Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day!

What a beautiful day today has been! We closed the shop and spent the day as a family playing in the pool...it was great.

Looking forward to some good ol' fashioned Grill food and the smell of my sun-tanned babies tonight. Even though they are not babies anymore....

We have a deep appreciation for the meaning of this day and I can only hope that everyone else shares that same appreciation for the freedoms that we have.

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ramblings...



Lily's BAD hair day about 2 years ago....

It is 6:24 on a Sunday morning and I have been awake for 2 hours...people ask me all the time why I don't go to bed earlier, this is why! Because then I wake up and CAN'T FALL BACK TO SLEEP!

I laid there and thought...."just stay in bed until 5..." because that is when I get my best sleep - from 5am-7am, regardless of the day, week, month or year...that is the soundest sleep for me. I was going to sleep in today, guess NOT....laid there a bit longer....nothing!


Then I realized I was HOT! I don't know if it is the stress, the steroids/antibiotics for my never ending sinus infection or the wine I had on the back porch last night with my mother but I woke up with a MAJOR hot flash! Wandered the house looking for the coolest spot...couldn't sleep in my room because there was a huge snoring husband and a child taking up my spot....then tracked down a fan in one of the kids rooms to haul into another kids room for me to try and get back to sleep....didn't work.


...then thought "I should make some coffee and get started on cleaning" but then remembered that I didn't want to go downstairs and wake the dogs....


...then I thought "I will go for a walk down to the water and watch the sunrise"....then remembered that I would have to put not only a sock but a hard tennis shoe over my toe nail that I busted in half last weekend when I walked into our sliding glass door...ouch.


..then I thought "I will write out all my thoughts on my blog and get everything out of my head space and then I will be able to relax and maybe fall back to sleep"....then I thought "nobody wants to read your stressed out ramblings..." then I remembered if they don't want to read interpersonal thoughts - they shouldn't read blogs...lol.


..then I thought "how am I going to get my house clean, cook dinner for my grandfather, get some appetizers ready for friends that are coming over tonight all before going to work???" ..NO answer for that one yet!

...then I thought about Breeanna's travel team and how I am not sure if that was the right decision for her.

...then I thought about how nobody really ate dinner last night we just all grazed and ate "whatever" and how much I don't like that, but everyone was happy and I do like that.

...then I thought about work......and then I thought - "STOP THINKING ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW.....you'll never fall back to sleep".

...then I had all sorts of personal thoughts about our family and the mixed bag of ups and downs we have been going through lately.


...then I decided that I should just get up and read some of my favorite blogs. Those always make me feel better!

...then I realized after reading for a bit that reading blogs wasn't helping!! I was just adding more to my thoughts! I started thinking about ALL the people lives out there in blog land that I read about. Backfire!

...then I started thinking about all projects that I have going on right now and all the projects that I want to start, right now, and then I just gave up and decided that I needed some coffee because it was too early to drink something stronger, and I need something to get through all of these thoughts!! I have also decided that I truly MUST have ADD!


Even though I still didn't want to wake the dogs I needed some coffee.....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Baseball.Baseball.Baseball

My life is filled with Baseball and Softball at this time of year...
It drives me a bit batty (no pun intended) running from game to game, late night dinners after practice.....One end of the county to the other some days....little much!


But, when I see this

A Boy waiting to go play ball.....

my heart goes pitter-patter and I could care less about the hassle!

Monday, May 17, 2010

4 Listed...40 to go

I have finally gotten some items listed in my shop!

I have decided that it would be better to have two shops...because it is always easy to keep track of multiple things rather than just one!.....HA!!

Just Kidding...I needed someplace to showcase my split personalities....haha..

No really...One is more Retro and one is more Vintage and Fanciful. Also...one is empty right now and one is barely stocked, but I am working on it. I have been editing and cropping till the wee hours!

Here is a taste of what I have just added.....

Tomorrow I hope to get the rest of my beautiful pins listed and some fabulous vintage sheet music and chenille trims I have found.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Iron Gut

My Husband - the former Marine - current U.S. Capital Police...
has an IRON GUT....Apparently those two professions and his college life in Texas prepared him well for life in our crazy crafty home....
He survived the shrimp glazed in a little Modge Podge....
Never even had a stomach bubble...
All is well...
Once he accidentally ate Chicken Parmesan that had been left in the car overnight, but that is a different story...

Monday, May 3, 2010

OOOPPPs!

I was working on a project the other day before heading into the shop...
I cleaned up my workspace...
I put all the brushes and trash in the trash can....
I left my W.I.P (work in progress) on the table clearly visible...

Apparently....I didn't clearly mark my container that was being used for remaining Modge Podge.....tonight while doing dishes I found the last remaining bits of last nights leftover shrimp in the same container....
AFTER my husband and one child had consumed them with tonight's dinner.
OH Dear.....
The Modge Podge had dried up in the bottom and was clear....I think the label said NON-Toxic????
This is how you know too many crafts take place in your house....
This is why this blog is named "My daily dose of Crazy..."