Wednesday, September 28, 2011
on the upswing *ZING!ZING!!*
YES, it has something to do with my man FINALLY making his way home.
YES, it has something to do with putting my plans for building an Ark on hold and actually getting outside!
I owned Drama Mama months ago and part of this lovely package is that my life impacts me...a lot!
I LOVE my life I would rather breath the darkest days then sigh an uneventful existence.
Life is for living.
I LOVE that I have a hubby that acts like he's 75. It balances my inner 12 year old.
I LOVE that I have 5 children....I have someone to wear out and keep my A.D.D> entertained.
I LOVE that I got a camera of my very own after years of not having one!!!
I LOVE that my clothes come from consignment. They're only going to change with the seasons anyway and I NEED the next XBOX 360 Shoot 'Em Up game....or really I HAFTA get me that Glo-In-The-Dark yarn. I mean. HAFTA!! I'm going to make my best friend a complete layette in it and NOT tell her. That way when she lays her baby to bed at night and her baby glows it will TOTALLY MESS HER UP!!!.
It'll mess her up good because she loves life A LOT more than me cuz she's on baby #9!
I LOVE how my kids convinced me to stay up and watch Mentalist on CTV last night. Oh, Patrick Jane you are sooooo brilliant.
I LOVE that I know myself well enough that if my hair straightener fritzes I will go mental. Same with the the Moroccon Oil...if Sarah uses that as body lotion and I have to go through another bad hair week again until 'pay day', I will love that I know myself enough now that I know those things may send me to the Loonie Bin.
I LOVE that my daughter acts all 'cool' in public but is really Strawberry Shortcake.
I LOVE my ankles. Hello friends...thank you for not hiding anymore!
I LOVE that my piano has wheels. It made it easy for me (and Bruno Mars) to move.
I LOVE that SparkGuy visited Cheri on her SparkPage yesterday and I got to eavesdrop...I felt like I was Celebrity Spotting...it was like I was spotting Justin Beiber.....okay....not him, but, you get the idea!!!!
I LOVE this place!
I LOVE how LOVE multiplies!
I really need coffee...
SO. the link for the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom work stuff for my JK :
We're working on the Lapbook.
Some random photos cuz I'm high on life!
My 13 yo John & I (Yes, he is strangling me)
My 12 yo Kate & I (Wanting to hunt down her doggie...somewhere out there....)
My 7 yo David & I in front of the SUNFLOWERS!
My 6 yo Jojo & I in front of my lovely Morning Glories and Teki Torches.
My 3yo Sarah with Cruzer. I had her too wound up climbing the indoor 'Tree' and everytime we hugged she was flopping all over the place and her head was missing from photos...so, no me in the photo. Oh, I think we're OKAY with that. I don't think we're suffering.
My doggie and his ridiculous amount of kisses. I mean ridiculous!
Hope you have a wonderful Weekend if I don't get in tomorrow. I hope I do, but, I have a feeling we're focusing on Katie's room while her Daddy is at work the next two days. That way when he is home we won't wake him up.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday Night is my CROCHET NIGHT!!!
Crochet keeps those hands busy like no body's business!
Here are some recent projects that have rescued my hips from chocolate landing on them....
Done in BERNAT Handicrafter cotton~'Holidays Prints 5mm (US H/8)
Link to free PDF pattern:
Tonight I'm hoping to bring my daughter into her youth group meeting and instead of driving back home just to turn around and pick her back up I've begun a project for the Pastor's wife. Well, it's for their baby. We're new to the church and it's huge. Hubby told me the Pastor said that his wife was expecting their 5th and since I have five I thought it would be a sweet expression to make something for their bundle of joy. I hadn't met her and I just have seen the Pastor. He's kinda short. To me... I mean, I hang out with giant men all day. This guy barely meets 5ft8. So, I assumed his wife wouldn't be a giant. Then Sunday my hubby pointed them out. Well, as I looked over she incorrectly assumed I was eyeballing her man and gave me the glare-down. She spent the remainder of the service with one arm tossed over the back of the pew with open radar on me. She had her biznotch on. I LOVED it. I am fierce about my man and I adore loyalty as a character quality. I think we are going to get along w*o*n*d*e*r*f*u*l*l*y. Well, as soon as she isn't threatened by the 5ft9, blue-eyed, blond bombshell. Ya, I'll own it...I go all out on Sunday, cuz, I am with MY MAN!
Getting back to the layette I'm making her baby...I don't know if I'm making it the right size. I've made a 'Take-Me-Home' size, but, I'm not sure if it might be too small. My perspective may be off because in my imagination the Pastor's wife is now Gigantor and can take me in a single sweep of her pinkie finger and may indeed be birthing an elephant.
I may make a second larger layette and feign generosity but it's really a guise of fear of making the wrong size and being crushed for insulting her. She scares me. I love it. Muhahaha.
I made it in the sparkle yarn (shock, I know) with a 4mm (G) from patterns I found on Susan L. Kraus' FREE site:
I adjusted the cuff on the hat and booties. I didn't want as many rows, but, other than that I followed the pattern pretty closely. As, I mentioned. I don't know what gender they're expecting and since I'm going to have to build a rapport with my *new friend*, I'm not going to get to as many questions without being suspected of much, so, I'll play nice and keep it neutral with the sparkley white.
She's feisty. I know we'd be good friends. Alas, I know what I was like with my 5th...I needed SERIOUS T.L.C.
One last pic before I go back to studies with my children...
the infamous blanket that I've been working on for my nephew....at his mommy's request...
Sunday, September 25, 2011
A RAVEN saw a Swan and desired to secure for himself the same beautiful plumage. Supposing that the Swan’s splendid white color arose from his washing in the water in which he swam, the Raven left the altars in the neighborhood where he picked up his living, and took up residence in the lakes and pools. But cleansing his feathers as often as he would, he could not change their color, while through want of food he perished.
2 Peter 1:5
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
Teaching with stories...
This is how I'm going to teach myself to not be Camo Girl in public or with people who I fear will reject the 'real' me.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
By Marianne Williamson
It's a choice...
If my hubby wasn't distracting me with a great movie, "Morning Glory" I would dig deeper into this epiphany...boyz are so distracting....
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