Saturday, February 21, 2009

July and August done

Loved this too; so did Katie!

This was fun; love the colors!

I finished these two a couple of weeks ago but life got in the way of me posting the pictures. I was able to start on September last night and got pretty far with it before bedtime. I can't wait to finish!

On the non stitchy fun I've been having....Spring cleaning of sorts. Logan broke the couch; I ordered a new futon to be shipped to our local WM so I wouldn't have to pay shipping. One should never order something online without getting a complete picture of what one is purchasing. The futon is really nice but so not kid friendly. Or at least not my kid friendly is how I should have put it. He would have torn it to bits in less than a day. It's sturdy but the cover is held on by these dowel looking things with a tiny piece of material to hold it to the actual futon. Yeah, Logan would have gotten to those in less then a minue even with the protective plastic sheet and regular sheet I had used to cover it. LOL

The only reason I ordered it was because I thought that no store had any in stock other than the regular metal ones. WRONG! Target had a nice one for a nice chunk of money less than the one I ordered so we grabbed it. Now I could have tried to send the original one back but Logan got to another piece of furniture too. DH has a recliner just like mine, or it was before Logan played with it. The back is having issues whether you are just sitting in it and rocking or you have the footrest up. We've had to perform maintenance on both these chairs before so we know where the problem might be located if it can be fixed. That is to be done tomorrow while DH is home; if it can't be fixed he will be hauling it out to the curb for someone to take home and figure how to fix or the garbage man comes for it first. I like having a futon in my living room; I can sit down and fold clothes and actually be comfortable. It's a lot easier than sitting on the floor surrounded by clothes.

The fun part of this has been all the cleaning I've been doing in order to make room for these items. I've done some much needed cleaning to get rid of a desk that just was a junk collector. I have four children, I don't need something that will collect junk for them. We have enough crap without the extra help, thank you very much! In doing all the cleaning I finally realized that you can't always reach all the areas that need to be dusted when you do your normal cleaning. I spent two and a half days cleaning and getting rid of things. I also spent the following 4 days with severe allergy problems because of all the dust you can't reach until you start moving things around. OMG! I had a cold the week before and that was like a day at the beach compared to what I went through with my allergies. I'm sure that the pollen count outside hasn't been the greatest lately which only added to my pain. Have you ever had allergies so bad that you couldn't put your glasses on your face????

I had to take some days off while I battled my allergies but I hope to be completely done with this move by tomorrow night. I moved things and didn't really like the way it looked so I've been figuring out in my head how I want to arrange them so it looks a little better. Ever have one of those situations???

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Update of sorts....

May completed

June was fun until I saw this picture; I just realized that I went over to far so the left side has three spaces and the right only has one. It was supposed to be two and two.

I'm working on August as I was lucky and received July and August on the same day. I had been on such a roll but that went out the window. I did have to stop and get everything in the backpack and bags to take to school yesterday for Ryan. I would put stuff in then walk away to do something else and remember something I'd forgotten. I did that all day Sunday until I finally thought I was done. As we were in the van I remembered one other thing I forgot and had to run back in for it. He made it to school on his first day with everything he needed and then some.

Katie cried on the way to breakfast after we dropped him at school. She's got such a big heart and it's so easily hurt. I was doing good until I saw those tears then she turned her head and closed her eyes and that was all she wrote for me. We were able to get her to smile through her tears after bribing her with food. We took her to breakfast at our favorite place and what a little angel she was there. She sat so nicely in her seat and ordered her breakfast (toast but still she was so cute!) from the waitress. She sat like a good girl the entire breakfast and for the first time in a very long time I was able to eat a meal while it was still hot.

Laugh, go ahead. You take it for granted until you don't have it. You'd think with all the cold meals I've eaten for so long that I would have lost all the baby weight a while back but no, not me! Maybe now that I have time and one less child to lug around I can go for those walks I've been talking about with such yearning these past years. Yeah, maybe tomorrow because it sure didn't happen today. I had to distract Katie from her heartache with a trip to her favorite store; Target. I think DH has given Katie his shopping bug! We came out with a pad of purple paper from the dollar section and some kids gloves/mittens that were marked down to 75% off. Now that the cold weather is gone (I hope it is anyways!) we won't need them but we will next year and this time I'll have them!

Off to take advantage of the quiet time to clean as fast as I can so I can sit down and relax for a bit before it's time to go pick up the little man. Have a great Tuesday!