Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
They do this on Sundays too. As we are walking through the crowded hallways my arms and hands are always full of baby, bags, books, papers, etc., and I have no extra hands to hold hands with my younger children to make sure they are coming with me. So they grab onto my skirt and down the hall we go. I really like knowing where they are, but also really love having them so close to me. Somehow that little grip on my shirt or my skirt is very comforting.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Now on to my next project. I'll be using some corduroy pants I picked up at the thrift shop quite a while ago. It's time to use them!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Basically, I want to improve myself. Do I think that I’m a terrible person, wife, and mother? No. I have been too loved by too many people for too long to possibly think that. One of those people is my amazing husband who is super smart and who also tells me every day that he loves me and thinks I’m beautiful and couldn’t ever find a better wife than me. Do I get discouraged? Yes! Is life hard and I wish it wasn’t quite so hard? Yes. Am I grateful for this life? Very.
So, this blog is where I want to document my life and my efforts to improve it. Kind of like a journal. It is also where I want to have some fun. I really, really, really like to blog! I’m not sure what it is about it, but I really enjoy it. And there are lots of neat things, like Project Improv, that I would like to participate in. This will be my place to do that.
Here comes another question. Do I have time for all of this? Probably not. Time management is one of those areas I need to work on. But I am learning that I have to fill my own cup before I can fill the cup of anyone else. I can’t teach things to my children if I don’t learn them first. I can’t expect them to keep their room clean if I can’t keep mine clean. I can’t help them feel the Spirit if I am not feeling the Spirit. If I can be a better me, I think I’ll be a better wife and mom. And so this blog is about me. My adventures and pursuits. I hope that doesn’t sound selfish. I want to document what I do so that I won't forget what I learn and where I have been in my life. This blog will be a work in progress. It will change and evolve and adapt. Just like me.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I'd really like to get some more quick lunch ideas. We eat a lot of bread and leftovers, and we like it that way, but it would be nice to have a little variety now and then. Or at least a back up for the next time we run out of bread.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
As I was looking around for blue and green fabric I also found enough pieces to do a pink and orange square! (with maybe a touch of yellow thrown in) Hooray! I'm really excited about this project.
As for my own project, I've decided to make a couple of pillows to go on the couch in our family room. I've got a design in mind, but I think I will draw it out first. And I think I'll have to go shopping for some fabric!