Friday, February 24, 2006

WOW Do I have some show and tell stuff today! I am so dang proud of myself!! I tackled the sewing machine!! I haven't used one since highschool!! I am going to Magic, Mischief and Mayhem in April (Check out the link, you'll be jealous!), and I had to have a doll for prepared before the weekend of the retreat. I was worried about this and now I'm kicking myself because I made it harder in my mind than it really was!!! SO without rambling on (which I'll continue to do after the pictures) Here are two pictures of the doll!! You'll see a coke can on the desk beside her to see how TALL she really is!! This was a big project for me! I started it yesterday and finished today (WHILE NATHAN WAS AWAKE!!!!)
ok ok here's the doll~

So what do you think!! Pretty dang good for the first time eh?!?!? OK OK yes the chocolate in the back helps!!

I also finished a knitted dish cloth that I gave to my friend Grace. It has music notes on it. I finished it Tuesday night!! OMG can you believe I got TWO projects finished in ONE WEEK!!! Now I need to pull out that scarf and finish it because I know Tuesday I need to give Stacy her needles back I borrowed LOL!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

This is one of my bead art creations. It was for a project on a forum that I frequent: BeadArt.
I love this piece and it holds a special place in my heart because of a good friend. (((Cindy)))
Cindy passed away in 2005 and she encouraged me with my bead art tremendously! she PUSHED ME!! LOL!!! She was so brutal and honest, but never in a mean way!! She always told us gals at Bead art that our work was more than what we thought it was worth!! Cindy was able to hold this piece in her hands and actually see it in person before she passed away. I'm so glad I took part in this project!I had to make the picture so big because I'm so proud of it. yes Yes I'm patting myself on the back!! haha!!

Monday, February 20, 2006

SO I was over on Violet's blog reading and the gals were talking about what's in their purse. So I dumped mine out to see if anything interesting was in there. I found that I had 2 pens, spray listerine, spearmint tic-tac's, check book, list of supplies needed from Lowe's (remember that bathroom...One of my trip list) $1.25 (watch out world! She's rich), my cell phone, A goddess keychain FOB that was on my keyring but popped off (Made by my friend Ellen) and my wallet.
The best find was a card in my wallet from some flowers my husband sent me years ago. It said, "I love you Nut. I wouldn't trade you for anything in the world." WOW! No wonder I kept that!! So sweet!! He's such an awesome Husband!!
My purse, if you remember, is an Old Navy sweatshirt that my mom sewed into a purse for me.
I love carrying it around!!
Well, it seems Nathan has escaped out into the back yard...I better go get him!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

We started remodeling our bathroom some time ago. I wasn't even pregnant with Nathan.

Yesterday my Husband got BUSY!! Let me tell you he rocks!! He never left the house. I even had to go back to Lowe's and get more tiles, and yet he trucked right along! The kids were GREAT too and wanted to help....they're the experts ya know!

The rest of the house took a toll on the was rather humerous! The boys room looked like something out of a book of "Where's Waldo?"

My Living room took a hit too!!!

But after all the blood, sweat and tears, Lots of Mtn. Dew, Pizza and Chicken pot Pies, and the use of the bathroom for the day from our neighbors....HE IS FINISHED with the bathroom and I am soooo happy and LOVE IT!!!!

Thank you BRENT!!! I love you babe!

Friday, February 17, 2006

I went to an awesome concert the other night!! It was HEM from Brooklyn, NY. I had to go by myself because it was on a Wednesday night and all my friends have jobs they seem to think they need to get up for the next morning. It was the best dang $5.00 for a concert!!! I ended up buying their newest album "No Word From Tom" but I'm going to have to add their other ablums to my collection! It's just good folk progressive music! Makes me want to learn how to play the mandolin! LOL They do a cover of The Tennessee Waltz that is just so good!! If these guys are ever in your town..... GO SEE THEM!!! They had an opening act, Ben Weaver, from Minneapolis, MN. He was pretty good too. I met a gal that was in from St. Louis on work, but she worked her schedule around just so she could see Hem too. Very cool. Also met a couple who was kind enough to share their table with us, so I was right up in the front!! Great seats. I can't wait for them to come back to Louisville. Maybe I'll run into the people I met there!! Nice people!!

The job hunt is still on!!! Who knows when something will fall in my lap but it will be soon... OH LOOK Nathan's in my lap now!! haha!! Yes the best job is MOMMY!!! Pays with kisses and hugs! Awesome!

In other Jacob is growing up fast!!! TOO FAST!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Happy belated Valentine's Day!

I am back!! WITH DSL!!!
How do I look??

I'm just so happy to be back online with DSL. I had forgotten how SLLLOOOOWW dial up could be.

Now maybe I need to work on my creative side again.
First a shower though...just got home from the gym. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 I'm sorta back...
We are on *gasp* DIAL UP!! I have no idea how long it's going to take these "Guru's" to get our DSL fixed but I'm worn out from being on hold with our server for EVER, only to get hung up on! OH Let's just not go there.

Nathan and I are still home and I'm still looking for jobs. He's gotten better about going into the playroom at the gym, so we go there a couple times a week so he plays with other kiddo's and I get to watch whatever TV show I want and walk on the tread mill. The other day I even relaxed in the sauna after working out... got some free sweat out of that. I've also found that I can save a bit of money by using their hot water and shower at the gym.. Plus I don't have to worry about Nathan since he's in the playroom at the gym.

Let's other news...Nathan pulled the tv and stand over on himself which resulted in a black eye and a trip to the immediate care center. No Broken nose, so we're happy about that.

Jacob's doing well in school. He went to the circus last week. He came home and I asked him about it. He said... "Well this clown got in this cannon and disappeared! I don't think it was daddy..." (this was said partially because Brent was in Rochester all last week). I asked him what he saw and he said, "Oh Elephants, tigers, clowns, and there were these girls running around in their bra's with no shirts on." ALRIGHTY THEN!!!! I can only hope he meant the acrobats!

No big crafty things going on at the moment. I am working on a scarf that doesn't seem to want to be finished anytime soon. Guess it will be spring and I'll get it finished.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Well our Modem took a dive!! Blasted thing. I'm typing this entry from my parents house while I check email and such until our modem arrives.
Stay Tuned! I'll be back!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Wow I'm YOUNG!!!

YOU ARE 23 Years Old

You Are 23 Years Old
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.