Thursday, January 31, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
(That's a lot of joy right there!)
I have to start some risotto for "dinner" with my ILs. I call it "dinner" b/c it's at 12:30 which is not the dinner hour so far as I'm concerned. But I'm going with it.
I don't stir risotto constantly (bad! bad!) so that gives me lots of time to clean out the office/craft room/hunting storage/library disaster area room.
I have quite a to-do list based on some of the stuff I unearthed in there:
1. Write more thank yous - I can't even close my thank you card box.
2. Get DeuceDad to build new bookshelf
3. Hang pictures that came out of nursery (a year ago!)
All those important activities will have to wait 4 more weeks until my class is over. I have a renewed desire to apply myself b/c I just found out I got an A on my midterm!!!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
This morning I did nothing. In fact, I didn't even drink a cup of coffee until I realized I was nearly comatose. We went to a very fun all day party, played the new game I got for Christmas, Cranium Wow, came home.
Hopefully that was a good rest day, and tomorrow will be a little more productive.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I am going back to my Alma Mater for a career fair today, and taking the opportunity to visit Misty Hollow, which is an really neat local craft store and the place where I took my first and only painting class.
I'll let you know if I get any good stuff!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
I just did Week 1 Day 1 of C25K and it was hard! I'm glad I'm doing it because my fitness level is pathetic. I'm also regretting agreeing to this b/c of the logistics if nothing else.
I decided to do the workouts at lunch time MWF in our office gym. This will keep me from having to go outside (it was 1 degree this morning), it will save me money by not joining a gym and it will make the most of my time away from Deuce. It will also leave me sweaty and stinking for the remainder of the day.
So here's my dilemma. I can fit in a quick shower if I don't have to do my hair or wear makeup. Do I:
a) only wear makeup in the morning MWF (I work with all dudes, no one will notice)
b) ditch the exercise at lunchtime thing altogether?
For this week at least, I'm taking the clean and fit road. I will shower after the workouts. Better healthy and blotchy than flabby and madeup. (Sounds good...)
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I've lost my finger-lickin' mind!
In 5 weeks, when my class is over, I can start anything I want... I'm just so excited to be through with it, I'm putting the cart before the horse a little bit.
So given all that, what does Saturday night have in store for me? Dinner, playing with some of Deuce's new toys (in the last 2 weeks we've aquired a walker (thanks DeuceGrandma!), a Jumperoo, a play table, and a load of other new toys. It's scandelous.), and maybe finish up the pages I started that the pictures arrive for. If I can get my kitchen table cleared off before I go to bed tonight, I will sleep easy. But I'm not holding my breath!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I can see it now - I will spend some of my valuable crocheting time trying to post some kind of progress ticker on the blog and then get crabby when I have to crochet furiously on the car ride to the party.
Pic of progress so far to follow.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I'm on my own today because DeuceDad had trouble at the plant this week and has to work all day, and then is doing archery league tonight. It's been baby heaven this morning, then napping and a glorious glorious shower for DeuceMom.
The housework is there glaring at me, but new scrapbook paper on the kitchen table and 85 oz of new yarn for an afghan for my grandma's birthday is beckoning, reminding my how short naptime really is. My exhaustion is saying "nap." My brain is saying "scrap." My fingers are saying "crochet." The angel on my shoulder is saying "clean."
And yet, I blog.
Friday, January 11, 2008
I think fun was had by all, and am considering making it a yearly thing.
I have a major case of the gimme's right now. I want to get new craft stuff and not necessarily do any actually crafting. I have a whole list of scrapbooking and crocheting projects to do, but shopping just seems like more fun.
Deuce also has the gimme's. He is now refusing formula. He will eat food and drink water, but it's b-milk or nothing, milk-wise. Not that I mind. It's like being picked first for the team. He's just the cutest thing - he's made up his baby mind and will accept no substitute for b-milk.
So this weekend we have to work on the sippy cup to make sure he's getting enough fluids during the day, clean house, and I will make time to craft come h-e-double-hockeysticks or high water (we have high water, so there is actually a chance hell makes an appearance).
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Here's my favorite scarf - it has a hole in one end to pull the other end through. I'm such a disaster all the time, I need help staying dressed. And that's Claude. He's a big help.
This is the basket weave blanket that needs edging.
And is is my favorite thing I've crocheted - our nursing blanket. Deuce and I have spent many happy hours in this blanket.
I do have to venture out today for some essentials, and because the library got the copies of Super Baby Food and No Cry Sleep Solution that I reserved. I'm feeling much better anyhow.
It's incredible, when I look back on it, how I was home for 8 weeks this spring and didn't enjoy the weather, the time off, anything. I felt so horrible. Even my limited to do list for today (shower, one thing from grocery store, library, lay around and read) would have exhausted me completely. Apparently high blood pressure does that to a person. What I wouldn't give for that time now that I'm back in good health.
Oh, one more thing to work on today - figure out how to post pictures! Maybe I need to figure out photobucket or flickr or something. I want to post some pics of completed projects (modeled by Deuce of course).
Enjoy your day! I'm going to go lay down!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Just wanted to clear that up.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
So Christmas got boxed up and put away and next weekend's project is the whole crawling around picking up choking hazards and chemicals thing. I'm excited to see him accomplish, but it's so strange to think that we had seven months with him being immobile and that's all we get. Ever. Deuce-motherhood can be bittersweet.
In crafting news, I took Rebecca's scarf apart once b/c I didn't have enough CC for the whole length. I restarted, 9 sts across (meant to do 10, but that's the beauty of a plain old sc scarf), alternating 2 rows of MC w/ 2 rows MC and CC together. Looked good, but still too short for it's 2 year old recipient. So I took it out AGAIN and restarted 5 sts across, alternating 4 rows of MC w/ 4 rows MC and CC together. I love this little girl, I do. But not this much. One more mess up and she's getting a puzzle.
I set up a scrapbook paper swap for Thursday - I'm so excited about this! Guests are bringing stacks/loose paper, whatever they aren't using to trade with others. We're going to eat (of course), then everyone just spreads their goods out on the table and takes what they like. I'm doing this in particular b/c I don't have ANY 12x12 Christmas paper, and I have TONS of baby's first Christmas pictures. So yes, it's self serving, but I have so much paper to trade too.
Okay, next week is starting whether I like it or not, so I'd better put the coffee pot together.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I have a scarf in the works that's easy enough to crochet while talking, so I'm excited about that.
I just can't get over the feeling that it's a little odd to crochet at lunch. Or for a 27 year old to be crocheting at all. So the alterior motive is to hang out with some other twenty- and early thirty-somethings that also do crafts.
Maybe if we come up with a better name for our group. Right now we're going with Crafty Lunchers. I mean, we have to put something on our Outlook calendars. If the group takes off maybe it will name itself.
I've been thinking for a long time about starting a blog as an outlet for some of the stuff I'm doing and thinking in the process of Deuce-Motherhood survival. I've never been one that excels at balancing everything I want and need to do so I'm constantly a work in progress.
Add to my usual struggles the birth of my beautiful son, affectionately known as Deuce, in June 2007, and I feel like I'm on an amusement park ride without the seatbelt!
I owe DAP to my BIL's girlfriend (probably future sister-in-law, here on out known as PFSIL). Her blog kasiaiscarly.blogspot.com inspired me to start this blog. So she gets some of the credit and some of the blame for the fact that I'm spending my time this way!
Lots to do, lots to learn,