff done so I give myself big props for that. :)
Christmas eve was spent at my dads just like it has the past 3 years I am so glad we started going there and my mom joining us it has made it so much easier so much less travel for us. His house is getting bigger so the crowd grows as well. I am sure it gives him a ton of pride that he is able to host Christmas at his house and have all is good friends and his grand kids, and close relatives there with him. I know it makes me very proud of him. The kids had a blast as usually at Grandpa Dan's it doesn't even have to be Christmas for them to have fun there but the presents and having there cousins there to play with made it extra special. The next morning we woke up at home and had our family time with us and the kids. Riley got his DS he asked and its so fun I want one now. After that we Headed to Brian's parents house for another round of wild, paper shredding. The kids got a ton of stuff and we got just what we needed too. We are very lucky! We spent the rest of the day eating great food and hanging with the family. It was a wonderful Christmas. We ended up buying ourselves our Christmas present on new years day when we found a great deal on a 47" Lcd flat screen at Walmart. all I can say is wow the picture does it no Justice at all. Well better go the kids are screaming We are truly blessed and hope "09 is as good as "08 was to us. I will have to do a year in review post soon when I get a spare hour or two.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009

2009 another new year !!!!!!!!!!!!1