Monday, September 29, 2008


Prints available in my shop.


Thought I'd pull out the art supplies today. Here is a sneaky-peek.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Wonderfully Lazy Weekend...

So far, this weekend has been wonderfully dull and uneventful. No homework. No super dirty kitchens. No messy living room. No time-consuming grocery shopping. Nothing. Wonderful, perfect, nothing!

What I did do this weekend:

I baked cookies (oatmeal ones), I watched two movies--I even got some knitting done!

What will I do today?

I plan on more knitting. Maybe some crafting, since I did some knitting yesterday. Maybe some reading.

And to cap of the evening, I am going to watch the season premieres of two great shows, one of which I have been looking forward to since last season ended...DEXTER. :) Ooooh...I love Dexter Morgan! Great books, great show!

Anyhow, I'm off to continue my wonderful weekend of NOTHING! All stress-inducing activities resume tomorrow. (Bah.)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Project Soon...Maybe

I had this idea for an art quilt a while back, but considering my time is divided among many different things at this moment, I think I will start off with a few small ornaments instead of a larger quilt. I'm thinking the chair will be a different color for each ornament (starting with black)--maybe even a different style.

Autumnal Breezes

Autumnal breezes
Bring lots of sneezes
I wish I had a colorful picture of changing leaves.
One of my trees out back has an orange leaf or two, but nothing impressive enough to post.
The weather has been chilly, though, and I'm starting to think about...
Aaron needs a scarf and hat.
I should make new ones for Sean, too.
And don't forget about Maggie!
(Hat, keyhole scarf and sweater for her...)
I'm not a summer knitter.
I just don't have it in me.

Before I do any knitting, though, I have to do school work.
My head hurts every day.
I get tension in my face that wraps around my head to my neck.
Yesterday, it was a pain (literally) to keep my head upright.
I decided to watch David Blaine in bed.
Then, I fell asleep.
(How did it turn out? Did he survive?)
My brother does magic.
Not as good as David Blaine, but he impresses me sometimes.
He wants to be David Blaine, or Kriss Angel.
That is his D R E A M.
(I hope you enjoyed this alternative post.
Everything should be written in the form of a
Even bad news.)
Government Bail-outs
Economic fear grips all
Golden Parachutes

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sweet, Sweet Maggie

My cutie pie is ELEVEN MONTHS OLD today! In just one month she'll be a whole year old!
What was I doing at this time last year? I started working on this blanket...which I'm still working on.
I bought the yarn one Sunday (I remember it was Sunday because football was on) because I was sooooo antsy and ready to have the pregnancy O-V-E-R!! I thought knitting a blanket would take my mind off of things.

Just think, if I stuck with the blanket, it would be done by now! I will finish it...eventually. (For her sweet 16, maybe?)

Motherly Love in Two Words...

Homemade Cookies

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ahh, Monday, Monday

John's at work...The boys are in school...Maggie is sleeping...Peace and quiet...I should go meditate. First...

Breakfast, coffee, a little reading. Things I used to take for granted.
This morning I'm having a Long Island breakfast. Now, I'm not sure if this is truly the breakfast of choice there, but my parents were raised all their lives on Long Island, and every time they would go back for a visit, they would have buttered hard rolls for breakfast, while I would eat a cream cheese bagel. These items would come from a Deli. Mmmmm....
So, I picked up the latest issue of Artful Blogging. What a beautiful magazine!
So, I'm sitting here, enjoying my butter sandwich, and thinking of what I'll do today. There are so many things I want to do. Last week was so busy I did nothing for myself. I have one appointment (teacher conference) this week, and I plan on just playing catch up--and taking it easy. Unfortunately, though, I'll spend the first portion of the week "getting well." I have a cold. Blah. Lots of sinus pain. Coated mouth. Cracked lips. Cranky attitude. Drowsy medicine head.
I'm optimistic, though. This cold won't last. I'll persevere!
I want to practice some embroidery stitches. I have some ideas for small pieces. My fingers are itching to sew. And maybe knit.
That comes later, though. Now is rest. I think I'll kick back, relax, and see how I feel later this afternoon.
Maggie is a-stirring. So much for meditation...

Good day, all!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What a Week

I'm sure my previous post gave you some insight to how frazzled I am right now. There is a light at the end of this tunnel, though. I just completed my first major project for my education course. I finished my first major test for math, and tonight I'll finish my first debate for American government. Woo-hoo!

I really need to work out a better system. I haven't had a chance, really, to do what I love. Housework. (Just kidding. Although, the housework is suffering, too.) I haven't been crafting, creating, knitting, reading, or writing. I haven't been blogging, either. Time management, though. That is what I need.

Since I'm not a big fan of blog posts without pictures, here is an old sketch I recently scanned on to my computer. (BTW, I now have a scanner!!!!!)

Oh, and there is a slight chill in the air...I almost feel like breaking out my needles...I should. It would relax me. I need something to ease the stress. Stress physically manifests itself on my body--I have rheumatoid arthritis. Whenever I encounter a lot of stress, my body reacts. Sucks. It's actually a vicious cycle. Stress causes pain, which causes more stress, which causes more pain. Exercise helps. Yoga helps. Meditation helps...but who has time for that? I will, once I join a gym. I learned that exercising at home is IMPOSSIBLE with an almost 1 year old. Try doing a downward dog while someone is crawling under you, as if you were an overpass.

Wow. I'm a little chatty today.

Here's another picture. The Tin Man is my son. For reasons I'll never understand, he thought it would be a good idea to take my silver stamp pad and paint himself. (This gives me an idea for a Halloween Costume.)

Spooky Fun in October

Alright, I don't know what I'll do, but I'm participating in:

It's not my party, but I am inviting you, nonetheless! :) Click the pic above and be directed to some spooky fun--AND check back on October 18th for a frightfully good post! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Quick "Hello"

School is for fools...okay, not really, but that's how I feel right now.

It is 7am and I am drained. I haven't even started the day yet and I want to end it. I spent all day yesterday stressing out over an outline for a debate. Now I can turn my attention to a Field Observation essay I have to complete by...tomorrow. Not to mention, I haven't done any of my "regular" work for this week. Blah!

A little back story:

I'm going to school to become an Elementary Teacher. One of my classes this semester requires 10 hours of field time. I did my first on Tuesday. I helped out with work groups for my son's kindergarten class.

When I first decided to become a teacher, I didn't want to do Elementary. Then my oldest entered school, and I would love the atmosphere of the school every morning when I would bring him in. It brought back so many memories! Those first years of school were so exciting! But, I thought, I don't want to do kindergarten. I want kids who can read so I can share my love of books with them. (Originally, I wanted to be an English teacher.)

Well, I would like to say I was wrong. Kindergarten is GREAT! The kids were so cool! And how excited was I when some of the kids could read a few words! It dawned on me then, as they enthusiastically approached their work, and upon finishing the work, reached for books, that Kindergarten is where you begin to love school. It is the first year--the first impression! It is the year that sets the tone for the rest! And yes, you can learn to love books in that first year. It's only week four (0r five?) and the kids have learned a few words!

So, I feel better in my decision to do Elementary. What a wonderful time!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Etsy is Upsy

My etsy store is current, and new goodies abound!
Other than that announcement, here is the dirty on what's going on in my life:

I'm back in school. Ugh. Was a GREAT idea until I actually started do my school work. (American government--bor-ring.)

Aaron started kindergarten a few weeks ago. My sweet baby is in school! (One more to go!)

Maggie is a littl whirlwind. She gets into EVERYTHING. She's talking back already, and but her sassing in limited my her vocabulary. It's mostly, "na! na!" or "da! da!" I know what she's trying to say, though, and it's not good! :)

Sean is doing great in school. He turned seven in July. It's hard to believe how fast they grow!

Since I started school, you know I've been crafty! I do some of my best work when I'm supposed to be doing something else...I can't wait until it starts getting cooler and I feel like knitting...