Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What to Do?

Fathers day is around the corner I am trying to figure out what to do. I have a few projects that I am working on mentally, but I am trying to decide how much time I have and what the girls should do. I want to do something above and beyond breakfast in bed give him a card.......Sometimes I wish the funds were endless and the time was in abundance.

As I was at Joann's today pricing ideas for fathers day I realized that I have not even started stuff for Easter. Now I am trying to decide what to do for the girls Easter Baskets. Luckily they are young enough that I can do a Dollar Store Easter and they would love it. But I am torn between doing a traditional Easter or if I should do more of a religious Easter. I found cute print outs on line that I can make into quiet books for the girls to help teach them. But the girls love to color eggs. So many choices........AHHHHHHH Martha Stuart come to my house and do it for me. Ok not really. Is it bad that I fantasize about the day that I will be able to sit at home all day and be artsy fartsy? Will I ever have that chance? In the mean time I do will do what I can with what I have. The more important thing is that we are together as a family and enjoy another fun day with our girls that are growing so fast!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I borrowed the book Sewn With Love: Classic Patterns for Children's Clothes and Accessories by Fiona Bell. From a friend to make the Full Circle Dress that is on the front cover.

So I put it on her and she twirled and danced in it. SHE LOVED IT. She likes to grab the skirt and move it around like the flamenco dancers do in their beautiful skirts. It turned out really cute and my daughter (Jasmin) now thinks it is her princess dress. OK lets be real...every dress that I make for the girls they think it is their new princess dress.

My youngest daughter (Payeton) soon became very jealous and tried to bite the dress off Jasmin. This is not uncommon. Well the biting part is uncommon, but the jealousy part is not. I try to make 2 dresses at the same time because my girls are only 13 months apart and have the attitude of "what is yours is mine" Only they have not figured out the taking turns part yet.

So that night when we went to bed my husband looked at me and asked "When are you going to make a dress like that for Payeton?" I was in shock that he asked me. I looked back at him and said "Are you serious? You want me to make another one for Payeton? You do realize that was 5 yards of fabric, 2 hours to cut, 28 hours to put it together. You really want me to make another one?" He paused and thought carefully about his response. "You did such a good job on it and Payeton is sad that she does not have one." As I glared at him I thought he does not ask me to make things often he lets me do my own thing and he really likes. "Fine I said I will make another one, but I need help finding fabric." He agreed to go with me to Joann's. I was shocked he always finds an excuse to not to go with me.

A few weeks later we went to Joann's, and he picked out the fabric and after a few weeks of off and on working it, and throwing it across the room a couple of times I finished the dress last night and it turned out really cute. I am glad I did it. The girls wore their dresses to church today and they looked adorable.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Truly Blessed

Tonight Jeff is off on a retreat with a mens chorus group that he has joined. So the girls and I had some pizza and watched a Barbie movie......Thumbalina. It was cute, but the girls and I sat and were cuddled up a blanket. Payeton was on my lap and Jasmin was sitting on the couch next to me and was leaning on me. It was great. It made me realize how truly blessed I am in this life.

I came home from work thinking " I really miss my single days, living alone" I really was wanted to come home put on my fat lady pants and hide and work on homework and answ
er to nobody. But I couldn't.....I had to get dinner going, spend time with the kids, and be a mom. I love being a mom, but every once in a while I count down the minutes until bed time. Tonight started out as one of those nights until we were cuddling. I love my girls, they make me so happy. I have a roof over my head, I have a husband who is working his butt off to get a degree to support his family, we are healthy, and we both work. Sure life is hard, but who doesn't have a hard life right now? But we are blessed. I could not have asked for sweeter set of little girls.

See what I mean they are just so sweet and they love their daddy way to much!!! Is that possible?
On Wednesday morning when the girls woke up Jasmin staggered into our office and was looking out the window. I had taken down the currents to wash them and she turns around and looks in our bedroom where we were waking up and she gets a really excited grin on her face "mommy its snowing....its snowing look mom" It was cute she reminded me of a 9 or 10 year old on Christmas morning of how excited she was.

It is the sweet moments in life like that - that make it worth being a parent!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Where Has The Time Gone?

As I sit and think about where time has gone.....I can honestly say I have no idea. It seems that the days just roll into each other. Then one day I will sit and look at a calender and think "OH MY GOSH IT IS ALREADY MARCH?" I stop to think if I have done anything productive or worth while. I want to say no, but when I stop and list the things that have gotten done. I remind myself that yes I have gotten things done.

This year started out crazy for me. On December 29, 2011 I ruptured my Achilles tendon in a soccer game. I had surgery on January 6, 2012. The surgeon told me it was one of the worse ones he has seen. Not the worst, but it ranks up there. I did what they call a mop end rupture, so pretty much my tendon exploded. During surgery he had to dig up into my calf to find all of the tendon. Than he had to tie the bundles of fibers together before he was able to tie the tendon back together again. I now have a beautiful 4 inch scar on my left calf and heel. On January 16, 2012 I was lucky enough to be put into a cast. A hot pink cast (my daughters picked the color).My toe was pointed down so I could not even walk on my cast I was on crutches. Than on February 13, 2012 my cast was cut off and I was given a boot. You know the big black attractive boots. Yeah I got one of those. I wore that around for while. On February 24, 2012 it was my first day without crutches since December 29, 2011. I went back to the surgeon on March 11, 2012 where he told me things are looking as good as can be expected and that he was really pleased with how I was healing. He told me when I was ready to I could start wearing shoes. So on March 13, 2012 I wore shoes for the first time. It felt so good.

Now, I walk around with a limp which is getting better, but at the end of the day my ankle and foot looks like I am pregnant. It is very swollen and sore.

During that time I have been able to get some cleaning done of boxes, a few sewing projects, and other small unfinished things around the house, but over all I feel like I am not a productive person because of what I do not get done. I hope that once I am done with school things will start to calm down a little I can start focusing on all my sewing projects and get some more projects crossed off my to do list.