Friday, December 12, 2008

When it rains....

So my wonderful husband hurt his back. He has to go in for surgery soon. Right now he can't even stand for more than a few minutes. He's in a lot of pain and obviously can't work.

Now it seems that I'm going to be put out of business because of a new law that goes into effect in Feb. If you haven't heard about it it's called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), it requires that all products produced for children under 12 have third party lead testing.

So I either pay some expensive tests, which I have to pay for each item I produce since they are individually unique, or I can get fined.

I'm just one of hundreds that this law will put out of business.

If you've ever bought a homemade toy or children's item of clothing please write your local congressperson or senator!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back Online

Got a new computer and everything is up and running. I don't have a lot of time to catch up right now. Everyone is healthy and things are going fine. I will catch up later if I can find the time.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Computer is dead

This past week my computer died and the dryer that we just replaced the heating coil on died. What luck!

Since we have moved into this house, about 6 months, the computer has died twice, the satellite, the heating element on the dryer, the electric ignitor on the gas oven, and the gas furnace won't light. It has an electric ignition instead of a pilot light. The furnace is only 3 years old. I've tried cleaning it since I read about some dirty sensor could keep it from lighting. It didn't help. Time to call in the professionals.

I could attribute all of these things to the age of them, since the dryer and the oven are both older models. I'm not sure how old the computer is since it was a hand me down, but I'm sure it's a few years. But the timing is just suspicious. We had the electrical checked out when we bought the house and it ws fine, had some major renovations in recent years. Which was very important since it's over 100 years old. An electrician friend is coming over to check some things out. But other than that I guess it's time for some housekeeping.

I don't know if my computer can be fixed this time. The guy said it was an issue with the motherboard. I don't know when I'll be able to get a new computer. So I don't know how long it will be before I can get back online. I'll miss everyone.

Monday, August 04, 2008

My Melodramatic Kids

Sapphire finished up a theater camp mid July. She had a blast, made lots of friends, and we are still singing "It's a hard knock life...". The kids did great, it was very entertaining.

Now Sapphire and Kenzie are participating in a local childrens play. They are doing Snow White. Sapphire is a woodland animal and Kenzie is a bat. He was very shy and bashful. So unlike himself. I hope they can both meet some kids their own age and make friends. Since we have settled down they haven't met too many kids. It's hard to meet other homeschoolers in a rural area. The nearest group is 20 miles away. With gas prices getting together once a week isn't feasible. So I hope they make some local friends.

Once public school starts back up all the other activities will again also, i.e. Boyscouts, 4H, FFA. And while we haven't done any of those I was hoping since we are settled we could this year.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Second Honeymoon

We were lucky enough to have our inlaws watch the kids all weekend long so we went camping. I know how romantic is camping. I actually enjoy nature. We went swimming and hiking. Then we went to the coast for the day. It was so nice to just have some peace and quiet. We reconnected. It was so sweet.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Journey!

I know it's late. My computer died, then he enjoyed his birthday so much that he got sick. So we've been busy. It's amazing how fast time has just flown by. I look down at him and still see in him my little baby. He's not though. He's a big boy now. Waaaaa! He's just a sweetheart. He's very loving and affectionate. He loves to color and build. He doesn't understand gender stereotypes so he's just as likely to be carrying around a doll as he is a truck. Or in his case an animal. He want to paint his nails with his sister and play monster trucks with his brother. He can be very opinionated and bossy. He's my little vegetarian. I have trouble getting him to eat any meat at all except breakfast sausage but he'll wolf down a whole bowl of carrots. He's funny and happy and sure of himself. I hope he keeps all those traits as he grows to be a man. Happy birthday little dude!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My poor old sewing machine

It's having some problems. Lately it's been full speed or dead stop. I don't have a lead foot, really officer. I think it's just the pedal but it sucks big time. I do have a back up machine, ancient and heavy duty. It works fantastic. It doesn't have a bobbin winder. So I have to either thread them by hand, can we say PITA!, or buy a bobbin winder seperate. So a seperate bobbin winder costs about $40, last time I replaced the pedal on my other sewing machine it cost $50. Hopefully this one will be cheaper since it's newer but either way it's going to cost me money.

Journey's Almost 3

Waahhh!! My baby is getting to be so big. He's almost three. I only have one present for him so far. He's easy to please though. I don't know what to do for his birthday. He really is young for a party. We might just go swimming, he loves the water. The Gemini Fest is right after his birthday, I think we'll go this year. But I'm not sure about taking him. I mean a big hippy party in the woods with live music half the night. Mom said that a lot of other people bring thier kids. I just worry about them eating some special brownies or something. It's probably a lot tamer than I am thinking. I haven't gone before, I just dropped my sister off. But I'm not pregant or nursing this year so I'm ready to party. It would be neat to bring my two Geminis though.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The new member of our household

We adopted a kitty. Her name is Kimchi, as in Korean fermented cabbage dish, I think we'll change that. Maybe just Kim, or Kimmie. She's a year and half old. Very laid back. We went to Greenhill Humane, they had a lot of cats. Most ran in fear or hissed and swatted at the boys, who were actually on some of thier best behavior. Little Kimmie came right up to Kenzie and rubbed his legs. She let him pick her up and pet her. I figured if the cat was okay with Kenz it would be good with the rest of the family. He's the wildest of the bunch. She's settled nicely now but is afraid of the dishwasher and will hide when it's running. She doesn't go in the kitchen at all. That's a good thing, I don't have to worry about her escaping if the kids leave the back door open.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Having a Sale

I have all these diapers cut out, just sitting there staring at me. I hate to admit it but some have been cut out and waiting over a year and I'm just now sewing them up. So I am getting all these old one sewn up and selling them cheap. I'm really tired of looking at the same old prints.There is still more coming that I haven't finished with yet. I'm also selling any seasonal diapers that didn't sell, and just ones that have been sitting on the shelf for awhile. It's a "whatever I feel like getting rid of sale". My favorite kind.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Notes from the Universe

I love these things. For those that don't know it's little inspirational emails, you can sign up at These are not religious in nature at all. They are more based on the laws of attraction. Which if you haven't heard of you should read The Secret, it's been on Oprah and all over the net. I'm sure you can find all kinds of cool info on it.

My note today really picked me up, Mondays are hard because hubby goes back to work and now they we are settled down I don't go with him. So I won't see him again until Friday. It sucks big fat ones, I don't. I edited out my name but here it is. I hope it picks you up and if it does, sign up, it's free.

Happiness is what greases the wheels of life. It's also what opens the floodgates, marshals the forces, commands the elements, raises the sun, aligns the stars, beats your heart, heals what hurts, turns the page, makes new friends, finds true love, calls the shots, waves the wand, connects the dots, feeds your mind, frees your soul, rocks the world, and pays compound interest.

Yeah, so easy to forget.

Wild on,
The Universe

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Some holiday pics

Grandma took them all to Build a Bear instead of getting them loads of candy. Yah!!!
Journey has been sleeping with his elephant, he calls it his best friend.

Dyeing Eggs at Grandma's House

Before and After Pics

I don't have an after pic of the dining room yet because I'm still working on the trim but I'll post a before pic and catch up later with an after. This isn't the best pic but it's the only one on this camera. Here is the living room, we already started priming the trim in these pictures as it was black when we moved in.

After, painting and removing the carpet. There is a small section near the fireplace where we left the carpet since it's just plywood. We'll probably just cover it with tile when we re-tile the base of the fireplace.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Terrible Twos

Journey has been hitting his with a vengence. In the last week alone he spit his milk all over himself, dumped out a bucket full of marbles, hit his sister and brother too many times to count, filled the toilet with toilet paper, and went around smashing ants with his plastic hammer. This is only a stage, this is only a stage, this is only a stage....

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Snap problems

I guess I should not have my hubby assist with the snap press, he has cracked three snaps now, and not all on the same diaper. I guess he doesn't know his own strength. I hate replacing snaps because they are a pain to get off.

Is there such a thing as too many diapers?

Now Journey is getting closer to potty training and I am only using a fraction of all the diapers that he has. I get kind of overwhelmed. I am going to have to sell off some of these. I don't really want to. I really would just love to have another babe to put in them but we know how that goes. Another problem, I keep seeing cute prints that Journey would love and want to make another diaper out of them. I have a few already cut up but not yet sewn. I really should be sewing up some trainers instead of even more fitteds. Is there such a thing as too many diapers?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Some thoughts

Okay retyping everything frustrates me to no end. I am nit picking. I am thinking about cutting out the first chapter entirely. It does provide a nice introduction to the characters and such. It just doesn't seem to have much of a hook. I like the second chapter better, I think it just has more character. But it doesn't provide much of an introduction which I would have to write in later. Ack! It's too late to be analyzing this. After one a.m. but I can't write until the kids are asleep because I can't think with them running around. If don't focus on them they do things like try and flush a whole roll of toilet paper down the toilet.

Also have a couple serious problems, A: I am addicted to fragment sentences, I think it's from too much poetry... B: My story changes person from time to time. I can't even think of a correct wayto say that but occasionally it's first person then others its third. Okay at least I got it all out, now I'll try and mull it over while I sleep. Although it's more likely that I have another weird ass dream and think of a totally different story idea. If you have any suggestions feel free to suggest, I need some sleep now.

Ch. 2

Chapter Two

“Mrs. Hensey are you ready?” The cute little blond technician looked young enough to be my daughter and she wanted to put that thing where?

“Umm, don't you think the doctor should be doing that?” I asked, not entirely sure that she knew how to use it properly. After all I'd never had this procedure before.

“I am fully qualified to do this, don't worry I've done it many times before. Now it's no more uncomfortable than inserting a tampon. Could you lift your hips up a little and scoot your butt down? Thank you.” At least she didn't lie, I hate it when they say it's just a like a bee sting, that has to be the biggest stinger, a world record book holder. It looked about like a spatula handle covered with a condom. It was faintly uncomfortable just having a woman do this. That wasn't counting the awkward position that I was in. Still not as bad as I was expecting.

“If you look at the screen you'll see your baby. There is the little arms, and there's the head. Oh, and another head, and four legs.” At this point I was starting to wonder if I was having an alien baby, which would explain how I'd gotten pregnant in the first place.

“Congratulations, it's twins.” Her sweet doll face was just beaming at me, she was obviously more excited than I was. In one fell swoop I went from being the mother of three to the mother of five. I would have to become one of those minivan moms. Ech! My non-response didn't seem to faze her as she continues on naming the parts and telling me what went to which baby. She even printed up pictures, so I could happily share the news with my friends and neighbors no doubt.

“Before we finish could you take a picture of my tubes so that I can show my doctor what a crappy job he did. I think I want my money back. If he was a mechanic and his repairs were faulty I'd expect him to at least fix it for free. I'm going to ask.” The look on her face was priceless. A combination of shock, horror and awe crossed all at the same time. I would have to practice weeks to get the same face in the mirror. Where is a camera when you need one? Oh yeah it's shoved up my twat. She did as I asked and after that stopped being so chatty. She did tell me I was about 10 weeks along and that she'd send the results to my doctor.

I barely restrained my laughter till the car. There I sat in my station wagon laughing so hard that tears were running down my face in the middle of the parking lot. A large pregnant woman walked by and I just started all over again. She was about the size of a small elephant and it wasn't all stomach. I could see myself like that in a few months. Between my butt and my belly I don't know if my stubby legs will be able to reach the pedals. I might actually have to have my kids drive me. Now that would be a hoot. Making them sit in the waiting room of the Ob's office surrounded by moody pregnant women. Might just make them swear off sex, at least unprotected, for a good long while. I might just have to do that even if I don't need to.

After I calmed down it all started to sink in. I just sat there in the car until my fingers started to get numb from the cold. I started the car up and as the windshield unfogged I started to get a glimmer of excitement about the twins. Two at one time. I hope they are identical. Two boys would be nice, especially for Jerry's sake. Boys are so much easier when they get to be teens than girls so far. I still have one more girl to hit the teens but she's acting just like her big sister did at that age so I have little hope. I could buy cute little matching outfits. Little baseball jerseys with matching caps. With that thought in my head and a less maniacal grin on my face, I headed home to share the news.

Ch. 1

Chapter One

“Well Carol, looks like congratulations are in order. The tests came back positive, you're pregnant.” Dr. Shwinn smiled down at me in my lovely white gown, my butt crack cooling in the breeze.

“No, you see I had my tubes tied 9 years ago. I can't be pregnant. It's a mistake.” I was in total disbelief. I was done having kids. I'll be 40 in a few months. It just has to be a bad mistake.

“You are pregnant, I would guess from the internal exam about 12 weeks. I will schedule an ultrasound to get an exact date. I guess you are just one of the lucky .01 percent.” Says the young man who will never know the “joys” of pregnancy. I just sit there staring at him. This was never in my plans, and I like planning. I don't do surprises well. Oh hell, how am I going to tell my husband. He is just going to flip.

All the way home I spent rehearsing what I would say in my head. Over and over I imagines the look of shock on his face and every possible emotion from joy and excitement to anger. I cannot imagine what his response is going to be. And the kids, how are we going to tell them, it doesn't see fair to bring a new baby in at this stage. I could really use some chocolate.

My husband, Jerry, wasn't home when I got there so I decided, what the hey, might as well forget my diet since I'm going to be gaining anyways. My old recipe box lay waiting expectantly on the top shelf, covered in dust, looking more gray than cream. Inside lay all the decadent joys from my days of a quick metabolism: 7 lb brownies, chocolate meringues, and raspberry truffles. I finally had a good excuse to break out the box. My mouth started watering at the thought of melting chocolate morsels with gooey caramel swirls. I swear I could almost smell the scent of brownies baking.

My kitchen was the reason we bought this house. Long expanses of warm silestone, perfect for rolling cookies, or kneading bread. A double wall oven, commercial grade gas stove, even a butcher block island. It's a cooks dream. I know all those stainless steel appliances are all the rage but my lovely cream ones are so much more inviting. They go well with the butter color that I made Jerry paint on the walls. It is so warm, reminds me of fresh baked bread with melting butter.

On the top shelf, in the cabinet above the stove, lies my little cream box. Reaching it requires an Olympic feat of gymnastics, with bending and reaching. Dust flies as I pull it down and clutch it to my chest like a life-line. The absolute healing qualities of chocolate are not to be underestimated. I didn't have time to do much more than choose a recipe and make up a grocery list before the kids got home. So many choices, so little time.

I was rummaging through the box when my husband walks in. At 43 he still knocks my socks off, along with the rest of my clothes, which is what got us into this predicament in the first place. Tall, dark and handsome, those high cheek bones and broad forehead he inherited from some Native American ancestor just get better with age, his black hair is peppered with a few grays and his stomach is not as rock hard as when we first met. He's still hot to me. I guess the phrase love is blind might apply here, I still see the man I married when I look at him. He smiles revealing those dimples as soon as he sees me.

“Hey there sexy, you're home early.” I lay a smoocher on him.

“Just finished up a project, hey where are the kids? It's too quiet.” He wraps his arms around my waist and snuggles my backside up to him. His lips lay warm upon the back of my neck. I can feel his breath hot sending tingles down my spine.

“Jody is at soccer practice, Jesse is at some friends house and Jaimy is at Lisa's house, they should be gone until at least 7.” I wiggled my rump up against his crotch. Might as well get him into a good mood before I break the news.

“Mmmm, then we have the house to ourselves.” A kiss behind my ear. “I can think of a few ways to pass the time” A nibble on my ear lobe. “Maybe right here in the kitchen” He starts to unbutton my shirt. The rest I'm sure you can imagine but I won't share because it's none of your business. Lets just say we started out in the kitchen, then the hall, finally making it to the bedroom. You would think we were still honeymooning.

“I feel like jello.” I lay slated and exhausted upon the bed, the evening light casting stripes along my stomach and thighs. He mumbled a response. I gathered that this would be a good time to tell him the news.

“Hey honey, I've got some news. I'm pregnant.” And just like that he woke up, sat straight up in bed and his eyes about popped out of their sockets. If I hadn't been so nervous it would have been hilarious.

“You're joking right? That's not very funny, you had your tubes tied right after Jaimy was born.”

“I'm not joking, I went to the doctor today. I'm one of the lucky .01 percent.” I say with a satirical smile. I'm sure the sarcasm was thick enough to lick off the walls it just crowded the room. “I'm glad you are taking this so well.” I say as he jumps away from me like it's contagious.

“What are we going to do?” he asks like it's an option. I don't recall him carrying around a kicking squirming fetus before.

“We are going to have a baby. Just like the last one, you remember, pink bald, cries a lot, poops even more. One of those things.”

“Okay, I wasn't sure if you'd want to have it since you did have your tubes tied.” Now it was my turn to stare at him in disbelief, this man was my husband? I can't believe this is the same man who when we were first married and found out my friend had an abortion could barely say a word to her. I guess the show is on a different foot now. Almost makes me look at him differently.

“What are you talking about? Of course I'm having it, are you crazy or sick? I think we need to take you to a doctor?”

“I wouldn't want you to but you've never been apposed to the option. I just thought you didn't want to have anymore kids, that all.”

“At the time I didn't think we could afford anymore kids, I would have loved to have more. Now we can afford them and I wasn't planning it but I want this baby.” I was starting to get all teary eyed, those hormones must be kicking in. He lays down next to me and wraps his arms around me. He gently kisses my forehead like he does when the kids are crying. The tears just sort of flow, dripping down my nose onto his naked chest. Although I hadn't planned it I was starting to get attached to this baby, it was already a part of me. It was a miracle that I hadn't even prayed for. It was suddenly very important that Jerry be happy for the baby. I didn't want this baby coming into the world and having it's father resent it.

“Well I guess it's one more chance to even out the odds. Us guys are a little outnumbered. Of course if it's a girl then we'd really be outnumbered. Will we have to think of more J names or shall we break from tradition?” I could feel his smile against my forehead and I knew that everything would be alright.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My novel

For those interested... I had to recover my laptop and made backup discs of everything. But then I couldn't get anything off the backup discs afterwards. I do have a printed copy up to chapter 15 where Jesse gets arrested for minor in possesion. I do have a printed copy of the unedited version that I wrote up for nano too so I have all the major parts still. I just have to re-type the whole dang thing into my computer. Ugg! So if you are wondering when the next chapter is coming...not any time soon. But don't worry, she'll have to give birth eventually. Poor woman has had a two year plus pregnancy.

Look What I Found

Under the carpet in the living room....There is a 3 foot square section where someone cut out the hardwood and replaced it with plywood. It's next to the fireplace so we figure some kind of fire damage maybe. We'll replace that section or do some built-ins, haven't decided yet but I'll post pics when we are done. We painted the living room also. It's now a lovely pale mint with blue white trim. It was puce with black trim, and someone thought they'd do some faux marble or some such on the trim so it wasn't just black but black with yellow streaks. I think someone was colorblind. If I can find my camera again I'll see if I can get some more pictures.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

All settled

We are in and mostly unpacked. Doing some home improvement work, painting, window treatments and such. Nothing too expensive yet because we are saving to put a new roof on this summer. The roof over the garage is too shallow a grade for the type of roof on there so it leaks during heavy rain. I'm only on dial-up so it's really slow. I'll try and post some pictures if I can. Made some friends, the neighbor on one side has young children so the kids are happy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


We got the house and are moving in. I don't have a lot time to update. I am at the library right now. Hopefully we'll get the internet set up within a couple weeks. I'll post when I can but as I rarely have more than two minutes of privacy at the library it won't be often.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A little behind

I will admit to being a little old-fashioned, behind on the times, and slow to catch up. I think it reflects my upbringing. How many people are raised on the family farm, with their grandparents? But I just realized I love texting. If only for the reason that I can send hubby dirty messages without the kids hearing or worrying about any of his co-workers overhearing. It's great for when he's out of town. Now he knows exactly what I'm going to do to him when he gets home, if I can keep the kids out of the bed.

Happy Valentine's Day

Aww a day for love. Now I'm not Catholic and really don't care too much about St. Valentine but a day about love to me is just wonderful. Now everyday should be a day that you dedicate to your love, however I'm realistic and know that sometimes life gets in the way of love. We all get busy and some nights go to bed without telling our loves how special they are to us. I know there are nights where I am lying in bed trying to calm down my mind and I'll think over the day. I haven't kissed my hubby all day. Of course I have to wake him just to kiss him. So give all your loved ones and extra kiss today. We are making, I <3 you cookies to give to our special someones. I'll save an extra big one full of green m&m's for my hubby.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Little boys can be so gross. Journey picked his nose and stuck his finger right up in my face. So sweet offering me his bugger. Of course I refused, I believe I said "Eww, I don't want your bugger." His response "But it's yummy."

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Will not tell my age but I'm okay with it. Not getting old yet although I have days when I feel about 60. Having three kids can do that. I got breakfast in bed. Started doing the taxes, yeah money! I really wish hubby would change his exemptions so they wouldn't take so much out each year rather than get a large return. I'm going to have dinner with my family and cheesecake.

On house news, we finally got in to do the repairs. I'm tired and sore. I havent' physically worked that hard in awhile. What a lazy broad I have gotten to be. Hopefully close by the end of the week, keep those fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Frustrated- house stuff.

I am pulling my hair out here. In order for us to get financing for the house a few minor repairs, and I mean minor like outlet covers, have to be done. We are willing to do the repairs ourselves, out of our pockets, but the seller of the home just won't get back to us giving us permission to do it. So we are just stuck. Originally we had to close by the 6th or else we had fees of $40 a day after that. No way we will close by then now. Doesn't even look like we'll close at all. Right now as long as we can get our earnest money back I'm ready to just back out and say let them try and find another buyer. With this market, I think they are crazy.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Various thoughts and such...

So I haven't been working much on my writing because my computer just pooped out. Once it gets fixed I'll be able to. Right now I am using my mom's computer for the various things that I do on it. I miss writing though. I feel kind of guilty just leaving my characters in limbo. Poor thing has had a two year pregnancy with twins...

So while we were house hunting hubby and I were fighting like cats and dogs. I swear I was ready to strangle him in his sleep. He just got on my nerves. But now that he's been gone for work all week I miss him like crazy. I can appreciate the relative calm, as calm as it can be with three kids, while he's been gone. It's like the intensity in house has gone down a couple notches. What does that say about our marriage?

I have been thinking about adoption and fostering. I'd like to be a foster mom. Hubby and I have talked about it and he's open to the idea but thinks we need to wait awhile. He wants to wait until we have $10,000 in savings. That will take forever because we just spent every last dollar we had buying this house, and we'll probably need to borrow a few from our parents for closing costs. So we'll have to pay that back. Then the house needs some work. Not huge major things but it's 100 years old, what do you expect. So most of our extra money will be going to towards that. I try and tell him that you don't have to pay to foster like you do with adoption but he wants us to be more stable. I've kind of been feeling that it'll never happen. There's some part of me that doesn't feel as if our family is complete yet. I know that Sapphire wants a little sister. At times I'll look back and think that a child is missing when I check to make sure everyone is buckled in the van. It just feels off. ((SIGH)) All I need is time I suppose, either to convince hubby or reconcile myself to having three children. I know most people think I'm crazy for wanting more. I guess I am a bit.

You knock my socks off!

Any holiday where you get candy is one of my favorites! Hello, my name is Elaina, I am a chocoholic... So of course I love Valentine's Day, I saw this fabric and couldn't resist. It's just too cute.

Hubby was teasing me that I'd have to change the name of my company from Cottage Babies since we'll be moving to Mill City. I don't think Mill Babies has the same ring to it... Maybe just City Babies...? I don't think so.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Recent custom

So a friend and I traded, she sent her fabric in to be made into diapers. They turned out great. Why would anyone use disposables when cloth diapers are so darn cute?!? The insides are minkee and bamboo velour. It's so super soft, I seriously want some underwear made out of this stuff, beats plain ole cotton anyday.

Dragging on and on

I am so ready to move into that house but still no date for closing. It just seems to drag on and on. I'm tired of being stuck in the trailer with the kids. It's fine in the summer but it's just been to cold out to go out and do a lot of stuff lately. There aren't many free indoor things to do. I don't have a local library card because we don't have an address. I'm tired and a little frustrated. I just wish that I could move in tomorrow. Part of the problem is that dh is working out of town all week and only coming home on the weekends so it's just us.

Okay enough pouting. I just finished a trade with another lady. I made diapers for her and she knit some longies and a hat for Journey. I made a shirt to match and a diaper but you can't see that. I'm running low on fabric now. I need to go shopping but nothing is selling right now. So I can't exactly go shopping right now either. So here's to all my inventory selling out and my shopping spree. :)

I also dyed my hair. It's a little funky, I dyed it blond first but I looked too pale and washed out. Now it's red with purple streaks.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Some catch up

So we spent the fall in Cle Elum,'s a small town at the base of Snoqualmie Pass. There is a lot snow there in the winter but I didn't want to stay and see. It's a very beautiful area though. We were lucky enough to live right down the street from other kids. So the kids were in seventh heaven, everyday we would go over visiting. We had so much fun. We plan on going back in the spring once the snow melts.