Friday, February 29, 2008
Thank you for all your prayers regarding his job, they worked!
Also, my friend Robin and I are working on developing a food site dedicated to cook ahead meals with real ingredients. No cream of crap soup will ever be used! She is a trained chef who ran her own 1 person catering company, until she got knocked up and all. I'm just a self-taught, burn and learn cook who doesn't use pre-packaged, salt filled box stuff and cooks as low fat as taste buds will allow.
Should be an interesting culinary adventure!
Saturday we are signing the last of the paperwork to put it on the market. I'm starting to see the light at the end of this tunnel.
Last night I felt like my throat was on fire and took my inner ear medicine because things were getting swirly. This morning I feel much better. The walls are staying where they should be and my throat is just embers now. Which is good because I'm watching Little Eddie while Beqi sews her fingers to the bone.
Also last night during a hot bath I came up with (yet) another crafty idea. It solves the problem of what to do with really bad hardcover books. Its rare that I don't finish a book because its awful. The one I'm reading now is worse than awful, good thing I only spent $5 on it. Anyway, I'm thinking of using it make a cover for paperbacks with a pocket for glasses and a built in bookmark, maybe even an outer pocket for change or (for my Dad) smokes and a lighter. We shall see.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Last night my MIL came over and wanted to take us shopping. Shopping with her is a lot how I imagine looting would be, only without the threat of being arrested. She whizzes through racks, grabbing clothes until her arm breaks under the weight, then its up to the counter to buy it all. Me? Well, when the clearance racks were as good as they were last night I grab whatever is the size I need and not butt ugly, then I find a spot and go through it all tossing what I don't like/want/need or doesn't fit, then I figure out the best deals and buy just those. Yes, I'm a little OCD. Anyway, Gryffin got stocked up on shirts, jammies and even big boy underpants. Not that he needs the latter right now. We just thought having Teen Titans and The Incredibles underpants would be a nice little bribe to sit on the potty more often.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Albatross hasn't called because she knows she lied about me. If she knew she hadn't done anything wrong she would've called long before now to play a guilt card, of which she has an ever lasting supply. If she does grow the spine to call, she will find out quickly it was wasted time. If granted one, I would accept an apology and promptly let her know that my patience and sanity have run out when dealing with her and that I don't want her calling again.
The other night I had a dream that she crashed Gryffin's birthday party and Mike and I had to keep Beqi from punching her and Mike's Dad from shooting her. When I told Beqi this she told me to just say the word and that dream could come true. Man, I love my friends!
I love them so much I spent all day fabric shopping with them today. We shopped, drank coffee, laughed, made old men in cars parked across from us decide to park elsewhere because we were rocking out and heard more from Beqi than we ever bargained on. (Don't worry Beqi, I won't go into details on that)
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday was Curry Fest at Robin's. She made all sorts of Indian food that was so yummy I ate until I was in pain. The boys secluded themselves in the basement playing guitars, the kids ran rampant and the moms enjoyed glasses of wine and tattoo pens. Lets just say that temporary tattoo pen ink lasts longer on me than anyone else.
Today is play date and since I'm hosting I better get off my butt and get dressed.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
If you are in a bad mood and grumpy I suggest:
1. Get a latte
2. Eat a nice meal
3. Buy some glitter shoes!
Friday, February 22, 2008
This is what I did during Gryffin's nap and a movie. The purse has a coral, green and gold crane print with a black lining. I also made a little credit card and lip gloss wallet and a coin purse (not pictured).
It was much more difficult than I imagined. I don't use patterns much. I use a design as I go process which would probably make a seamstress weep. But hey, as long as I like what I end up with she can cry her little heart out.
This is the credit card and lip gloss wallet opened up. Sorry for the out of focus shot.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Needless to say, she spread the word that I practically dropped her at the door and took off, didn't even wait until she was in surgery. Now I wish I had done just that. Next time she needs a lift anywhere she can call a cab for all I care.
I'm just sorry that this will probably put more pressure on my bro & sis in law. They mean the world to me and I've waited so long to finally have a positive relationship with my brother that I hope and pray they will forgive me. I just can't deal with the lies and drama anymore. I've never been able to make that woman happy or proud of me. I tried for so many years, wasted years. Even as a kid, I remember her yelling at me because I didn't do my chores to her liking. It got to the point where I wouldn't do them at all because I knew either way I was going to get yelled at. Screw her and the little crazy train she rode in on.
On to happier notes:
I have set up the secondary city inspection for next door and am interviewing a real estate agent tomorrow.
I was told by Beqi (my sewing mentor) that I did a good job on my purses.
I distracted an old man with my glittery skull shirt.
I started on a promised knitting project.
I helped a friend in need. Praying for you girl, even though you don't believe in that sort of stuff.
See, I'm not so evil despite the rumors.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
This is what I did because I needed something easy to do while fighting the flu. I made two purses. The one on the left has tortoise shell handles (they don't show up in the pic very well) and is reversible with an inside pocket. I used a paper grocery bag as the pattern. The smaller one on the right is also reversible and was based on a purse I bought recently. I loved the design of the purse but hated the fabric so I bought it knowing I had the perfect fabric at home.
I don't know what I will do with all these, maybe sell the larger one. Or use it as as knitting bag, who knows!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Last night she came to visit Gryffin. I tried to ignore her as much as possible without leaving her alone in the room with my son. In her sugar coated shit way she bad mouthed people I love and swore that no one cares about her. She's kind of right. I don't really care about her even though I stocked her up on homemade frozen food (as per her request) and am going to have to get up at 5am Monday to drive her ass all over hell's green acre so she can get surgery. I don't care about her but I'm spending the day at a hospital waiting on her sorry butt instead of being at home with my son and husband. Why am I doing this when I don't care about her? Because I care about my family, the family that would have to go through more hell on her part if I didn't. They go through enough as a result of her so this is the least I can do to show them that I love them (not her).
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Today its steak and bean soup for freezing and for dinner keil basa, red taters and green beans in the crock pot. Cold weather just makes me want to cook.
Monday, February 11, 2008
- Saturday- party, party, party. Clara Jane's B-day party was fun. The after-party was held here with Rock Band, wine, beer and assorted B-day party leftovers.
- Sunday was Jammies and Grammys. Gryffin and I never left our jammies and I stayed up really late (for me) watching my girl, Amy Winehouse rock.
- Today is storytime at a bookstore, then playdate at Robin's. Don't know if we will make the first, definately the second though.
- Mood is questionable. Lots on the mind, putting weight on the shoulders and making the clock spin faster and faster.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Now I'm all for saving the environment and becoming less dependant on oil but the whole corn based fuel thing is bunk... my grocery bill proves it. When it becomes more profitable for farmers to grow food for a gas tank rather than food for humans or cattle everything you ingest will become more expensive. I can't blame the farmers, they are just trying to keep their own families fed. If I had to narrow it down to just one person to blame it would be (drum roll please) W. Now I'm not going to get all political and preachy. I'm just going to say that voting should be done and researched. Don't just choose a candidate because they are pro-life or pro-choice, that battle has been fought, its done, its over. Don't choose a candidate because they are in the party you chose to be affiliated with, that is just a label and labels don't mean much. Don't choose a candidate because they are more or less religious than the next guy, or girl. Religion doesn't belong in politics- separation of church and state, remember? Choose a candidate based on where they want to lead this country, what their plans are to fix the economy and bring our soldiers home, how they are going to improve the quality of life for our children, our elderly and ourselves. And by all means, don't choose to not choose. If you don't vote, you don't get the right to bitch about the status of affairs.
Ok, I did get all political and preachy. Sometimes I just can't help it.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Disclaimer: Blogspots spell check isn't working so please forgive my own ignorance when I forget to put the I before the E or the sometimes Y rule.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Last night Mike stuck with the theme and installed a new faucet. Our kitchen faucet has been leaking for weeks and we finally bought a new one over the weekend. Its pretty and functional, which is more than the old one ever was.
Monday, February 04, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
If anyone is up for good art, craft, coffee & music come check this out tonight:
My friend Beqi is one of the vendors, http://beqiclothing.com/ . Her stuff is awesome and I could easily drop some serious buckage on her spring line. And the more you buy the more Bastard Scraps I can beg off her. Hee hee hee.
I'm going to be there with my meager allowance in hand ready to spend it all! So if you see a crazy redhead or some weird chic in a cheap black wig, come and say hi!
Friday, February 01, 2008
We got the snow I was hoping for!
Gryffin and I played in it for quite a while today. Of course, when your two you never want to stop; however, when you're thrity-five quiting time is only held off by an adorable face like this.
I finally bribed him in by promising he could watch Teen Titans after his nap. Yup, I'm a sucker.
He becomes a walking snow man and he still won't admit he's cold.
What do you do when you haven't been able to wash your hair in almost a week, you can't stand to wear yet another baseball cap and you know you're going out?
You take a total of 1 minute to dig through Beqi's Bin of Bastard Scraps, sew a quick headband and use it to cover those greasy roots and tie it all back. I think I set a new world record in speed styling. I know its not all that "Growl" but at least its a little "Meow".