Tuesday, December 7, 2010

giving rhyme

i heard this rhyme today and thought it was neat.  it was from a mom with 5 kids who used to get overwhelmed with the holidays and gift buying, until she began using this rhyme to moniter her over-purchasing, and give the kids equal presents...

something to wear, something to read, something you want, something you need

do any of you have a rhyme or rule that helps you manage keeping the holidays reigned in? this year we are REALLY trying to keep it small and pleasant for Bean, but i'm already finding things to return because i found something cooler somewhere else! aiyiyi!

Monday, December 6, 2010

cryin' like a babe

my sewing machine is broken.
i'm going to take it in tomorrow.
thank goodness my mom has an extra machine i can borrow.
because i have LOTS of things to sew before Christmas.
i hope it can be fixed becuase i was just getting used to how it works.
but it's an old machine, and a piece fell out all cracked, and i think it may be dead.
so today i'll knit, and clean, tidy and scrub corners of the house like it's spring.
and not sew.
double sigh.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


while browsing around for homes (we're looking to officially buy in January after our taxes are done), i thought to look around my university for fun, (and unaffordable) places - though we will probably NEVER live in seattle - the school district is awful, and james hates driving there.  anyhow, i ran across this home with Tiger Bamboo floors. Do you love them as much as me? i think i've fallen in love....

Thursday, December 2, 2010

poor emotional health day

if any of you think of it, send me some thoughts and prayers - we're coming up on a year since my last pregnancy loss and i'm having a strangly tearful day.  i think i've done an "excellent" job repressing my feelings about it, and covering up with other stressors and activities, and now that the quarter is over, i'm remembering last winter break, and how non-peaceful it was.  we have (finally) jumped into grief therapy, and that will be helpful/painful for a while.  anyhow.... if you think of it....