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....