Sunday, March 21, 2010

What's Going On

Outside my window… is a rainy deck.

I am thinking…how creativity will not win tonight. but procrastination might.

I am thankful for...my dave. no explanation needed.

In the mail...a highlights magazine

From the kitchen…microwaved s'mores for the playroom campsite. marshmallows puff up to 10 times their size in there. I promise.

I am wearing…a new fabric ring I just made. love them.

I am creating…a lot more work for myself later by playing on this blog here.

I am going…to stay up late and try to get a lot of revising done. in front of the television.

I am reading…les miserables. it's beautiful. and lots and lots of paperwork. it's not so beautiful.

I am hoping…that I pass my National Boards. hoping with all of my mite. all of it.

I am hearing…a dishwasher and a bit of sizzling on the stove.

I am looking forward to...dinner at Hot and Hot Fish Club. the countdown to Bham is on.

I want...to sleep well. to manage my stress. to make beautiful things with fabric and thread...and wood and a staple gun. to need ice cream in order to survive so that I have no choice but to eat it for my own good. for my sister and her family to move back home.

Around the house…my lucy at my feet. lots of daffodils on the counter. a dining room table cluttered with fabric scraps.

For dinner we are having...leftovers

One of my favorite things…my contact lenses. because last week I had to wear my glasses with safety pins holding each side together. hot.

A few plans for the rest of the week…make it through until the end. a couple of runs with Julia (I hope). sitting on the couch after the kids go to bed. my molly coming for a visit.

A picture to share...she claims another victim...

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Creativity Wins

And it usually does, thank goodness.

In this case it was the battle between what I should be doing and what I really wanted to do.

I have quite the deadline coming up at work next week. One that has been on the calendar for an ENTIRE YEAR. Talk about a buildup of stress. No gory details here, but if you really want to know....click here.

So in case you haven't noticed (hey mom and dad), I haven't posted anything creative lately. I've restrained myself from sewing or funituring as my deadline has been screaming at me to GET IT DONE ALREADY.

And my head is swimming. So I decided that I needed to take a little break and work on a few things for Easter. For the first time, I did not make the kid's new smocked Easter outfits.

If I had a photo of a knife through my heart, I would have inserted it here.

But...I planned a coordinating set of outfits, because...well, because it's Easter and if you're going to match your kids' outfits, this is the time to do it.

I ordered a little necktie pattern and made two little neckties for my Wilson and my Henry out of Anna Jane's dress fabric.

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It was so great and so cute and so quick that I made two more for them to wear to church today.

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My description of Wilson and his untucked look is not unlike a young frat boy showing up for his volunteer duties after a rough night. Dave preferred a comparison to a Chris Farley character. Either one, loveable in his own way.

And when you consider that they (not me, they) all slept like this last night:

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it's a wonder he doesn't look any rougher than he does.

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Anna Jane would not ever understand if she wasn't included in our picture making time so here is her "running" pose:

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I kid you not. She was standing still and said "Take this picture of me running." I see a career in catalog modeling coming our way.

And what I really wanted to work on, before I got distracted by little guy neckties, I did not get to finish. But here is a sneak peek:

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I can't wait until next week so that the sewing will always win. Until something else comes up...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Two Years Ago Today

After 45 minutes of labor...

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He popped out.

Not this big, of course. But this sweet.

One of last night's conversations:
me: Henry?
him: What?
me: I love you.
him: Awww, thank you!

I love you so much my sweet Henry! Happy Birthday!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Procrastination

Nine times out of ten, a photograph of me putting off what I'm supposed to be doing would look like me, sitting on the couch.

But every now and then we replace what we're supposed to be doing with something worthwhile...

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Back to work...