Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

I only have to finish the right book border and the bottom border and this is completed!

Here is my monthly SAL from Oakhaven Designs for February. Now I need to post a pic at the group page and request March so I can try to get caught up!

No, the sky isn't falling but I am posting to my blog for the second time within the same month so something is wrong somewhere! lol

I'm in the process of cleaning, doing laundry and trying to get some much needed and deserved stitching time in this week. I've decided that I need my work schedule to be Monday, Wednesday and Friday (or at least two days but with a break in between) as I need the rest of the week to keep up with the messes the kids always make. Today, Ryan is home again with pink eye. I was able to get some drops in his eyes last night and again this morning. Not too sure how this morning's faired with his major fit but I don't see any nasty goo coming out so maybe tomorrow he can go back to school. Shhhhhhhh! That means all four kids will be back in school at the SAME TIME! Gasp!!!! Quick, someone knock on wood!!! Cross toes and fingers too while you're at it, unless your stitching and then just cross both sets of toes for me!!

I did get the playroom cleaned and everything put away and I set up our other cable box in there for the kids to be able to watch Nick Jr, their new favorite channel. I actually hooked everything up correctly and finally figured out which channel to have it on and programmed that stupid remote they give you. That felt like I had accomplished a major feat today, let me tell you!!!! I don't mind them watching Nick Jr as it's all preschool which means learning all the time. PBS Kids and Nick Jr are our favorite kids channels. I do allow them to watch Disney channel but only the smaller kids shows. By the time Marie gets home she wants to watch the tween stuff but I have to say no because she has a load of homework to do. Does anyone remember fifth grade??? Did we really have ALL that homework to do too????

Well, I need to actually get some laundry folded before I can get some stitching time in so I'd better get to those baskets. It's not like the little buggers are going to fold themselves is it??!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's April already

and I haven't posted since the beginning of March. What have I been doing for all that time you ask??? Welllll, let me see. The kids are still fighting the allergies, we had some great friends in for a two week visit and the kids had spring break. We had a great time during spring break visiting with the Parker's. We hit the beach one day and had a BBQ at the house on another day. Of course, again this year someone got sick on Easter Sunday. Katie was running a fever on Easter and came down with a wonderful case of pink eye in both eyes! She then shared the fever with Ryan and he was out until yesterday and she was out all week. So much for a break after the break for Mom. Anyone with children knows that mothers can't be sick but always end up catching something because the little ones just can't keep from sneezing or coughing in your face at least ten times while they are sick. So yes, I ended up with the lovely gunk again too. I will be so glad when Katie starts Kindergarten in the fall because the getting sick everytime you turn around phase should be over by now. That's the only downside to never having your child in daycare. They don't build up the immunities until they start school. Things will get better!

What am I doing right now you ask..... (DEEP sigh) I'm listening to my four wonderful well behaved children (COUGH, CHOKE, COUGH COUGH!) fight with each other yet again. I just heard someone call someone else a poopy head. I guess I should be happy it wasn't any worse than that right??? LOL All in all, they do get along fairly well and they totally surprised me when they behaved like (almost!) little angels when we had visitors. I really wish I could have kept little Lucy here with us as they never fought when she was here.

Really, the past couple of weeks (month) haven't been as bad as all that. I did finish my February part of the SAL and I am almost done with my LHN The Bookshelf as well. So, see I did find time to stitch with all that going on. Not only those two projects but I actually spent about 45 minutes trying to finishthe Autumn part of a SAL that was supposed to be done two or more years ago. Yeah, I'm slow but what's that old saying??? Something about being slow and steady always wins the race????

I still have no pictures to show any of the progress because my new camera is acting weird (Operatior error no doubt!) and for some reason I can't load or e-mail anything I pull from it. I'm sure I need to go in and tell it to save the pictures smaller but...... I would have to find the directions and then find time to sit and read it without falling asleep. That may take awhile. Perhaps I will just pull out the old camera and use it rather than wait for the year 3000 and me to figure out the newer camera. I need to get a picture of February so I can get March unless I've already missed that deadline. Hope not!