Wednesday, November 21, 2007

How cute is this?

I wish I had invented that!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

For Sale

One used Mama.
Son wants a new, nicer, one.
Has volunteered to help Daddy find a better one.
He says he misses me, but wants me to 'sell you on the computer.'

Free to good home.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Our week in as few words as possible

Fri--boys' vaccines. 103.5 fevers
Sat-- Fevers, car break down
Sun-- Fevers
Monday-- robbed, Evan testicular torsion, ER
Tues-- Urgent Care Evan phlebitis
Weds-- Evan Ultrasound
Thurs-- Evan Urologist

Me-- losing it

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I need a workout Buddy

I've been looking at a ton of workout possibilities here, and I know where I would go and everything, but the truth is that I won't go by myself. Evan is too busy with school and everything to add one more thing and the Zoloft I'm taking is causing huge weight fluctuations-- which means that I am suddenly gaining huge amounts of weight, which makes me really feel bad about myself. I'm careful about how I eat-- I keep my min. calories above 1200...

Well, Martie, why don't you move here and we can be BFFs? Gym rats together, kids playing together.

I'll give you my HOUSE!


Friday, November 9, 2007

How cool is this?

Three year old Drew on my brand new loom.

Flips Heddles.

He throws the shuttle.

Pulls the excess out of the yarn.

And beats it.

He made two inches of cloth by himself.

Fav. site

No good local farmer's market? Try your online farmers market-- must see what they have!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sing With Me

I love my Baby Baby
He makes me crazy crazy
I Love my baby baby boy
Boop boop!
I love my baby baby
I love you baby baby!
I love my baby baby Boy!
Boop Boop!

Pumpkin and Snow

Two little bunnies sleeping in a playpen in our family room.

We love you, bunnies!

What the...?

I didn't eat anything funny.

I haven't been stressing out.

I was sitting here and nursing my baby when that familiar aura has started taking over my eyes.

Three minutes later my head is starting pounding and that horrible pressure.

DANGIT! How can I be getting a migraine?

Item for the day...

The quarter is there to show size :). A polyclay horse pendant I made the other day. I just barely figured out the Macro on my camera, so this is the first shot I have!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


I'm cleaning today-- I'm really trying to get things put together. The problem is, that trying to clean with these crazy boys-- one creating messes faster than I'm cleaning and the other insisting on being held-- is really stressing me out.

So far today I've--
1)Cleaned my bedroom/bathroom
2)done two loads of laundry
3)de-cluttered, cleaned and vacuumed the Living room
4)de-cluttered, cleaned, and vacuumed the Family Room
5)Taken out the trash
6)Cleaned the bunny cage
7) Started cleaning the kitchen-- and the counters
8)Cleaned Kevin's room

It may not sound like very much, but, believe me, it's nothing short of miraculous the way these boys make this house messy! And it's not just the boys, to be honest. I'm not the greatest at keeping things together, and help from the Evan department isn't going to be happening during the week for the next two years.

Despite feeling completely stressed out, I'm proud of myself. I'm also very overwhelmed by realizing how much more there is actually to get done. Deep breath. Deep breath.

Deep. Breath.

Yeah, cleaning gives me panic attacks.

Well, then, better dig out my paper bag and get back to work!

Oh, while I'm on it-- what are you doing today to keep things GREEN?

Last Night's Painting

Let's celebrate our Earth and our own womanly existence! We are all inter-connected-- Our world, our families, ourselves...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Finished this Yesterday

BFF-- Breast Feeding Forever

I love nursing my toddler. He's almost fifteen months old now, and nursing definitely takes on a different personality with a baby this age. He's more active. He also is verbal enough to ask me to nurse when he wants to, and to tell me when he doesn't want to, which is really nice.

With Drew I quit breastfeeding when he was 22 months old, because Sunny was due in two months and tandem nursing really intimidated me. If I could go back I probably wouldn't have weaned Drew at that time. He really needed that special connection, though I've never denied him since when he wants to try.

There's been some speculation that my last pregnancy was so rough because I was nursing while I was pregnant, but that's a hard thing to measure. There's also been speculation that it was my depression acting up and then there's the theory that I'm actually reacting to my babies. (That last one has actually been proven untrue, as I had about a million blood tests and I was NOT attacking them.) Speculation, however, is just that: speculation. I may just have really rough pregnancies. I think the end result: these beautiful boys, is well worth ever minute. I totally buy into that theory that the rougher the pregnancy the cuter the baby. Mine are CUTE.

I'm in no rush to wean Sunny. I have no reasons too-- with Evan in graduate school we have decided to wait until he graduates until we try for another one, so, unless I'm still nursing Sunny when he's three, then we should be just fine. I have a sneaky suspicion that he will self-wean before then. He has days that he's just too busy to nurse much.

AS I said at the beginning, I love nursing. I love the quiet time and the connection and the feeling that, even though I'm not the greatest at being a mom, I'm really good at providing for them in this really essential part of their development.

OK, better go-- Sunny is trying to type and that gets a little tricky.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Current Hobbies/Projects...

1) Watercolor Painting (on etsy)
2) Spinning Alpaca Roving with a drop spindle
3) Garden
4) Tapestry weaving
5) Fabric weaving
6) Sculpting with polyclay
7) Baking
8) Writing

1) Sales on Etsy (a first sale, then consitent sales)
2) Stoneware in the future, when etsy sales permit
3) Publication of my finished works

My Fourth Anniversary!

Evan and I just celebrated our fourth year of marriage with a whole day of busy fun. Evan is in grad school, so we haven't been seeing much of each other-- well, he's here, but studying, so it feels like he's not.

So, having a whole day together was magical-- the whole day had that feeling of glamorie-- even when things went wrong it was a-ok. (Yes, I realize I just Anglicized a French word!)

We got everyone ready first thing and headed to Grandma's house where we picked up her truck and dropped off Sunny (his choice). We then drove forty some minutes to the very far opposite side of town to pick up our new rabbit hutch. The hutch wouldn't fit in the back with the camper on, so I had the idea that we could take the camper off and flip it over so we could get everything home-- it actually worked, though it took a lot of work on Evan's part.

On the way back home we picked up our rabbits from the breeder who was at a hotel for a rabbit show. We have two male Holland Lops-- very cute! We're planning to get them fixed soon. (Once I earn enough from my etsy shop).

We dropped the bunnies etc off at home and went back over to Grandma's house to play and nurse Sunny until about 1 pm, when the boys packed into the car with the grandparents to spend the day at the State Fair about two hours away.

Evan and I did our food shopping, to the post office twice (sold my saddle!) and then... e took me to the mall to get me a new dress and shoes! It was awesome-- I haven't had a new dress in about five or more years... and my church shoes I've been wearing for about nine years, so it was about time! Evan actually got me another pair of shoes too, which means I actually have four pairs of shoes or so now! Lol!

On the way home to get ready for our reservations the car suddenly stopped working. We pulled off the road and turned it off-- suddenly realizing we had sent Evan's car keys off with the boys accidentally. We tried the car again and were able to make it home. We decided to get ready and leave early to try to make it to our reservations. We made it and wandered around to kill time before going to Melting Pot-- our special anniversary fondue place.

It was perfect! Evan had even had them put roses on the table for me. We were there for two hours, eating and talking... it was so fun!

The boys came home at about ten, and went straight to bed-- though Sunny nursed all night! Fine with me! All in all, it was a great day-- and we've been having a lot of fun with our new bunnies.