What felt like Spring anyway. A day or so before Easter the tempertures were in the 70s and just lovely. I mean the kind of weather were you want to be outside. And of course we took full advantage of those days with lots of running around in my parents yard.
Then Wham! (not the band) cold. Cold and wind came back just in time for egg hunting. Yikes. Quick find the eggs before your nose freezes off. All in all a good holiday weekend. Until....
We spent the next weeks puking and pooing our guts out simultaneuosly. Thanks for the stomach virus J and A. You knew your child was sick so you still bring it over to infect the entire family. And I mean entire, I dont think anyone was left out of this pukefest, even the in laws got involved. Fortunatly my grandparents were spared. I guess it is a good thinkg E was being so shy.
So it's still cold and we're all a little sick. But I've still got my fingers crossed for warmer weather.
Oh and I finally made a loaf of bread. Not a hard disgusting brick of flour and water but a nice loaf, which when smothered with creamcheese and strawberries makes a delicious snack.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Posted by Jasmine at 5:40 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I feel productive. Even if I’m not. The last few days have been filled with the mind-numbing increasingly irritating errands that have to be done. It’s amazing how little task become grand undertakings just by adding a baby. (Though I guess technically she isn’t a baby, she’s a toddler… where do these words come from.) Anyway long story short, going to the grocery store is about all that was accomplished yesterday.
I did finally get some hoops to hang on the wall with my favorite fabrics, and I’m really loving the one I hung up in the computer room, the one in the dining room… not so much. I guess because instead of a fabric I loooove, I chose one I thought would match. (Didn’t I just write about not matching? *head slap*) Bah hopefully it will grow on me.
And my soap making looks like it may never happen. Since Joann’s (chain crafty place) idea of soap making supplies seems to be limited to giant bars of soap you melt and pour into overpriced plastic trays. That’s right you too can turn big soap into little soaps. Dangit where is the lye! I even checked Kroger but probably wasn’t looking in the correct place, and since I had made the same mistake of going on SENIOR DISCOUNT DAY, (Da Da Duuuummmm) I really just needed to get out of there, and fast.
But to sum it up I say I “feel” productive because here it is the end of the day, and the house is trashed. Dishes in the sink, toys on the floor, dirty clothes strewn about (Thanks stripper N!) and it really doesn’t matter. I can tidy quickly before FIL arrives Friday, and then go back to my lazy day to day. With the main focus on finding a day to day rhythm that leaves me happy and healthy … oh and the dogs fed.
Posted by Jasmine at 7:06 PM
Saturday, March 8, 2008
So much snow! It just poured down yesterday and last night, and continues to do so today. N is estimating 8-10". Yucky.
I havent got anyof MY projects done because I seem to be missing some little thing from each. (Thread, for example.)
E has discovered the joys of playing ball with Snoopy. She giggles so hard I worry she'll yak sometimes.
I dont have much to type today really just wanted to toss in a quick update. We're all snowed in and I hope to take this oppurtunity to hang up some pictures or something. We've lived here almost 2 years and still havent moved in. Got to start working on that. Fluff the nest and all.
Posted by Jasmine at 12:28 PM
Friday, March 7, 2008
I want to finish these projects: MY quilt, MY wallet, and hoop up some of MY favorite fabrics to decorate MY sewing area. Ha Ha notice a pattern? I also want to start cutting some 4” squares for a massive patchwork quilt. Oh and soap I want to make some yummy honey and oatmeal soap.
Really I want to make a change around here. I’m tired of being tired and unhappy. I’ve really been making an effort to find my way out for a while. And I think I see the light.
Yesterday on my lovely DSD board, someone linked this blog: http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/ and I was taken in all day. I read and read and just fell in love with a lot of it. But I needed more so I followed her links to blogs she loves and found http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/2007/12/index.html ... I want to be this woman. LOL Seriously she is intelligent, loving and crafty. She takes fab pictures and writes engrossing blog entries.
Oh and did I mention her house… from the glimpses we see in her pictures I love it. It is a HOME. Often times I feel like this house isn’t a home… it’s a deathtrap on a hill that wreaks of drywall and new. Oh with giant floating dustpuppies that I can keep up with. But what these blogs made me think about is how much I want my home to feel like home. Matchy matchyness be damned I want to fill my home with things I love, and in a way I love.
The problem with that is our current money situation. Somehow we wound up owing the government for all the useless roadwork they did last year. (You know if I it was healthcare(!) I might feel less bitter.) And our heater broke a few weeks ago and it ate up a good part of my bday money for my camera. L So right now we are just trying to save our way into a comfy little nest and at the same time a Rebel XTi. Ha, all the beans (and farting) will be worth it when I start taking beautiful non blurry orange pictures of my lil bear. So basically I will not be spending money on making my house beautiful. But I will be cashing in that Christmas coupon for a visit to IKEA. Omg only 5 more days til it opens. Woooo.
Also on the down to earth blog she made a wonderful post about how we view housework. And while I should dig it out and link it here I’d rather you peruse her wonderful blog yourself. Hehe Basically it is never ending… so stop trying to finish. Ahhh that’s what I needed. I can’t stand to have an unfinished project it haunts me like the ghost-of-projects-long-forgotten, lingering over me as I sleep. But today and yesterday to some extent I stopped pressuring myself to find an end. I do what I can to make my house fun, safe, inviting (to people that don’t object to dog hair), and mine.
Dishes are done, table is cleaned, toys are strewn across the floor and E and I enjoyed a nice long snuggle session looking out at the snow from our snuggly corner on the couch.
Ahh much better. Now if only this damn cold would leave.
Posted by Jasmine at 10:48 AM